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Life begins at 40 for VAT?

Adviser Debra Dougal looks at whether VAT is set for its next stage of its 'life' as it reaches 40

11 Apr 2013

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Interview: KPMG senior partner and UK chairman Simon Collins

Simon Collins discusses a tough year for KPMG and explains why he wants to see the profession, and his firm particularly, identify how it is helping companies grow

04 Apr 2013

How to make partner and still have a life

Book Extract: How to make partner and still have a life

How to make partner and still have a life, by Jo Larbie and Heather Townsend in which readers consider what's needed to achieve the holy grail of making partner

28 Mar 2013

Cross-border crossed wires - improve your international discussions

Bob Dignen explains that dealing with international colleagues isn't the same as chatting to IT on the third floor

13 Mar 2013

Is cross-selling in a firm the toughest nut to crack?

Most initiatives to improve cross-selling in accountancy firms fail. David Tovey, and Heather Townsend explore how you and your firm can crack this tough nut

05 Mar 2013

ADR will not see more partial wins for taxman

The roll-out of alternative dispute resolutions for tax tribunals will not necessarily favour the taxman, writes Dawn Register

04 Mar 2013

Best Practice: AC Mole & Sons

AC Mole managing partner Steve Golby and tax partner Paul Aplin discuss the firm's colourful past, the issues it currently faces - and the future

25 Feb 2013

The Financial Director 2013 Audit Survey

The Financial Director audit survey shows the Big Four has maintained its stranglehold on the audit market. But for how long? asks Richard Crump

22 Feb 2013

Best Practice: Beever and Struthers

Quality, caution, and a sprinkling of entrepreneurialism serves Beever and Struthers well, says managing partner Phil Roberts

13 Feb 2013

Outsourcing the tax function

Outsourced tax functions should not just be used for compliance, writes Throgmorton's Trevor Brown

12 Feb 2013

Don't leave protection to chance

Data security laws are set to become tougher and accountants can't afford to leave protection to chance

07 Feb 2013

Should the government red card the football creditor rule?

What does the profession think of the controversial insolvency rule? Both sides take to the pitch, writes Rachael Singh

05 Feb 2013

Is your company one of The Living Dead?

Are your clients zombies, and what should advisors look at doing to bring them back to the land of the living?

24 Jan 2013

Privileged status: no change on legal advice privilege

Taylor Wessing's Andrew Howell looks at what the Supreme Court's ruling means for accountants

23 Jan 2013

Creating a successful exit strategy isn’t just about the numbers

Although research suggests M&A activity is down there are a few secrets of success a firm can adhere to, to attract the right match

08 Jan 2013

Interview: MEP Sharon Bowles, advocate for audit change

Down to earth - not shy and retiring - Bowles lays out her thoughts on the extent to which audit reforms must be set

08 Jan 2013

Financial Power List 2013: Big hitters

Accountancy Age is proud to present our rundown of who we think will be the biggest players in accounting and finance during 2013. Do you agree with our choices?

03 Jan 2013

Receivers’ remuneration not in the bag following High Court battle

Insolvency practitioners need to conduct better due diligence or risk losing all their fees following a recent Court of Appeal case warn barristers Geraint Jones and Marc Glover

13 Dec 2012

Funding for litigation needn’t be so tough for IPs

Although government gives the insolvency profession until April 2015 before changing litigation funding rules, practitioners need to get their house in order now, writes Kristy Zander

04 Dec 2012

Interview: PwC chairman and senior partner Ian Powell

PwC's senior partner talks audit reform, international growth and why the firm should strive for something that is 'unobtainable'

04 Dec 2012

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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

Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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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

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

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