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Taxing questions for Google

The risks of tax arbitrage lay beyond mere legality, says Steve Fowler

10 Jul 2013

Like clockwork - automating internal controls

Who's in charge of your firm?

Professor Laura Empson digs below the surface to find a range of fascinating powerplays within professional services firms

04 Jul 2013

Former KPMG US partner could face 20 years' jail

Scott London set for sentencing after admitting to handing over insider information no clients

02 Jul 2013

Better pension payoff for longer workers in company insolvency

DWP confirms that longer-serving employees with larger pension pots will not lose out as much previously during the corporate insolvency process

28 Jun 2013

HSBC's Flint: "Important role for modern internal audit function"

HSBC's chairman backs plans to make sure that internal audit is strengthened, and accountable to the board

21 Jun 2013

British Accountancy Awards: New start-up category launched

The Start-Up category will celebrate vibrant firms who have made a positive impact

18 Jun 2013

FTSE 100 providing more audit tenure information

Two thirds of the FTSE 100 are providing information about the tenures of their current auditors

14 Jun 2013

EU scraps quarterly reporting for listed companies

Quarterly reporting scrapped among changes to EU the EU's accounting framework

13 Jun 2013

"Stark" challenge ahead for government finance staff

Government finance managers, and departmental FDs, need to step up another gear to drive departmental reform and savings

13 Jun 2013

E&Y replaces PwC as Land Securities auditors

Land Securities changes auditors for first time in its 69-year history

12 Jun 2013

Analysis: OECD aims to fix corporate taxes within two years

The OECD and UN contributed towards a week of high-level discussion on tax avoidance. Accountancy Age follows the developments

03 Jun 2013

PwC reappointed as auditors of BSI

British Standards Institution reappoints PwC as auditors following tender process involving three other firms

28 May 2013

Interview: New IFAC chief executive Fayez Choudhury

Choudhury talks about ramping up the global accountancy representative's offering - while trying to make sure the profession isn't misunderstood

28 May 2013

Apple boss defends its core tax strategy

Tim Cook hits back at senate subcommittee claims of Apple avoiding billions of dollars in tax

22 May 2013

Almanza steps up to G4S CEO after just a month as CFO

Ashley Almanza has had a busy first month at G4S, stepping up from CFO to replace Nick Buckles as CEO

21 May 2013

Google tax whistleblower goes public

Former employee Barney Jones gets chatty with the PAC over Google's sales strategy

20 May 2013

Analysis: Has RDR killed the multi-disciplinary practice?

New financial services rules in the form of The Retail Distribution Review have made firms think again about their future direction

17 May 2013

Material uncertainties over FRC going concern guidance

No-one disputes Lord Sharman’s recommendations on going concern, but the FRC’s interpretation has been met with alarm

14 May 2013

ICAEW council election re-runs after voting bungle

Incorrect voting processes in four of ten constituencies sees re-run

10 May 2013

KPMG reaches settlement over Fannie Mae lawsuit

US firm and Fannie Mae to share costs to settle with Ohio investors

08 May 2013

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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