Sam Alberti is a journalist at Accountancy Age covering accounting, tax and regulation. He previously covered people management and business transformation for HRD Connect. He is an NCTJ-qualified news reporter with an MA in journalism.

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New generation of CFOs “expect apps to be simple”

Cloud New generation of CFOs “expect apps to be simple”

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New generation of CFOs “expect apps to be simple”

The pandemic has accelerated this further, with finance teams working remotely and using more technology day-to-day Read More...

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Loose regulation allows insolvency to be “weaponised”, MP says as APPG report casts shadow over industry

Insolvency Loose regulation allows insolvency to be “weaponised”, MP says as APPG report casts shadow over industry

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Loose regulation allows insolvency to be “weaponis...

Parliamentary report seeks to eradicate conflict of interest in "Wild West" insolvency industry Read More...

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Social care levy has potential to stifle growth, experts warn

Tax Social care levy has potential to stifle growth, experts warn

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Social care levy has potential to stifle growth, e...

Tax and business advisory experts have raised concerns over the UK government’s plans to raise national insurance contributions (NICs), arguing that t...

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Q&A: KPMG senior partner James Kergon

Accounting Firms Q&A: KPMG senior partner James Kergon

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Q&A: KPMG senior partner James Kergon

Accountancy Age spoke with KPMG senior partner for Scotland James Kergon, who outlined his background and the key goals for his tenure Read More...

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HMRC must "rebuild the trust" of taxpayers after Loan Charge failings

HMRC HMRC must "rebuild the trust" of taxpayers after Loan Charge failings

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HMRC must "rebuild the trust" of taxpayers after L...

Government’s "misunderstanding" of how contracting works led to misinterpret "accidental" tax avoidance, critics say Read More...

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Statutory audit must “make more use” of internal audit expertise

Audit Statutory audit must “make more use” of internal audit expertise

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Statutory audit must “make more use” of internal a...

While objectivity and independence are critical, greater collaboration could be the key to stronger assurance Read More...

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Audit reform urgently needed to remedy “glacial” progress

Audit Audit reform urgently needed to remedy “glacial” progress

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Audit reform urgently needed to remedy “glacial” p...

FRC audit quality scores reflect "unacceptable" performances from some firms and reinforce need for government reforms Read More...

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Accounting and audit tech update: FreshBooks, Galvanize and more

Technology Accounting and audit tech update: FreshBooks, Galvanize and more

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Accounting and audit tech update: FreshBooks, Galv...

Accountancy Age’s monthly round-up of accounting and audit tech news, including new partnerships, product launches and people moves Read More...

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Audit must “dial up focus” to detect fraud more effectively

Audit Audit must “dial up focus” to detect fraud more effectively

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Audit must “dial up focus” to detect fraud more ef...

While the responsibility of auditors is often misinterpreted, the capabilities of the profession must still improve, according to market participants ...

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Software market unready for looming MTD deadline

MTD Software market unready for looming MTD deadline

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Software market unready for looming MTD deadline

The onus is on businesses to achieve MTD compliance, but this process is hindered by complicated and expensive software Read More...

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Report: Next steps critical for “complex” international tax framework, market warns

Tax Report: Next steps critical for “complex” international tax framework, market warns

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Report: Next steps critical for “complex” internat...

Implementation, harmonisation and timeline are all major sources of concern across the industry Read More...

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UK must develop professional skills or “risk being left behind”, market warns

Business UK must develop professional skills or “risk being left behind”, market warns

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UK must develop professional skills or “risk being...

The financial and professional services sector’s talent pipeline is critical to supporting the wider UK economy, according to market participants Read...

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Experts reject ‘insolvency tsunami’ predictions but advise caution

Insolvency Experts reject ‘insolvency tsunami’ predictions but advise caution

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Experts reject ‘insolvency tsunami’ predictions bu...

Forecasts suggesting a wave of corporate insolvencies on the horizon are alarmist, but rescue tools and advisory services should still be considered, ...

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Accounting firms losing out on talent in “candidate-led market”, experts say

Accounting Firms Accounting firms losing out on talent in “candidate-led market”, experts say

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Accounting firms losing out on talent in “candidat...

The pandemic has accelerated a shift in market power, requiring accountancy firms to rethink hiring strategies Read More...

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Industry urges government to address “fragile” public sector audit market

Audit Industry urges government to address “fragile” public sector audit market

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Industry urges government to address “fragile” pub...

Market capacity is cited as the key concern by market participants Read More...

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Profile: Azets CEO Chris Horne

Accounting Firms Profile: Azets CEO Chris Horne

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Profile: Azets CEO Chris Horne

Accountancy Age spoke with Azets' new CEO Chris Horne, who outlined the key goals for his tenure Read More...

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BEIS reforms can demonstrate "true value of audit”

Audit BEIS reforms can demonstrate "true value of audit”

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BEIS reforms can demonstrate "true value of audit”

Recent data shows the level of scepticism of audit among business owners Read More...

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ICAEW and ACCA slam BEIS plans for new professional body for corporate auditors

Audit ICAEW and ACCA slam BEIS plans for new professional body for corporate auditors

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ICAEW and ACCA slam BEIS plans for new professiona...

"We do not see it as being necessary or desirable" Read More...

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R&D relief scheme “must be updated” to minimise uncertainty, industry argues

Corporate Tax R&D relief scheme “must be updated” to minimise uncertainty, industry argues

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R&D relief scheme “must be updated” to minimise un...

Sources say that while the regime is positive, it must reflect the “reality of the 2020s” Read More...

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Market fears "disproportionate impact" of mandatory PII plans

Regulation Market fears "disproportionate impact" of mandatory PII plans

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Market fears "disproportionate impact" of mandator...

Government must consider several "obvious" challenges, sources say Read More...

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BEIS audit reforms could bear “huge” unintended consequences, market warns

Audit BEIS audit reforms could bear “huge” unintended consequences, market warns

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BEIS audit reforms could bear “huge” unintended co...

Sources say the government must find more balance and focus Read More...

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Report: Skills gap to spark employee "power shift"

People Practice Report: Skills gap to spark employee "power shift"

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Report: Skills gap to spark employee "power shift"

A more competitive approach is needed to acquire and retain talent, experts say Read More...

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Profile: ICAEW president William Brooks

Accounting Standards Profile: ICAEW president William Brooks

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Profile: ICAEW president William Brooks

Accountancy Age spoke with Brooks, who talked us through future goals and challenges for the ICAEW Read More...

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KPMG insolvency misconduct “further emphasises” need for independent regulator, MPs say

Insolvency KPMG insolvency misconduct “further emphasises” need for independent regulator, MPs say

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KPMG insolvency misconduct “further emphasises” ne...

The landmark case is said to have exposed patterns of neglect in the profession Read More...

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ICAEW and ACCA slam “poor” HMRC performance

HMRC ICAEW and ACCA slam “poor” HMRC performance

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ICAEW and ACCA slam “poor” HMRC performance

The watchdogs say that a lack of resources are to blame Read More...

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AAT and ICAEW tussle over calls for compulsory membership

Accounting Standards AAT and ICAEW tussle over calls for compulsory membership

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AAT and ICAEW tussle over calls for compulsory mem...

“It’s unduly harsh” Read More...

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“False self-employment” to be targeted for tax non-compliance

Tax “False self-employment” to be targeted for tax non-compliance

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“False self-employment” to be targeted for tax non...

Stringent monitoring expected Read More...

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