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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

27 Oct 2014

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PCAOB inspection finds deficiencies in a number of KPMG US audits

The 2013 inspection included reviews of portions of 50 audits performed by the Big Four firm and a review of its audit work.

24 Oct 2014

Larking Gowen completes merger with medical specialist

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

03 Oct 2014

Accountancy Age Summer App out now

The latest issue of the Accountancy Age App is out now

08 Sep 2014

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

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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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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