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The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

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

23 Apr 2014

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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?

07 Apr 2014

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The Practitioner: Calls waiting

With The Practitioner's firm on the receiving end of less-than-desirable telephony service, thoughts move to maintaining the best client dealings through new staffers

27 Mar 2014

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

18 Mar 2014

The Practitioner: Client grows - I worry

Can The Practitioner keep hold of their ambitious client?

14 Feb 2014

The Practitioner: Trainee woes

How much time should you give a trainee to learn the ropes? The Practitioner thinks he's had long enough already...

04 Feb 2014

The Practitioner: A firm set of resolutions

Can the Practitioner get their New Year practice-related resolutions put into practice?

10 Jan 2014

The Practitioner: Wearing too many hats is headache-inducing

Helping clients out with menial matters only stops you from providing better value services, muses the Practitioner

26 Nov 2013

The Practitioner: Apple to the core

Life without fully charged and synced mobile devices is a hollow Apple, finds The Practitioner

11 Nov 2013

The Practitioner: Working in the slow lane

Travelling's great for meeting clients - but contraflows impact on workflow, The Practitioner finds

24 Oct 2013

The Practitioner: Why does HMRC persist in making us look bad?

HMRC and Companies House 'flapping' is causing clients consternation - with The Practitioner on the receiving end

09 Oct 2013

The Practitioner: Completely Linked-Off

Social media is overloading The Practitioner's senses

03 Oct 2013

The Practitioner: More deadline days than Sky can cover...

The Practitioner bemoans the number of deadlines to deal with - exacerbated by HMRC sending pointless and inaccurate penalty notices...

18 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

The Practitioner: Summer working

Summer time fun and frolicks

20 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

The Practitioner: D.I.V.O.R.C.E

The end of the road for couples often opens up paths of opportunity for advisers, muses The Practitioner

03 Jul 2013

The Practitioner: Make bills whilst the sun shines

Good weather has its ups and downs for an accounting firm, says The Practitioner

21 Jun 2013

The Practitioner: Accounting cartographer

After a short trip to France, the Practioner has seen the wisdom in making a map to define every single process within his accountancy practice

23 May 2013

The Practitioner: Money talks

The Practitioner gets irate at gossiping clients...

02 May 2013

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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

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.