Public Sector

Local government: true grit

Local councils came under attack this winter for their response to severe weather conditions. What can local government FDs do to stop the same thing happening next year, despite shrinking resources?

04 Mar 2010

DoT failed to heed NAO warning over Metronet finances

Risk management around watching over Metronet failed to materialise depsite warnings to the Department of Transport

02 Mar 2010

Councils ‘risk missing deadline for rules switch’

Local authorities are 'falling behind', Audit Commission warns

25 Feb 2010

It's time for the US to show some leadership on convergence: ICAEW

ICAEW calls on SEC to provide clarity on IFRS adoption

23 Feb 2010

NGOs: Give something back

The economic downturn has hit many NGOs hard, making the role of the accountant there even more crucial

18 Feb 2010

FSA wants to regulate public sector treasury advice

Treasury management advisers could face regulation by the FSA

26 Jan 2010

Students provide accounting services to charities

Charirites to benefit from free accounting services from students in Oxford

25 Jan 2010

Regeneration: off the drawing board

A US financing model for funding regeneration projects is gaining popularity here, but it needs government support

20 Jan 2010

2012 legacy depends on ring of financial rigour

London Development Agency's problems are legacy issues in more than one way

20 Jan 2010

Gordon Brown looks to halve consultancy spend

Public sector must spend half a billion pounds less on consultancy and marketing, outlines prime minister

07 Dec 2009

Audit Commission freezes fraud charges

Environment too harsh to increases charges for fraud detection, says audit chief

04 Dec 2009

Local government - avoid the snip

There is still a place for shared services in helping local government avoid having to make swingeing cuts to both staff and services

19 Nov 2009

Local government - the big squeeze

Finances in local government are going to be squeezed over the next few years and resourceful FDs will have to find ways to cut costs while keeping core services functioning

19 Nov 2009

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

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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

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: 2014 in cartoons

Colin and friends take you through their year - using the medium of pithy cartoons

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

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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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