Taking Stock

A Valentine's heart

Taking Stock: An interim FD's Valentine's tale

Being an interim FD isn't all about interim finance things...sometimes it's about love...

14 Feb 2013

Burberry

Colin: Cartwright checks out

Colin ponders what Burberry's outgoing CFO Stacey Cartwright might like for her parting gift

11 Feb 2013

toy-soldiers

Mission accomplished for ex-soldier entering accountancy

TS happily reports that former soldier Stephen Gillespie has won an apprenticeship with CPA Associates in Wigan

07 Feb 2013

Taking Stock: Good job there's not a loud music tax

Musical tax skits on Youtube - they all sound the same to us old-timers

05 Feb 2013

Colin: Tracking Europe's audit trail

Colin wonders how long it will take for European audit reform to happen

30 Jan 2013

PwC sauces up children’s story

TS was left hot under the collar after its annual trip to the panto

25 Jan 2013

Judges decide on legal privilege

Colin wonders how the voting process might work among Justices at the the Supreme Court

25 Jan 2013

Colin: Death of the high street

Colin wonders if anything more than a weak economy could be behind the recent spate of high street insolvencies

21 Jan 2013

Colin: Fifty Suits of Grey - 2012 in review

Colin takes a wry look back at 2012

17 Jan 2013

Colin: HMV's new owner

Colin wonders if the dog likes his new owner

15 Jan 2013

Taking Stock: Many happy returns over Christmas

Christmas is a time for ... taxes, apparently

10 Jan 2013

Taking Stock: The death of Facts

TS is shocked and saddened to hear of the demise of Facts

08 Jan 2013

Colin: Post Office pushes the envelope

Colin takes a sideways glance at the Post Office finally looking at its own software over accounting errors

07 Jan 2013

Colin: Have a value-added Christmas

Colin wishes you all a merry Christmas - and don't forget to leave a 64-8 out for when Santa comes down the chimney

20 Dec 2012

Taking Stock: Greentree gets charitable in biz software giveaway

TS loves to see good deeds...

18 Dec 2012

Colin: X marks the spot

How offshore tax settlements agreements used to be conducted

12 Dec 2012

Taking Stock: Licence to ... audit your tax returns

Sex, drugs and violence. All in the day and life of an undercover accountant...

03 Dec 2012

Colin: Cutting red tape not always subtle

Setting new UK accounting standards is a delicate issue, notes Colin

27 Nov 2012

Colin: What's accounting got to do with the price of fish?

The glitz and glamour wasn't the only reason guests attended the British Accountancy Awards, notes Colin

23 Nov 2012

Colin: Taxis rank highly with PwC

Colin's usual sidewards, squinty, glance at the news: PwC's administration of Manganese Bronze proves eye-catching

19 Nov 2012

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This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

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

The Practitioner: Struggling client holds WIP hand

A client of The Practitioner is in financial difficulties, owing the practice a lot of money...

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Top 35 Networks 2013: The Survey

Our full survey results of the top 38 accounting networks, associations and alliances

Colin: Things that go bump in the night

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

Colin: Icebreaker celebs could soon be...

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

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

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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.