Practice regulation

Big Four

Big Four alumni's influence could restrict competition

Competition could be restricted by the backgrounds of those involved in the appointment of auditors, regulator finds

08 Oct 2012

Colin audit reform

Colin: Audit reform changes tack

Colin sums up what many think about the new direction that the EC's audit reform plans are taking

19 Sep 2012

Poll – AADB reprimands should reflect scale of crime

Just over half of readers feel stature of defendants should not affect the severity of punishments in AADB disciplinaries

29 Aug 2012

Colin: Accountants to stand up and be counted

Colin's take on plans by accounting regulator to better codify whistleblowing rules

28 Aug 2012

Top50 +50 firms face ICAEW audit fines

Beever and Struthers, and Price Bailey, agree to ICAEW audit regulatory penalties

15 Aug 2012

Profession up in arms over AADB fine calculations

FRC faces backlash from firms and institutes over changes to the way disciplinary sanctions are calculated. Nevertheless, changes are required

14 Aug 2012

Has KPMG's case strengthened protection on advisory work?

KPMG managed to strike out an investor claim against it, but will firms need to change the way they protect themselves when taking on advisory work, asks Richard Highley

20 Jul 2012

ACCA's Pakistan students call off protest

Protest aimed at removing block on foreign institute studying in Pakistan is called off

17 Jul 2012

Top 35 Networks 2012: Worth the effort

Lawrence Grant's entry to the Geneva Group International association was hard work, but has proved a real boon for the firm

09 Jul 2012

Leader: Profession must collaborate or risk its reputation

In the wake of more tax avoidance publicity, the profession must do a better job of extolling its virtues, says Accountancy Age

05 Jul 2012

Former convict spared sanctions by ICAEW

A member jailed for soliciting to murder in 2001 will face no institute sanctions due to "exceptional circumstances"

02 Jul 2012

Interview: Menzies senior partner Julie Adams

Julie Adams relishes the challenge of stepping into firm's top role, long held by Mike Sands

29 Jun 2012

FRC disciplinary cases to be settled without need for tribunals

FRC consults on proposals to allow disciplinary cases to be concluded without the need for a full tribunal hearing

29 Jun 2012

Best Practice: Haines Watts' 21st century firm

Haines Watts' unique structure is the way to build firms in the 21st century, says managing director Richard Gibson

26 Jun 2012

What's in a name: The value of a brand

Stuart Whitwell explains that accountants should ignore brand valuation at their peril

20 Jun 2012

ICAEW ticking boxes as it plans MDP regulator move

The institute is beavering away to make sure it can clear the hurdles required to regulate multi-disciplinary practices

13 Jun 2012

Liquidators used for first time by SOCA to collect tax

Kingston Smith partner Ian Defty called in by SOCA to help collect £1.7m in tax

01 Jun 2012

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

Sole Survivor: Clean up the Money Laundering Act

Money laundering checks are a joke, says Elaine Clark, but not so funny when she comes under suspicion

14 May 2012

Best Practice: Wilkins Kennedy's David Fenn

The firm's move to LLP status was a tough process, but the firm should be fitter and stronger for it, explains managing partner David Fenn

11 May 2012

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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.