Accounts

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AS2012: Advisors must take note as cash accounting looms

Cash accounting may seem 'small-fry' but advisors must consider its impact, warn experts

05 Dec 2012

AS2012: Government book-keeping change adds £70bn to the deficit

Chancellor says government is moving Bradford & Bingley and Northern Rock debt onto its balance sheet during Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

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PwC review sees hike in Phoenix IT accounting irregularities

Value of profit misstatement at Phoenix IT higher than originally thought, following PwC review

04 Dec 2012

Divisions over shape of new UK GAAP

FRC framework for reduced disclosures welcomed, but opinion split over shape of new UK GAAP

30 Nov 2012

Investor files lawsuit against Deloitte & KPMG for work on Autonomy

Allegations the two firms missed numerous red flags in their work with HP and Autonomy have been filed in a lawsuit in the US

29 Nov 2012

PwC finds $5bn black hole in HP's Autonomy deal

HP accuses some former members of Autonomy's management team of "accounting improprieties" prior to its acquisition

20 Nov 2012

Accounting for box office success can be tricky

What’s the difference between a yuan and a dollar? Nothing, if you’re a box-office analyst

08 Oct 2012

FRC undershoots annual budget by £1.1m

UK reporting watchdog cuts overall expenditure despite larger-than-expected costs associated with structural reform

03 Oct 2012

Former Olympus execs plead guilty to accounting fraud

Tokyo prosecutors charge three former Olympus executives for falsifying company accounts to hide massive investment losses

26 Sep 2012

Growing skills gap emerging in finance functions

Report claims 80% of finance professionals planning to quit their roles in next 12 months

23 Aug 2012

Regulators to clear up advisors' whistleblowing rules

Standard setter to revise instances where accountants should override confidentiality and disclose a suspected illegal act

23 Aug 2012

Development of engagement partners to be revised

The education board of IFAC consults on changes to professional development for engagement partners

13 Aug 2012

Industry backs plan to remove 'distracting' quarterly reports

Kay review recommendations to rid company reports of box-ticking regulation and quarterly reporting is welcomed by industry

24 Jul 2012

Kay Report to call for end to quarterly reporting

A government-backed report on the UK's financial services industry is expected to call for an end to the requirement for companies to issue quarterly updates

23 Jul 2012

Firm advises golf pro and signs up sponsorship deal

Accountant and ex-rugby player Ally McLaughlin to advise and mentor new European golf pro Jamie Dunster

13 Jul 2012

Ex-football agent guilty of tax charge

Ian Elliott, former agent of England winger Stewart Downing, admits he failed to keep proper records

12 Jul 2012

Rihanna sues former accountants

Umbrella singer files a US lawsuit against accountancy firm Berdon and its ex-employees Michael Mitnick and Peter Gounis

06 Jul 2012

What's in a name: The value of a brand

Stuart Whitwell explains that accountants should ignore brand valuation at their peril

20 Jun 2012

Court case against ex-Healthcare Locums CFO dropped

Case against Healthcare Locums' ex-CFO, former vice chairwoman and ex-chairman over accounting irregularities is dismissed in the US

20 Jun 2012

CIMA and ICAEW accounts: all in the presentation

Fully transparent, or just one for the accountants? asks Kevin Reed

18 May 2012

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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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.