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ICAEW proposes major £2 million minimum for Professional Indemnity Insurance
Accounting Standards

ICAEW proposes major £2 million minimum for Professional Indemnity Insuranc...

3d Accountancy A

ICAEW proposes major £2 million minimum for Profes...

The ICAEW cited managing insurance costs, firms struggling to obtain coverage, assessing risk-taking capacity, and evolved firm structures as drivers ...

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The role of forensic accountants in international arbitration
Corporate Finance

The role of forensic accountants in international arbitration

4d James Nicholson, Yaoguo Lun and Zhang Zhang

The role of forensic accountants in international ...

We all understand the role of lawyers in an arbitration, to argue over points of liability and who was at fault. But most commercial cases are brought...

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AI is a support for businesses but not a solution
AI in Accounting

AI is a support for businesses but not a solution

6d Rachael King

AI is a support for businesses but not a solution

AI is a useful support for businesses but not a quick-fix solution, say leading tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg. Nick Winters, Head of Technolo...

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MTD is so much more than mere compliance
MTD

MTD is so much more than mere compliance

2w Rachael King

MTD is so much more than mere compliance

Discover how financial management software empowers accountants to elevate their advisory role, driving strategic business growth and operational exce...

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Purpose, People and Technology: Damon Brain's Trio of Priorities as Duncan & Toplis' new CEO
Practice

Purpose, People and Technology: Damon Brain's Trio of Priorities as Duncan ...

2w Rachael King

Purpose, People and Technology: Damon Brain's Trio...

Damon Brain, the newly minted CEO of Duncan & Toplis, unveils his ambitious plans to transform the firm into a tech-driven powerhouse while preserving...

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Accountancy people moves: March 2024
Company News

Accountancy people moves: March 2024

3w Rachael King

Accountancy people moves: March 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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Audit profession stands at a crossroad in fight for talent: New survey data reveals a call for change
ACCA

Audit profession stands at a crossroad in fight for talent: New survey data...

4w Rachael King

Audit profession stands at a crossroad in fight fo...

A survey conducted by accountancy bodies ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand...

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Figures reveal ‘enormous’ rise in firms choosing accountancy outsourcing as industry faces ‘pivotal’ moment
Consulting

Figures reveal ‘enormous’ rise in firms choosing accountancy outsourcing as...

4w Rachael King

Figures reveal ‘enormous’ rise in firms choosing a...

Global spend on accountancy outsourcing up by 40% in the space of five years. News comes as accountancy outsourcing specialist AdvanceTrack reports en...

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Two thirds of accountants say poor HMRC services hurting small businesses
ACCA

Two thirds of accountants say poor HMRC services hurting small businesses

4w Rachael King

Two thirds of accountants say poor HMRC services h...

Following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget on March 6, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) surveyed its members for their insight ...

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Forget the budget, we need to be thinking longer-term
Budget

Forget the budget, we need to be thinking longer-term

2m Rachael King

Forget the budget, we need to be thinking longer-t...

Amid economic uncertainty, UK political parties are betting on innovation-driven sectors like technology, manufacturing, and green energy to power gro...

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Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2023: One firm reports having more than 50% of its partners as women
50+50

Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2023: One firm reports having more than 50% of ...

2m Rachael King

Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2023: One firm reports...

As the industry comes under pressure for a lack of gender diversity, the top100 firms appear to have made little progress towards gender parity among ...

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HMRC admits MTD will be costly for landlords
HMRC

HMRC admits MTD will be costly for landlords

2m Rachael King

HMRC admits MTD will be costly for landlords

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has acknowledged the financial and time costs that landlords will face due to the Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative....

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The ingredients for building the ideal modern finance and accounting team
People In Business

The ingredients for building the ideal modern finance and accounting team

2m Rachael King

The ingredients for building the ideal modern fina...

New research reveals a clear recipe for constructing a high-impact finance unit in today’s rapidly evolving business climate. Global talent lead...

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Tech leaders debate AI skills shortage in Parliament
Business

Tech leaders debate AI skills shortage in Parliament

2m Rachael King

Tech leaders debate AI skills shortage in Parliame...

Technology industry leaders are pressing the government for substantial investment to prepare the next generation with essential digital and AI skills...

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CIPFA Appoints Owen Mapley as new CEO
Business

CIPFA Appoints Owen Mapley as new CEO

2m Rachael King

CIPFA Appoints Owen Mapley as new CEO

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has announced the appointment of Owen Mapley as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO...

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Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2023: Firms report total fee income growth amid market volatility
50+50

Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2023: Firms report total fee income growth amid...

2m Rachael King

Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2023: Firms report tot...

Mid-market firms experience largest percentage increase in fee income in 2023, as consultancy services start to become leading income streams for the ...

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Accountancy people moves: January 2024
Company News

Accountancy people moves: January 2024

3m Rachael King

Accountancy people moves: January 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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Accountancy people moves: November 2023
Company News

Accountancy people moves: November 2023

5m Rachael King

Accountancy people moves: November 2023

KPMG confirms reappointment of it's UK chair, while EY announces Janet Truncale as the next EY global chair and CEO Read More...

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UK accounting sector needs to put more emphasis on its people
Recruitment

UK accounting sector needs to put more emphasis on its people

11m Rachael King

UK accounting sector needs to put more emphasis on...

Latest review of top 100 firms reveals attrition rates are rising. Firms will need to think about what sets them apart to remain competitive in tight ...

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Technology investments decline as accountants become more strategic
Technology

Technology investments decline as accountants become more strategic

1y Rachael King

Technology investments decline as accountants beco...

Given the need for targeted investment, accountancy practices will have to be selective when making upgrade decisions Read More...

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Advisory services are key to the future growth of accountancy practices
Consulting

Advisory services are key to the future growth of accountancy practices

1y Rachael King

Advisory services are key to the future growth of ...

UK accountancy practices can unlock growth potential and remain competitive by transitioning to advisory/consultancy services, possessing the right sk...

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LISTEN: Being ‘creative’ to retain and recruit top talent
People In Practice

LISTEN: Being ‘creative’ to retain and recruit top talent

1y Rachael King

LISTEN: Being ‘creative’ to retain and recruit top...

The latest episode of the Lightbulb Moments podcast series considers how accountancy practices are solving talent shortages and where technology can b...

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Firms must persuade their people and clients to ‘embrace digital change’
People Practice

Firms must persuade their people and clients to ‘embrace digital change’

1y Rachael King

Firms must persuade their people and clients to ‘e...

Firms urged to invest in upskilling staff to help close the digital skills gap Read More...

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LISTEN: The evolving role of the accountant
Career

LISTEN: The evolving role of the accountant

1y Rachael King

LISTEN: The evolving role of the accountant

The latest episode of Accountancy Age’s latest podcast series, looks at how the role of accountants has changed over the years and what have been some...

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Why digital commerce should matter to accountants
Accounting Firms

Why digital commerce should matter to accountants

2y Rachael King

Why digital commerce should matter to accountants

As the e-Commerce sector continues to witness success, it will be important for accountants to invest in their tech stacks to ensure they can not only...

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The importance of standardised digitalisation for the accountancy sector
Business

The importance of standardised digitalisation for the accountancy sector

2y Rachael King

The importance of standardised digitalisation for ...

The modern consumer is tech-savvy, and generally digitally literate. Nowhere is this more evident than within the financial sector; consumers demand r...

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