Taking Stock

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Colin: Football FDs stripped

Football FDs band together in concerns about compliance

20 Aug 2013

Colin Audit

Colin: Take your pick on auditor

Colin simplifies incoming five year audit tendering

16 Aug 2013

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Chef's special

Colin sees a small change in Little Chef's logo with its sale to Kuwati buyers Kout Food

14 Aug 2013

Colin: Wheel of Fortune

Colin comments on the state of the audit market

06 Aug 2013

Colin: Match made in heaven?

Colin takes a wry look at the news of merger discussions between Baker Tilly and RSM Tenon

26 Jul 2013

Taking Stock: Return of the ring

TS loves a feel-good story

25 Jul 2013

The AA Top 50 minus one

The course of true love (and putting together the Top 50) never runs smooth

23 Jul 2013

Colin: HMRC takes wind out of P&O sales

Colin suggests a new adornment for P&O's ferries after tribunal ruling

19 Jul 2013

Colin: UK tax rules patently unfair, say Germans

Colin offers an abridged version of Germany's concerns over the UK Patent Box tax reliefs regime

12 Jul 2013

Taking Stock: EY plays the catchphrase game

TS is delighted to note the aplomb with which EY is pushing its rebrand

09 Jul 2013

Colin: Shakespeare inspires taxman's dispute resolutions

Colin speculates on the inner workings of the taxman's new tax assurance commission

05 Jul 2013

'Beep Beep' Bezant impresses with LinkedIn CV

Buckler Spencer's David Bezant lifts the LinkedIn gloom

05 Jul 2013

Taking Stock: Which Big Four firm doesn't Barclays fancy?

Barclays' submission to the Competition Commission suggests that at least one Big Four firm needn't partake in its likely audit tender

01 Jul 2013

Colin: It doesn't have to be War and Peace

Brevity should be the soul of company reports, suggests Colin

27 Jun 2013

Olympic challenge for Wood to get back into Deloitte

LOCOG CFO's triumphant return to employers Deloitte sees him facing a barrier to entry - literally, muses Taking Stock

21 Jun 2013

Taking Stock: Accountancy and the sheriff of Cumbria

TS loves it when two worlds collide

18 Jun 2013

Colin: Hey diddle (tax) diddle

Colin offers his assessment of the pressure on 'tax havens'

17 Jun 2013

Colin: Don't panic! (about avoidance)

Colin succinctly rounds up the latest court ruling on tax avoidance and advisers' responsiblities

14 Jun 2013

Taking Stock: 'No trainers' if you want to party with PwC

Partying with with the Big Four is not straightforward

06 Jun 2013

Colin: The Apple of Irish eyes?

Colin wonders whether Apple cut a tax deal with Ireland after allegations made by US senators

29 May 2013

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

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