Accounts

Arbuthnot chairman bemoans 'parallel universe' of accounting

Henry Angest upset at the impact of accounting rules on the private bank's results

16 Mar 2012

Gable extends rotation of its audit partner

The request was made as a result of the company expanding into new areas of business

09 Mar 2012

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Don't drown in paperwork

Accountants need to update their practices if they want to prosper in the recession says Neil Davidson

01 Mar 2012

Calculating the true price of carbon reporting

Exxon Mobil’s £2.7m fine for misreporting carbon is just the tip of the iceberg if companies don’t take carbon reporting seriously warns Peter Grant

01 Mar 2012

RSM Tenon chief draws line under accounting errors

RSM Tenon CEO tells Accountancy Age errors in its own financial statements should not reflect on its service capability

29 Feb 2012

Ex-Healthcare Locums CFO to face court proceedings

Consortium of funds launch US legal proceedings against Diane Jarvis alleging she and other directors misrepresented the company’s profitability in 2010

29 Feb 2012

Keeping Up Appearances - how to spot accounting manipulation

Jeanine Arnold discusses the many forms of accounting manipulation

28 Feb 2012

Simplify accounting for micro-businesses, says tax body

Office of Tax Simplification wants simpler accounting regime for the smallest businesses to help them manage tax affairs

28 Feb 2012

Treasury unaware of tax write off

Treasury "surprised" to learn that £10.9bn of unpaid tax had been written off by HM Revenue and Customs in one year, according committee of MPs

07 Feb 2012

Wragges reveals one-off £10.5m cost of delayed office move

Wragge & Co hit by "unfortunate accounting treatment", says managing partner Ian Metcalfe.

24 Jan 2012

Annual reports must reflect economic uncertainty

Directors must consider the risks faced by global economic uncertainty, says the FRC

18 Jan 2012

Colin: Cooking the books

Colin's take on creative accounting

13 Jan 2012

Hays reports drop-off in UK fees

Net fees from the UK fell by 7% in the second quarter to the end of December

10 Jan 2012

Lawyers mull Goodwin case over RBS accounting

Government considers whether former RBS chairman Fred Goodwin has a case to answer over RBS' accounting

15 Dec 2011

Recognise the impact of revenue changes

A second round of proposals on revenue issued by the IASB and the US FASB show that interested parties now have one more chance to influence a new standard, writes Brian O'Donovan

12 Dec 2011

FSA: Fair value accounting contributed to RBS failure

Fair value accounting and weak regulation contributed to RBS's failure during the financial crisis, the FSA has concluded

12 Dec 2011

Human rights watchdog wins first clean audit opinion

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has been given its first ever unqualified audit opinion

24 Nov 2011

Whistle-blowing Olympus chief returns to Tokyo

Michael Woodford, the sacked chief executive at the centre of the Olympus scandal, has returned to Tokyo to assist investigators

24 Nov 2011

Olympus to file accounts or risk delisting

Camera maker commits to publishing Q2 accounts by 14 December

18 Nov 2011

UK fraud office launches Olympus enquiry

The Serious Fraud Office is investigating suspect payments and accounting tactics at Olympus

16 Nov 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.