Opinion

The right choice

Succession is about more than finding the right people

Mid-tier firms must ensure they have more than a recruitment strategy to tackle succession planning, warns Ladislav Hornan

27 Nov 2012

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The Practitioner: Invest in shares ... of staff

Invest in a full-timer, or find a more flexible arrangement? The Practitioner wants your views...

27 Nov 2012

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The British Accountancy Awards: How the winners won...

What did the British Accountancy Awards winners do, or do better, than those that didn't win? Heather Townsend gives some pointers

26 Nov 2012

Tighten reporting to stop mega-writedowns

More stringent reporting rules would curb valuation 'excesses', says Nick Hood

22 Nov 2012

Sort out the system to stop 'deplorable' tax avoidance

The routes by which income is shifted out of the UK must be blocked, says Barnes Roffe's Mike Parkinson

21 Nov 2012

Committee needs to understand the UK tax system

Members of the Public Accounts Committee showed a worrying lack of understanding of the tax system, says Miles Dean

14 Nov 2012

Leader: Let's take some time over real-time PAYE

Pushing back RTI for a year is surely the most sensible thing to do, says Accountancy Age

12 Nov 2012

No insolvency boom? Thank the ten-year-old Enterprise Act

It's the Enterprise Act's 10th birthday and what a decade it has had, writes insolvency practitioner and R3 president Lee Manning

09 Nov 2012

The Practitioner: Part-time FD, Superman, control freak

The Practitioner is in demand with clients – but is struggling to give other staff members the opportunity to shine

08 Nov 2012

The Living Wage is here to stay

Guy Stallard, head of facilities at KPMG, explains why firms should pay support staff more than the minimum wage

07 Nov 2012

FASB to modify fair value election option

Evolution of accounting rules could mean struggling companies have nowhere to hide, explains Rick Martin

06 Nov 2012

What accountants can learn from the commandos

As remembrance Sunday draws near, ex-Royal Marine Damian McKinney points out the lessons accountants can learn from our armed forces

02 Nov 2012

Accountants should collaborate the cloud way

Evolving the way you communicate with your clients is essential, writes Wendy Rowe

31 Oct 2012

Editorial: Insolvency practitioners must break out after being hemmed in

IPs must fight to restore cross-border insolvency jurisdiction rights

26 Oct 2012

The Practitioner: Collision course with crackpot clients

The Practitioner is under the cosh: getting the new business up and running, while wanting rid of legacy clients

26 Oct 2012

Winds of change for public sector finance staff

Public sector finance professionals can no longer sit back expecting to keep a job for life explains Gill Kelly.

24 Oct 2012

Starbucks tax story exposes lack of knowledge

The press must take greater care in its reporting of tax issues, writes Cormac Marum

22 Oct 2012

The Practitioner: It's mine, all mine

The Practitioner's first few weeks running their own practice have gone well – with a new way of working

11 Oct 2012

From the coalface - greenhouse gas accounting is simple?

The calculations behind the top-line greenhouse gas emissions numbers could get complicated, says Gary Davis

05 Oct 2012

The Practitioner: Leap year

The Practitioner decides enough is enough - and makes a dramatic, life-changing decision

01 Oct 2012

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

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

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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