Opinion

the-practitioner

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

social-relationships

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

Leader: Everyone's a loser in Starbucks tax mess

Starbucks' tax move does little to satisfy anyone, claims Kevin Reed

24 Jun 2013

The Practitioner: Make bills whilst the sun shines

Good weather has its ups and downs for an accounting firm, says The Practitioner

21 Jun 2013

Leader: CIMA's May can now move on

Margaret May will look to the future after her exoneration, but CIMA must work hard to restore its reputation after a tortuous process

19 Jun 2013

Leader: Will younger generation push for a UK institute?

Will British institutes learn from a New Zealand/Australia merger - or have the Trans/Tasmans already learned from them?

17 Jun 2013

Jo Swinson: More needed but insolvency reform step in the right direction

Consumer affairs minister Jo Swinson writes for Accountancy Age on the incoming reforms to insolvency practitioners’ regulation.

05 Jun 2013

FRC is sounding like a modern day Cassandra

Concerns raised in the FRC's latest round of audit inspections sound strikingly familar. Why has the profession failed to address them?

31 May 2013

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The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

The Practitioner: Struggling client holds WIP hand

A client of The Practitioner is in financial difficulties, owing the practice a lot of money...

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Top 35 Networks 2013: The Survey

Our full survey results of the top 38 accounting networks, associations and alliances

Colin: Evaders are going to struggle to fit in

Colin was tickled when he realised how much harder tax evaders are to find life after the LDF limitations

Colin: Capital punishment

Is IFRS being used as a scapegoat for bad corporate behaviour? muses Colin

Colin: A spoonful of American patriotism helps the tax go down

Colin takes a wry look at Walgreens' move away from US tax inversions

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