Opinion

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New reporting burdens will fall on audit committees

The blunt use of disclosure as a government policy tool could be punsihing the many for the sins of a few

04 Oct 2013

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The Practitioner: Completely Linked-Off

Social media is overloading The Practitioner's senses

03 Oct 2013

Conservative prime minister David Cameron

Time to encourage growth, not political point-scoring

Political gains should be set aside in favour of creating a climate of growth, says Grant Thornton national head of tax, Jonathan Riley

30 Sep 2013

Even accountants have debt

CABA chief executive Kath Haines explains why Debt Awareness Week is a big issue for the profession

27 Sep 2013

The Practitioner: More deadline days than Sky can cover...

The Practitioner bemoans the number of deadlines to deal with - exacerbated by HMRC sending pointless and inaccurate penalty notices...

18 Sep 2013

Living off the high from winning a British Accountancy Award

FinancialForce.com chief Jeremy Roche

18 Sep 2013

The Practitioner: I am a finance director (sometimes)

The Practitioner has an epiphany while working within one of his client's businesses

11 Sep 2013

Regulation is prompting a re-evaluation of client relationships

Accountants can use the new regulatory landscape as an opportunity to improve their communication strategies with clients

06 Sep 2013

Latest Accountancy Age iPad App out now

Interviews with Mazars, HW Fisher, Pizza Hut, BSI, plus the Finance Network chart of how FTSE 100 accountants are connected

06 Sep 2013

New carbon emissions reporting rules: more than just hot air

Having insufficient data available on GHG reporting could leave readers of annual reports questioning its entire validity warns Andrew Prosser

27 Aug 2013

Leader: More dirty work ahead in RSM Tenon deal

Even if the pre-pack leaves a 'tidier' RSM Tenon, bringing a distressed firm on board is fraught with problems, suggests Kevin Red

23 Aug 2013

Accountancy M&As - like buses

There's been little M&A activity for years and then two come along at once

23 Aug 2013

RSM Tenon 2014?

The options on the future of RSM Tenon are endless but what lessons have we learnt from listed firms?

19 Aug 2013

Avoidance warnings are backfiring

Political pressure on big companies' tax avoidance tactics risk such indignation that others follow suit, warns Andy White

15 Aug 2013

No planes trains or automobiles for SSH client base

Business has become quicker easier and stretches further. Bobby Lane explains why SSH is in the hunt for an international network

14 Aug 2013

The Practitioner: The Summer Sums

The good vibes created by the weather seem to be a good time to chase a payment-tardy client. But the heat has affected The Practitioner's judgment...

25 Jul 2013

Transfer Pricing - A Necessary Evil?

If transfer pricing's so bad, what are the alternatives? ask Will James and David Sayers

11 Jul 2013

Taxing questions for Google

The risks of tax arbitrage lay beyond mere legality, says Steve Fowler

10 Jul 2013

The Practitioner: D.I.V.O.R.C.E

The end of the road for couples often opens up paths of opportunity for advisers, muses The Practitioner

03 Jul 2013

Bringing international financial reporting up to standard

The international standards used to draw up accounts for judging a company's financial health are not up to the job, writes Syed Kamal

26 Jun 2013

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: Calls waiting

With The Practitioner's firm on the receiving end of less-than-desirable telephony service, thoughts move to maintaining the best client dealings through new staffers

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