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Bischoff a winning appointment as next head of the FRC

The FRC's new chairman must bring his banking experience to bear on how the FRC tackles failings in bank audits, governance and financial reporting

28 Jan 2014

Cara Miller

Miller's Tale: Use tech to serve

If automation will kill off traditional accountants, surely it's a boon for modern advisers? Asks Cara Miller

16 Jan 2014

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The Practitioner: A firm set of resolutions

Can the Practitioner get their New Year practice-related resolutions put into practice?

10 Jan 2014

New Year’s resolution: avoid burnout in 2014

The most driven accountants are most at risk of burning out young, explains consultant Maite Barón, but there are steps for prevention

07 Jan 2014

Navigating the expenses tax minefield

It’s time for a change to the archaic UK tax system, but if you’re not part of the solution you’re part of the problem explains Matt Lewis

23 Dec 2013

The difference between law and accountancy firms

In the last year there has been a significant spike of law firm insolvencies. Accountants should take note to protect their own LLPs

23 Dec 2013

Accountancy firms can bridge the skills gap

The profession is doing very well at attracting talent but is not doing enough to retain these graduates

23 Dec 2013

Leader: Minimal audit change leaves quality question unanswered

UK and EU audit market interventions lack the oomph to create a huge impact - and so quality remains an issue, says Kevin Reed

18 Dec 2013

Why the numbers add up for direct cash flow statements

Detractors must recognise that disclosure will bring benefits, not just for investors and analysts, but for businesses too

17 Dec 2013

An 'audit bonus' for business, but dire news for small firms

An increase in the audit threshold could be dire for the smaller end of the accounting profession

17 Dec 2013

After confusion, government figures must be clearer

The Public Accounts Committee's report on the Whole Government Accounts has led to quite some confusion, writes Calum Fuller

13 Dec 2013

Leader: RTI's burden hangs over SMEs and advisers

Cutting red tape and introducing RTI are policies that just don't fit together, says Kevin Reed

10 Dec 2013

AS2013: Lack of detail means the fun's in the Finance Bill

The chancellor, in an otherwise dull Autumn Statement, has left a few grenades hidden in the Green Book

05 Dec 2013

The Practitioner: Wearing too many hats is headache-inducing

Helping clients out with menial matters only stops you from providing better value services, muses the Practitioner

26 Nov 2013

Is big always better?

Partner consultant Heather Townsend crunches the numbers in the top50+50 and asks is big always better or can firms manage in their niche?

18 Nov 2013

The Practitioner: Apple to the core

Life without fully charged and synced mobile devices is a hollow Apple, finds The Practitioner

11 Nov 2013

Opinion: Adding value to clients requires wholesale change

The Accountancy Age/Twinfield senior practitioner roundtable revealed a whole host of business issues to address before value can be added to client relationships

08 Nov 2013

Link in and win work: the dos and don'ts of LinkedIn

A magnanimous approach to information sharing is a sure-fire way of generating calls and meetings very quickly

07 Nov 2013

Since when did small mean worthless?

Latest change to accounting requirements could see many professionals wiped out argues David Grunberg

29 Oct 2013

The Practitioner: Working in the slow lane

Travelling's great for meeting clients - but contraflows impact on workflow, The Practitioner finds

24 Oct 2013

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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