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ICAEW: Government accounts show need for financial discipline

Whole of Government Accounts report critical of Treasury oversight of government departments

07 Jan 2015

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The Financial Power List 2015

Accountancy Age reveals the most influential and powerful hitters in accounting and finance for the coming year

05 Jan 2015

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PwC probed as audit partner lined up for ICAEW presidency

Incoming ICAEW president Andrew Ratcliffe responsible for signing off Barclays' accounts during period under investigation by FRC

23 Dec 2014

ICAEW draws up plans for assurance on banks’ capital

New assurance framework intended to provide a basis for independently examining risk-weighted assets

15 Dec 2014

CIoT and ATT overhauls HR and payroll system

Tax institutes to use Cascade to run HR function

12 Dec 2014

#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

04 Dec 2014

Bangladesh audit reform moves forward, despite disagreements

A power struggle between Bangladeshi institutes fails to halt move towards stronger audit and accounting regulation

20 Nov 2014

UHY Hacker Young fined over audit family tie

Penalty imposed over breach of regulation where it failed to eliminate a potential threat to its independence of the audit client

17 Nov 2014

Taking Stock: ICAEW's audit party blues

‘Scheduling issues' mean that ICAEW's big audit bash has been cancelled until next year

06 Nov 2014

ICAEW: Government must sort out finances or threaten recovery

Michael Izza warns George Osborne that pre-Election giveaways are imprudent, and will threaten economic recovery

27 Oct 2014

CIPFA to launch first public audit qualification in 2015

Improvements will include an increased focus on commercial skills such as commissioning, contract negotiation, financial modelling, and partnership working

24 Oct 2014

Cashflow concerns see ICAEW Council vote down 'subs-by-instalments'

Institute votes against creating a direct debit scheme for members to pay their subscription in instalments

03 Oct 2014

ACCA appoints Harbinson global president

Northern Ireland director of safer communities Anthony Harbinson becomes ACCA global president

03 Oct 2014

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

01 Oct 2014

FRC closes investigation into conduct of EY

Investigation into conduct and a former ICAEW member scrapped by FRC

30 Sep 2014

US lawmakers call for preservation of cash accounting

US institute AICPA leads opposition to move to accrual accounting as part of reforms to federal tax code

12 Sep 2014

Judicial review opens ACCA disciplinaries to judges' findings

A judicial review outlines where judges comments in previous court cases may be admissible in the institute's disciplinary hearings

08 Sep 2014

Parliament approves ICAEW as probate and ABS regulator

ICAEW is to begin issuing licences from September

15 Aug 2014

ICAEW urges HMRC to abandon 'unconstitutional' direct debt recovery

HMRC's proposed direct debt recovery powers are unconstitutional, ICAEW warns

30 Jul 2014

CIPFA treasurer quits over pension deficit concern

Ian Perkin calls on CIPFA to use office sale surplus next year to pay down pension deficit

16 Jul 2014

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Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

Colin: Uber tax, Uber problems

Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

Taking Stock: Multi-marathon men make a move

Loadsa marathons, and loadsa numbercrunchers doing the hard yards...

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