Practice management

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Auto-enrolment staging dates: FAQs for advisers

Employers will soon be approaching you to help them with automatic enrolment. In the first of series of monthly articles, industry liaison managers at The Pensions Regulator Ian Digby and Stephen Rowntree shed light on staging dates

27 Jun 2014

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Perfect storm boosts accountant's career bargaining power

Accountants in big four and mid-tier practices seeking their next move up the career ladder have the upper hand when it comes to negotiating a deal, says Tom Rogers

25 Jun 2014

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Swindon-based firms merge to create £2m turnover firm

British Accountancy Awards finalist BHG merges with Swindon-based practice

25 Jun 2014

Succession planning key as firms look to grow

Talaent management needs to be higher up the board agenda, Randstad finds

18 Jun 2014

PKF UK/Ireland firms clear £78m fees

PKF UKI posts £78m in fee income, with more firms lined up to join

18 Jun 2014

Best Practice: Sobell Rhodes’ Andrew Rhodes

Sobell Rhodes’ founder and managing partner Andrew Rhodes explains how the firm turns cost into a profit centre

17 Jun 2014

Xero releases Practice Manager software

Xero Practice Manager will reduce debtor days, the vendor claims

16 Jun 2014

Taylorcocks partners with tax relief specialist

Taylorcocks partners with tax relief specialist Jumpstart

13 Jun 2014

PKF Cooper Parry expands East Midlands restructuring team

Experienced hires made by PKF Cooper Parry to boost its restructuring team

13 Jun 2014

Gillman to step down from Price Bailey role

Long-serving practice head Peter Gillman to step down as Price Bailey's executive chairman

13 Jun 2014

The Practitioner: Bringing clients together backfires

The Practitioner looks to drive business through client collaboration. It doesn't work.

11 Jun 2014

TaxAssist Accountants in sale talks

TaxAssist in sale discussions, involving franchisees and outside parties

28 May 2014

Best Practice: BW Medical Accountants’ Keith Taylor

Specialising in a niche area is a sure way to leverage market opportunities, explains BW Medical Accountants’ Keith Taylor

27 May 2014

The Practitioner: Don't phone home

The Practitioner mulls a second phone - one that clients are not given the number to...

23 May 2014

Best Practice: Duff & Phelps' Paul Clark

Duff & Phelps' London managing partner Paul Clark discusses the firm's European expansion plans

16 May 2014

The Practitioner: Doing time with clients

The Practitioner is shocked that some of his supposedly squeaky-clean clients have had run-ins with the law

16 May 2014

Accountancy Age May App out now

Download the May 2014 Accountancy Age App now, with our 35 under 35, and interviews with ARM Holdings CFO Tim Score, and the bosses of Shelley Stock Hutter

16 May 2014

Bristol/Bath managing partner named at Baker Tilly

Kate Reid to head up Baker Tilly's Bristol and Bath offices

16 May 2014

Best Practice: Gabelle’s Paula Tallon

Gabelle founder and managing partner Paula Tallon discusses her love of tax and the process of setting up her own firm

12 May 2014

Tardy clients cause the biggest self assessment bugbear

Advisers want faster, clearer communications with clients during the self assessment filing season, finds a Wolters Kluwer/Accountancy Age survey

12 May 2014

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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

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

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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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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.