Practice regulation

Licence to audit

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

Michel Barnier

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

iSoft HQ

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

Plenty to Crowe about

Crowe Clark Whitehill hit the spotlight as it enters the top ten of listed auditors

01 Sep 2011

FRC: Corporate reports must prioritise major risk

Major risk should be the primary focus of corporate reports, the FRC has warned

01 Sep 2011

Tax dodging house owners should fear new tax scheme

Multiple house owners that have dodged income tax or CGT should beware HMRC's new deal with mortgage brokers

31 Aug 2011

Firm thinking for business board appointments

Ex-Big Four continue to boost their board appointments, notes Kevin Reed

30 Aug 2011

Appliance of science for the FRC

Can the FRC's lab spark life into company reporting?

26 Aug 2011

PwC admits JP Morgan audit failings

PwC admits failings as AADB reports on its JP Morgan Securities audit

15 Aug 2011

US WLTM Chinese regulator

Chinese regulators unimpressed by US courtship ritual

12 Aug 2011

Out of touch with the rest of the world

New 'key facts and trends' in the profession must be collated, argues Jonathan Lamptey

11 Aug 2011

ICAEW member wins subs court battle

Mike Pallot wins claim against the ICAEW for overpaid subscription fees

10 Aug 2011

More muscle needed to keep institutes in check

Would having more direct powers, give the Professional Oversight Board more muscle? That could be a good thing, suggests John Kellas

09 Aug 2011

Cornwall crew lead the way for growing practices

Expansion plans of Francis Clark and Bishop Fleming suggest more firm mergers

03 Aug 2011

Ex-Bridge partner's licence revoked by ICAEW

One of Bridge Business Recovery's founding partners James Bradney has his licence revoked by the ICAEW by "urgent order"

03 Aug 2011

Firm favourites: Cosying up to regulators

Firms, institutes and regulators are one big happy family, but what does this mean for professional oversight?

02 Aug 2011

Partnership agreements need a health check

Partnership agreements require regular checkups to mititgate against fatal flaws, says Miguel Pereira

29 Jul 2011

Costs hinder firms' ability to survive

Running costs so high that many practices believe they will flounder if the situation deteriorates further

27 Jul 2011

US regulator courts China with joint inspections

US regulators are courting China with calls for joint audit inspections, PCAOB chairman James Doty has revealed

26 Jul 2011

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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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.