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Practice Manager: KPMG tiptoes around Makinson Cowell's clients

The Big Four firm's latest acquisition will keep its brand, with 'independence' being the byword

19 Apr 2013

Signs for Old Street and Silicon Valley

Practice Manager: Small firms must use size to their advantage

KPMG's move into Tech City illustrates that smaller firms must take advantage of their size and move quickly, says Kevin Reed

07 Dec 2012

SMEs' travails should prick the ears of practices

Lack of finance. Lack of recognition of government initiatives. Are advisors doing enough to help boost their clients?

27 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

E&Y: Steve Varley and audit rebels

A closer glance at Ernst & Young's 2012 assurance revenues might prove uncomfortable reading for mid-tier firms looking to open up the market

02 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

CIMA and ICAEW accounts: all in the presentation

Fully transparent, or just one for the accountants? asks Kevin Reed

18 May 2012

Jeremy Newman could fit for RSM Tenon

The former BDO boss could fit as RSM Tenon's top non-exec, suggest Kevin Reed

30 Apr 2012

Audit Commission: An opportunity missed

The tender process for farming out Audit Commission work hasn’t opened up the market

05 Apr 2012

RSM Tenon: Split from auditors and move on

RSM Tenon risks more by carrying on an argument with its auditors now the spat is in the public domain, argues Kevin Reed

03 Apr 2012

Going postal over invoices

Small businesses might have to look at alternative ways of invoicing with stamp prices step to rocket

28 Mar 2012

Elaine Clark wants accountancy voucher power

An e-petition calling for start-ups to receive a government voucher for accountants' advice could put profession into the spotlight

28 Feb 2012

KPMG's trainees learn a harsh business lesson

KPMG's audit trainees now understand that bonuses aren't set in stone

24 Feb 2012

HMRC vexes with record checks attitude

13 Feb 2012

Was listed status key to Raynor's departure?

A privately-owned RSM Tenon would still have Andy Raynor at the helm, argues Kevin Reed

25 Jan 2012

Has the Power List provoked you?

Kevin Reed looks at some of the choice picks from the 2012 Financial Power List, and reminisces about the 2011 vintage

17 Jan 2012

KPMG shows breadth in its insolvency division

KPMG not shy to pick up work big and small in insolvency

11 Jan 2012

When push comes to shove for Hartnett

Despite some sterling work, Dave Hartnett could end up with an unpalatable legacy

12 Dec 2011

Smith & Williamson to work Begbies Tax hard

Begbies Tax's numbers suggest the divison will have to up its game at S&W

29 Nov 2011

Apocalypse Soon for practices

A perfect storm of circumstances will prove too much for some firms. But it's not all doom and gloom. Honest.

18 Nov 2011

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The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

House of Cards

Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

Colin: Alas! Tax! We knew it well

Colin speculates on how theatres might feel about tax relief

Taking Stock: No humble pie after anti-PwC newspaper ad

PwC US and PwC Gibraltar namechecked in what TS can only describe as a 'cryptic' newspaper advert

Taking Stock: Branded

Firms are changing their brands like they're going out of fashion, but you've got to be consistent, says TS

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

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