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Inmates at the ‘Prison of Conformity’: So, you don't want to grow?

  • Published: 2 Jul 2014

By Barbara Kroll | The liberating effects of cloud-based accounting enable bookkeepers to be reintroduced to some of the more strategic activities,.... read more

Good governance needn’t mean reinventing the wheel

  • Author: Alex Malley
  • Published: 18 Jun 2014

Has the time come for a governance framework and principles of good governance, which would apply across sectors and geographical locations? asks.... read more

When takeovers turn hostile - how UK reforms are giving shareholders greater disclosure

  • Published: 13 Jun 2014

By Roger Barker | Pfizer appears to have retreated but it’s more likely to be a tactical retreat than a full withdrawal, writes Roger Barker. read more

Editor's letter: Words of wisdom on a Highgate tomb

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 2 Jun 2014

German philosopher Karl Marx died in 1883, but what about his contribution to economics. Is his intellectual legacy dead too? Against this backdrop.... read more

Accountancy needs the correct calculations to add the best talent

  • Published: 16 May 2014

Rob Russell shares the calculations businesses should make to take advantage of the industry’s sharp, new image and stay ahead by recruiting and.... read more

Pfizer and AstraZeneca debate: when “the greater good” matters

  • Author: Paul Druckman
  • Published: 8 May 2014

The business pages, and now the mainstream media, have been dominated over the last week with news of Pfizer’s proposed $106bn takeover of.... read more

Editor's letter: “I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills…”

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 2 May 2014

Almost a decade ago, UK literary magazine Granta published an essay by Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina in which the author gave some sarcastic.... read more

Setting up a practice in the cloud

  • Published: 28 Apr 2014

By Gary Turner | A move to online accounting is unlikely to be entirely seamless, not least because it involves shifting practice management,.... read more

Is it time to air dirty laundry? Benefits of sharing your "sin sheet"

  • Author: Tanya Barman
  • Published: 8 Apr 2014

Demand for transparency is required by insightful investors who expect a company they invest, or hope to invest in, to be very open about their.... read more

Editor's letter: Join the global battle for transparency

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 7 Apr 2014

One of the recurrent themes of this year’s World Survey is transparency. The role of accountants as transparency champions has come up in every.... read more

A fresh approach to the traditional accountancy

  • Published: 27 Mar 2014

More needs to be done to entice young people into the accounting industry and fight back against the so-called ‘skills crisis’ and high youth.... read more

Should takeovers come with a health warning?

  • Published: 7 Mar 2014

Guest blogger: Roger Barker - When it comes to whistle-blowing over alleged accounting irregularities, they don’t come much bigger than this. In.... read more

Management accounting paves the way for growth

  • Published: 5 Mar 2014

Sanjay Swarup, director of accountancy firm SKS Business Services, in partnership with Loughborough University and the Chartered Institute of.... read more

Editor's letter: Lights, camera, accounting!

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 4 Mar 2014

February is the month when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards the Oscars. Accountants aren’t usually movie heroes, not even as.... read more

A plan for better business

  • Published: 28 Feb 2014

Guest blogger: Andrew Harding - Management accountants have the ability and judgement to make objective, ethical decisions that consider the public.... read more

What do employers expect from their finance professionals?

  • Published: 21 Feb 2014

Guest blogger: Peter Simons - There is an employability crisis across the world. Too many young people cannot find work or are underemployed, yet.... read more

Auditor reporting – upping the communication value?

  • Published: 20 Feb 2014

By Sue Almond | Post financial crisis, investors have been particularly scathing of the binary ‘pass/fail’ nature of the auditor’s report, and have.... read more

The ‘war on talent’ in the accountancy sector

  • Published: 20 Feb 2014

By Steve Harry | With the sector’s reputation as the ‘university of business’, and the many opportunities this will open up for training and career.... read more

Why aren’t more directors trained?

  • Published: 6 Feb 2014

By Roger Barker | Given the level of regulation across the board in the UK’s complex economy, it is surely something of an anomaly that almost.... read more

Editor's letter: Things will change, so things stay as they are...?

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 5 Feb 2014

“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change,” says Tancredi Falconeri in Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s masterpiece The.... read more


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