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KPMG in talks over PRIME-style work experience scheme for accountants

KPMG enters into talks with founders of legal social mobility venture, which could see the Big Four firm forge an equivalent model for the accountancy profession

11 Jan 2013

FDs fear losing key staff

Robert Half survey outlines staff fears of finance directors

30 Aug 2012


#AAYP: A world of opportunities

Despite tough business conditions, the draw of accountancy has never been so strong

23 Feb 2012

#AAYP: Generation Y's great expectations

The next generation of accountants expect much more from their employers, writes Rachel Fielding

23 Feb 2012

KPMG announces apprentice scheme for fraud investigators

Big Four accountant annnounces three-year apprentice scheme in its risk-consulting division

09 Feb 2012

Government-backed accounting apprenticeship launched

Consortium of accounting bodies win government bid to provide thousands of apprenticeship roles

02 Dec 2011

PwC presents recruitment options to careers advisors

Big Four firm meets careers advisors to highlight options available to students

12 Oct 2011

Leadership and commerce focus in new CIPFA syllabus

CIPFA introduces "significant changes" to its syllabus

12 Oct 2011

Big Four trainees – children of the crisis?

Big Four trainees now focus more on risk due to the credit crunch, but will this generate industry-wide change or is it just lip service?

08 Jul 2011

Accountancy students broaden skills

Accountancy students may be developing a wider skill set in response to changing demands following the credit crisis

20 Jun 2011

The Practitioner: Left in the lurch - who's making the coffee?

Trainees. It is holiday season in the office and also student study leave season. Throw in a couple of bank holidays and a couple of sick days and there is virtually nobody in the office except the cleaner and a couple of clients!

19 May 2011

The Genesis of leadership

Training future practice leaders is widely overlooked. But PwC’s approach could be a lesson in how to ensure the right people are coming through

20 Apr 2011

KPMG to pay school leavers' uni tuition fees

Big Four firm announces degree programme in partnership with Durham University and ICAEW

14 Jan 2011

CPD: positive development

Once seen as a necessary evil, continuing your professional development is now an effective way to invest in your future

20 Oct 2010

Getting a foot in the door...

14 Oct 2010

PwC receives 800 applicants for 60 posts

Students skipping university to go to work

24 Aug 2010

Awareness drive needed to promote qualified accountants

UK200 Group wants institutes to do more to promote their members as true professionals

30 Jul 2010

AXA UK signs up Jean Drouffe as FD

Jean Drouffe promoted to finance director reporting directly to chief executive Nicolas Moreau

16 Jul 2010

Economic confidence fades among CFOs

Confidence is falling but job market holding steady

29 Jun 2010

E&Y partner leaves for FD of Yorkshire Water

Former audit partner Liz Barber leaves the Big Four Firm after 23 years to take up a finance director role

01 Jun 2010

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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

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

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

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

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

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


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

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

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

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