Taking Stock

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'Beep Beep' Bezant impresses with LinkedIn CV

Buckler Spencer's David Bezant lifts the LinkedIn gloom

05 Jul 2013

Barclays bank

Taking Stock: Which Big Four firm doesn't Barclays fancy?

Barclays' submission to the Competition Commission suggests that at least one Big Four firm needn't partake in its likely audit tender

01 Jul 2013

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Colin: It doesn't have to be War and Peace

Brevity should be the soul of company reports, suggests Colin

27 Jun 2013

Olympic challenge for Wood to get back into Deloitte

LOCOG CFO's triumphant return to employers Deloitte sees him facing a barrier to entry - literally, muses Taking Stock

21 Jun 2013

Taking Stock: Accountancy and the sheriff of Cumbria

TS loves it when two worlds collide

18 Jun 2013

Colin: Hey diddle (tax) diddle

Colin offers his assessment of the pressure on 'tax havens'

17 Jun 2013

Colin: Don't panic! (about avoidance)

Colin succinctly rounds up the latest court ruling on tax avoidance and advisers' responsiblities

14 Jun 2013

Taking Stock: 'No trainers' if you want to party with PwC

Partying with with the Big Four is not straightforward

06 Jun 2013

Colin: The Apple of Irish eyes?

Colin wonders whether Apple cut a tax deal with Ireland after allegations made by US senators

29 May 2013

Colin: Colin was here

Colin loves to be the centre of attention, as the Sky News Twitter account can testify

17 May 2013

Taking Stock: Life in the slow lane

It was less Wacky Races and more Sunday driving as a team from Reeves helped raise £15,000 for charity as part of a race to Monaco

15 May 2013

Colin: Democracy bureaucracy

Colin wonders what the ICAEW's discussions over the botched ballot were like

15 May 2013

Chancellor strikes back as Star Wars returns to UK

TS asks: Is Darth Vader allowed in the House of Lords?

13 May 2013

ICAEW fails to lay its cards on the table

Membership cards finally finding their way into members' wallets

08 May 2013

Colin: Google 'double take'

Colin takes a somewhat irreverent look at the Public Accounts Committee's work

03 May 2013

Colin: Lucky (triple) dip

Colin takes a sideways look at this week's economic news

26 Apr 2013

Colin: Lifeline for Tobin?

Colin gives a wry assessment of the Tobin Tax's chance of being introduced in its current form

26 Apr 2013

Taking Stock: Unleash the (tax lawyer) hounds

It was accountants versus lawyers at a lively Pinsent Masons debate on legal professional privilege

23 Apr 2013

Taking Stock: Avoiding avoidance at Portcullis House

TS attended a an international tax avoidance debate at Portcullis House

18 Apr 2013

Colin: What's Maggie's epitaph?

Colin speculates what The Iron Lady's epitaph might be

10 Apr 2013

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

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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

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