Taking Stock

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Taking Stock: Blessed are the tax collectors

Is tax avoidance sinful? TS muses

01 Sep 2014

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CONFIRMED - Accountants are sexy beasts

Accountants are among the most interesting workers in the bedroom, apparently

26 Aug 2014

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Colin: Evaders are going to struggle to fit in

Colin was tickled when he realised how much harder tax evaders are to find life after the LDF limitations

20 Aug 2014

Colin: Capital punishment

Is IFRS being used as a scapegoat for bad corporate behaviour? muses Colin

14 Aug 2014

Colin: A spoonful of American patriotism helps the tax go down

Colin takes a wry look at Walgreens' move away from US tax inversions

11 Aug 2014

Colin: Anyone for a Gherkin?

Colin considers potential bidders for one of London's most iconic buildings

04 Aug 2014

Colin: Things that go bump in the night

Colin takes an alternative look at why IPs might be kept awake by zombie nightmares

28 Jul 2014

Colin: Icebreaker celebs could soon be...

Colin speculates on the effect HMRC's latest set of powers could have

22 Jul 2014

Colin: Thor blimey what a relief

Colin wonders whether HMRC could have kept the Danes at bay

11 Jul 2014

Taking Stock: Menzies 'launches new trajectory'

In space no one can hear you audit

10 Jul 2014

Taking Stock: IFRS pocket guide unlikely to end on Carney's book shelf

Bank of England governor at a loss over what to do with IFRS pocket guide

10 Jul 2014

Colin: PwC's partners will fight over WH Smith audit

Colin raised a wry smile when he heard about PwC's latest audit win

09 Jul 2014

Taking Stock: Nagged to death by Leonard Curtis

Unlucky in choice of profession, and unlucky in choice of horses. Leonard Curtis needs a turnaround in fortune, muses TS

03 Jul 2014

Taking Stock: When tax gets tasty

TS likes cake

02 Jul 2014

Colin: Anyone can be a marketing director, can't they?

Colin find that accounting and marketing make poor bed fellows

30 Jun 2014

Colin: Put it all on red

Colin wonders what odds he would have got for the latest audit change

25 Jun 2014

Colin: You can't take the taxman for a ride

Colin ponders the implications of McLaren's failed attempt to make its £32m spying fine tax deductible

20 Jun 2014

Taking Stock: Bloodsport for practitioners

Teresa Graham receives the rough edge of one IP's tough at a Big Institute event

18 Jun 2014

Taking stock: Holding out for a hero

TS loves a happy ending

13 Jun 2014

Colin: From Excel to the cells

Colin ponders the implications of the Queen's speech

13 Jun 2014

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ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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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.