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Leader: CIMA's May can now move on

Margaret May will look to the future after her exoneration, but CIMA must work hard to restore its reputation after a tortuous process

19 Jun 2013

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CIMA's Margaret May disciplinary findings quashed in court

Judge finds Appeal Committee ruling against ex-CIMA council member was “flawed” and should be “quashed”

19 Jun 2013

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ACCA sees member numbers leap by 8,000

ACCA sees member numbers surge, while student numbers hold firm

19 Jun 2013

Malcolm Furber elected as CIMA president

CIMA appoints Malcolm Furber as president

18 Jun 2013

Leader: Will younger generation push for a UK institute?

Will British institutes learn from a New Zealand/Australia merger - or have the Trans/Tasmans already learned from them?

17 Jun 2013

Institute tie-up on far side of world has UK ramifications

UK institutes should take heed if New Zealand and Australia are able to create a new joint trans-Tasman accountancy body

17 Jun 2013

Big Four fee growth outpaces smaller firms

Big Four firms report 7.7% increase in fees, while smaller firms grow by only 0.6%, FRC report finds

13 Jun 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

Shell CFO calls for open-minded approach to innovation

New report from AICPA and CIMA reveals how finance professionals at Coca-Cola and Royal Dutch Shell help to drive innovation

22 May 2013

Colin: Democracy bureaucracy

Colin wonders what the ICAEW's discussions over the botched ballot were like

15 May 2013

Naming tax avoidance scheme promoters risky, warn tax heads

Naming and shaming tax avoidance promoters may simply advertise their services, institute tax heads warn lords

15 May 2013

ICAEW posts loss as disciplinary funding bites

A net charge in contributing towards the AADB sees ICAEW post a deficit in 2012 - but student and membership numbers improve

14 May 2013

What's really in a name?

Firms, and institutes, face a multi-branding muddle, warns Melissa Davis

13 May 2013

ICAEW council election re-runs after voting bungle

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

10 May 2013

ICAEW fails to lay its cards on the table

Membership cards finally finding their way into members' wallets

08 May 2013

#AAYP 2013: Modern accountants – people who think differently

To remain relevant, the profession must adapt, which means young and new accountants must develop new skills, too

01 May 2013

KPMG launches 'intensive' route into accountancy

A year of exam graft looms for 65 trainees in KPMG's new qualification pilot programme

19 Mar 2013

Colin: Where's the accountant?

Colin wonders what might give an accountant away in a room of bankers, after Sir Mike Rake's recent comments

11 Mar 2013

GCCAAO and ICAEW sign audit quality agreement

ICAEW signs agreement with Gulf states to develop an audit monitoring programme

07 Mar 2013

Taking Stock: Did Hodge duck ICAEW Dinner?

Duck wasn't on the menu, but Margaret Hodge had taken flight from the ICAEW Dinner, muses TS

06 Mar 2013

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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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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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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.