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Profits and sales slip as Begbies Traynor reports £8.5m acquisition

Begbies Traynor strikes deal to acquire firm of chartered surveyors; first half profits and sales slip

12 Dec 2014

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PwC in the money with new publisher’s audit

PwC replaces Deloitte as auditors of FTSE 250 publisher Euromoney Institutional Investor

12 Dec 2014

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Pride as EY named Stonewall Star Performer on workplace equality

EY one of eight organisations and the only one of the Big Four to receive the recognition

11 Dec 2014

Accounts qualified for 1,000 ‘small bodies', reports Audit Commission

The Audit Commission dismayed at decline in quality of reporting for ‘small bodies' such as parish councils and Internal Drainage Boards, which spend around £570m of public money each year

11 Dec 2014

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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

09 Dec 2014

Baker Tilly announces Microsoft tie-up

Baker Tilly to sell user licences for Microsoft Dynamics

09 Dec 2014

Warsop takes on UHY Hacker Young chairman role

Howard Spencer steps down after 17 years' service, with not-for-profit sector expert Jon Warsop taking the helm

09 Dec 2014

KPMG invests in analytics firm Bottlenose

KPMG Capital makes another technology-driven investment

09 Dec 2014

Johnston Carmichael invests following double-digit growth

Johnston Carmichael makes 'record levels of investment', as it sees a strong revenue increase

09 Dec 2014

Massive Sony Pictures hack captures senior Deloitte staff salary details

The list details the Big Four firm's US senior executive pay scales from 2005. Among them are a tax director from Washington DC on $450,000

05 Dec 2014

PFK Cooper Parry appoints first CFO

Sally Spencer is to oversee firm's internal operations and expansion plans

05 Dec 2014

PKF Littlejohn makes insolvency move with Geoffrey Martin merger

PKF brand back in Leeds after Littlejohn's Geoffrey Martin merger

05 Dec 2014

KPMG stays top dog in auditor ranking stakes

Every top 20 firm retained the same position as the last stock market client Adviser Ranking in August 2014

04 Dec 2014

Taking Stock: Accountancy - The Movie...a practice extravaganza

Firms seem to be spending their marketing budgets on creating 'movie' trailers...particularly Alliotts and Cassons. TS approves...

04 Dec 2014

Deloitte faces Saudi audit ban

Threat stems from Saudi's market regulator, the Capital Market Authority (CMA), telling businesses registered in the Middle Eastern state to stop using its local services

02 Dec 2014

FRC review finds bank audits in need of 'significant improvements'

Profession's watchdog slams aspects of quality of the financial institutions' audits from the Big Four and mid-tier firms in 2012-13 audit quality review report

02 Dec 2014

Colin: Plastic fantastic

Colin envisages the typical Cyber Monday shopper in the Top 50+50 firms' offices

01 Dec 2014

Over 55s could face five-pronged property tax hit

PwC issue warning as new annuity reforms will allow people to unlock and withdraw their pensions in one lump sum

01 Dec 2014

EY goes multi-disciplinary as it gains legal services licence

EY aims for complex group service provision with legal licence

01 Dec 2014

Mergers help boost BDO global revenues

BDO increases global sales 8.8% for the year ended 30 September, driven by a series of mergers

28 Nov 2014

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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: 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

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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