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Flood by Bill McConkey

Staying afloat during the recent UK floods

The recent floods were catastrophic for many, but how did UK businesses fare – and what can they do to be better off in future weather events? asks Neil Hodge

26 Mar 2014

Carl Reader

Best Practice: Dennis & Turnbull’s Carl Reader

A limited company in the throes of an MBO with a newly appointed telemarketer, Dennis & Turnbull director Carl Reader explains the thinking behind the firm

18 Mar 2014

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Managing M&A data threats

As M&A activity starts to gain pace in a saturated accountancy market, firms must be aware of the holes in their data security explains Vinod Bange

18 Mar 2014

Chile's copper standard

Chile is pulling ahead as the most open and developed economy in South America, but there are still serious challenges to be faced, writes Gavin Hinks

20 Mar 2014

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

08 Apr 2014

Analysis: The price of maternity for firms

Are practices stepping up to the plate and paying out or is it still a choice of your money or your child?

03 Apr 2014

Reducing labour pains

BDO launches its new maternity package, which it believes will help mothers break the glass ceiling, explains COO Mark Sherfield

05 Mar 2014

Best Practice: Crunch Accounting's Darren Fell

Crunch Accounting's Darren Fell talks Accountancy Age through sourcing the best talent and dealing with rapid growth

28 Feb 2014

Best Practice: Smith & Williamson's co-chief executives

David Cobb and Kevin Stopps outline the firm's growth strategy - and how they work together

20 Feb 2014

Audit in their hands: what China can tell us about rotation

Chinese audit reform has led to a cut in fees but no contracts moving outside the Big Four, Gavin Hinks finds

30 Jan 2014

The Financial Power List 2014

Accountancy Age and Financial Director reveal 2014's accounting and financial powerbase

06 Jan 2014

LLPs and tax: When is a member not a member?

The tests set out to capture 'disguised employees' are simply inadequate, claims Daniel Sutherland

24 Dec 2013

Deloitte University to allow staff to rise through ranks

Deloitte UK head of HR Stevan Rolls discusses the firm's establishment of a university

19 Dec 2013

Don’t look back in anger

Accountancy Age asks eight UK managing partners what lessons they’ve learned in the last 12 months and what they expect for the year ahead

19 Dec 2013

Best Practice: Price Bailey’s Peter Gillman

Price Bailey executive chairman talks about the firm's evolution and its future

19 Dec 2013

'Top ten' aim for new PKF UK network

Cooper Parry chairman Jeremy Bowler speaks of PKF's ambitions, as his firm looks to help revitalise its UK presence

18 Dec 2013

Get your FATCA facts right

A number of investments require both accountants and banks to work together to stay on the right side of anti-tax evasion rules

13 Dec 2013

Interview: Insolvency Service deputy CEO Graham Horne

Insolvency Service deputy chief executive Graham Horne explains why the book on insolvency law is being thrown out the window

27 Nov 2013

Putting together a successful ERP tender process

You need a new business IT platform - but what steps are needed for the process to be a success? Fergus Gilmore explains what to do

13 Nov 2013

Best Practice: Fitzgerald & Law

Managing partner Gabriel Parrish and global expansion partner Melissa Christopher discuss Fitzgerald & Law's decision to build its own accountancy network

04 Nov 2013

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

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

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