Unequal opportunities

Consulting Unequal opportunities

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Unequal opportunities

Are women accountants discriminated against in the profession? And ifthey are, what can be done about it? These were two of the questions askedin the ...

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Forensic crisis stalls probe into Morgans' unit trusts

Consulting Forensic crisis stalls probe into Morgans' unit trusts

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Forensic crisis stalls probe into Morgans' unit tr...

IMRO’s investigation of Morgan Grenfell’s three troubled European unit trusts suffered its first setback last week when it was forced to r...

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Showing goodwill

Consulting Showing goodwill

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Showing goodwill

This month's Company Reporting looks at the implications for thepresentation of accounts following the Accounting Standards Board'sproposals on goodwi...

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Coopers sucked into Jersey row

Consulting Coopers sucked into Jersey row

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Coopers sucked into Jersey row

Coopers & Lybrand appears to have become the second Big Six firm to become implicated in Jersey’s first major financial scandal. An Accounta...

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ACCA vote reformers win support for egm ...

Consulting ACCA vote reformers win support for egm ...

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ACCA vote reformers win support for egm ...

Dissident ACCA members have forced reform back on to the association’s agenda by securing enough support to hold an Extraordinary General Meetin...

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Insolvency firms hit out at VAT-refund plan

Consulting Insolvency firms hit out at VAT-refund plan

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Insolvency firms hit out at VAT-refund plan

Insolvency practitioners are joining the throngs of professionals angrily protesting against the three-year limit on claims for VAT-refunds about to b...

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Survey reveals trends in financial year endse

Consulting Survey reveals trends in financial year endse

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Survey reveals trends in financial year endse

December is proving to be an increasingly popular month for quoted company financial year ends. A survey by Merchant Corporate Design, which specialis...

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ICA disciplinary committee makes reprimands

Consulting ICA disciplinary committee makes reprimands

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ICA disciplinary committee makes reprimands

Nicholas Taylor of Grimsby, South Humberside has been severely reprimanded, fined z2,000 and charged costs of z1,600 by the English ICA’s discip...

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ICA powerless to influence unreasonable conduct

Consulting ICA powerless to influence unreasonable conduct

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ICA powerless to influence unreasonable conduct

The English Institute has criticised a Top 20 firm’s behaviour as ‘legal but not reasonable’ after it refused to hand over a small f...

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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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Award-winner blasts UK venture capitalists

Consulting Award-winner blasts UK venture capitalists

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Award-winner blasts UK venture capitalists

The founder of a UK company which won a major venture capital award last week has criticised the UK venture capital industry for being risk-averse. Th...

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View from the House - Incorporation can't be an excuse for poor

Consulting View from the House - Incorporation can't be an excuse for poor

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View from the House - Incorporation can't be an ex...

Sir Adrian Cadbury’s code on corporate governance clearly placed responsibility for ‘a balanced and understandable’ assessment of a ...

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Finance subsidiary/head office gap revealed

Consulting Finance subsidiary/head office gap revealed

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Finance subsidiary/head office gap revealed

A communication gap between head office and subsidiary finance departments has resulted in companies having to issue profit warnings, according to KPM...

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Brought to book

Consulting Brought to book

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Brought to book

A new edition of the English ICA booklet Towards Better Auditing hasjust been published. Richard Bint explains why it was important to updateit Read M...

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A venture into partnership

Consulting A venture into partnership

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A venture into partnership

Robert Smith, chairman and CEO of Morgan Grenfell development capitaland president of the Scots ICA, gives an insight into how venturecapitalists and ...

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View from the House - Why won't the ACCA join the reform club?

Consulting View from the House - Why won't the ACCA join the reform club?

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View from the House - Why won't the ACCA join the ...

ACCA officers were condemned by 41 MPs for pressurising the employersof one reformer Read More...

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Insolvency reform

Consulting Insolvency reform

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Insolvency reform

Receivers of insolvent companies are to be made personally liable for any non-domestic rates due after their appointment. The move comes in a joint co...

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Reasons for business failure identified

Consulting Reasons for business failure identified

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Reasons for business failure identified

Most failed growth strategies fall into one of four categories, claimed a senior Royal Bank of Scotland director. Commercial and corporate director Do...

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'Secrecy is the aim of those who want limited liability in Jersey'

Consulting 'Secrecy is the aim of those who want limited liability in Jersey'

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'Secrecy is the aim of those who want limited liab...

The threat by larger accountancy firms to relocate to Jersey andoperate as LLPs is an attempt to avoid public accountability, argues PremSikka Read Mo...

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Your brilliant career

Consulting Your brilliant career

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Your brilliant career

Alan Naylor continues his weekly career advice aimed at ambitiousaccountants Read More...

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Lib Dems refuse to compete on tax cuts

Consulting Lib Dems refuse to compete on tax cuts

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Lib Dems refuse to compete on tax cuts

The Liberal Democrats have opted out of the tax-cutting war between the Labour and Conservative parties. Treasury spokeswoman Malcolm Bruce will make ...

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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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A taxing journey

Consulting A taxing journey

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A taxing journey

The English ICA this week responded to the Inland Revenue'sconsultative document on employee travel and subsistence, accusing theproposed legislation ...

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ABI salutes bonus cap at Stanley Leisure

Consulting ABI salutes bonus cap at Stanley Leisure

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ABI salutes bonus cap at Stanley Leisure

Stanley Leisure, the z300m-turnover racing and casino business, has introduced a performance-related bonus scheme for directors that won’t scare...

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Andersens law firm shoots up London rankings

Consulting Andersens law firm shoots up London rankings

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Andersens law firm shoots up London rankings

Arthur Andersen’s associate law firm Garrett & Co has climbed to 97th in the London rankings. Chambers & Partners’ Directory recor...

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Moores Rowland joins forces with Londoners Blakemores

Consulting Moores Rowland joins forces with Londoners Blakemores

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Moores Rowland joins forces with Londoners Blakemo...

Top 20 firm Moores Rowland is merging with Blakemores, a London-based practice with fees of around # 1.5m. Tony Sanderson, Blakemores’ managing ...

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Church accountant to face embezzlement trial

Consulting Church accountant to face embezzlement trial

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Church accountant to face embezzlement trial

A former assistant accountant at the Church of England’s finance and administrative headquarters in Westminster is to stand trial accused of emb...

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