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Former Olympus execs sentenced over accounting fraud

Three former executives at Japanese camera maker Olympus handed suspended jail sentences for their part in a £1bn accounting fraud

03 Jul 2013

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Finance chiefs join new Penguin Random House board

Several finance executives to sit on the Pearson/Bertelsmann joint venture

01 Jul 2013

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Introducing the Accountancy Age App

Accountancy Age launches an iPad App - a monthly 'magazine' packed with features, opinion and analysis

28 Jun 2013

Better pension payoff for longer workers in company insolvency

DWP confirms that longer-serving employees with larger pension pots will not lose out as much previously during the corporate insolvency process

28 Jun 2013

Redcentric demerger sees FD’s departure lined up

Peter Hallett, chief financial officer of Redcentric, is to resign following the successful demerger with Redstone

28 Jun 2013

Ex-Balfour Beatty FD takes non-exec role at Cairn Energy

The former CEO and ex-FD of Balfour Beatty Ian Tyler takes a non-executive role at Cable & Wireless

28 Jun 2013

Retiring PwC global assurance partner joins CRH board

Donald McGovern, who retires from PwC following a 39 year career with the firm, is joining the board of CRH

26 Jun 2013

CheapAccounting and ClearBooks announce partnership

CheapAccounting and Clearbooks strike deal which sees ClearBooks entry-level software offered to CheapAccounting clients

25 Jun 2013

Ex-KPMG accountant joins Carpetright board

Andrew Page, currently the chief executive of Restaurant Group, is to join the specialist carpet retailer next month

25 Jun 2013

Bell Pottinger FD takes Communisis audit role

Finance executive Peter Harris takes Communisis audit committee chairman role

24 Jun 2013

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

Former E&Y accountant joins Liverpool FC as CFO

Andy Hughes, who trained with Ernst & Young, joins Liverpool FC as CFO

18 Jun 2013

L&G head of savings promoted to CFO

Mark Gregory, head of L&G's savings business, becomes group CFO next month as part of a management reshuffle

17 Jun 2013

British CFOs looking abroad for growth

FDs expect to increase sales and distribution activity in emerging markets, American Express survey finds

14 Jun 2013

UK200Group practitioners worried by ‘marketplace fairness tax’

Plans for 'marketplace fairness tax' designed to level the playing field between online and high street retailers have caused concern among advisers

14 Jun 2013

"Stark" challenge ahead for government finance staff

Government finance managers, and departmental FDs, need to step up another gear to drive departmental reform and savings

13 Jun 2013

FRC hands ex-Farepak director £65,000 sanction

European Home Retail CEO and Farepak director William Rollason fined and severely reprimanded by the FRC

12 Jun 2013

Deloitte’s Hartnett appointment “inappropriate”, say readers

It was not appropriate for Dave Hartnett to join Deloitte given his background with HMRC, say Accountancy Age readers in a poll

10 Jun 2013

US finance and insurance expert joins Prudential board

Alice Schroeder takes non-executive and audit committee role at Prudential

10 Jun 2013

Ex-Morrisons' Pennycook joins Co-op as FD

Richard Pennycook joins crisis-hit retail and banking giant Co-operative Group as finance director

05 Jun 2013

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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?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

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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