Top 50 Firms

Larking Gowen completes merger with medical specialist

Larking Gowen confirms merger with Colchester-based medical accountants Hubbard Lloyd

03 Oct 2014

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Accountancy Age Summer App out now

The latest issue of the Accountancy Age App is out now

08 Sep 2014

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Kingston Smith & Partners appoints licensed IP

IP specialising in investigations and contentious insolvencies joins Kingston Smith & Partners

01 Aug 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: IPs struggle for fees as zombie companies live on

Work is thin on the ground for IPs as zombie companies stagger on despite hopes of an uptick in business as economy rebounds

23 Jul 2014

Record growth sees West Country firm Old Mill pay £600,000 bonus

Old Mill fee income hits £16m in 2014

18 Jul 2014

Best Practice: Chantrey Vellacott DFK's Mike Tovey

Chantrey Vellacott's managing partner tells the warts-and-all story of the Top 30 firm's evolution

16 Jul 2014

Begbies Traynor acquires London-based corporate insolvency group

Begbies Traynor Group acquires Ian Franses Associates for £0.6m, with further £1.4m to be paid dependent on performance

16 Jun 2014

More firms planning to recruit senior staff from rivals

Number of accountancy firms contemplating poaching senior staff and their teams from their rivals more than doubles in the last year

02 Jun 2014

HW Fisher appoints tax partner

Jamie Morrison will specialise in advising high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs

03 Oct 2013

haysmacintyre relocates to new office in Holborn

haysmacintyre relocates to new office to accommodate expansion and working practices

01 Oct 2013

The AA Top 50 minus one

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

23 Jul 2013

Baker Tilly partner takes Duff & Phelps role

Peter Cooper joins Duff & Phelps as partner having previously held senior roles at Baker Tilly, E&Y and Lloyds

02 May 2013

Accountants' and employers' recruitment expectations vary

White paper by Robert Walters finds recruitment processes taking longer than expected

01 Nov 2012

Xero to triple UK operations in the next year

Buoyant UK accountancy market sees online accountancy IT provder for practices bolster operations

29 Mar 2012

Menzies partners with consultants to grow service lines

Top 30 firm sets up strategic partnership with Insight MSC to increase accounting capabilities

28 Mar 2012

Taxman postpones Business Record Checks

HMRC's controversial SME record-checking pilot put on hold for more "targeted" approach in the next tax year

03 Feb 2012

Mid-tier firms rush to be LinkedIn

Mid-tier firms have embraced LinkedIn, roughly doubling their usage in the past year

08 Dec 2011

Ex-Baker Tilly head joins Francis Clark

Baker Tilly’s former South region head of corporate finance Andrew Killick takes up similar role at Francis Clark

16 Nov 2011

Audit chief accuses Big Four of low-balling

Big Four are low-balling to secure audits, according to mid-tier director Giles Murphy

08 Nov 2011

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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

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...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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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

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