Institutes

Mike Rake

Bankers must raise standards to that of accountants, says Rake

Sir Mike Rake, Barclays deputy chairman, calls on the banking profession to look at "basic ethics"

06 Mar 2013

ICAEW at Moorgate Place

FD excluded from ICAEW for fraudulently issuing cheques

FD excluded and forced to pay £2,524 in costs for signing off cheques to his own companies without board authorisation

01 Mar 2013

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ICAEW right to defend taxman’s efforts to curb avoidance

The ICAEW was right to defend HMRC's track record on tackling tax avoidance following PAC criticism, writes Calum Fuller

01 Mar 2013

Leader: Institute members unlikely to welcome another 'alliance'

ICAS and the ICAEW's new global alliance likely to have members question its value, says Kevin Reed

28 Feb 2013

ICAEW and ICAS join global chartered accountancy group

Chartered Accountants Worldwide formed to promoted the importance of chartered accountants

27 Feb 2013

Institutes amend RTI guidance

A joint body of accounting institutes draws up amended guidance to aid practitioners in their shift to real-time PAYE

27 Feb 2013

PAC not giving taxman enough credit - ICAEW

The ICAEW moves to defend HMRC's role in tackling tax avoidance after the Public Accounts Committee's criticism in its latest report

26 Feb 2013

PwC's Andrew Ratcliffe lined up for ICAEW presidency

Ratcliffe to be appointed the next ICAEW vice president in June, and will become president in 2015

13 Feb 2013

Legal professional privilege “essential”, say readers

Accountancy Age readers make clear they see legal professional privilege as essential to their ability to practice, after a poll

01 Feb 2013

ACCA launches certificate for small business reporting standard

New certificate launched to support finance professionals in understanding the new IFRS for SMEs

01 Feb 2013

The privilege of privilege: What the Supreme Court ruling means

Practitioners will continue to face issues around providing legal advice to clients

25 Jan 2013

Judges decide on legal privilege

Colin wonders how the voting process might work among Justices at the the Supreme Court

25 Jan 2013

Uncertainty concerns persist as advisors lose privilege ruling

Lord justices follow previous rulings on legal privilege: that it could cause uncertainty, and parliament will have to decide how to extend it

24 Jan 2013

Privileged status: no change on legal advice privilege

Taylor Wessing's Andrew Howell looks at what the Supreme Court's ruling means for accountants

23 Jan 2013

ICAEW applies to become probate and MDP regulator

Institute wants to be able to license and regulate alternative business structures, and advisors wanting to offer probate services

18 Dec 2012

End era of convergence in months, not years – ICAEW

The institute suggests that all listed companies around the world should have the option of applying IFRS

12 Dec 2012

FRC files formal complaint against Farepak director

CEO of Farepak's parent company will face an FRC disciplinary hearing in the first half of next year

11 Dec 2012

ICAS is right – Scottish tax autonomy needs defining

The issues regarding Scotland's increasing tax autonomy need urgent addressing, notes Calum Fuller

16 Nov 2012

ICAS: Holyrood needs to outline tax system

The Scottish government needs to be clearer on its tax future, says ICAS

16 Nov 2012

IFRS adoption will eventually happen, US investors tell ACCA

It will take four and a half years for most US companies to be ready for IFRS, investors tell ACCA

14 Nov 2012

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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

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

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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Briefings

budget-management

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.