Accounts

HP's Meg Whitman

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

Driver in Formula One Autonomy team car

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

Bruce Willis

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

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

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

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This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

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

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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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