Accounts

Development of engagement partners to be revised

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

13 Aug 2012

john kay

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

john kay

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

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

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2shotguests

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

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

Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

social-networking

Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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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.