Accounts

balance sheet

Annual reports serving too many masters

Annual reports have become filled with "obfuscation" and a "lack of insight" investor claims

01 Nov 2013

balance sheet

BIS warned on consequences of raising audit thresholds

Government warned against increasing the range of businesses that are exempt from having an audit

30 Oct 2013

FIA accounts criticised

Colin: Don't play fast and loose with accounts

Colin wonders whether the FIA's accounts would pass their MOT

23 Oct 2013

Firms expected to review pensions accounting following WHSmith ruling

FRC investigation into WHSmith accounts could see advisers and clients review pension liabilities on financial statements

11 Oct 2013

Intuit launches accountants’ edition of Quickbooks 2014

Intuit makes refinements to its 2014 accountants' edition of Quickbooks

13 Sep 2013

SFO charges Olympus over accounting scandal

Serious Fraud Office brings prosecution against Olympus and its UK subsidiary in connection to a £1.1bn accounting scandal

04 Sep 2013

RBS fined £5.6m over reporting blunders

City watchdog finds Royal Bank of Scotland failed to properly report 44.8 million trades between November 2007 and February 2013

25 Jul 2013

FCA ends iSoft accounting fraud court battle

Second retrial ruled 'not in the public interest' says Financial Conduct Authority

24 Jul 2013

FRC overshoots budget by £1.6m

Total expenditure in 2012/13 was £25.5m, driven up by a rise in disciplinary case costs

18 Jul 2013

Former Olympus execs sentenced over accounting fraud

Three former executives at Japanese camera maker Olympus handed suspended jail sentences for their part in a £1bn accounting fraud

03 Jul 2013

NAO qualifies local government accounts

Department for Communities and Local Government accounts qualified following spending breaches

02 Jul 2013

Audit committees need to get cracking on Companies Act reform

Companies Act reform welcomed but audit committees must start working on this quickly

14 Jun 2013

Interview: New IFAC chief executive Fayez Choudhury

Choudhury talks about ramping up the global accountancy representative's offering - while trying to make sure the profession isn't misunderstood

28 May 2013

IFRS Foundation cuts provision for HMRC tax inquiry

IFRS Foundation able to cut provision for HMRC tax investigation by £290,000

24 May 2013

Walk before you can run, lessons on choosing the right IT system

Stepping back and choosing a simpler IT system might be the best way forward for the business explains Christophe Letellier

13 May 2013

HP board sued over Autonomy acquisition

Shareholders claim HP board members were aware of red flags at Autonomy prior to HP’s acquisition

10 May 2013

Companies House dissolves Tweetdeck for failing to file accounts

Tweetdeck shut down for failing to file accounts despite sanctions and warnings from Companies House

09 May 2013

Complaints pile up over changes to accounting regulations

Institutes flag up a multitude of concerns over the government's proposed changes to micro-entity financial reporting

03 Apr 2013

Autonomy under investigation by SFO, HP claims

The SFO joins the US Department of Justice and the FRC in investigating allegations that "accounting improprieties" at Autonomy caused HP to overpay for the business

12 Mar 2013

£4.6bn accounting charge for RBS after “chastening” 2012

The Royal Bank of Scotland takes a £4.6bn hit after making changes to its own credit in 2012

28 Feb 2013

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The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

House of Cards

Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

Colin: Alas! Tax! We knew it well

Colin speculates on how theatres might feel about tax relief

Taking Stock: No humble pie after anti-PwC newspaper ad

PwC US and PwC Gibraltar namechecked in what TS can only describe as a 'cryptic' newspaper advert

Taking Stock: Branded

Firms are changing their brands like they're going out of fashion, but you've got to be consistent, says TS

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Briefings

budget-management

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.