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Peter Winter of Carter Backer Winter

Best Practice: CBW’s Peter Winter

Carter Backer Winter managing partner Peter Winter discusses strategy and culture at the London firm

25 Nov 2014

Kinetic’s tax partner Ashford in law firm move

CIoT council member Gary Ashford joins law firm Harbottle and Lewis after Kinetic Partners spell

13 Nov 2014

Jon Moulton

Zolfo Cooper facilitates Walkabout bar chain MBO

Walkabout chain sold by Zolfo Cooper corporate finance experts to John Moulton investment vehicle

11 Nov 2014

Partner promotions take Scott-Moncrieff to 16

Morag Watson and Pamela Coyne recognised for their efforts in growing the business

31 Oct 2014

James Cowper appoints two directors

Sarah Robert and Stuart Williams handed promotions

28 Oct 2014

Biggest firms drive toughest bargain in M&A deals

Selling out to one of the 100 biggest practices is likely to see a lower price than to one of the next tier, claims Retiring Accountant

17 Oct 2014

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

14 Oct 2014

Interview: The new bosses at SJD Accountancy

Sovereign Capital director Jeremy Morgan and accounting group CEO Simon Curry discuss the £100m SJD Accountancy/Nixon Williams acquisitions

23 Sep 2014

£100m private equity deal creates new accounting group

SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams acquired in £100m deal by Sovereign Capital; Jeremy Newman joins as chairman

22 Sep 2014

Montpelier CEO cleared of tax dodging after 'humiliating' HMRC climb down

Watkin Gittins cleared of cheating the public revenue of £1m, as the long-running tax saga ends in ignominy for the CPS and HMRC

17 Sep 2014

Makinson appointed partner at UHY Hacker Young

Alex Makinson promoted to partner at Hacker Young's Chester office

09 Sep 2014

BKL in rebrand as it updates image

Berg Kaprow Lewis is to rebrand as BKL

04 Sep 2014

Bishop Fleming picks up 150th academy client

South-west and west Midlands firm picks up two new academy contracts to take its sector base to 150

01 Sep 2014

Interview: TaxAssist's Karl Sandall discusses franchisee 'owners'

Karl Sandall talks about the belief that TaxAssist franchisees have in the brand, as they - and management - buy out the business

29 Aug 2014

TaxAssist franchisees invest with management in groundbreaking MBO

More than half of Taxassist Accountants franchisees now own 32% of the franchise, as they join management in a buyout

29 Aug 2014

Tax clampdowns and audit squeeze behind drop in firms

The number of registered firms falls 4% in 12 months

26 Aug 2014

Reeves' Tate to serve as R3 president

Andrew Tate to serve as R3's vice-president next year, stepping up to president in 2016

21 Aug 2014

Top 50+50: From 2009 to 2014 - what has changed?

Accountancy Age compares the 2009 Top 50 survey to our latest figures, and draws out the direction of travel for the profession

24 Jul 2014

Top 50+50: Regulatory pressures stratifying audit market

Audit regulation helps stabilise fees for biggest firms, but pricing environment remains difficult for much of the profession

24 Jul 2014

Top 50+50: Firms continue tax growth despite LLP distraction

Firms consolidate growth of tax functions following legislatively trying year, Top 50+50 data shows

24 Jul 2014

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The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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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: Post-awards emotion

For some, the British Accountancy Awards can be emotionally demanding

Colin: Pre-award jitters

Colin's excited about tonight's British Accountancy Awards

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

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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.