Public Sector

Public sector FD of the year: Stuart McCreadie

McCreadie had his work cut out for him after every member of the executive team left the company

18 Nov 2009

Finance team of the year - public sector: Ealing Council

Tight financial management is part of the council's DNA and overspends are simply not tolerated

18 Nov 2009

Annual report of the year - public & voluntary sector: Channel 4

Channel 4's report 'made you want to open it' and the management's strategy was loud and clear

18 Nov 2009

Public sector: Heart of the action

Attracting staff from the private sector can be tough, but the public sector needs talented individuals at the heart of their organisations to face the big challenges

12 Nov 2009

Video: Breaking into the public sector

How to grab the career of your choice in public services

11 Nov 2009

Audio: Breaking into the public sector

How to grab the career of your choice in public services

11 Nov 2009

Charities face land tax hit

Community infrastrructure levy could hit charities selling property

27 Oct 2009

Disagreement continues over fair value

Standard setters search for middle ground on controversial accounting rule

27 Oct 2009

Public sector gains new finance e-learning tools

Audit Commission and ICAEW launch seperate e-learning tools: aimed at public sector managers and accountants respectively

27 Oct 2009

NHS finances - under the knife

FDs working in the NHS face a tough few years of cuts and tightening budgets as the government tries to rein in spending

15 Oct 2009

Held to account

Six major government departments have failed the accounting test. But does it signal a deeper crisis?

10 Sep 2009

Looming public spending crisis for Big Four

Experts believe public spending is the 'smoking gun' for Big Four revenues

09 Sep 2009

VAT reduction had little affect on spending habits: PwC

Vast majority of shoppers believe tax cut had no impact on spending

26 Aug 2009

Schapiro names new chief accountant

Controversial post filled by IFRS moderate

25 Aug 2009

Audit finds MoD has £6.6bn hole in inventory

Machine guns, night vision goggle among missing stock

20 Aug 2009

UK companies believe corruption is a way of life in some countries

Survey reveals half of businesses aren't bothering with anti-corruption controls

10 Aug 2009

Repossessions by sub prime lenders on the rise

Treasury committee alarmed at increasing number of homes being repossessed

10 Aug 2009

Profile: Paul Humphreys, FD at Care UK

In seven years, Paul Humphreys, FD at Care UK, has shifted its focus from sheltered housing to become one of the UK's most lucrative healthcare providers

06 Aug 2009

Video: Recruitment strategy in the recession

What are the current trends in recruitment activity?

05 Aug 2009

Probed charity won grant

High-profile charity for the homeless is awarded lucrative public grant despite allegations of financial mismanagement within the organisation

23 Jul 2009

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

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.