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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

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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

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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

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

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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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