Analysis

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RSM Tenon & Baker Tilly: In this together...

Does Baker Tilly need RSM Tenon as much as the listed firm needs Baker Tilly?

28 Aug 2013

Audit magnifying glass

Five-year audit tender costs disproportionate

Forcing companies to tender audit work every five years could prove costly, finds Richard Crump

16 Aug 2013

football-sketch

Public scrutiny making football FDs cautious on compliance

FDs in football clubs more focused on management of corporate governance than if they were in a similar sized business outside of the industry

15 Aug 2013

Best Practice: BDO International's Anders Heede

BDO International's CEO of network development and Europe talks about the future, PKF and the network's 50th birthday

09 Aug 2013

Best Practice: HW Fisher’s Michael Davis

Eighty years on from HW Fisher's formation by Harold Fisher in 1933, the business still holds true to its entrepreneurial principles

06 Aug 2013

Mid-tier handed "permission to play" in FTSE 350 audit market

While not perfect, Competition Commission audit reforms means it is in the mid-tier's hands to pick up work

24 Jul 2013

Best Practice: Saffery Champness’ Jonathan Fox

The only non-accountant managing partner in the top 20 discusses how he has redefined the role in separating management work from client work

17 Jul 2013

Best Practice: CCW's 'changing of the guard'

Andrew Pianca reflects on his time in office while David Mellor talks through his challenging vision at the firm

04 Jul 2013

Analysis: Law Society's beef with the ICAEW's probate plans

Accountancy Age runs through concerns about the ICAEW's plan to become a probate licensing body, as the institute looks to defend itself

26 Jun 2013

G8 tax evasion action plan an “anti-climax”

After releasing a ten-point action plan on tax evasion, the G8's proposals have been branded an "anti-climax" by advisers

19 Jun 2013

Institute tie-up on far side of world has UK ramifications

UK institutes should take heed if New Zealand and Australia are able to create a new joint trans-Tasman accountancy body

17 Jun 2013

Audit committees need to get cracking on Companies Act reform

Companies Act reform welcomed but audit committees must start working on this quickly

14 Jun 2013

Don't panic! is the message despite avoidance scheme ruling

What at face value appears to be a significant ruling on accountants' duties may not be the watershed it appears, say advisers

07 Jun 2013

Analysis: OECD aims to fix corporate taxes within two years

The OECD and UN contributed towards a week of high-level discussion on tax avoidance. Accountancy Age follows the developments

03 Jun 2013

Glacially slow progress in M&S group tax relief case

Despite M&S winning original European ruling on group tax relief claims in 2005, eight years on there are still loose ends

03 Jun 2013

HMRC launches bid to close offshore NIC tax gap

HMRC steps up efforts to close offshore intermediaries tax loophole

31 May 2013

Accounting rules could lead to artificial lease structures

Overhaul of lease accounting rules still complex and could lead to restructuring of lease agreements

23 May 2013

Analysis: Has RDR killed the multi-disciplinary practice?

New financial services rules in the form of The Retail Distribution Review have made firms think again about their future direction

17 May 2013

Material uncertainties over FRC going concern guidance

No-one disputes Lord Sharman’s recommendations on going concern, but the FRC’s interpretation has been met with alarm

14 May 2013

Decisive action needed on tax disclosure

A shift towards greater tax transparency is inevitable for both practice and business, but under what guise?

09 May 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

Audit magnifying glass

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

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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