Taking Stock

Rain on water

Taking Stock: Sobell Rhodes rains supreme

The inclement weather isn't a problem for Sobell Rhodes' numbercrunchers - it's having the strength to lift their brollies

07 Feb 2014

Short-sighted view could be fatal

Colin: Short-sighted view could be fatal

Colin wades into the tax avoidance debate

30 Jan 2014

cta-win-bisch

Colin: FRC Wins the Hoff

Colin's vision of events often bears little relation to reality

24 Jan 2014

Colin: There's no app for Vodafone audit

Colin ponders how the Vodafone audit tender process might go down

24 Jan 2014

Colin: Where's the 'dislike' button?

Upon hearing about accountancy's social media habits, Colin wondered whether there are any downsides

20 Jan 2014

Colin: Show me the funny

Colin speculates on HMRC's reaction when it heard Jimmy Carr was to pay his tax bill

15 Jan 2014

Taking Stock: Frosty lunch at the Savoy

Don't you hate it when seating plans go awry?

15 Jan 2014

Taking Stock: The oddest excuses for late tax returns

Sometimes, fact is stranger than fiction

02 Jan 2014

Taking Stock: Some festive reading from the FRC

With seven notable releases in seven days, TS wonders what the FRC has been doing all year

18 Dec 2013

Taking Stock: Upstaged by Michael Bublé

TS was taken aback to lose the interest of its esteemed dinner guests for the charms of Michael Bublé

13 Dec 2013

Taking Stock: It’s the season for (practice) biographies

TS is spoiled for choice for biographies this Christmas...But we recommend that of Price Bailey

12 Dec 2013

Colin: Little fanfare for Autumn Statement 2013

Colin found little to shout about in this year's Autumn Statement

10 Dec 2013

Taking Stock: Cassons channels 80s power pop

Firm takes a Queen-esque attitude to making music videos, TS has noticed

03 Dec 2013

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

Taking Stock: Fondness for food could cost you tax breaks

When becoming non-domiciled, ensure you loose all emotional ties with the UK to avoid subsequent tax enquiries

27 Nov 2013

Taking Stock: Leap of faith at the British Accountancy Awards 2013

Senior practitioners go the extra mile to win British Accountancy Awards

21 Nov 2013

Colin: Merged Aussie and Kiwi institutes agree ground rules

Colin imagines how the first meeting of the newly-merged Australian and Kiwi institute might pan out

12 Nov 2013

Taking Stock: German tax authorities find Nazis’ looted art stash

German tax authorities find a haul of 1,500 paintings looted by the Nazis during a tax investigation

06 Nov 2013

Colin: Vive la (tax) revolution!

Colin was rather tickled by the idea of French football's strike over a so-called 'supertax'

28 Oct 2013

Taking Stock: French footballers' strike over ‘supertax’ hilarious

Sometimes, the headline is all you need

25 Oct 2013

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

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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.