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New entrants set for Audit Commission bidding

Audit commission bosses cite "high interest" among potential new players to the market

30 Aug 2011

Houses of Parliament

CIPFA: Off-balance sheet government borrowing must stop

CIPFA says government must avoid shifting debts off balance sheet through PFI and prioritise value for money

19 Aug 2011

Broader approach needed to understand public finances

Pension Corporation calls for more assets and liabilities to be included in public sector finance calculations

15 Jul 2011

CIPFA clashes with government over council spending

CIPFA and government disagree over accounting for 'austerity' spending cuts

06 Jul 2011

Governance and accountability 'weak' in public audit

Heads of local government audit said public audit committees are weak at accountability and good governance

11 May 2011

Consulting picks up after 2009 slump

Consulting industry halts contraction

03 May 2011

Is the Big Society too big for public audit?

The Audit Commission will soon breathe its last, and the question of how to make public audit appointments in future is being fiercely debated

13 Apr 2011

Whitehall blasted for poor financial management

Spending watchdog says financial management and accountancy skills not at the 'heart' of managing deficit

03 Mar 2011

Local government audit fees cut

Audit Commission looks to lower audit fees

01 Mar 2011

Audit Commission off RSM Tenon's radar

RSM Tenon chief Andy Raynor rules out Audit Commission purchase, suggesting an MBO would be the commission's best option

24 Feb 2011

2013 abolition timetable for Audit Commission

Parliamentary timetables mean the auditor of local government could still be working until 2013

24 Feb 2011

Charity accounting risks bank covenant breach

New standards for charities and universities could cause banking covenant breaches, warns PwC

23 Feb 2011

CIPFA resources director made redundant as institute cuts costs

Public sector accounting institute has made resources director Chris Harris redundant as it looks to cut costs

11 Feb 2011

Council CFOs struggling with lower budgets

CIPFA survey finds local authority CFOs doubt they can make the changes needed to run on reduced budgets

09 Feb 2011

New firms capable of taking on local government audits

BDO wants Audit Commission's work transferred "as quickly as possible" to open up the market for local government audit tenders

03 Feb 2011

CIPFA wins £150k Lambeth training deal

Lambeth Council staff to receive finance training from CIPFA in three-year contract

03 Feb 2011

Rushcliffe chooses new finance software

Advanced Business Solutions wins Rushcliffe Borough Council finance IT contract

31 Jan 2011

Council outsourcers sign £600,000 finance IT deal

Agiliysis awards UNIT4 with finance software contract

18 Jan 2011

KPMG wins healthcare commissioning contract

KPMG-led partnership wins contract to provide management support for GPs in the run up to GP-led commissioning of NHS services

14 Jan 2011

Public sector accountants battle against competing interests

Finance professionals face challenges in trying to improve transparency and accountability in the public sector, claim attendees at an ACCA conference

20 Dec 2010

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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

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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