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Use 'The Lab' to end going concern concerns

FRC cannot afford another consultation on going concern, it should send the debate to the Financial Reporting Lab

02 Jul 2014

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Colin: Anyone can be a marketing director, can't they?

Colin find that accounting and marketing make poor bed fellows

30 Jun 2014

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Colin: Put it all on red

Colin wonders what odds he would have got for the latest audit change

25 Jun 2014

Colin: You can't take the taxman for a ride

Colin ponders the implications of McLaren's failed attempt to make its £32m spying fine tax deductible

20 Jun 2014

Taking Stock: Bloodsport for practitioners

Teresa Graham receives the rough edge of one IP's tough at a Big Institute event

18 Jun 2014

Taking stock: Holding out for a hero

TS loves a happy ending

13 Jun 2014

Colin: From Excel to the cells

Colin ponders the implications of the Queen's speech

13 Jun 2014

Colin: You don't have to be a geek to work here...

Colin imagines what EY's recruitment policy for its new forensic tech hub might look like

12 Jun 2014

Colin: Tax is like a box of chocolates

Colin imagines HMRC's reaction to receiving further tax information from Swiss colleagues

04 Jun 2014

Colin: The evolving role of IPs

Colin considers how insolvency practitioners might deal with all their additional demands in the future

27 May 2014

Taking Stock: You can prove anything with statistics

Sometimes TS doesn't believe what it reads

22 May 2014

Taking Stock: Breaking the ice with Icebreaker

TS likes a drink, particularly if it relates to a tax avoidance scheme

16 May 2014

Taking Stock: Spotting a cloud bluffer

A cloud buffer sounds like a really nice, extraordinarily fluffy, thing. And it is...but not in a nice way, says Dr Peter Chadha

15 May 2014

Colin: Do the authorities have any Patience for tax avoidance?

Colin wonders if the OBE will be rebranded following news of Gary Barlow's controversial tax affairs

14 May 2014

Colin: Will new head of financial control at GCHQ be called M

Colin might decide against going for this job advertised Accountancy Age

09 May 2014

Taking Stock: You don't have to look like Gareth Pearce to work here..

New Smith & Williamson co-chief David Cobb looks a lot like former exec chairman Gareth Pearce. And Taking Stock is scared

07 May 2014

Taking Stock: Earl to sell plot to pay off tax mountain

TS hasn't come across many who use mountains to settle tax bills

06 May 2014

Colin: Shhh, be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting...

Vince Cable goes hunting for opaque business structures

29 Apr 2014

Colin: The Gherkin's wilting

Colin was surprised to hear the Gherkin is in trouble

25 Apr 2014

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

16 Apr 2014

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

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: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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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.