Public Sector

Lambeth Council

CIPFA wins £150k Lambeth training deal

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

03 Feb 2011

Rushcliffe Borough Council

Rushcliffe chooses new finance software

Advanced Business Solutions wins Rushcliffe Borough Council finance IT contract

31 Jan 2011

North Somerset Council

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

Overpayments sees more government accounts qualified by NAO

Social fund and legal service accounts qualified by auditor general Amyas Morse due to £207m worth of overpayments

03 Dec 2010

Accountancy Age Awards 2010 Finance Team of the Year Public Sector - Redbridge Borough

17 Nov 2010

Accountancy Age Awards 2010 FD of the Year Public Sector - Paul Vernon Woods

17 Nov 2010

MPs announce inquiry into Audit Commission abolition

Inquiry to ensure local authorities receive value for money

10 Nov 2010

Stein leads CIPFA charge in the business world - more to follow?

05 Nov 2010

Conducting the cuts

ONE OF THE MOST EYE WATERING statistics in the chancellor’s comprehensive spending review announcement was the Office of Budget Responsibility’s forecast of 490,000 public sector job losses.

04 Nov 2010

Video: Audit Commission to become fifth big firm?

Could the Big Four be challenged by a new firm created from remnants of the Audit Commission?

28 Oct 2010

HMRC top earners list published in transparency drive

More than 40 senior HMRC staff are paid between £80,000 and £205,000

22 Oct 2010

Spending Review: Public sector financial rigour crucial

Strong financial management is key to the public sector handling spending cuts outlined by chancellor George Osborne

20 Oct 2010

Spending review 'cannot afford' damage to tax collection

The Treasury's budget is in the "unprotected" category, and advisers are hoping that the Comprehensive Spending Review will not affect the department

20 Oct 2010

MPs call for MOD FD Jon Thompson to have more powers

Public accounts committee members demand to know why one of the most important FD roles in government does not have control of strategic financial planning

13 Oct 2010

Connaught collapse sends stark message to subcontractors

Whatever the reason for the collapse of social housing building group Connaught, it will undoubtedly cause hardship for its suppliers

27 Sep 2010

Public sector accounting reform lacks comparability across Europe

Ernst & Young study finds European governments switching to accrual accounting, but not adopting international standards

23 Sep 2010

Local government: beating the cuts

Things may look bleak for accountants working in local government at the moment but opportunities exist as coalition plans for massive spending cuts rely on sound financial management

23 Sep 2010

Audit Commission names Gareth Davies in crucial MD role

Davies to lead the commission's audit practice, in what could be a vital role in influencing its future in an open local government audit market

06 Sep 2010

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The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Tax powers could be a right old dog fight

Colin imagines how Scotland's new tax powers could play out

Colin: Post-awards emotion

For some, the British Accountancy Awards can be emotionally demanding

Colin: Pre-award jitters

Colin's excited about tonight's British Accountancy Awards

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