Institutes

Vote against AICPA seats on CIMA council, urges ex-president

Peter Layhe wants council to be CIMA-only, as AGM vote will allow AICPA representation on its council

01 Jun 2012

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Accountancy should follow lawyers on social mobility

Accountancy is commended for efforts to improve social mobility, but the legal profession is cited as leading the way

30 May 2012

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CIMA and ICAEW accounts: all in the presentation

Fully transparent, or just one for the accountants? asks Kevin Reed

18 May 2012

Cost climb eats into CIMA profits

£500k profits for CIMA, but income growth dissipated through bigger increase in expenditure

17 May 2012

Fines against IPs increase fivefold in 2011

Fines against insolvency practitioners increase nearly five times in 2011 compared with 2010

16 May 2012

“Get the basics right” ICAEW tells EU

According to the ICAEW, many EU member states have not got the capacity or capability to implement international reporting standards

16 May 2012

Disciplinary figures boost ICAEW profits

Fines income and falling disciplinary costs prove welcome for ICAEW's 2011 numbers

11 May 2012

ICAEW warns against prohibiting the use of fair value

Prohibiting the use of fair value would cause many derivative financial instruments to be taken off the balance sheet

09 May 2012

Cameron: Government 'not a bunch of accountants'

Sorting out government finances not just a business turnaround exercise, says the prime minister

08 May 2012

ICAEW to set up international constituencies

Overseas constituencies are to be established after a vote by the ICAEW's council members

04 May 2012

Ex-PwC staffer excluded from ICAEW over false expenses

Former PwC audit manager excluded from ICAEW over £4k of false expense claims

04 May 2012

AAT profits while pension deficit grows

AAT is back in the black after making a loss in 2010, however its pension scheme deficit leaps up

02 May 2012

ICAS says FRC audit reforms don’t go far enough

Scottish Institute says FRC reforms should force auditors to give assurance on entire report and not just in exceptions

20 Apr 2012

ICAS warns of company car stealth tax

A form of stealth taxation could emerge as cars depreciate more than capital allowances given for tax purposes

19 Apr 2012

Colin: ICAS - building bridges not walls

Colin's take on Tweedie's future rein

12 Apr 2012

FRC comes under fire for its motives on disciplinary cases

FRC annual general meeting sees questions raised as to the motives of its pursuance of cases

21 Mar 2012

CGMA: Much ado about?

CIMA staff could have found better ways to spend their time, rather than introduce a new designation, syas former president Peter Layhe

16 Mar 2012

Ex-CIMA president slams institute's strategy

Peter Layhe describes introduction of new designatory letters for members as "marketing froth"

16 Mar 2012

IASB aims to tackle company ‘disclosure overload’

Profession must address use of boilerplate explanations in company disclosures

08 Mar 2012

ICAS calls for roadmap on anti-avoidance measures

ICAS calls for a better definition of what is tax avoidance and what is acceptable tax planning

07 Mar 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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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.