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Cara Miller

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

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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

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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

Insolvency licensing: If it’s not broken don’t fix it

The government should not proceed with partial licensing plans for insolvency practitioners, argues Liz Bingham

17 Feb 2014

Align for growth - technology is the key to long-term growth

Competing on price is a short-cut to nowhere. It's time to optimise technology and align for growth, writes Barbara Kroll

17 Feb 2014

The Practitioner: Client grows - I worry

Can The Practitioner keep hold of their ambitious client?

14 Feb 2014

‘Pay-up first’ anti-tax avoidance rule not justified

Steps to compel people in disputed tax avoidance schemes to pay up before taking cases through courts are unconstitutional, writes Cormac Marum

07 Feb 2014

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

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

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

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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