Practice regulation

Houses of Parliament

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 Baroness Hogg

Colin - FRC: Strictly Boardroom

Has the FRC gone power-mad? asks Colin

18 Oct 2011

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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

ICAEW makes shrewd move in legal privilege battle

Has the institute backed the Law Society into a corner over legal privilege? asks Kevin Reed

06 Oct 2011

ICAEW warns Law Society against restricting MDPs

ICAEW chief warns Law Society counterpart that lawyers and accountants must be allowed to work together

06 Oct 2011

Firms big and small face independence issues

Small clients need their hands held, but practices must still beware independence issues, says Kevin Reed

06 Oct 2011

Accountants disciplined over audit governance

ICAEW disciplines firms for failing to govern clients who represented large proportion of fees

06 Oct 2011

Essex practice appoints its first chairman

CBHC names Jeremy Allen as non-executive chairman

04 Oct 2011

PwC puts Deloitte in place over global figures

PwC can't resist dig at Deloitte as it retakes number one slot

03 Oct 2011

PwC regains global number one spot

PwC takes top spot from Deloitte after 10% leap in revenues for 2010/2011

03 Oct 2011

Brussels ‘deaf to UK voices’ on regulatory reform

UK regulators 'have no credibility' in Brussels and will struggle to influence debate, an insider warns

03 Oct 2011

Franchise - the building block for expansion

As national franchising week draws to a close, Roy Seaman says it’s time for firms to consider franchising as a cost effective way to grow

30 Sep 2011

Accountancy reform ‘both a threat and an opportunity’

Accountants must view reform as both a threat and an opportunity, according to strategic leadership expert Costas Markides

30 Sep 2011

ICAS grills Alexander on regulation

Danny Alexander dodges question on strengthened regulation for the accountancy profession, reports Rose Orlik from the ICAS conference

30 Sep 2011

New Model Audit: It’s a scary world out there

Will Barnier’s European audit reform proposals survive in a global market?

30 Sep 2011

Your clients need more from you

Firms need commercial experience to provide clients with a more rounded service

29 Sep 2011

EU-level regulation 'essential for audit reform'

Europe-wide regulation is essential for Barnier's audit reforms, the draft green paper claims

28 Sep 2011

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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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.