Big Four

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The Financial Power List 2014

Accountancy Age and Financial Director reveal 2014's accounting and financial powerbase

06 Jan 2014

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Accountancy firms can bridge the skills gap

The profession is doing very well at attracting talent but is not doing enough to retain these graduates

23 Dec 2013

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Leader: Minimal audit change leaves quality question unanswered

UK and EU audit market interventions lack the oomph to create a huge impact - and so quality remains an issue, says Kevin Reed

18 Dec 2013

Untapped cash in business up 8%

Value of unused capital hits £69bn

18 Dec 2013

Last minute deal pushes through EU audit reform

EU rules will impose mandatory audit rotation, restrict non-audit services, cap non-audit fees and enhance supervision

17 Dec 2013

KPMG restructures partner pay as profits leap 27%

KPMG holds back profit for investment as partner earnings increase to £713,000

16 Dec 2013

AS2013: What the practitioners say

A round-up of accountancy's reaction to the chancellor's Autumn Statement

06 Dec 2013

Unilever swaps PwC for KPMG as auditor

Unilever to end 27-year audit relationship with PwC - KPMG to be its next auditor, while EY said it could not bid for the work

03 Dec 2013

Grant Thornton debuts in FTSE 100 auditor rankings table

The adviser rankings guide lists six auditors in the FTSE 100 for the first time since it began publishing in 2005

03 Dec 2013

Expanded BDO to hit revenue parity next year

Merged BDO and PKF to push past their previous separate fee incomes in the next financial year, as the new firm looks to grow

29 Nov 2013

Women paid £10k less than men after ten years in accountancy

The gender pay gap is increasing year on year between men and women across the profession, research shows

20 Nov 2013

PwC called in to investigate RSA's Irish division

Firm recruited to get to the bottom of issues discovered at RSA's Irish claims and finance functions

11 Nov 2013

KPMG moves up auditor listing for AIM clients

Quarterly Adviser Rankings auditor chart, sees KPMG moving up through the charts

04 Nov 2013

Henderson Group chooses PwC as auditor

FTSE 250-listed Henderson Group replaces EY with PwC

29 Oct 2013

Firms get strategic in lining up audit targets

Auditors will become more strategic in how they recruit, allocate resources and manage their cost base to attack FTSE 350 tenders

16 Oct 2013

PwC's Powell takes home £3.6m

Firm's senior partner sees increase in remuneration - Ian Powell says the firm has 'stayed on course'

09 Sep 2013

KPMG stays top of auditor rankings list

Big Four continues to dominate listed company audits according to latest Adviser Rankings table

02 Sep 2013

Big Four alumni prolific as FTSE 100 FDs

46 of the FTSE 100 finance directors are Big Four alumni

02 Sep 2013

Competition watchdog urged to water down audit tendering rules

Competition Commission told to scrap five year audit tendering plans in favour of FRC’s ten year 'comply or explain' approach

27 Aug 2013

Five-year audit tender costs disproportionate

Forcing companies to tender audit work every five years could prove costly, finds Richard Crump

16 Aug 2013

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The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

House of Cards

Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

Colin: Alas! Tax! We knew it well

Colin speculates on how theatres might feel about tax relief

Taking Stock: No humble pie after anti-PwC newspaper ad

PwC US and PwC Gibraltar namechecked in what TS can only describe as a 'cryptic' newspaper advert

Taking Stock: Branded

Firms are changing their brands like they're going out of fashion, but you've got to be consistent, says TS

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Briefings

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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.