Technology

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UK SMEs’ financial systems losing £3.7bn unnecessarily

Inefficient financial management systems are causing UK SMEs to lose significant amounts of money

08 Oct 2013

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HMRC to shut down online services for three days

HMRC's site to have three-day downtime in order to upgrade and maintain service

04 Oct 2013

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Taking Stock: 007 will return...just not in an online accounting video

TS recommends that Twinfield stick to the day job. On this evidence, it can forget about a career in Hollywood

01 Oct 2013

Doncaster Council revamps finance system in efficiency drive

Doncaster Borough Council introduces Advanced Business Solutions IT system as it replaces existing fragmented finance technology

01 Oct 2013

XBRL taxonomies brought into line with new UK GAAP

Taxonomies used by XBRL will be updated to reflect the new financial reporting standards - FRS 100, 101 and 102

27 Sep 2013

Iris launches OpenPayroll for SMEs

OpenPayroll allows payroll submissions to be made online and remotely

26 Sep 2013

Soft skills increasingly important to client relationships

Soft skills communication, collaboration and consultation are now more important than maths for accountants, says Nancy McKinstry

26 Sep 2013

Accountants being urged to adopt sector specialisms

Firms believe specialising in vertical markets is important to their SME clients, but feel unable to support the strategy

26 Sep 2013

Intuit launches QuickBooks Online for SMEs and accountants

Intuit begins global roll-out of QuickBooks Online for accountants and SMEs

25 Sep 2013

Talentia Software launches in UK

Talentia Software launches CPM solution for consolidation, budgeting and reporting in the UK

24 Sep 2013

SMEs find RTI costly and unnecessary

HW Fisher poll reveals SMEs spending too much on RTI and claiming it is unnecessary and needless

24 Sep 2013

Sage launches "Collaborate" for online accounting

Update allows accountants to send files securely

20 Sep 2013

Living off the high from winning a British Accountancy Award

FinancialForce.com chief Jeremy Roche

18 Sep 2013

Intuit launches accountants’ edition of Quickbooks 2014

Intuit makes refinements to its 2014 accountants' edition of Quickbooks

13 Sep 2013

Iris offers cloud-based tax suite for free

Iris offers cloud-based tax software for no licence fee

12 Sep 2013

Welfare reform debacle highlights need for a government CFO

Botched introduction of universal credit highlights need for CFO to lead the charge on financial discipline across government, claims ICAEW chief executive

06 Sep 2013

US server outage sees Sage 50 crash for more than 24 hours

US Sage 50 customers left without accounting software for more than a day after server crash

03 Sep 2013

Colin: HMRC narrows down 'cyber' culprits

Colin ponders who may be responsible for a recent 'cyber attack' on HMRC

02 Sep 2013

One in four businesses wants more engagement from accountants

SMEs want more access to their accountant through online methods according to Sage research

30 Aug 2013

Five arrested after HMRC cyber attack

Five men arrested after a suspected £500,000 tax fraud

29 Aug 2013

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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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