Features

Like clockwork - automating internal controls

Like clockwork: automating internal controls

Marc Jackson argues that more automation makes for better internal audit

17 Jun 2011

HMRC tactics

New tax tactics, or 'same old' for HMRC?

Despite a welter of new projects, PKF's John Cassidy tells advisors that HMRC hasn't really changed

10 Jun 2011

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In the dock: Expert witness accountants face new risk

The recent case of Jones v Kasey removes expert witnesses' immunity from negligence claims

03 Jun 2011

Colin: FIFA Ho Hum

31 May 2011

Little and large - an alternative business technology strategy

Should you roll out a mega-business system, or can you operate with a less complex product in your subsidiaries? asks Craig Stephens

26 May 2011

Partnerships: will they survive?

The traditional accountancy partnership has been undermined by the recession and become less attractive to new recruits. Professor Laura Empson writes that they are resilient structures with the potential to adapt and survive

18 May 2011

China's second-tier firms target the Big Four's Achilles heel

Expansion in China is now not only a route for the Big Four. The next tier of firms are increasingly forging local alliances

10 May 2011

Colin

05 May 2011

Closing time for accountant-only firms?

Fergus Payne discusses the potential for multi-disciplinary practices

28 Apr 2011

Profile: Andrew Pianca, chief executive, Crowe Clark Whitehill

Driving ambition: twice hired on the golf course, CCW chief Andrew Pianca says recruitment and development are key to future success

21 Apr 2011

Networked: Brian Mattingley

Who knows who in finance: Brian Mattingley, audit committee chairman, 888

21 Apr 2011

The Genesis of leadership

Training future practice leaders is widely overlooked. But PwC’s approach could be a lesson in how to ensure the right people are coming through

20 Apr 2011

How I learned to stop worrying and love the cloud

Cloud computing is becoming more important for business, so don’t let legal issues inhibit its growth

20 Apr 2011

The FD Interview: Julie Southern, chief commercial officer, Virgin Atlantic

Julie Southern is using her finance background to drive Virgin Atlantic’s growth strategy in her role as that rare animal in UK business – a chief commercial officer

18 Apr 2011

NHS finance staff must check vital signs

Handing budgets over to GPs will see 4,000 finance jobs go - but can accountants revive themselves within the new order?

11 Apr 2011

Networked: Adrian Auer

Who knows who in finance: Adrian Auer, non-executive, AZ Electronics

07 Apr 2011

Emperor’s new clothes

Social media is revolutionising the way people communicate, but its value to businesses is being greatly overstated, says Kevin Wheeler

07 Apr 2011

The next generation

As the baby boomers approach retirement, what new approaches to practice will the next generation of partners bring?

04 Apr 2011

iXBRL ready

It will soon be April and time to switch to iXBRL, says Paul Booth

25 Mar 2011

Plan for IT success

Failing to plan could be planning to fail as far as IT is concerned, explains David Ballard

25 Mar 2011

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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

Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

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

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Briefings

budget-management

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.