Analysis

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AS2013: What the papers say

'Tinkering' is the by-word for the Autumn Statement, a perusal of the papers has found

06 Dec 2013

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Co-op due diligence 'needed more work', says KPMG

Auditors from KPMG say more work was needed after they finished their due diligence on the Co-op's acquisition of Britannia Bank

04 Dec 2013

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Osborne should warm to Autumn Statement 'themes'

Accountancy Age looks ahead to the Autumn Statement on 5 December

28 Nov 2013

Auditors prepare for life under increased exemption thresholds

A further increase to audit thresholds could force firms out of the market - but cheaper alternatives to audit are available

26 Nov 2013

Best Practice: Goodman Jones' Larry Phillips

Goodman Jones may only have one office, but Fitzroy Square firm’s solid base belies a spirit to use the latest technology to grow, reports Kevin Reed

26 Nov 2013

No tidal wave of insolvencies

Despite some big corporate collapses such as HMV, Clinton Cards, and RSM Tenon, the decline of insolvency cases has taken its toll on some firms

20 Nov 2013

No cracks in the tax foundations

Following last year's nascent recovery, the Top 50's tax service line has managed to remain sturdy under pressure

19 Nov 2013

Universal Credit should follow tax calendar, says Aplin

Aligning Universal Credit and tax calendars could ease burden on small businesses, ICAEW tax faculty chair says in Hardman Lecture

14 Nov 2013

Deloitte, MG Rover and the Tribunal... the story so far

Rachael Singh looks at how accountancy's tribunal came to calculate the record-breaking fine against Deloitte for its work on collapsed car manufacturer MG Rover

31 Oct 2013

Practitioners left in difficult position over clients' tax affairs

An uncomfortable tension exists between the politcal climate around tax avoidance and recent court rulings, leaving practitioners in limbo

30 Oct 2013

Could accountants deflate the 'carbon bubble'?

Report from Carbon Tracker and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants argues sector has key role to play in tackling climate-related investment risks

18 Oct 2013

Desire to be “SMEs' champion” motivated Iris/KashFlow deal

KashFlow chief assures clients prices won't go up following tie up with Iris and that new group will work to develop a fully-integrated suite of applications

17 Oct 2013

Firms get strategic in lining up audit targets

Auditors will become more strategic in how they recruit, allocate resources and manage their cost base to attack FTSE 350 tenders

16 Oct 2013

Analysis: Female board quotas shunned by finance professionals

The latest Financial Director/Accountancy Age online Debate saw the audience vote in favour of Melanie Richards' opposition to Frances O'Grady's proposal for female board quotas

10 Oct 2013

EU tells IASB and Efrag to toughen up governance regimes

Europe calls for IASB funding arrangements to be reliant on the IASB updating its own governance

08 Oct 2013

Analysis: On balance sheet lease accounting looms large

The days of off balance sheet accounting for leases appear likely to end, despite concerns about more reporting complexity

04 Oct 2013

Miliband’s tax policies divide advisers

Business and tax advisers dubious over Miliband's proposed tax policies after pledged cut in business rates and freeze in corporation tax

25 Sep 2013

FRC vows to continue audit reform fight in annual meeting

FRC says it plans to work closer with audit committees, opens Brussels office, and is verging on sanctioning audit performance failures itself, at Baroness Hogg's last annual meeting

17 Sep 2013

Proposed changes to taxation of LLPs irk advisers

Professional services firms are incredibly resistant to government's proposed changes to the taxation of partnerships

06 Sep 2013

Best Practice: Cooper Parry's Ade Cheatham & Jeremy Bowler

The new chairman and CEO at Cooper Parry discuss succession planning and targeting the firm's core markets

06 Sep 2013

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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

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.