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No more magic wand on pension advice

Supreme Court ruling limits power of court to “void” actions by trustees based on pension advice which suffer unintended consequences explains Stuart Pickford

16 Jul 2013

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Top 35 Networks 2013: New markets, opportunities, threats

Despite continuing economic difficulties in some of the major economies, the international accountancy groups have managed to maintain growth, but it has not been without its difficulties, reports Philip Smith

08 Jul 2013

Top 35 Networks 2012: The Survey

Our full survey results of the top 35 accounting networks, associations and alliances

08 Jul 2013

DB pensions set for change under FRS 102

UK companies should prepare for a new regime for defined benefit schemes under FRS 102, writes Simon Taylor

08 Jul 2013

Interview: CIoT president Stephen Coleclough

CIoT president Stephen Coleclough speaks to Accountancy Age about his plans for his term and the UK's relationship with Europe

05 Jul 2013

Who's in charge of your firm?

Professor Laura Empson digs below the surface to find a range of fascinating powerplays within professional services firms

04 Jul 2013

Acquisitions will reshape the consulting industry in 2013

Soft markets are seeing the big boys acquire to grow - with smaller consultancies feeling the squeeze, writes Fiona Czerniawska

04 Jul 2013

Interview: EY managing partner Steve Varley

EY managing partner Steve Varley explains the firm's branding strategy and why it is the most globally focused of the Big Four

03 Jul 2013

Best Practice: Baldwins' John and David Baldwin

Baldwins has been on an acquisition spree - and isn't in a mood to let up, explains its father and son team

19 Jun 2013

Don't COP out of guiding clients through tax mire

Anita Brook of Accounts Assist gives a hands-on guide to Code of Practice 9

17 Jun 2013

Interview: New Clark Howes owners Tony Sarin and Tim Shaw

Numerica founder sees accountancy market opportunities as part of new management team

14 Jun 2013

Minority bondholders given ammunition to fight back

Following a court decision restructurings which penalise minority bondholders could fall foul of the law explains Craig Barrett

31 May 2013

Interview: New IFAC chief executive Fayez Choudhury

Choudhury talks about ramping up the global accountancy representative's offering - while trying to make sure the profession isn't misunderstood

28 May 2013

Feature: Inside the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association

After seeing a 70% rise in demand, Calum Fuller visited the Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association to learn more about its efforts to provide support

22 May 2013

Should practice ownership structures break with tradition?

Incentivising accountancy practice staff will mean a new way of thinking. Robert Postlethwaite considers the options

21 May 2013

Numbers game: how to value and price accountancy firms

Risk management is a key factor to process of acquiring a firm, explains Jonathan Snade

20 May 2013

Walk before you can run, lessons on choosing the right IT system

Stepping back and choosing a simpler IT system might be the best way forward for the business explains Christophe Letellier

13 May 2013

#AAYP 2013: The 35 under 35

Accountancy Age celebrates some of the profession's brightest young talent, highlighting a wealth of experience and skills - at a relatively young age

01 May 2013

#AAYP 2013: Modern accountants – people who think differently

To remain relevant, the profession must adapt, which means young and new accountants must develop new skills, too

01 May 2013

#AAYP 2013: Better, faster, stronger - accountancy's future

Accountancy firms should act now and embrace technological change, says Reeves partner Michael O'Brien

01 May 2013

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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

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The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

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: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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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.