Taking Stock

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Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

23 Jan 2015

Lib Dems to tax wealthy more

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

22 Jan 2015

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Colin: Uber tax, Uber problems

Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

16 Jan 2015

Taking Stock: Multi-marathon men make a move

Loadsa marathons, and loadsa numbercrunchers doing the hard yards...

16 Jan 2015

Taking Stock: Taxcuses, excuses

Another New Year, more bizarre excuses for not paying tax

05 Jan 2015

Taking Stock: 2014 in cartoons

Colin and friends take you through their year - using the medium of pithy cartoons

24 Dec 2014

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

18 Dec 2014

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

16 Dec 2014

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

12 Dec 2014

Taking Stock: Tax, Twitter, Candy Crush...and Margaret Hodge

It turns out MPs and technology don't mix, TS notes

09 Dec 2014

Taking Stock: Of tax and houses

TS enjoyed some of the reports that followed the Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2014

Colin: We all eventually have a wise moment

Colin can see the wisdom in at least one of the Autumn Statement policies

04 Dec 2014

Colin: Plastic fantastic

Colin envisages the typical Cyber Monday shopper in the Top 50+50 firms' offices

01 Dec 2014

Colin: Tax powers could be a right old dog fight

Colin imagines how Scotland's new tax powers could play out

28 Nov 2014

Colin: Post-awards emotion

For some, the British Accountancy Awards can be emotionally demanding

27 Nov 2014

Colin: Pre-award jitters

Colin's excited about tonight's British Accountancy Awards

25 Nov 2014

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

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

14 Nov 2014

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

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

07 Nov 2014

Taking Stock: ICAEW's audit party blues

‘Scheduling issues' mean that ICAEW's big audit bash has been cancelled until next year

06 Nov 2014

Taking Stock: HMRC looks to go viral with tax avoidance pointers

TS wonders whether HMRC could ever effectively break into the world of viral content

05 Nov 2014

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Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

Colin: Uber tax, Uber problems

Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

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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.