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Interview: KPMG senior partner and UK chairman Simon Collins

Simon Collins discusses a tough year for KPMG and explains why he wants to see the profession, and his firm particularly, identify how it is helping companies grow

04 Apr 2013

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PwC reinstated as Schroders auditor

KPMG tells Schroders it would breach regulatory requirements if appointed auditor

27 Mar 2013

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Ex-KPMG chairman Sir Mike Rake to take CBI presidency

Rake is due to take on the role of CBI president this year when Roger Carr steps down

20 Mar 2013

KPMG launches 'intensive' route into accountancy

A year of exam graft looms for 65 trainees in KPMG's new qualification pilot programme

19 Mar 2013

Bankers must raise standards to that of accountants, says Rake

Sir Mike Rake, Barclays deputy chairman, calls on the banking profession to look at "basic ethics"

06 Mar 2013

KPMG administrators see Peacocks pension deficit inflate 73%

KPMG administrators have seen Peacocks' pension scheme deficit increase by 73% as it undergoes assessment to enter the Pension Protection Fund

04 Mar 2013

Park Group swaps KPMG for E&Y as auditor

Voucher and pre-pay business succeeds KPMG with Ernst & Young as auditors

25 Feb 2013

KPMG picks up RSA audit in place of Deloitte

FTSE 100 insurer brings in KPMG as Deloitte moves onto consultancy work

21 Feb 2013

KPMG partner profits down more than £100k

KPMG's accounts filing reveals more detail about its 2012 performance

20 Feb 2013

Pendragon appoints new chairman

Mel Egglenton to move from non-executive role to chairman of Pendragon

19 Feb 2013

MF Global administrators announce higher return to creditors

KPMG administrators estimate initial returns to unsecured creditors could double to 40p for every pound owed

14 Feb 2013

KPMG administrators arrange Cobbett's debt recovery arm sale

Administrators manage to sell law firm Cobbett's debt recovery arm to HL Legal solicitors

14 Feb 2013

HSBC chief accountant critical of quality of risk reporting

Quality of the risk analysis that companies publish is "weak" according to HSBC's group chief accounting officer

14 Feb 2013

FRC to investigate Autonomy over financials

The FRC is investigating Autonomy over alleged misrepresentations made in its accounts prior to its acquisition by Hewlett Packard

11 Feb 2013

KPMG administrators arrange pre-pack of Cobbetts

Pre-pack saves more than 400 jobs at Cobbetts but debt recovery arm Incasso was not part of the deal and its future remains uncertain

07 Feb 2013

KPMG administrators to arrange pre-pack of Cobbetts

DWF is set to acquire financially stricken Cobbetts in a pre-pack administration deal

01 Feb 2013

Audit committees don't understand their annual reports

Two-fifths of audit committees from around the world believe their annual reports cannot be understood

30 Jan 2013

easyJet chairman Rake to step down

Sir Mike Rake's tumultuous period as easyJet chairman is to end – of his own volition

28 Jan 2013

Separate rules for banks a "mistake", Lawson told

Big Four tell Lord Lawson imposing a different accounting regime for banks would be a mistake

24 Jan 2013

KPMG in talks over PRIME-style work experience scheme for accountants

KPMG enters into talks with founders of legal social mobility venture, which could see the Big Four firm forge an equivalent model for the accountancy profession

11 Jan 2013

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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

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

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?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

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

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