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ICAEW questions FRC commitment to international auditing standards

ICAEW suggests FRC policy on auditing standards could damage its global standing

19 Nov 2013

Aussie and Kiwi institutes lay down ground rules

Colin: Merged Aussie and Kiwi institutes agree ground rules

Colin imagines how the first meeting of the newly-merged Australian and Kiwi institute might pan out

12 Nov 2013

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Australia and NZ institutes to merge

Australian and New Zealand accounting institutes join together in first cross-border merger of its kind

06 Nov 2013

Annual reports serving too many masters

Annual reports have become filled with "obfuscation" and a "lack of insight" investor claims

01 Nov 2013

BIS warned on consequences of raising audit thresholds

Government warned against increasing the range of businesses that are exempt from having an audit

30 Oct 2013

Practitioners left in difficult position over clients' tax affairs

An uncomfortable tension exists between the politcal climate around tax avoidance and recent court rulings, leaving practitioners in limbo

30 Oct 2013

Izza urges end to arguments over legality of IFRS

Time to focus on resolving the many outstanding issues in financial reporting, says ICAEW chief executive

10 Oct 2013

Taking Stock: ICAEW proves VERY selective in FD hunt

'If you ain't ICAEW, you ain't getting in,' says ICAEW

04 Oct 2013

ICAEW appoints BBC exec as new finance chief

Liz Rylatt to head up finance and operations at the ICAEW

03 Oct 2013

Ex-IFAC CEO moves to CIPFA

Ian Ball to develop the institute's international offering

24 Sep 2013

Welfare reform debacle highlights need for a government CFO

Botched introduction of universal credit highlights need for CFO to lead the charge on financial discipline across government, claims ICAEW chief executive

06 Sep 2013

‘Bean counter’ view of accountants holding back entrepreneurs

Accountants must educate entrepreneurs that they can be business partners, latest CIMA and Nottingham University study reveals

13 Aug 2013

Directors putting reputation before profit

Joint CIMA and AICPA survey reveals directors prepared to lose profit for the sake of protecting reputation

02 Aug 2013

Firm fined as principal was director of audit client

North London firm SPW enters consent order with ICAEW investigations committee as one of its principals was a director of an audit client

11 Jul 2013

Interview: CIoT president Stephen Coleclough

CIoT president Stephen Coleclough speaks to Accountancy Age about his plans for his term and the UK's relationship with Europe

05 Jul 2013

New disciplinary arrangements published by FRC

FRC no longer be required to consult with the professional institutes before beginning an investigation under new disciplinary arrangements

01 Jul 2013

CIPFA appoints new chief executive

Rob Whiteman, currently head of operational systems transformation at the Home Office, succeeds Steve Freer at CIPFA in Septembe

28 Jun 2013

UK accounting bodies ‘should merge’ according to readers

Nearly two thirds of readers see a merger of the UK's accountancy institutes should happen, according to an Accountancy Age poll

27 Jun 2013

ICAEW hits back against Law Society's probate criticism

Institute outlines a riposte to Law Society concerns on probate, to the Legal Services Board

26 Jun 2013

Analysis: Law Society's beef with the ICAEW's probate plans

Accountancy Age runs through concerns about the ICAEW's plan to become a probate licensing body, as the institute looks to defend itself

26 Jun 2013

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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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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.