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Best Practice: Quantuma's Carl Jackson

Quantuma's recruitment policy centres on finding partners who are well known, well established, insolvency practitioners with a loyal following

22 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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Best Practice: NWN Blue Squared’s Nick Lawrence

NWN Blue Squared's CEO Nick Lawrence talks music, creativity and entrepreneurialism

21 Jan 2015

Colin: I would have done my tax return but...

Colin imagines the chaotic lives of those who attempted to excuse themselves form completing their tax returns

07 Jan 2015

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

20 Jan 2015

Year ahead Q&A: Neil Bennett, Leonard Curtis

Neil Bennett, managing partner London at Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group, says firms must tap into a much wider client base than in the past

14 Jan 2015

The Financial Power List 2015

Accountancy Age reveals the most influential and powerful hitters in accounting and finance for the coming year

05 Jan 2015

Year ahead Q&A: Carl Reader, Dennis & Turnbull

Dennis & Turnbull director Carl Reader gives his thoughts on the firm's strategy in 2015

22 Dec 2014

Best Practice: haysmacintyre's Ian Cliffe

haysmacintyre's Ian Cliffe talks about downsizing the firm's office and website as it aims for more growth

18 Dec 2014

Year ahead Q&A: Scott Barnes, CEO Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton CEO Scott Barnes outlines the challenges his successor Sacha Romanovitch will face in the coming year

17 Dec 2014

Year ahead Q&A: Simon Collins, UK chairman, KPMG

In the first of a series of managing partner interviews, Simon Collins discusses the challenges his firm and the profession will face in 2015

15 Dec 2014

Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

05 Dec 2014

Best Practice: CBW’s Peter Winter

Carter Backer Winter managing partner Peter Winter discusses strategy and culture at the London firm

25 Nov 2014

Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

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

20 Nov 2014

Best Practice: Alliotts' Chris Cairns

From the Great Wall to the Masai, Alliotts partner Chris Cairns explains why the firm takes an international approach to business

04 Nov 2014

New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

27 Oct 2014

Baker Tilly International too good to turn down – Shaunak

MHA MacIntyre Hudson managing partner Rakesh Shaunak talks Accountancy Age through what motivated the decision to join the Baker Tilly International network

08 Oct 2014

Best Practice: Baker Tilly’s Laurence Longe

Laurence Longe talks life for Baker Tilly 12 months on from RSM Tenon deal

07 Oct 2014

Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

02 Oct 2014

Accountants need a better bedside manner

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

26 Sep 2014

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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

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

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

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

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

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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: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

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

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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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