Taking Stock

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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

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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

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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

Colin: You don't have to be a geek to work here...

Colin imagines what EY's recruitment policy for its new forensic tech hub might look like

12 Jun 2014

Colin: Tax is like a box of chocolates

Colin imagines HMRC's reaction to receiving further tax information from Swiss colleagues

04 Jun 2014

Colin: The evolving role of IPs

Colin considers how insolvency practitioners might deal with all their additional demands in the future

27 May 2014

Taking Stock: You can prove anything with statistics

Sometimes TS doesn't believe what it reads

22 May 2014

Taking Stock: Breaking the ice with Icebreaker

TS likes a drink, particularly if it relates to a tax avoidance scheme

16 May 2014

Taking Stock: Spotting a cloud bluffer

A cloud buffer sounds like a really nice, extraordinarily fluffy, thing. And it is...but not in a nice way, says Dr Peter Chadha

15 May 2014

Colin: Do the authorities have any Patience for tax avoidance?

Colin wonders if the OBE will be rebranded following news of Gary Barlow's controversial tax affairs

14 May 2014

Colin: Will new head of financial control at GCHQ be called M

Colin might decide against going for this job advertised Accountancy Age

09 May 2014

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

Taking Stock: Earl to sell plot to pay off tax mountain

TS hasn't come across many who use mountains to settle tax bills

06 May 2014

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

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

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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.