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The Practitioner: Bringing clients together backfires

The Practitioner looks to drive business through client collaboration. It doesn't work.

11 Jun 2014

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Leader: Latest stats show audit revolution's a long way off

The first tranche of audit tenders has seen familiar faces picking up major audits - illustrating that more market competition is a long way off

03 Jun 2014

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The Practitioner: HMRC should be a business adviser

The Practitioner thinks that if the taxman spent more time helping businesses grow, it would hit its tax-take targets

28 May 2014

LLP members are "workers": what this means for whistleblowers

Rachel Farr at Taylor Wessing looks at what the Krista Bates-van Winkelhof case means for LLP members and firms

23 May 2014

The Practitioner: Doing time with clients

The Practitioner is shocked that some of his supposedly squeaky-clean clients have had run-ins with the law

16 May 2014

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

23 Apr 2014

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

23 Apr 2014

Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

09 Apr 2014

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

07 Apr 2014

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

01 Apr 2014

Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

26 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Simplification has impact on policy

Office of Tax Simplification's John Whiting outlines the body's role in the Budget

20 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Osborne hits the right balance

IoD's Stephen Herring sees the Budget as balancing fiscal protection, with welcome changes to the pensions and savings regimes

20 Mar 2014

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

18 Mar 2014

Does growth mean consulting rethink?

Growth, and downturns, give CFOs spending headaches - particularly on consulting. Alan Leaman, CEO of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), explains the new choices at hand for buyers

17 Mar 2014

Every day must be International Women’s Day

So what are we supposed to do on Saturday, and how will this help gender equality in the workplace? asks Rachael Singh

07 Mar 2014

EC's insolvency proposals remove international trust

An overhaul of the Insolvency Regulation by the EC could cause interruptions to the rescue culture, explains Christoph Wilcken

04 Mar 2014

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

04 Mar 2014

Rent as an expense – has the Game only just begun?

The latest Appeal Court ruling on landlords payment in corporate insolvency raises more questions than it answers says Neil Smyth

28 Feb 2014

Talent must be developed even on a tight budget

Even without a big budget, firms need to think about retaining talent if they want to reap the benefits of an economic upshift say Heather Townsend

24 Feb 2014

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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

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Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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