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Moore Stephens insolvency head to join Baker Tilly

Phillip Sykes joins Baker Tilly to lead its London restructuring and recovery division - in a welcome fillip for the firm

07 Jan 2015

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HMRC turns attention to horsebox owners in evasion clampdown

Owners of horseboxes to be investigated for potential false claims

06 Jan 2015

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Saffery Champness wins Kibo Mining audit account

The firm replaces LHM Casey McGrath, which served as the Tanzanian-focussed mining company's auditor since 2008.

05 Jan 2015

GT acquires niche retrospective billing auditor RCAG

Grant Thornton broadens assurance offering with the acquisition of Recovery Cost Auditing Group

05 Jan 2015

Third record-breaking year in row for Christmas self-assessments

Christmas Day self-assessment submissions up 13%, HMRC says

05 Jan 2015

City Link administrators announce 2,356 job losses

Administrators from EY confirm job losses as last-minute rescue deal fails

02 Jan 2015

EY's Liz Bingham leads New Year's Honours for the profession

Recognition for Liz Bingham, Sir Adrian Cadbury, HMRC staff and public sector finance professionals in the Queen's New Year's Honours list

02 Jan 2015

PwC probed as audit partner lined up for ICAEW presidency

Incoming ICAEW president Andrew Ratcliffe responsible for signing off Barclays' accounts during period under investigation by FRC

23 Dec 2014

Scottish Police Authority audit quality panned

Unqualified 2013/14 accounts criticised while attention drawn to the poor quality of several aspects of the SPA's accounting records

22 Dec 2014

FRC launches probe into Tesco's audit and accounting scandal

FRC launches investigation into preparation, approval and audit of Tesco's accounts

22 Dec 2014

Former soldier handed jail sentence after tax fraud

Jonathan Lunn sent false invoices to HMRC to cover up an increase in the amount charged for accountancy fees on behalf of his employers' clients

19 Dec 2014

Trainee accountant spared jail over Rodney Trotter ruse

25-year-old Ryan William Flood, admitted 19 offences under the Trademarks Act and was sent to Merthyr Crown Court for sentence

19 Dec 2014

Social media 'still a minority interest' for UK accountants

Women are far keener to embrace social media (89%) than their male counterparts (80%)

19 Dec 2014

Riverside makes investment into Brookson

Contractor accounting practice receives investment boost from major private equity firm

19 Dec 2014

Increased audit responsibilities prompt FRC levy hike

FRC goes cap in hand to the profession as it grapples with increased costs associated with its audit work

19 Dec 2014

FRC consults on EU audit directive and regulation

FRC seeking views on whether limits on non-audit services to PIEs or their controlled entities in Europe should apply to all audited group entities

19 Dec 2014

Advisers to be bypassed in RTI penalty notifications

HMRC bulletin advises penalty notice copies will not be sent to agents

19 Dec 2014

Former Andersen chief to leave Computacenter

John Ormerod to step down from Computacenter non-exec roles

18 Dec 2014

KPMG UK revenues up 5% despite tax practice dip

Tax practice fee income falls 8% despite solid growth in other areas

18 Dec 2014

Baker Tilly hails 47% growth in turnover

Group figures take in six months post-Tenon merger

17 Dec 2014

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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

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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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