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Taking Stock: Cassons channels 80s power pop

Firm takes a Queen-esque attitude to making music videos, TS has noticed

03 Dec 2013

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Magic Mo-ments for Smith & Williamson ABS department

Smith & Williamson ABS department Movember team raises £3,745, but TS questions the commitment of one member in particular

29 Nov 2013

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Taking Stock: Fondness for food could cost you tax breaks

When becoming non-domiciled, ensure you loose all emotional ties with the UK to avoid subsequent tax enquiries

27 Nov 2013

Colin: What most guests missed at the British Accountancy Awards

Colin made quite a discovery after the British Accountancy Awards finished

25 Nov 2013

Taking Stock: Leap of faith at the British Accountancy Awards 2013

Senior practitioners go the extra mile to win British Accountancy Awards

21 Nov 2013

Colin: Merged Aussie and Kiwi institutes agree ground rules

Colin imagines how the first meeting of the newly-merged Australian and Kiwi institute might pan out

12 Nov 2013

Taking Stock: German tax authorities find Nazis’ looted art stash

German tax authorities find a haul of 1,500 paintings looted by the Nazis during a tax investigation

06 Nov 2013

Colin: Don't judge a report by its cover

Annual reports serving too many masters could see an unexpected turn

01 Nov 2013

Colin: Vive la (tax) revolution!

Colin was rather tickled by the idea of French football's strike over a so-called 'supertax'

28 Oct 2013

Taking Stock: French footballers' strike over ‘supertax’ hilarious

Sometimes, the headline is all you need

25 Oct 2013

Colin: Don't play fast and loose with accounts

Colin wonders whether the FIA's accounts would pass their MOT

23 Oct 2013

Colin: Bare-faced ambition

Colin was rather tickled to read FDs are more open about their career ambitions

22 Oct 2013

Battle over 'prudence' isolates the IASB

The view of the many isn't necessarily right, but the IASB appears to be alone in defending its stance on prudence

17 Oct 2013

Colin: Gender issue solved by glass elevator

Colin sums up the gender issues facing accountancy firms

15 Oct 2013

Colin: French not cock-a-hoop with finance bill

Colin's funny bone was tickled at the news of a French tax U-turn

10 Oct 2013

Taking Stock: EY's Varley talks a good game (of football)

World Cup qualifying fever appears to have permeated the world of accountancy, with EY boss Steve Varley going all 'England Manager' on us

10 Oct 2013

Taking Stock: ICAEW proves VERY selective in FD hunt

'If you ain't ICAEW, you ain't getting in,' says ICAEW

04 Oct 2013

Taking Stock: 007 will return...just not in an online accounting video

TS recommends that Twinfield stick to the day job. On this evidence, it can forget about a career in Hollywood

01 Oct 2013

Colin: The Devil's Panorama

Colin shares his views after viewing the BBC's Panorama documentary on tax avoidance

19 Sep 2013

Panorama programme over-simplifies avoidance debate

Accountancy deserves a greater mainstream voice after a BBC Panorama investigation into tax avoidance largely caricatured profession

18 Sep 2013

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

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

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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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.