Features

Fast track to forensics

Careers: fast track to forensics

James Stanbury explores what life as a forensic accountant can offer to those with ambition

29 Nov 2010

ian theodoreson

Profile: Ian Theodoreson, CFO, Church of England

Let there be light: Ian Theodoreson is pushing the Church of England to be more transparent, requiring subtle but powerful persuasion tactics

18 Nov 2010

branding soap box

What’s in a brand?

After the move by PricewaterhouseCoopers to rename itself pwc, Kevin Wheeler looks at what makes a successful rebrand for an accountancy firm

16 Nov 2010

Counting on social media

Unlocking the value in social media can boost reputation, highlight expertise and engage clients more cost-effectively than ever, explains Sokratis Papafloratos

15 Nov 2010

Spotting a true partner

LLP status and complex structures at accountancy firms mean it is increasing difficult to tell genuine partners from employees. Clare Murray examines how you can define a true partner and the consequences of getting it wrong

09 Nov 2010

Careers: top of the pile

What do company boards believe makes an outstanding FD?

04 Nov 2010

Profile: Will Gardiner, CFO, CSR

Chips with everything: CSR’s products might power modern communication tools like Bluetooth and GPs, but CFO Will Gardiner is relying just as much on good-old-fashioned accounting skills

04 Nov 2010

Reporting: new dawn for reporting

Long-winded, paper versions of annual reports may have had their day

03 Nov 2010

Retirement: time to go?

Practitioners thinking they are unaffected by the looming abolition of a default retirement age are wrong, explains Emma Roake

03 Nov 2010

Accounting for World War III

Our current accounting model is so flawed that it is used in a new fictional novel to trigger a global conflict. So, how might weaknesses in methods of valuation lead to the disaster told in ‘A silent War’

21 Oct 2010

Profile: Peter Montagnon, senior investment adviser, FRC

Head steward: Long the voice of institutional investors, Peter Montagnon now has the difficult task of encouraging those he once served to become stewards of the companies they own

21 Oct 2010

CPD: positive development

Once seen as a necessary evil, continuing your professional development is now an effective way to invest in your future

20 Oct 2010

Private equity: FDs – Time to change up

Over a year on from Lehman’s, the credit crunch has forced private equity finance directors to develop new skills

20 Oct 2010

Business Intelligence: avoiding intelligence failure

Business intelligence has the potential to provide enormous improvements in your company performance and the bottom line, yet many implementations fail spectacularly. Herman Heyns explains how to avoid the pitfalls

18 Oct 2010

Cloud computing: fight or flight

The use of online accounting packages has increased greatly over the past couple of years, but is it threatening the future of practices dealing with SMEs? How can firms turn this threat around?

07 Oct 2010

LLPs: limited options

Some of the most common questions about forming an LLP and why it’s vital to have everything agreed up front

07 Oct 2010

Profile: Julia Wilson, group FD, 3i

Julia Wilson’s focus on raising the finance function’s influence at 3i is delivering a smaller, but smarter business

07 Oct 2010

Retirement: succession solution

One of the biggest problems facing mature partners in practice is how they are going to get their money out of the firm when they retire, but there are several options when it comes to passing on the baton

07 Oct 2010

Funding practices: finding funding

Accounting practices may think it’s hard to come across bank funding at the moment, but they may be mistaken

23 Sep 2010

Local government: beating the cuts

Things may look bleak for accountants working in local government at the moment but opportunities exist as coalition plans for massive spending cuts rely on sound financial management

23 Sep 2010

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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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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.