Avoiding the year 2000 chaos

Management Avoiding the year 2000 chaos

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Avoiding the year 2000 chaos

Old hardware goes into a museum, but old software goes into production every day. This is the stark observation of CMI’s Year 2000 Solutions rep...

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Prospect of ICA director-general

Consulting Prospect of ICA director-general

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Prospect of ICA director-general

The English ICA could appoint a director-general whose main purpose would be to lobby on technical and professional matters, overturning ten years of ...

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Super-regulator is on the way

Consulting Super-regulator is on the way

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Super-regulator is on the way

The final pieces of the regulation jigsaw fell into place this week when the six leading accountancy institutes united behind a single set of proposal...

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English ICA pushes for Queens Moat inquiry

Consulting English ICA pushes for Queens Moat inquiry

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English ICA pushes for Queens Moat inquiry

The English ICA is set to launch its own investigation into the role played by auditors Bird Luckin in the z1bn losses suffered in 1992 by hotels grou...

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Coopers unveils 6% fee income growth

Consulting Coopers unveils 6% fee income growth

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Coopers unveils 6% fee income growth

Coopers & Lybrand, current Big Six leader, grew gross fee income by 6% for the year 1995-96 to # 701m, according to figures released last week. Ev...

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Factoring industry bodies merge

Consulting Factoring industry bodies merge

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Factoring industry bodies merge

The # 37bn-a-year invoice finance industry is to be represented by a single association after a merger of three separate trade organisations. The newl...

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Hector in penalty crossfire

Consulting Hector in penalty crossfire

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Hector in penalty crossfire

The new regime of self-assessment will change the culture of taxpaying and collection in the UK. A more confrontational system has beenpredicted and, ...

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What to do if the headhunters give you a call

Management What to do if the headhunters give you a call

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What to do if the headhunters give you a call

Having a good idea of the dos and don'ts when a headhunter approachesyou is essential if you are to make the right impression Read More...

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Visions of the future

Consulting Visions of the future

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Visions of the future

New technology means that the office is changing rapidly. AlisonClasse looks at the implications for professional accountants Read More...

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Analysing your skills

Consulting Analysing your skills

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Analysing your skills

In the last two articles, I addressed five questions which should help you in defining the main areas you should focus on in order to take your career...

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NAO raps Government monitoring of Camelot

Consulting NAO raps Government monitoring of Camelot

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NAO raps Government monitoring of Camelot

The Government failed to monitor adequately the activities of lottery company Camelot in the first year of its operation, according to the National Au...

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Further delays in restoring mis-sold pension plans

Management Further delays in restoring mis-sold pension plans

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Further delays in restoring mis-sold pension plans

Pensions Review project managers are growing ‘increasingly pessimistic’ about delays to their expected completion dates, research by Deloi...

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Getting into bed with a different partner

Consulting Getting into bed with a different partner

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Getting into bed with a different partner

The benefits of merging with another practice must be balancedagainst potential conflicts of interest. Philip Pawson weighs up the prosand cons, while...

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Coopers hit with writ for # 1.5m

Consulting Coopers hit with writ for # 1.5m

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Coopers hit with writ for # 1.5m

A Sussex businessman is suing Coopers & Lybrand for # 1.5m for allegedly issuing negligent advice when he sold his office partitioning business t...

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Profession lost plot says guru

Consulting Profession lost plot says guru

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Profession lost plot says guru

More than 700 accountants in practice received a stiff warning about the profession’s future last week, during day-long seminars on how to re-en...

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Showtime for finance and accounting

Consulting Showtime for finance and accounting

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Showtime for finance and accounting

Anyone interested in the selection or implementation of new financial and accounting systems would do well to beat a path to two forthcoming events. S...

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Jersey bill still not home and dry

Consulting Jersey bill still not home and dry

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Jersey bill still not home and dry

Jersey’s limited liability partnership legislation passed its third and final reading on the island on Tuesday, but not without criticism and co...

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Customs in repayment U-turn

Consulting Customs in repayment U-turn

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Customs in repayment U-turn

Confusion gripped Customs & Excise offices this week after a directive placing a blanket ban on all VAT payouts under the new three-year rule was ...

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The greening of accountancy

Consulting The greening of accountancy

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The greening of accountancy

A new report by three Dundee University lecturers indicates howauditors must consider environmental issues when compiling their reports Read More...

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UK pension funds are net sellers of UK equities

Consulting UK pension funds are net sellers of UK equities

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UK pension funds are net sellers of UK equities

UK pension funds have been net sellers of UK equities over the last four quarters to the tune of almost # 7bn, while long-term life assurance companie...

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London ICA steps up consultation exercise

Consulting London ICA steps up consultation exercise

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London ICA steps up consultation exercise

The biggest district society in the English ICA is organising another meeting in its attempt to get ordinary members more significantly involved in th...

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Sharing the currency conundrum

Management Sharing the currency conundrum

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Sharing the currency conundrum

Euroscepticism is all very well in political debate, but when it comes to financial systems, UK companies are going to have to mix it with the Europea...

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Jack up your earnings

Consulting Jack up your earnings

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Jack up your earnings

There are more ways to make money than plain old audit. Sarah Perrinexperiences the latest guru-led, fervour-inducing management training -this time d...

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Kidsons builds on financial profile with City experience

Consulting Kidsons builds on financial profile with City experience

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Kidsons builds on financial profile with City expe...

Kidsons Impey has signalled a clear intention to boost its corporate finance strength by making a string of senior appointments. Graham Spooner has jo...

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Andersens' future uncertain after key meeting is postponed

Consulting Andersens' future uncertain after key meeting is postponed

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Andersens' future uncertain after key meeting is p...

Andersen Worldwide pulled the plug this week on its much-heralded partners’ meeting to discuss the organisation’s future. After six months...

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Call for local councils to set up audit committees

Consulting Call for local councils to set up audit committees

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Call for local councils to set up audit committees

Nine out of ten local authorities have yet to set up audit committees, despite their proliferation elsewhere in the public sector, according to a repo...

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Big Six hire lobbyists to run liability campaign

Consulting Big Six hire lobbyists to run liability campaign

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Big Six hire lobbyists to run liability campaign

The audit chiefs of the Big Six have stepped up their efforts to change the joint and several liability laws by bringing in a firm of lobbyists to run...

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