Institutes

Marianne Fallon

Firms unite to provide better access to accountancy qualifications

Profession unites to help underprivileged students achieve accountancy qualification

02 Apr 2014

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CIPFA to move out of iconic Robert St office

CIPFA sells its West London site to move into open-plan accommodation near St Katherine's Dock

02 Apr 2014

Helen Brand

ACCA offers student exemption via online free online learning

ACCA teams up with FutureLearn to offer free online learning via university courses

14 Mar 2014

ICAEW gains final approval to run probate and ABSs

Lord Chancellor signs off on ICAEW's bid to offer licensing for probate licensing and alternative business structure

07 Mar 2014

Leader: Is the ICAEW on the mark with Fair Tax thoughts?

Is the institute serious about 'fair tax', or is it just jumping on a bandwagon?

27 Feb 2014

Little chance EC can find an accountant without an IFRS opinion

ICAEW & Mazars' conflicts of interest with IFRS review indicative of relationship between profession and regulators

25 Feb 2014

EC cancels ICAEW and Mazars review into IFRS

Mazars and the ICAEW review into effects of IFRS cancelled, while EC launches investigation into IFRS Foundation's reporting failings

21 Feb 2014

Fee & regulatory reform: Insolvency Service inspired by FRC

The Insolvency Service proposes regulating both professional bodies and practitioners, as well as drive efficiency through capping fees, but why are they going to such lengths?

21 Feb 2014

North-east tax expert to head up CIoT technical team

Durham-based Stephen Relf to head up the CIoT tax technical team

21 Feb 2014

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars IFRS contract

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars contract to review effects of IFRS; call for investigation into IASB reporting failings

17 Feb 2014

CIMA changes syllabus to reflect integrated reporting

Syllabus update from CIMA will see students sitting online exams, while sustainability and risk will play a larger part in education

12 Feb 2014

ICAEW’s £200m scheme completes medically underwritten buy-in

Institute's pension fund underwritten after info received through telephone interviews

11 Feb 2014

Firms 'helpless' as new LLP tax guidance looms

Engaging with tax authorities key as end of LLPs consultation draws near, with professional services concerned rules will prove unreliable - despite warnings

29 Jan 2014

Dodwell set for CIoT presidency

Bill Dodwell to take CIoT presidency in two years' time, after holding vice and deputy terms

23 Jan 2014

ICAEW joins green coalition

Institute builds closer ties to sustainability organisations with membership of Green Economy Coalition

14 Jan 2014

The Financial Power List 2014

Accountancy Age and Financial Director reveal 2014's accounting and financial powerbase

06 Jan 2014

ICAEW gains probate and ABS powers

ICAEW to regulate probate service provision among members, and to license alternative business structures (ABSs)

12 Dec 2013

IIRC releases Integrated reporting framework

First ever integrated reporting framework released following publication of outline, and international consultation

09 Dec 2013

Standard setters “out of synch” over auditor reporting rules

ICAEW warns against fragmentation of global auditor reporting

27 Nov 2013

More than half of accountants think Bribery Act has failed

Bribery Act has failed to increase confidence in SMEs says 51% of ACCA accountants

21 Nov 2013

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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Briefings

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.