Opinion

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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

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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

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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

Value of the Competition Commission has been in its very existence

Competition Commission's failure to address sufficiency of suppliers in the market is a matter for regret

23 Oct 2013

When age is more than just a number

Fundamental changes have to be made in the profession to ensure ageism is a thing of the past

10 Oct 2013

The Practitioner: Why does HMRC persist in making us look bad?

HMRC and Companies House 'flapping' is causing clients consternation - with The Practitioner on the receiving end

09 Oct 2013

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

The Practitioner: Completely Linked-Off

Social media is overloading The Practitioner's senses

03 Oct 2013

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

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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

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.