Practice regulation

Accounting litigation experts join Orrick

Matthew Lawson and Simon Willis join London office to provide dispute services for accountants

19 Jan 2012

Vantis

Charity tax scam 'won't survive', says taxman

Rules on tax relief for charitable donations have been tightened since accountant's tax scam

18 Jan 2012

top-50

Has the Power List provoked you?

Kevin Reed looks at some of the choice picks from the 2012 Financial Power List, and reminisces about the 2011 vintage

17 Jan 2012

KPMG shows breadth in its insolvency division

KPMG not shy to pick up work big and small in insolvency

11 Jan 2012

PwC to be investigated over Barclays audit

AADB reviews firm's compliance with FSA client asset rules

19 Dec 2011

When push comes to shove for Hartnett

Despite some sterling work, Dave Hartnett could end up with an unpalatable legacy

12 Dec 2011

CIMA disciplinary highlights office holders' risk

CIMA refused indemnity to a council member accused of misconduct – are other officers at risk?

06 Dec 2011

Smith & Williamson to work Begbies Tax hard

Begbies Tax's numbers suggest the divison will have to up its game at S&W

29 Nov 2011

US watchdog finds PwC and KPMG wanting

KPMG and PwC's 2010 audits had weaknesses, according to US watchdog the PCAOB

22 Nov 2011

Apocalypse Soon for practices

A perfect storm of circumstances will prove too much for some firms. But it's not all doom and gloom. Honest.

18 Nov 2011

Generation game

The average age of equity partners is now 59, but firms are failing to plan for their exit and succession, writes Jonathan Russell

08 Nov 2011

Financial Reporting Lab reveals its to-do list

FRC's Financial Reporting Lab to-do list weighted towards financial statements, but other projects "welcome"

08 Nov 2011

Sharman: Going concern too black and white

Going concern qualifications are too drastic and directors should be encouraged to disclose risks earlier, the Sharman Inquiry concludes

03 Nov 2011

Move in the Blick of an eye

Blick Rothenberg reacts quickly to pick up market share in London's new high-tech hub

02 Nov 2011

Mid-tier 'worried' after BIS audit reform leak

Mid-tier firms worried about BIS's leaked criticism of EC audit reform ahead of official impact assessment

28 Oct 2011

Colin - FRC: Strictly Boardroom

Has the FRC gone power-mad? asks Colin

18 Oct 2011

Accounting watchdog to remove 'silos'

FRC proposes doing away with its seven-board structure to streamline the organisation

17 Oct 2011

The Practitioner: What's in a name?

The Practitioner's firm is branching out

12 Oct 2011

Look outside for your practice's ruler

Firms of all shapes and sizes should consider external governance, writes Kevin Reed

11 Oct 2011

Colin - the dog that didn't bark

Audit market shenannigans receive the Colin treatment

07 Oct 2011

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

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

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

Audit magnifying glass

New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

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

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budget-management

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.