Reports

Internal controls - a management briefing

Unlock the potential of internal control with this latest management briefing, produced in conjunction with KPMG

09 Jun 2005

IFRS update 2 - a management briefing

IFRS: are you on track? Accountancy Age in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers brings you the latest IFRS updates as part of a new series of management briefings

19 May 2005

Equitable trial: E&Y fights for its future

In one of the biggest court cases in British accounting history, Ernst & Young battles it out with life assurance firm, Equitable Life, at London's High Court. At stake? The future of the Big Four firm.

25 Apr 2005

Salary survey, spring 2005

Benchmark yourself against colleagues and leading lights in the spring 2005 salary survey.

04 Apr 2005

Gordon Brown's 2005 pre-election Budget

AccountancyAge.com's comprehensive coverage of Gordon Brown's 2005 pre-election Budget.

17 Mar 2005

Financial software special

This latest software special examines the issues surrounding compliance, outsourcing, XBRL, digital marketing, online filing, and more. It also provides an overview of accounting software products, access to the latest white papers and a round-up of the latest news, comment and analysis.

24 Feb 2005

IFRS update - a management briefing

IFRS is now live and public companies across Europe are grappling with its implications. The time for preparation is over and implementation is now on every finance director's agenda. Accountancy Age in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers brings you the latest IFRS updates as part of a series of brand new management briefings.

15 Feb 2005

Parmalat: The aftermath

The Parmalat scandal refuses to go away. The investigations and ramifications rumble away, affecting countless Italian companies, and rippling into the European and international arena.

14 Feb 2005

The WorldCom trial

Bernie Ebbers, the former CE of WorldCom, has gone on trial, accused of allegedly cooking the books during his time at the company to the tune of $11bn. It's been a long road: from the first signs of trouble back in 2002, to WorldCom's emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and rebirth as MCI Inc., to Sarbox legislation, to the current trial.

14 Feb 2005

In-depth: Sarbanes-Oxley

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, introduced by the US Securities & Exchange Commission, was implemented to restore investor confidence in corporate America following the collapse of once-mighty corporations like WorldCom and Enron under a cloud of allegations of fraud and other financial improprieties.

14 Feb 2005

Revenue at the European Court of Justice

All eyes are now on Luxembourg's European Court of justice as the eagerly-awaited Marks & Spencer loss relief case finally gets underway.

14 Feb 2005

Football finances

With the football season about to kick-off, Accountancy Age has published its 2004 football finances survey, which reveals that most football clubs in England and Scotland expect to make a loss over the next year, showing a greater appreciation of the financial situation.

28 Jul 2004

Special report: Liability cap

Patricia Hewitt has ruled out a liability cap for audit firms dealing a significant blow to the profession, in particular, the Big Four.

05 Jul 2004

Latest virus news

Computer viruses are rampant at the moment infecting IT systems of all shapes and sizes from multinationals to SMEs - the recent Sasser virus being just one example.

12 May 2004

New-look FRC comes into being

A landmark in the history of accountancy regulation, the new, improved Financial Reporting Council has officially come into being, ushered in by its chairman, Sir Bryan Nicholson

30 Mar 2004

Equitable: The Penrose report and beyond

The Penrose report on the near-collapse of life assurer Equitable Life is finally out (all 818 pages of it) with the blame being placed on the shoulders of the mutual's former management team. Regulators like the FSA have also come in for harsh criticism, but former auditors Ernst & Young have escaped blame.

11 Mar 2004

Budget 2004

Chancellor Gordon Brown presented his eighth Budget speech at lunch time today setting out the government's economic agenda for the coming year.

08 Mar 2004

Doing better ebusiness

It time to sit up and consider ways of developing your ebusiness plans (if you have not done so already) when even the government turns to ebusiness technology.

12 Feb 2004

IAS - can your IT cope?

The introduction of international accounting standards in less than 12 months will bring about changes to the IT systems of large companies, with one survey putting the figure at around £600,000 just to prepare for IAS.

12 Feb 2004

Fleeting issues

Gordon Brown's ears must surely have pricked up after a RAC report revealed that drivers would rather pay twice as much company car tax than use a smaller vehicle or take public transport.

04 Feb 2004

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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

Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

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

Share Price Centre

Track the fortunes of UK-listed companies with our Share Price Centre

PI Insurance

Professional Indemnity insurance tailored to the needs of small- to medium-sized practices

Find Me An Accountant

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Head Of Financial Control

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Briefings

budget-management

Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.