Reports

Queen's Speech: setting the agenda

The Queen's Speech, setting out the government's legislative programme for the coming Parliament, promises legislation to allow judges to sit alone in complex fraud cases and new action against corruption. No mention, however, was made of the Modern Company Law Review, which is now expected to be tabled next year.

14 Nov 2002

SEC in crisis - Pitt goes

Harvey Pitt, the beleaguered head of US financial watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Commission, has resigned after battled through months of pressure following the catastrophic failures of Enron and WorldCom.

06 Nov 2002

Softworld Accounting and Finance special

Accountancy Age is again delighted to be sponsor of this autumn's Softworld Accounting & Finance show, Europe's leading software and e-business event for the accounting & finance industry.

10 Sep 2002

Fleet special

The world of fleet is changing. Demand is down as an increasing number of employees turn their backs on what can be a very costly benefit.

29 Aug 2002

DTI audit report

The long-awaited government report on auditing has been published by the secretary of state for trade following last minute rewrites forced when the Commons Treasury committee brought forward by 48 hours its own audit report.

26 Jul 2002

White Paper: Modernising company law

The Department of Trade and Industry has kicked off the legislative process on modernising the UK's antiquated company law with the publication of a White Paper.

17 Jul 2002

Budget 2002: Why Brown tried to bury criticism

07 Apr 2002

Andersen: Is this the end?

The once mighty name of Andersen is facing its final destruction with the firm's defeat in court.

15 Mar 2002

The great pensions debate over FRS 17

AccountancyAge.com features an in-depth special report on the controversial pensions accounting standard FRS 17.

06 Mar 2002

The euro

The change from 12 currencies to just one across much of Europe has gone remarkably smoothly since the euro was introduced on 1 January.

15 Jan 2002

Andersen and the Enron saga

Big Five firm Andersen is walking unsteadily on the biggest corporate tightrope of its life, following the collapse of its audit client Enron, once America's biggest energy company.

15 Jan 2002

The public sector

Click here for the latest news from the public sector, as well as expert comment and analysis from our team of highly-qualified experts.

08 Jan 2002

Raising the audit threshold

The government is considering raising the audit threshold for small companies to the European maximum of £4.8m with a 'lighter touch' independent professional review for business with a turnover under this limit.

08 Jan 2002

IR35 resource centre

AccountancyAge.com provides an online IR35 resource including an archive of stories on the controversial legislation.

08 Jan 2002

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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

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

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

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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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

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

Colin: Uber tax, Uber problems

Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

Taking Stock: Multi-marathon men make a move

Loadsa marathons, and loadsa numbercrunchers doing the hard yards...

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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.