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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Neglect of upskilling detrimental to accounting profession, experts say

Accounting Firms Neglect of upskilling detrimental to accounting profession, experts say

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Neglect of upskilling detrimental to accounting pr...

Nearly half of accountants have left a role due to a lack of training opportunities, new research indicates Read More...

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The Mid-Tier Power Index - Last chance to apply!

Accounting Firms The Mid-Tier Power Index - Last chance to apply!

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The Mid-Tier Power Index - Last chance to apply!

Just four days remain for UK accounting firms to secure their entries for the brand new industry ranking Read More...

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Q&A: Azets CFO on the importance of financial strategy in accountancy

Accounting Firms Q&A: Azets CFO on the importance of financial strategy in accountancy

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Q&A: Azets CFO on the importance of financial stra...

During a conversation with Accountancy Age, Azets' newly appointed CFO Beth Crosier breaks down the importance of financial strategy when it comes to ...

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Accounting and audit tech update: Microsoft, Xero, and more

Technology Accounting and audit tech update: Microsoft, Xero, and more

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Accounting and audit tech update: Microsoft, Xero,...

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

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The Mid-Tier Power Index – Two weeks remaining

Accounting Firms The Mid-Tier Power Index – Two weeks remaining

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The Mid-Tier Power Index – Two weeks remaining

Time is running out for firms to secure their entries for the Accountancy Age’s new ranking Read More...

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UK R&D criteria to be tightened in system overhaul

Business UK R&D criteria to be tightened in system overhaul

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UK R&D criteria to be tightened in system overhaul

New government proposals see scope widen in some areas but narrow in others Read More...

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Grant Thornton handed £2m fine by FRC over “fundamental” failings in Sports Direct audit

Accounting Firms Grant Thornton handed £2m fine by FRC over “fundamental” failings in Sports Direct audit

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Grant Thornton handed £2m fine by FRC over “fundam...

The judgement concludes more than five years of probes into the audit firm’s accounts Read More...

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Client tech adoption “single greatest hurdle” for accountants, study finds

Accounting Software Client tech adoption “single greatest hurdle” for accountants, study finds

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Client tech adoption “single greatest hurdle” for ...

Buy-in from clients is critical to ensure MTD compliance by April 2024 Read More...

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Talent shortages a key driver of accountancy M&A activity, experts say

Accounting Firms Talent shortages a key driver of accountancy M&A activity, experts say

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Talent shortages a key driver of accountancy M&A a...

The need to plug skills gaps and address talent shortages is driving deal activity in the accounting industry Read More...

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FRC confirms overhaul of UK corporate governance code

Corporate Governance FRC confirms overhaul of UK corporate governance code

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FRC confirms overhaul of UK corporate governance c...

The first update to the UK Corporate Governance Code in four years will see the creation of a stronger framework for reporting on internal controls an...

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Accounting and audit tech roundup: HMRC, EY and more

Technology Accounting and audit tech roundup: HMRC, EY and more

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Accounting and audit tech roundup: HMRC, EY and mo...

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

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“Vendor lock-in” – Are mid-tier accounting firms suffering from low-quality tech?

Accounting Firms “Vendor lock-in” – Are mid-tier accounting firms suffering from low-quality tech?

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“Vendor lock-in” – Are mid-tier accounting firms s...

Though costly, bespoke-made solutions could be the answer for some firms Read More...

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UK accounting firms must prepare for crypto “tidal wave”

Professional Services UK accounting firms must prepare for crypto “tidal wave”

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UK accounting firms must prepare for crypto “tidal...

An understanding of cryptocurrency and digital assets is no longer optional for advisory firms, according to market participants Read More...

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Q&A: Mazars on dissecting the UK’s draft audit reform bill

Accounting Firms Q&A: Mazars on dissecting the UK’s draft audit reform bill

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Q&A: Mazars on dissecting the UK’s draft audit ref...

During a conversation with Accountancy Age, Mazars partner Bob Neate breaks down the draft audit reform bill, warning of a potential capacity issue fo...

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Accounting firms could “lose credibility” from MSC crackdown

Business Accounting firms could “lose credibility” from MSC crackdown

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Accounting firms could “lose credibility” from MSC...

Accountants with contractor clients must take practical steps in an attempt to fly under HMRC’s radar Read More...

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Blunted audit reforms risk “pick ’n’ mix approach” to reporting

Audit Blunted audit reforms risk “pick ’n’ mix approach” to reporting

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Blunted audit reforms risk “pick ’n’ mix approach”...

The FRC and major audit firms have criticised the UK government’s watered-down proposals Read More...

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Accounting and audit tech update: Sage, IRIS and more…

Technology Accounting and audit tech update: Sage, IRIS and more…

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Accounting and audit tech update: Sage, IRIS and m...

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

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“Damning” report highlights IR35 non-compliance in public sector

HMRC “Damning” report highlights IR35 non-compliance in public sector

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“Damning” report highlights IR35 non-compliance in...

Whitehall departments could owe HMRC as much as £236m, according to the report Read More...

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Q&A: Moore Global CEO on culture and commoditisation

Accounting Firms Q&A: Moore Global CEO on culture and commoditisation

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Q&A: Moore Global CEO on culture and commoditisati...

During a conversation with Accountancy Age, Colella outlined his “unique” background and his plans to separate Moore Global from the competition Read ...

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UK will lose world-leading corporation tax status with impending hike, study finds

Corporate Tax UK will lose world-leading corporation tax status with impending hike, study finds

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UK will lose world-leading corporation tax status ...

The “dramatic” increase may spur similar action in other jurisdictions, according to one expert Read More...

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KPMG hit with £4.5m fine over Rolls-Royce bribery scandal

Audit KPMG hit with £4.5m fine over Rolls-Royce bribery scandal

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KPMG hit with £4.5m fine over Rolls-Royce bribery ...

The big four auditor is being penalised for “conspiracy to corrupt and a failure to prevent bribery” Read More...

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Accountants need “back-up from HMRC” in MTD ITSA transition

HMRC Accountants need “back-up from HMRC” in MTD ITSA transition

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Accountants need “back-up from HMRC” in MTD ITSA t...

HMRC intends to atone for poor communications during MTD for VAT, a spokesperson said Read More...

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BEIS outlines plan for UK adoption of new sustainability standards

ESG BEIS outlines plan for UK adoption of new sustainability standards

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BEIS outlines plan for UK adoption of new sustaina...

Initiatives will include the endorsement, adoption and mandate of international standards, a UK government representative said Read More...

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Accounting firms must recognise “gravity of planning” for M&A

Mergers And Acquisitions Accounting firms must recognise “gravity of planning” for M&A

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Accounting firms must recognise “gravity of planni...

Some of the more granular aspects of the M&A process are often forgotten or left until it’s too late, experts say Read More...

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Q&A: IFA director of professional standards Ian Waters

Practice Q&A: IFA director of professional standards Ian Waters

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Q&A: IFA director of professional standards Ian Wa...

Accountancy Age spoke with the IFA's newly-appointed director of professional standards, Ian Waters, who outlined his background and the key goals for...

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HMRC takes “more aggressive” approach as transfer pricing investigations soar

Tax Avoidance HMRC takes “more aggressive” approach as transfer pricing investigations soar

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HMRC takes “more aggressive” approach as transfer ...

Increased scrutiny of corporate profit shifting by HMRC generates its record rise in transfer pricing tax yield Read More...

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Anti-slavery efforts “unacceptable” among UK companies, FRC says

Corporate Governance Anti-slavery efforts “unacceptable” among UK companies, FRC says

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Anti-slavery efforts “unacceptable” among UK compa...

One in ten businesses are failing to submit compulsory modern slavery statements Read More...

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