Risk Management

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Does growth mean consulting rethink?

Growth, and downturns, give CFOs spending headaches - particularly on consulting. Alan Leaman, CEO of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), explains the new choices at hand for buyers

17 Mar 2014

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Speedy Hire suffers £2.7m charge on accounting irregularities

Deloitte/Addleshaw Goddard review finds accounting irregularities deliberately undertaken by a small number of employees at Speedy Hire

03 Mar 2014

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Treasury must watch over Royal Household finances

The Queen's household has dipped into its reserves, leaving it with a historically low fund, warns the Public Accounts Committee

28 Jan 2014

FRC updates going concern definition

FRC clarifies the assessement of going concern for stewardship and accounting purposes

07 Nov 2013

Directors putting reputation before profit

Joint CIMA and AICPA survey reveals directors prepared to lose profit for the sake of protecting reputation

02 Aug 2013

Taxing questions for Google

The risks of tax arbitrage lay beyond mere legality, says Steve Fowler

10 Jul 2013

Risk and IT audit roles to see the biggest salary increases

Regulatory and compliance accounting roles to see the biggest hike in salaries next year, as regulation bites financial services

03 Dec 2012

Quarter of FTSE 150 treasuries ill-prepared for volatility

Survey of 95 FTSE 150 companies by Reval finds that 26% of companies have no automated treasury management technology system in place

12 Jun 2012

Sharman: Going concern too black and white

Going concern qualifications are too drastic and directors should be encouraged to disclose risks earlier, the Sharman Inquiry concludes

03 Nov 2011

Don't expect miracles from risk reporting

Investors and the ICAEW differ on how much can be revealed in risk reporting

27 Oct 2011

IT risk is 'audit blind spot'

Audit is weak when it comes to assessing and managing IT risks, a new report indicates

05 Oct 2011

Fleck: More education needed on risk reporting

Good disclosure of risk in financial reporting may be dependent on more education, according to Richard Fleck of the FRC's Auditing Practices Board

02 Sep 2011

If the cap fits: Pitching a liability cap

An overview of the latest thoughts on where to set a liability cap

01 Sep 2011

CFA: Don't skewer long-term investors

Investor spokesman Will Goodhart has defended short-term investors, saying there is no ideal holding period

26 Jul 2011

Deloitte boosts risk practice with four appointments

Deloitte welcomes four new partners to its risk arm, specialising in areas including internal audit and technology assurance

07 Jul 2011

Going concern inquiry closed for submissions

The FRC's inquiry into going concern has closed and ACCA said while IFRS are fit for purpose, the time frame under consideration should be extended

04 Jul 2011

New Bribery Act criticised by UK200 Group

Association for accountants blasts new anti-bribery legislation

01 Jul 2011

KPMG targets risk with new publication

KPMG has published a new magazine aimed at risk management leaders and financial controllers

10 May 2011

Consulting picks up after 2009 slump

Consulting industry halts contraction

03 May 2011

PwC India fined for audit debacle

PwC's Indian subsidiaries have been heavily fined for missing accounting manipulation on the part of IT service provider Satyam

06 Apr 2011

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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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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.