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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

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Leader: Everyone's a loser in Starbucks tax mess

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

24 Jun 2013

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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

Don’t let the firm’s relationships fall apart

Accountants need to be more proactive in nurturing existing clients and hunting down new ones explains John Paterson

30 May 2013

The Practitioner: Accounting cartographer

After a short trip to France, the Practioner has seen the wisdom in making a map to define every single process within his accountancy practice

23 May 2013

Profession reaches end of its tether with PAC

After the Public Accounts Committee's latest hearing - in which it heavily criticised Google's tax affairs - many advisers have had enough

17 May 2013

R3 president asks if Insolvency Service can go further

The latest government enquiry into the insolvency profession wasn’t all bad, but highlighted that the Insolvency Service needs to do more, writes Liz Bingham

14 May 2013

What's really in a name?

Firms, and institutes, face a multi-branding muddle, warns Melissa Davis

13 May 2013

The Practitioner: RTI is a real-time irritation for client billing

Getting clients to pay for PAYE is a pain in the proverbial, suggests The Practitioner

09 May 2013

Scotland’s William Wallace moment - a brave move over tax?

Devolution of the tax system will mark a huge step towards independence for Scotland, but the complexity will be horrendous, writes Straughans' Mike Fleming

08 May 2013

To quota or not to quota: that is the problem

Women on board quotas may have a bad rep, but it’s the only way to address inherent bias argues Fiona Hotston Moore

07 May 2013

The Practitioner: Money talks

The Practitioner gets irate at gossiping clients...

02 May 2013

#AAYP 2013: Talent is ageless, but youth unemployment is a problem

The principles of developing future leaders apply whether you've just left school or got years of experience under your belt

01 May 2013

#AAYP 2013: Soft skills will be a necessity to being competitive

Accountants must continue to add value by advising our clients more predominantly on their structure and their long-term objective

01 May 2013

Review of pre-packs needed to allay concerns

The Government’s planned review of pre-pack administrations is needed to allay concerns argues Andrew Taylor

01 May 2013

Leader: Be careful what you wish for over legal privilege

Accountants may yet succeed in wrestling away lawyers' monopoly on legal professional privilege. By doing so they risk a scenario that is no good for either party

23 Apr 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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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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