ACCA

Vince Cable

ACCA: Business bank could “take decades” to get right

ACCA sceptical on government plans for a business bank

12 Sep 2012

Helen Brand

Accountants “must demonstrate value to public” – ACCA

Research published by ACCA finds a disparity between industry and public levels of trust in accountants

03 Sep 2012

Alone

ICAEW goes alone on tax avoidance disciplinaries

The ICAEW's stance on avoidance as a potential disciplinary issue sees it stand alone. Neither ACCA or ICAS are taking a similar approach

03 Aug 2012

Institutes told to improve audit monitoring visits

FRC report highlights flaws in audit monitoring by bodies such as ICAEW, ACCA and ICAS, but defends role they play in regulating the profession

18 Jul 2012

ACCA's Pakistan students call off protest

Protest aimed at removing block on foreign institute studying in Pakistan is called off

17 Jul 2012

Accountancy's taking steps on social mobility

ACCA's Andrew Leck believes the profession is working hard to increase social mobility, but accepts there's some way to go

30 May 2012

Accountancy should follow lawyers on social mobility

Accountancy is commended for efforts to improve social mobility, but the legal profession is cited as leading the way

30 May 2012

#AAYP: Generation Y's great expectations

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

23 Feb 2012

Women accountants 'more pessimistic' about crisis response

Women accountants are less impressed then male counterparts by response to the economic crisis, research suggests

28 Oct 2011

Institutes exercised over EU accounting

European Commission accounting reform proposals provoke institute debate

26 Oct 2011

FRC restructuring points to more power

More independence from the institutes signals FRC's bid to control its own destiny

18 Oct 2011

ACCA: IFRS gaining popularity

Investors and CFOs increasingly favour IFRS, according to a new report by ACCA

12 Oct 2011

Chartered accountants given special provisions under Swiss deal

Swiss agreement allows "accountants who are members of relevant professional bodies" to certify non-doms

07 Oct 2011

Institutes may join forces over HMRC's VAT refund stance

ACCA calls for co-ordinated approach from licensing bodies to discuss VAT reclaims on personal insolvency procedures with the taxman

29 Sep 2011

ACCA lashes out at HMRC VAT guidance

ACCA head of taxation hits back at HMRC over language it used in VAT guidance

28 Sep 2011

Audit proposals fan flames of debate

Stakeholders are up in arms following a leaked draft of Barnier's green paper on audit

27 Sep 2011

Institutes get behind IFRS big bang

UK institutes are all for rapid IFRS adoption in the US

26 Sep 2011

Dean Westcott takes ACCA presidency

ACCA announces health care finance veteran Dean Westcott as its president

19 Sep 2011

Institutes to help HMRC improve performance standards

Profession will work with taxman in "groundbreaking" initiative to improve standards

14 Sep 2011

ACCA exam take-up remains unchanged

196,000 people took ACCA's June exams, the same as last year

26 Aug 2011

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

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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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.