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Opinion: Adding value to clients requires wholesale change

The Accountancy Age/Twinfield senior practitioner roundtable revealed a whole host of business issues to address before value can be added to client relationships

08 Nov 2013

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Deloitte, MG Rover and the Tribunal... the story so far

Rachael Singh looks at how accountancy's tribunal came to calculate the record-breaking fine against Deloitte for its work on collapsed car manufacturer MG Rover

31 Oct 2013

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Crackdown on LLPs will catch 'reasonable' arrangements

Government policy is hitting the efficiency and attractiveness of partnerships and LLPs as vehicles through which to do business

28 Oct 2013

Tendering changes will cost audit market £100m a year

Taken together, FRC and Competition Commission audit proposals will cost accountants and businesses £100m a year

16 Aug 2013

FRC audit rules should have been given time to take root

Mandatory five year audit tendering will do little to improve competition for FTSE 350 work

23 Jul 2013

Competition Commission outlines five-year audit tenders

Auditors to bid for work every five years under new competition rules; but avoid mandatory rotation

22 Jul 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

FRC rethinks controversial going concern proposals

Accounting regulator to change going concern proposals in response to criticism from the profession

07 Jun 2013

Insolvency complaints body launched

Government cuts red tape and launches a single complaints gateway across the insolvency profession

05 Jun 2013

Analysis: Has RDR killed the multi-disciplinary practice?

New financial services rules in the form of The Retail Distribution Review have made firms think again about their future direction

17 May 2013

Audit reforms are a great compromise: no one is happy

Neither the Big Four nor mid-tier firms are happy with Sajjad Karim’s proposals for 14-year mandatory audit rotation. The essence of a good compromise

26 Apr 2013

Audit reforms “nudge” in right direction but leave many unsatisfied

Compromised stance on auditor rotation periods leave profession unsatisfied for different reasons

26 Apr 2013

Audit market “flirting with stagnation”, says PCAOB chair

Lack of information and difficulty in discerning the difference between audits risks market stagnation, warns James Doty

19 Apr 2013

KPMG could face FRC investigation over HBOS audit

FRC announces it will look into whether KPMG will be investigated for a future tribunal over its audit work at HBOS

11 Apr 2013

Big Four find Competition Commission audit conclusions lacking

Big Four audit firms criticise basis of watchdog's conclusions as "flawed", "unsound" and based on selective evidence

08 Apr 2013

The Practitioner: No post-holiday blues

An extended break for The Practitioner sees the mojo return

27 Mar 2013

Investor power at core of Competition Commission remedies

Greater visibility of work done by auditors and audit committees will prove their interests are being served

26 Feb 2013

Big Four dismiss claims they are failing shareholders

Competition Commission claims that auditors have misaligned incentives between shareholders and management, denied by Big Four

22 Feb 2013

Leader: Audit 'baby steps' are pragmatic

Competition Commission takes a realistic, but relatively unexciting, view on opening up the audit market

22 Feb 2013

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

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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.