saw ICAEW president Peter Wyman say that while Enron was a wake-up call for ‘boards, investors and auditors’, the UK house is ‘largely in order’.
Amazingly, a jobs survey revealed that more than half of those people who change jobs regret doing so, while one-in-four leave the new position within a month.
Also on Tuesday, Gerald Waterworth, the former finance director of Scarborough Building Society who pled guilty to theft and false accounting, started an 18-month jail sentence
Meanwhile, charity finance directors hit out at the government for failing to address the vast sum of irrecoverable VAT in new legislation currently under consultation.
On Thursday a slowing economy, possible property price falls and the threat of war may not seem the ideal way to start the new year but finance directors were still confident of their companies’ prospects for the coming 12 months.
In this week’s issue the UK’s biggest audit firms rejected en masse the notion that auditors should face mandatory rotation
Friday, our parliamentary staff revealed that the Labour Party is to overhaul is central accounting procedures and improve training in such matters for local party treasurers after an internal audit showed that 120 separate constituency parties have broken the law on gifts.
And Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm, reported a drop in its revenues and issued a warning of the speed of any recovery in the consultancy market.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements