Practice management

Cliffe takes on haysmacintyre managing partner role

Ian Cliffe takes on haysmacintyre top role from Simon Wilks

10 Oct 2013

Gareth Pearce

Pearce steps down as Smith & Williamson split top roles

Long-serving boss Gareth Pearce set to retire from Smith & Williamson. David Cobb and Kevin Stopps to serve as co-chief execs

25 Sep 2013

Advertisement feature: Defusing the UCIS Time Bomb

As the area of UCIS moves into public domain with some advice companies choosing voluntary liquidation under pressure from mis-selling claims, what position should a trusted accountancy firm take when faced with worried clients' legacy issues? You can't be experts in everything - but you can partner with someone who has specialist expertise.

23 Sep 2013

Accountancy Age Debate: Mandatory targets are essential to place more women into senior roles

The latest online Debate, in which you can take part, is due to begin

13 Sep 2013

The Practitioner: I am a finance director (sometimes)

The Practitioner has an epiphany while working within one of his client's businesses

11 Sep 2013

Regulation is prompting a re-evaluation of client relationships

Accountants can use the new regulatory landscape as an opportunity to improve their communication strategies with clients

06 Sep 2013

Latest Accountancy Age iPad App out now

Interviews with Mazars, HW Fisher, Pizza Hut, BSI, plus the Finance Network chart of how FTSE 100 accountants are connected

06 Sep 2013

Best Practice: Cooper Parry's Ade Cheatham & Jeremy Bowler

The new chairman and CEO at Cooper Parry discuss succession planning and targeting the firm's core markets

06 Sep 2013

Leader: More dirty work ahead in RSM Tenon deal

Even if the pre-pack leaves a 'tidier' RSM Tenon, bringing a distressed firm on board is fraught with problems, suggests Kevin Red

23 Aug 2013

Best Practice: Mazars' senior partner Phil Verity

Driving diversity and making the most of international opportunities are key for Mazars, says senior partner Phil Verity

23 Aug 2013

Montpelier directors charged over alleged £1m tax fraud

CEO Watkin Gittins and former Montpelier Tax Consultants director Martin Calcutt charged over alleged charity relief fraud

20 Aug 2013

BW Medical Accountants strengthens tax team

BW Medical Accountants strengthens tax team with the appointment of two specialists

15 Aug 2013

‘Bean counter’ view of accountants holding back entrepreneurs

Accountants must educate entrepreneurs that they can be business partners, latest CIMA and Nottingham University study reveals

13 Aug 2013

Graham Gordon to take Moore and Smalley helm

Gordon to take over as managing partner from David Ingram in October

06 Aug 2013

Mazars London managing partner faces pensions tribunal

FRC's executive counsel calls on Mazars and London managing partner to face tribunal over advice to First Quench pension trustees

05 Aug 2013

The Practitioner: The Summer Sums

The good vibes created by the weather seem to be a good time to chase a payment-tardy client. But the heat has affected The Practitioner's judgment...

25 Jul 2013

Interview: BDO managing partner Simon Michaels

Having passed the 100 day merger milestone with PKF, BDO's Simon Michaels talks of how it has gone, along with future plans

24 Jul 2013

Accountancy Age Top 50 +50 Firms 2012

18 Jul 2013

Lender lines up aspiring equity partners with new product

Castle Trust looks to use accountants' property equity to help them invest into their firms

17 Jul 2013

Who's in charge of your firm?

Professor Laura Empson digs below the surface to find a range of fascinating powerplays within professional services firms

04 Jul 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?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

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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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.