Smith Williamson

David Cobb

Taking Stock: You don't have to look like Gareth Pearce to work here..

New Smith & Williamson co-chief David Cobb looks a lot like former exec chairman Gareth Pearce. And Taking Stock is scared

07 May 2014

David Cobb and Kevin Stopps

Best Practice: Smith & Williamson's co-chief executives

David Cobb and Kevin Stopps outline the firm's growth strategy - and how they work together

20 Feb 2014

The team will operate from Cheltenham

Smith & Williamson takes on Cheltenham-based RBC tax team

Four-strong Royal Bank of Canada team makes move to Smith & Williamson

07 Feb 2014

Nexia network sees 3% fee income rise

Revenues for the international network, which includes Smith & Williamson and Saffery Champness, approach $3bn

07 Feb 2014

Magic Mo-ments for Smith & Williamson ABS department

Smith & Williamson ABS department Movember team raises £3,745, but TS questions the commitment of one member in particular

29 Nov 2013

Riches leaves CIoT to head up Smith & Williamson tax function

Tina Riches to take over from Richard Mannion as national head of tax at Smith & Williamson

30 Sep 2013

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

Smith & Williamson administrators called to criticised school

School criticised for the way it handled a pupil's rape allegation calls in administrators after too few pupils sign up

06 Sep 2013

Former PwC man takes Smith & Williamson private client role

Lee Blackshaw joins Smith & Williamson from PwC as head of private client tax

10 Jul 2013

Smith & Williamson partner to head its Manchester office

Former HMRC tax official and Smith & Williamson partner Andrew McKenna to head firm's Manchester office

25 Jun 2013

Smith & Williamson sets up new Manchester base

Top ten firm steps up its Manchester tax drive

08 Mar 2013

UHY Hacker Young partner leaves to join Smith & Williamson

Guy Swarbreck joins Smith & Williamson's financial services and markets group

12 Feb 2013

Smith & Williamson creates LLPs to drive partner investment

LLPs' tax efficiency should encourage Smith & Williamson partners to buy into the firm

12 Oct 2012

Smith & Williamson fined over FSA-regulated client

Firm agrees consent order, including fine and costs, with ICAEW committee over gathering audit evidence

10 Oct 2012

Top 20 US firms sign up to Nexia international network

Recently merged top 20 firms to sit within Nexia

23 Aug 2012

Best Practice: Smith & Williamson's Gareth Pearce

Keeping the Smith & Williamson house in order, without overreaching, will pay dividends, says chairman Gareth Pearce

13 Aug 2012

Seymour Pierce corporate finance director joins Reeves

John Cowie appointed corporate finance partner at Reeves

08 Mar 2012

Smith & Williamson appoints new tax director

Andrew Jupp joins top-10 accountant from Haysmacintyre

19 Jan 2012

Begbies acquisition could net Smith & Williamson £7m

Acquisition of Begbies Traynor tax division could net Smith & Williamson extra £7m in fees

29 Nov 2011

Audit chief accuses Big Four of low-balling

Big Four are low-balling to secure audits, according to mid-tier director Giles Murphy

08 Nov 2011

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The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

House of Cards

Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

Taking Stock: Honest branding for HMRC?

Everyone seems to be having fun with branding, and TS is on board with

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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.