Taking Stock

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

Partying with with the Big Four is not straightforward

06 Jun 2013

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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

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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

Colin: HMV's stayin' alive, stayin' alive

Colin suggests HMV's top brass might be happy with their rescue deal

05 Apr 2013

Taking Stock: PwC, HMRC and Goldman Sachs are popular with the kids

Trio pick up graduate recruiter awards

05 Apr 2013

Colin: The auditor's reading list

Following the FRC's concerns over Grant Thornton and BDO's audit work, Colin recommends a some light reading

26 Mar 2013

Colin: What's up the chancellor's sleeve?

Colin takes a wry look at the contents of the 2013 Budget

20 Mar 2013

Colin: Keep calm and...

Colin suggests what HMRC's next public information poster might look like

15 Mar 2013

Taking Stock: A Landscape of Lies

TS loves it when life imitates art

14 Mar 2013

Colin: Where's the accountant?

Colin wonders what might give an accountant away in a room of bankers, after Sir Mike Rake's recent comments

11 Mar 2013

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Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Post-awards emotion

For some, the British Accountancy Awards can be emotionally demanding

Colin: Pre-award jitters

Colin's excited about tonight's British Accountancy Awards

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

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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.