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24 Dec 2013

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Leader: RTI's burden hangs over SMEs and advisers

Cutting red tape and introducing RTI are policies that just don't fit together, says Kevin Reed

10 Dec 2013

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Speedy Hire CEO quits as accounting irregularities found

Certain control processes within rental group's Gulf-based international business "repeatedly and deliberately circumvented"

29 Nov 2013

BT criticised over its accounting for network costs

Network rivals hit out at BT over its allocation of costs

27 Nov 2013

FRC inspecting Co-op Bank's 2012 accounts

Reporting watchdog confirms it is scrutinising the Co-Op Bank's financial reporting

22 Nov 2013

Hailo late in filing accounts at Companies House

Black cab app developer is producing first set of audited accounts

15 Nov 2013

Annual reports obfuscate performance, say readers

In a poll, Accountancy Age readers agree companies' annual reports obfuscate performance by including too many disclosures

12 Nov 2013

Annual reports serving too many masters

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

01 Nov 2013

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

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

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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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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.