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CIPFA members to decide on governance overhaul

CIPFA outlines a more powerful executive board, in plans for a governance overhaul

27 Jan 2015


Taxman's ‘affluent unit' nets more tax

The taxman's ‘affluent unit' has collected £137.2m in extra tax from its probes in 2013/14, up from £85.7m the previous year

26 Jan 2015

Rick Anderson

Corporate finance boosts Praxity firms in 2014

Transactional services lead Praxity firms, which includes Mazars, to 7% overall growth

26 Jan 2015

Accountants' phone manner leaves callers cold

Survey reports that less than a quarter (22%) of 1,000 British consumers are happy with way accountancy firms handle their phone calls

23 Jan 2015

Non-dom remittance proposals may cause exodus

Proposed changes to the tax treatment of non-domiciles could harm the UK's attractiveness to foreign investors, advisers warn

23 Jan 2015

Two new partners join BDO's financial services team

BDO's financial services practice appoints six new partners in last 12 months, from both lateral hires and internal talent

22 Jan 2015

AIM expert takes partner role at PKF Littlejohn

Joseph Archer joins PKF Littlejohn as partner

22 Jan 2015

SAP falters in face of cloud targets

SAP drops margin ambitions in favour of cloud sales

21 Jan 2015

GT International reports global revenues of $4.7bn

Grant Thornton International sees revenues up with assurance services the most lucrative at $2bn

21 Jan 2015

HMRC loses records of West Country accountant

Bishop Fleming partner's records lost, despite his circumstances having been unchanged for more than a decade

21 Jan 2015

Auditor concern raised over Birmingham City missing funds

Owners of Birmingham City FC 'concerned' that its former auditors failed to spot a suspected £2.5m misappropriation of funds

20 Jan 2015

Colin: Nightmare relief

Colin ponders the reality of government thinking around tax reliefs

19 Jan 2015

Lib Dems plan to tax wealthy, Clegg confirms

The deputy prime minister plans to cut the deficit through 'clamping down on tax evasion and tax avoidance; significant additional savings in Whitehall'

19 Jan 2015

Deloitte to oversee rescue deal at Austin Reed

Partners from Deloitte to negotiate CVAs with Austin Reed Group creditors

19 Jan 2015

"Radical and important' audit standards welcomed by ACCA

ACCA sees this improvement in auditor's reports as crucial to the future value of audits, enhancing both transparency around the audit and innovation in audit reporting

16 Jan 2015

Europe could probe sweetheart deals after Luxembourg leaks

European parliament considers establishing inquiry into potential sweetheart deals between countries and multinationals

16 Jan 2015

EY hired as Sainsbury's ends audit relationship with PwC

Sainsbury's ditches PwC as auditors with EY to vet supermarket's accounts from 2016

16 Jan 2015

FRC urges deeper engagement with stewardship code

FRC expresses disappointment that "too many signatories fail to follow-through on their commitment to the code"

15 Jan 2015

Hodge: More thorough accounting required for tax reliefs

Public Accounts Committee chairwoman calls for better monitoring of the performance of tax reliefs

15 Jan 2015

Duff & Phelps restructures £206m London property portfolio

Duff & Phelps completes administrations and company voluntary arrangements of five property owning companies

15 Jan 2015

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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: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would


David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

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