Taking Stock

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Taking Stock: The oddest excuses for late tax returns

Sometimes, fact is stranger than fiction

02 Jan 2014

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Taking Stock: Some festive reading from the FRC

With seven notable releases in seven days, TS wonders what the FRC has been doing all year

18 Dec 2013

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Taking Stock: Upstaged by Michael Bublé

TS was taken aback to lose the interest of its esteemed dinner guests for the charms of Michael Bublé

13 Dec 2013

Taking Stock: It’s the season for (practice) biographies

TS is spoiled for choice for biographies this Christmas...But we recommend that of Price Bailey

12 Dec 2013

Colin: Little fanfare for Autumn Statement 2013

Colin found little to shout about in this year's Autumn Statement

10 Dec 2013

Taking Stock: Cassons channels 80s power pop

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

03 Dec 2013

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

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

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: 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: 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

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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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

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

The Practitioner: Calls waiting

With The Practitioner's firm on the receiving end of less-than-desirable telephony service, thoughts move to maintaining the best client dealings through new staffers

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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.