Practice regulation

Crown

Look outside for your practice's ruler

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

11 Oct 2011

Dogs didn't bark

Colin - the dog that didn't bark

Audit market shenannigans receive the Colin treatment

07 Oct 2011

desmond-hudson-law-society

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

Will audit reform bridge the perception gap?

The EU's proposals are drastic - but will intervention merely provide relief to audit's perception problems?

26 Sep 2011

EU to propose audit-only firms and mandatory rotation

EXCLUSIVE: Draft EU-wide regulation calls for audit-only firms, mandatory rotation and obligatory joint audits

26 Sep 2011

AADB sets date for RSM Robson Rhodes hearing

Discipline board the AADB has called RSM Robson Rhodes to an iSoft complaint hearing in October

05 Sep 2011

If the cap fits: Pitching a liability cap

An overview of the latest thoughts on where to set a liability cap

01 Sep 2011

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

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

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

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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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

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

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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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.