Q&A: The SecretCFO tells all
Corporate Finance

Q&A: The SecretCFO tells all

7h Rachael Kennedy

Q&A: The SecretCFO tells all

An anonymous corporate finance veteran with over 20,000 hours of experience unlocks invaluable insights by pulling back the curtain on the rarely seen...

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The Bank of England appoints EY as its external auditor
Audit

The Bank of England appoints EY as its external auditor

21h Rachael Kennedy

The Bank of England appoints EY as its external au...

The Bank of England has appointed Ernst and Young LLP (EY) as its external auditor from the financial year ending 28 February 2025. Read More...

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Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2023: Number of firms embarking on M&A up 22%
50+50

Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2023: Number of firms embarking on M&A up 22%

2w Rachael Kennedy

Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2023: Number of firms ...

New data shows consolidation within the mid-market as firms, while M&A activity among the top 20 firms remains steady. Brought to you in partnershi...

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The PwC Australia Tax Scandal Explained: An Insider's Perspective
Accounting Standards

The PwC Australia Tax Scandal Explained: An Insider's Perspective

2w Rachael Kennedy

The PwC Australia Tax Scandal Explained: An Inside...

PwC's Australia tax scandal has led to significant changes, including over 300 job cuts and the refusal to share a crucial report with Australian parl...

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Rebranding heritage: Saffery's pivot from tradition to innovation
Accounting Firms

Rebranding heritage: Saffery's pivot from tradition to innovation

1m Rachael Kennedy

Rebranding heritage: Saffery's pivot from traditio...

Saffery Champness's strategic rebrand to "Saffery" reflects a bold step towards aligning its historic values with a modern, innovative ethos, fosterin...

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Accountancy people moves: February 2024
Company News

Accountancy people moves: February 2024

1m Rachael Kennedy

Accountancy people moves: February 2024

The ICAEW confirms new vice president, with senior heads appointed at KPMG and EY. Within the mid market, a flurry of end of year partner appointments...

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Dow Schofield Watts broadens services to provide fractional support to senior leaders
50+50

Dow Schofield Watts broadens services to provide fractional support to seni...

2m Rachael Kennedy

Dow Schofield Watts broadens services to provide f...

UK-based Dow Schofield Watts (DSW), a mid-market professional services network, announced the creation of a new division called DSW Principal Partners...

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How to choose the right accounting software as a small business
Accounting Software

How to choose the right accounting software as a small business

2m Rachael Kennedy

How to choose the right accounting software as a s...

With so many accounting software options on the market today, from QuickBooks to FreshBooks to Xero, it can be overwhelming for small business owners ...

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Navigating the new normal: The strategic turn to outsourcing in R&D tax services
R&D

Navigating the new normal: The strategic turn to outsourcing in R&D tax ser...

2m Rachael Kennedy

Navigating the new normal: The strategic turn to o...

Amidst complex regulations and a crackdown on fraud, UK accounting firms are increasingly turning to outsourcing as a strategic approach to ensure com...

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UK government invests half a million to get audit and accountancy qualifications recognised abroad
Skills

UK government invests half a million to get audit and accountancy qualifica...

3m Rachael Kennedy

UK government invests half a million to get audit ...

The UK government has pledged £500,000 to facilitate the recognition of accountancy and audit qualifications abroad. Announced by the Department of Tr...

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Jeremy Hunt hints at further tax cuts at Davos: What accountants need to know
Budget

Jeremy Hunt hints at further tax cuts at Davos: What accountants need to kn...

3m Rachael Kennedy

Jeremy Hunt hints at further tax cuts at Davos: Wh...

UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has hinted at the possibility of further tax cuts in the upcoming spring Budget, during his time at the World Economic Forum...

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AI is an emerging risk for auditors, new research shows
Audit

AI is an emerging risk for auditors, new research shows

3m Rachael Kennedy

AI is an emerging risk for auditors, new research ...

Despite the increased interest in AI and ML, only 12% of respondents indicate their organisations have adopted AI and ML within their audit functions....

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Accountants will need to step in to help with the EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
Brexit

Accountants will need to step in to help with the EU's Carbon Border Adjust...

3m Rachael Kennedy

Accountants will need to step in to help with the ...

As the European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)unfolds, it heralds more than a policy shift—it’s reshaping the global tr...

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What should accounting technology providers learn from the Post Office Horizon scandal?
Accounting Software

What should accounting technology providers learn from the Post Office Hori...

3m Rachael Kennedy

What should accounting technology providers learn ...

The Horizon scandal has shed light on the crucial role of ethical practices in the accounting technology industry, and underscored the need for transp...

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PwC's 2023 annual report: What you need to know
Big Four

PwC's 2023 annual report: What you need to know

3m Rachael Kennedy

PwC's 2023 annual report: What you need to know

Accountancy Age unpacks PwC's 2023 annual report, with a focus on profits, people, investments and technology. Read More...

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Accountancy people moves: December2023
Company News

Accountancy people moves: December2023

3m Rachael Kennedy

Accountancy people moves: December2023

The ICAEW confirms new vice president, with senior heads appointed at KPMG and EY. Within the mid market, a flurry of end of year partner appointments...

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Big Four to focus on governance following regulatory pressure
Governance

Big Four to focus on governance following regulatory pressure

3m Rachael Kennedy

Big Four to focus on governance following regulato...

In the wake of a series of scandals and strategic missteps, the Big Four accounting and consulting firms – Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC – a...

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How to grow green skills within your team
CSR

How to grow green skills within your team

4m Rachael Kennedy

How to grow green skills within your team

By providing accurate and transparent financial information, accountants enable informed decision-making that considers both financial and environment...

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What to expect in 2024 (it's not just AI!)
Business

What to expect in 2024 (it's not just AI!)

4m Rachael Kennedy

What to expect in 2024 (it's not just AI!)

The accountancy market in the UK is on the brink of transformation in 2024. As technology continues to advance and the business landscape evolves, acc...

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Is consolidation the answer to the UK’s R&D advisory problem?
HMRC

Is consolidation the answer to the UK’s R&D advisory problem?

4m Rachael Kennedy

Is consolidation the answer to the UK’s R&D adviso...

Amidst rising fraud and complexity, the consolidation of the UK’s R&D advisory market could be the key to unlocking reliable, efficient, and compliant...

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PwC strengthens Saas offering with Starling partnership
AP

PwC strengthens Saas offering with Starling partnership

4m Rachael Kennedy

PwC strengthens Saas offering with Starling partne...

PwC can offer its clients a range of technology-enabled solutions, delivering high-quality digital banking experiences to customers while also achievi...

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Over two thirds of accountants say AI has had a positive impact on their profession
Skills

Over two thirds of accountants say AI has had a positive impact on their pr...

4m Rachael Kennedy

Over two thirds of accountants say AI has had a po...

67% of participants predicted that their companies will increase AI investment in 2024 through expanded implementation, partnerships with AI software ...

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New HMRC tax rules set to impact online sellers
HMRC

New HMRC tax rules set to impact online sellers

4m Rachael Kennedy

New HMRC tax rules set to impact online sellers

From January 1, 2024, HMRC will implement new tax rules affecting individuals who sell items on platforms like Etsy, Depop, and Vinted. The new regula...

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COP28: Accounting bodies call for action on climate-related reporting disclosures
Accounting Standards

COP28: Accounting bodies call for action on climate-related reporting discl...

4m Rachael Kennedy

COP28: Accounting bodies call for action on climat...

Effective corporate reporting on sustainability will prevent greenwashing issues and deliver more data for better implementation of climate policies R...

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Why client engagement skills are just as important as technical accuracy
Uncategorized

Why client engagement skills are just as important as technical accuracy

5m Rachael Kennedy

Why client engagement skills are just as important...

Those well versed in numbers must now turn their attention to words as the accounting profession pivots towards insights and advisory Read More...

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