The Top 50 firms

Business is booming. With regulation driving audits revenues, the avoidance clampdown fuelling tax and a burst of M&A activity, accountancy firms have rarely looked healthier. Read on for our full analysis.

29 Jun 2006

Health and safety - a management briefing

The health and safety issue is here to stay. Here, Accountancy Age in association with HSE, helps you avoid the banana skins

26 Jun 2006

Fleet Decisions: a special report

A fleet management special report from Accountancy Age and Financial Director magazines

20 Jun 2006

IFRS update summer 2006 - a management briefing

In the sixth of our IFRS management briefings, Accountancy Age in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers, reflects on the progress so far, analyses what exactly has happened, and looks at what we can learn from the whole process moving forward.

14 Jun 2006

Who is the world's worst accountant? reveals the surprising number of finance professionals, fake accountants and just plain fraudsters who have been tempted to fiddle the books

31 May 2006

Online tax filing special report

Whether it's PAYE of self-assessment, the issue of filing via the internet to HMRC is a thorny topic for advisers. Here, we round-up the big stories surrounding the issue.

23 May 2006

Salary Survey Spring 2006 - risks and opportunities

The Spring Salary Survey in conjunction with Robert Half reveals that accountants are concerned about the pensions crisis, but nonetheless seek an end to work, work, work

13 Apr 2006

Money laundering special report

Now that the 'new' regulations are two years old, how are accountants responding?

31 Mar 2006

IFRS update spring 2006 – a management briefing

In the fifth of our IFRS management briefings, Accountancy Age in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers, looks at the hard work in progress that is IFRS

29 Mar 2006

Budget 2006 - download it here!

Download our complete coverage of Gordon Brown's tenth Budget

22 Mar 2006

Regional special - has London had its day?

Hosting the 2012 Olympics may give the capital a boost. But it's bound to add to the costs of doing business in an already expensive city. What are the alternatives and is it time you looked elsewhere?

06 Mar 2006

Bond House: the full coverage

All the news and analysis on the VAT case that scuppered a key Customs strategy on MTIC fraud

13 Jan 2006

Financial Director 2005 Audit Fees Survey

Full details of our ninth annual audit fees survey show a 15% increase in FTSE-100 audit fees to £3.26m. But the average audit sign-off time also rose by one day to 60 days from year-end

04 Jan 2006

IFRS update 4 - a management briefing

In the fouth installment of our IFRS management briefings, Accountancy Age in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers brings you the state of play over the now year-old accounting rules

07 Dec 2005

IFRS update 3 - a management briefing

In the third installment of our IFRS management briefings, Accountancy Age in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers brings you the latest updates on the new accounting rules.

05 Oct 2005

Softworld 2005 special report

Sponsored by Accountancy Age, Europe's leading software and services event for the accounting and finance community takes place next month

21 Sep 2005

IFRS conversion - management briefings

Accountancy Age's series of briefings on dealing with IFRS conversion

08 Sep 2005

Football special report 2005

With the football season under way, we look at the finances, issues and figureheads behind the beautiful game in 2005

16 Aug 2005

Opportunities in China: special report

In this special report we look at the opportunities and issues that abound for accountants in this rapidly expanding market

04 Jul 2005

Top 50 accountancy firms survey 2005

The latest Accountancy Age Top 50 survey is now out, revealing the most in-depth information on the UK's 50 biggest accountancy firms

30 Jun 2005

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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

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would


David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

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