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Gavel

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

Exit Strategy

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

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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

Book extract: The Commando Way – extraordinary business execution

An extract from The Commando Way – extraordinary business execution, a book by a former Royal Marine giving his insights into what companies could learn from the armed forces

21 Nov 2012

Social media doesn't equal liability free

Twitter and Facebook may help firms extend their network but firms could still be liable for employee conduct, warns Andrea Ward

09 Nov 2012

Ryanair's tax case – a flight of fancy?

A round-up of the issues at hand as Ryanair faces a multimillion-pound bill from Italy over alleged tax violations

06 Nov 2012

Chinese audit firms set to challenge the world

The next decade could see five of China's biggest audit firms become domestically rather than foreign-owned, writes Geoff Barnes, CEO and president of Baker Tilly International

02 Nov 2012

McLaren in codes and standards driving seat

The head of the FRC’s Codes and Standards Committee talks about the watchdog’s new structure and its strategic objectives

24 Oct 2012

GAAR proposals could be unconstitutional

The incoming general anti-abuse rule could contravene governmental constitutional principles

23 Oct 2012

Switch on to patent box advice

Withers & Rogers patent attorney Michael Jaeger looks at the role accountants can play in helping their clients make the most of the patent box

12 Oct 2012

Interview: Euro MP Sajjad Karim on steering audit reform

Accountancy Age speaks to the British MEP about how he is steering the EC's planned reform of the audit market through the European parliament

08 Oct 2012

Green light for advisors

Accounting for carbon emissions gives advisors a great opportunity to provide a new service to clients

05 Oct 2012

Funding options: The name's 'bond'

Bonds are becoming an increasingly attractive and viable option for smaller businesses to use for funding

07 Sep 2012

The secret of successful managing partners: challenge the norm

Although hard work creates success, what do all managing partners have that separates them from other senior practitioners? Rob Lees has the answer

13 Aug 2012

Top fee earner or the most experienced - who should lead?

Latest research from organisational change consultancy Crelos asks if the view from the top should be through the eyes of the experienced or the biggest earners, writes Elizabeth Ferguson

09 Aug 2012

Do I need to give that to the Revenue?

Don't hand over client documentation to HMRC without thinking about it, warns Phil Berwick

07 Aug 2012

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

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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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

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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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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