Practice regulation

the-practitioner

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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Audit Commission: An opportunity missed

The tender process for farming out Audit Commission work hasn’t opened up the market

05 Apr 2012

Leaving

RSM Tenon: Split from auditors and move on

RSM Tenon risks more by carrying on an argument with its auditors now the spat is in the public domain, argues Kevin Reed

03 Apr 2012

Going postal over invoices

Small businesses might have to look at alternative ways of invoicing with stamp prices step to rocket

28 Mar 2012

Has LLP status worked?

Accountancy Age asks whether firms' move to LLP status was worth the effort

22 Mar 2012

ICAEW: Banks should reveal auditor disagreements

Banks should disclose key accounting disagreements with auditors in their annual reports, the ICAEW believes

13 Mar 2012

Accounting regulator investigates KPMG's audit of Equity Red Star

The Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board (AADB) has begun an investigation into KPMG's audit of Equity Red Star, a motor and home insurer

05 Mar 2012

QC appointed executive counsel at accounting watchdog

Gareth Rees QC, an expert in financial crime and regulation, will start new role at Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board in March

01 Mar 2012

Elaine Clark wants accountancy voucher power

An e-petition calling for start-ups to receive a government voucher for accountants' advice could put profession into the spotlight

28 Feb 2012

KPMG's trainees learn a harsh business lesson

KPMG's audit trainees now understand that bonuses aren't set in stone

24 Feb 2012

Make a success of your fee structure

Make sure your success fees have been properly drafted and structured - or risk going through the courts to chase payment

20 Feb 2012

James Perman & Co forced to pay FSA costs

Scottish accountancy firm forced to pay costs after losing battle against the FSA

20 Feb 2012

Accounting academic says FRC should be scrapped

Bournemouth University professor calls for Financial Reporting Council to be canned as it fails to tackle accounting and auditing problems

15 Feb 2012

HMRC vexes with record checks attitude

13 Feb 2012

Ex-Vantis tax director jailed for shares fraud

David Perrin has been jailed for 18 months for charity tax fraud

08 Feb 2012

Lawson urges tougher audit reforms from Brussels

Former chancellor urges European Commission to create rules for auditors

08 Feb 2012

Treasury unaware of tax write off

Treasury "surprised" to learn that £10.9bn of unpaid tax had been written off by HM Revenue and Customs in one year, according committee of MPs

07 Feb 2012

Smaller practices weighed down by burden of regulation

Around 30% of respondents to an IFAC survey chose burden of regulation and economic uncertainty as the biggest challenges

03 Feb 2012

RSM Tenon's plight puts listed firm model under scrutiny

RSM Tenon's profit warning and boardroom has reignited debate over the merits of accounting firms going public

31 Jan 2012

No merger for ICAEW/CIPFA

Despite close working relationship, there are no plans to revisit an ICAEW/CIPFA merger

25 Jan 2012

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The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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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.