Mergers and Acquisitions

Aussie and Kiwi institutes lay down ground rules

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

Merger

Colin: Match made in heaven?

Colin takes a wry look at the news of merger discussions between Baker Tilly and RSM Tenon

26 Jul 2013

Autonomy

Colin: Hidden in plain view

"What goes on behind closed doors?" asks Colin

30 Nov 2012

Practice Manager: Is PKF the real deal as BDO plays catch-up?

BDO and PKF need to find an answer to stagnating performance - but will two into one go?

16 Oct 2012

BDO/PKF - deal details are where the fun's at

Merger discussions are fine, but the real fun comes after the ink has dried on the contract and two firms must become one

16 Aug 2012

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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

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

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?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

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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Briefings

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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.