Public Sector

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

Accounting rules not 'public policy tool': Boyle

FRC chief executive warns against manipulating accounting standards

17 Jul 2009

Probed housing charity fails to file accounts

BDO Stoy Hayward examines possible misuse of public funds

09 Jul 2009

Charities reeling as VAT concession is cut

Charity group to launch lobbying campaign to reverse VAT reform

09 Jul 2009

Mary Keegan appointed NAO non-exec

Former government accounting chief takes on non-exec riole at NAO

22 May 2009

NI Audit Office criticises education board's fraud prevention measures

Audit watchdog says Belfast Education and Library Board failed to protect themselves from the risk of fraud during maintenance projects

29 Apr 2009

Local government: shared burden

Are shared services the saviour of the public sector or a hindrance to financial departments facing cost-cutting pressure? The answer is in the detail

12 Mar 2009

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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