Practice regulation

John Brace

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

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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

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

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Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

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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.