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Nine in ten favour fusing UK and global accounting standards

More than 90% of accountants called for UK financial reporting standards to be merged with their international counterparts

14 Apr 2011

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Lord MacGregor with Lords audit report

Too many accounting bodies, bemoan Lords

Audit and accounting professional bodies have been criticised in the Lords inquiry for over-complicating regulation

31 Mar 2011

Social mobility'll only get you so far in firms

29 Mar 2011

Customer complaint loophole criticised

A loophole that protects advisers authorised through accountants has been criticised by an IFA

22 Mar 2011

Institutes rejected CIMA's plea to renegotiate costs

CIMA wanted arbitrators to help set fee structure for professional bodies' forum the CCAB, but the request was turned down by the other institutes

04 Mar 2011

CIMA uninterested in catching a CCAB

02 Mar 2011

iXBRL delay - what's the harm?

03 Feb 2011

To defer or not to defer

How much of a chance do campaigners have of deferring incoming tax filing requirements?

03 Feb 2011

Accounting institutes call on Treasury to delay iXBRL

A letter signed by the five largest institutes in the country has been sent to the Treasury requesting a delay to iXBRL

01 Feb 2011

ACCA recruits head of Middle East

Stuart Dunlop has been named ACCA's head of Middle East, succeeding Stephen Shields

26 Jan 2011

Dealing with accountants with debt problems

Accountant, heal thyself: You would think the last person that needs financial advice would be an accountant – Think again

13 Jan 2011

Public sector accountants battle against competing interests

Finance professionals face challenges in trying to improve transparency and accountability in the public sector, claim attendees at an ACCA conference

20 Dec 2010

Audits must look forward, says ACCA

ACCA outlines audit reform, following a series of roundtables across the globe over the past year

26 Nov 2010

Inexperience explains watchdog's lack of practice empathy

Society of Professional Accountants chairman Peter Mitchell says the Professional Oversight Board's lack of experience was the reason the watchdog called for more small practice regulation

09 Nov 2010

Narrative reporting regulation threatens its usefulness, study finds

ACCA/Deloitte report finds complexity of narrative reporting requirements causing problems in providing relative information to shareholders

27 Sep 2010

Mark Gold crowned ACCA president

Mark Gold of Accountancy Age Award-winning firm Silver Levene, officially elected president of ACCA at the institute's AGM on 16 September

24 Sep 2010

Institutes: flame war

The battle of the institutes rages on over the relative value of ACCA and ICAEW qualifications

05 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

Politics hinders improvement to public sector financial management

Developing countries held back in improving public sector financial management by lack of political support, says ACCA

08 Jul 2010

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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

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

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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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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

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