Practice regulation

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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

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ACCA's Pakistan students call off protest

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

17 Jul 2012

Links

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

Watchdog calls for 'significant improvements' in Mazars' audit

Audit Inspection Unit's review of Mazars' work flags up a series of issues, including a lack of evidence to support going concern assessments

10 May 2012

Can firms force partners to retire?

The Supreme Court case on mandatory partner retirement continues to rage on, but it’s not a case of if but when, explains David Walker

02 May 2012

Wilkins Kennedy converts to LLP status

Wilkins Kennedy drops its partnership structure for Limited Liability status

01 May 2012

Jeremy Newman could fit for RSM Tenon

The former BDO boss could fit as RSM Tenon's top non-exec, suggest Kevin Reed

30 Apr 2012

Best Practice: Harwood Hutton's John Brace

Harwood Hutton picks up the Latin vibes as it considers expanding into new territories, explains managing director John Brace

13 Apr 2012

The Practitioner: Missing our Admin Queen

The Practitioner bemoans the loss of the backbone of the firm: their administrative assistant

12 Apr 2012

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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

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...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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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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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.