It may not be the case, but you could forgive the layman for asking that without business consultancy services what is left for accountants apart from tax and audit?
But it’s good to see KPMG insiders acknowledging the problem as they seek to roll out Project Darwin, a project that appears a sound attempt to remove unnecessary tiers of management by automating internal authorisation processes and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit.
Will Project Darwin evolve?
With a budget of Pounds 16m, the firm is putting its money where its mouth is. It will take more than that to maintain accountancy’s position as a premier career choice, but it?s encouraging nonetheless.
A new partner, Dermot Callinan, has joined Saffery Champness from KPMG where he was recently the head of the UK private client advisory team
John Mendes has been appointed partner in the City of London office at MHA MacIntyre Hudson
Jon Maile has been promoted to partner in the South East as the head of audit at Grant Thornton
HMRC breaches client confidentiality; and partner profits fall at EY. These stories and more discussed in Friday Afternoon Live