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What does Brexit mean for the future of RD by Linda Eziquiel

What does Brexit mean for the future of R&D Tax Credits? by Linda Eziquiel

The initial shock waves from Britain voting to leave the EU are subsiding, however the longer term impacts are yet to be felt. The big question for those UK companies claiming R&D ...
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The implications of Brexit on Financial Reporting by Lisa Weaver

The implications of Brexit on Financial Reporting by Lisa Weaver

The Financial Reporting Council has published an outline of matters that should be considered by preparers of half-yearly and annual reports in respect of the recent referendum vote for the UK to ...
Posted 20-Jul-2016 at 15:52
The only certainty is uncertainty by Stuart Warner

The only certainty is uncertainty by Stuart Warner
of Financial Fluency

One of the main impacts of the Brexit vote is uncertainty. This uncertainty, especially over the economy, will have a large short-term impact on most businesses.

Posted 11-Jul-2016 at 17:00
SMEs, Growth and the Role of Accountants

SMEs, Growth and the Role of Accountants by Alan Nelson

In the current climate of post referendum uncertainty, accountants may hold the key to sustaining growth through the support they provide to the SME sector. Entrepreneurs are by nature dynamic risk takers, ...
Posted 04-Jul-2016 at 12:09
The ubiquity of uncertainty by David Allen

The ubiquity of uncertainty by David Allen

Throughout the EU Referendum campaign and its aftermath, one of the most frequently heard concerns was that the market / the city / big companies "don't like uncertainty".

Posted 30-Jun-2016 at 17:08
5 steps to valuating a business

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: 5 steps to valuating a business

Buying and selling a business is no easy affair and valuating a business is not as straight forward as you might think.

Posted 23-Jun-2016 at 12:52
FAST Standard: The 4 basic principles

FAST Standard: The 4 basic principles

When it comes to building a financial model, the FAST standard is used to minimise miscalculations and save companies from losing a lot of money.

Posted 15-Jun-2016 at 14:51
June is the new Jan

June is the new Jan: Setting your half year resolutions

It can't be denied that the best time to set career goals is when we are planning our New Year's Resolutions. It's the perfect opportunity to ask ourselves questions like, where do I want to be this time ...
Posted 01-Jun-2016 at 15:39 [Comments: 1]
5 tips to improve your work life balance

5 tips to improve your work-life balance

We all want to be successful in our careers and none of us want it to come at the cost of our social life. The pressure doesn't stop there. We also need to make time to keep fit, eat healthy and enjoy hobbies. When you ...
Posted 26-May-2016 at 12:45
IFRS spawning alternative financial reports

IFRS spawning alternative financial reports

We came across an article recently which suggests that due to the prescriptive nature of IFRS, companies are adding alternative reporting to annual reports and other corporate communication. Read it
Project Management: What to do when things aren't going to plan

Project Management: What to do when things aren't going to plan

It can be difficult when a project isn't going to plan. However, the best way to react to unexpected hiccups in the road is to make sure any corrective action is both appropriate and successful. ...
Posted 12-May-2016 at 14:22
Integrated reporting what do accountants need to know

Integrated Reporting: What do accountants need to know? by Lisa Weaver

The Integrated Reporting movement is gaining momentum. This is evidenced by more UK listed companies producing an Integrated Report, with approximately 20% of FTSE 100 companies ...
Posted 03-May-2016 at 10:42 [Liked: 1]
R&D tax credits which companies are benefiting by Linda Eziquiel

R&D tax credits – which companies are benefiting? by Linda Eziquiel

R&D tax credits are still too little understood. If you are a company director or their accountant – could you or your clients' be paying a high price due to lack of understanding?

Posted 27-Apr-2016 at 11:31
Building the perfect strategy workshop for your organisation

Building the perfect strategy workshop for your organisation

In a webinar hosted by accountingcpd.net author, Lincoln Miles, he revealed that only 10% of employees understand their organisation's strategy. This included not only understanding what the strategy was ...
Posted 20-Apr-2016 at 15:48
Until the whistle blew by John Burbidge King

Until the whistle blew by John Burbidge-King

"There's an unwritten rule at the firm—what we do away from Memphis stays away from Memphis." The Firm written by John Grisham and published in 1991.

Posted 11-Apr-2016 at 09:38
Performance Measurement Making sure your controls are appropriate by David Allen

Performance Measurement: Making sure your controls are appropriate by David Allen

An important feature of any financial control system is its compatibility with the enterprise’s orientation, of which we might consider two very different ones.

Posted 06-Apr-2016 at 15:44
Social Media the brilliant Part 2

Social Media the brilliant: Part 2

Last week we took a look over some of the biggest social media mishaps of 2015. Now it's time for part 2. Of course there will always be cautionary tales of social media ...
Posted 24-Mar-2016 at 14:47
Social Media Blunders Part 1

Social Media the blunders: Part 1

In 2014 we wrote a blog on some of our favourite successful and unsuccessful social media campaigns. We wanted to highlight how easy it is for things to go wrong ...
Posted 23-Mar-2016 at 10:57
March Budget 2016 by Robin Sykes

March Budget 2016 by Robin Sykes

There are many changes in this Budget that will be helpful for entrepreneurs and investors – including lower business rates, corporation tax and CGT, and some beneficial changes to Entrepreneurs' Relief and the introduction of a ...
Posted 18-Mar-2016 at 16:05
How social media is changing by Anna Faherty

How social media is changing by Anna Faherty

It's five years since I first wrote the accountingcpd.net course Social Media for Accountants and, despite the fact that I have used social media more and more during that time, when I came to update the resource ...
Posted 15-Mar-2016 at 11:37
Hoogervorst reappointed as Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board

Hans Hoogervorst reappointed as Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board by Wayne Bartlett

Hans Hoogervorst has been reappointed Chair of the IASB for a second five-year term. He was first appointed Chair in 2010, succeeding Sir David Tweedie. However ...
Posted 08-Mar-2016 at 09:11 [Liked: 1]
IFRS Update 2 trillion of new balance sheet assets and liabilities

IFRS Update: £2trillion of new balance sheet assets and liabilities by Alan Nelson

The new IFRS 16 looks set to have a major impact. So what it is all about?

IFRS ...
Posted 26-Feb-2016 at 12:24 [Liked: 1]
Auto-Enrolment is here, what should accountants be thinking about

Auto-Enrolment is here, what should accountants be thinking about?

Using FSB's Pensions Auto-Enrolment Survey and ...
Posted 25-Feb-2016 at 10:32
Big capital investment decisions carry risk

Big capital investment decisions carry risk by Lincoln Miles

A quick scan of the Financial Times reveals some interesting facts. The latest word on the economy is that US growth slows to 0.7%, Japan adopts negative interest rate, France grew by 1.1% and Spain by 3.2% in 2015. With fluctuating ...

Posted 18-Feb-2016 at 15:08
Why Business Performance Management is still key in volatile times

Why Business Performance Management (BPM) is still key in volatile times by Alan Nelson

The world today is a more volatile place to do business in than ever before. Alongside increased economic uncertainty caused by greater and greater macro-economic interdependence, technology is forcing ...

Posted 29-Jan-2016 at 14:53 [Liked: 1]
Is your company ready for the new National Living Wage

Is your company ready for the new National Living Wage?

Come April 2016 things are going to be different for employers and employees under the new National Living Wage.

Posted 26-Jan-2016 at 14:53
What can you do to improve your career prospects in 2016

What can you do to improve your career prospects in 2016?

As January draws to a close and we've settled into the New Year we're making our decisions to stick to our resolutions or leave them behind. However, the one thing we definitely shouldn't let slip are our professional goals.

...
Posted 26-Jan-2016 at 14:47
Six silly grammar mistakes we may still be making

Six silly grammar mistakes we may still be making

Grammar is a part of every professionals' everyday life. It's important for us to be coherent, whether we're writing an email, doing a presentation or simply talking one-on-one, yet so often grammar can trip us up.

Posted 26-Jan-2016 at 14:32
Five questions to ask yourself when implementing FRS 102

Five questions to ask yourself when implementing FRS 102 by Lisa Weaver

This year will see many UK companies implementing FRS 102. This will be a significant change, and preparers of financial statements need to carefully consider their implementation strategy.

Posted 20-Jan-2016 at 15:31
2016 is a big year for accountants

2016 is a big year for accountants by Lisa Weaver

For accountants, 2016 will be a significant year. The introduction of new UK accounting standards changes financial reporting requirements significantly for many UK companies. In particular, FRS 105 The Financial Reporting Standard ...

Posted 15-Jan-2016 at 11:20
Welcome to 2016

Welcome to 2016

Happy New Year. Welcome to 2016. What does that mean for you? Do you have big plans for the year ahead? What would you like to change this year?

Here at accountingcpd.net we would ...

Posted 04-Jan-2016 at 09:35 [Liked: 2]
Resilience may be the defining factor for success

In the Twenty First Century resilience may be the defining factor for success by Leanne Hoffman

What is resilience?

Resilience is having the ability to overcome challenges, trauma, set backs, personal crises and obstacles and bounce back stronger, and wiser, feeling empowered. ...
Posted 22-Dec-2015 at 12:52
Understanding our emotional world

Understanding our emotional world: Why do we want to voyage to Mars but few want to find out more about their internal world? By Leanne Hoffman

Emotional Intelligence and Resilience have become buzzwords of our time. It seems we want to build skills in these areas and realise that this ...

Posted 16-Dec-2015 at 15:49 [Liked: 1]
10 gifs to help us bounce back from failure build resilience

10 gifs to help us bounce back from failure and build resilience

Recently author Anna Faherty wrote a blog on managing change by talking ...

The rules of engagement

The rules of engagement

Social media is the perfect tool to run alongside your business, from brand promotion to customer care, the benefits of being online are endless.

However, remember it is just as detrimental ...

Posted 03-Dec-2015 at 15:46 [Liked: 2]
Charities Tax System UK vs USA

Charities Tax System – UK vs USA by Tony Austin

The Clintons have decided that their charitable foundation should re-file several years' accounts with the IRS to be more transparent about the foundation's activities and sources of income.

Posted 25-Nov-2015 at 11:26
Bannatyne FD jailed for fraud

Bannatyne FD jailed for £7.9m fraud
by Juan Carlos Venegas

The recent case of Christopher Watson, jailed for defrauding the Bannatyne Group of £7.9m, is a classic example of fraud and contains the three elements of the Fraud Triangle: Pressure, Opportunity and Rationalization. ...

Posted 20-Nov-2015 at 11:08
Is Your Profit Changing

Is Your Profit Changing?
by Lincoln Miles

As we head towards the end of 2015, many organisations are beginning to produce their first financial statements under FRS 102 and are noticing that the reported profit figure may well look different under FRS 102 compared against old ...

Posted 16-Nov-2015 at 14:51
Youll never manage change effectively if you cant talk about failure

You'll never manage change effectively if you can't talk about failure by Anna Faherty

Change is a 'norm' of organisational life, yet something people often struggle to manage effectively. I knew that instinctively, but when I went researching for some stats about the success – or otherwise ...

Posted 10-Nov-2015 at 12:48 [Liked: 1]
Money laundering the fight goes on

Money laundering - the fight goes on – doesn't it? by John Taylor

There are two key issues in the fight to combat money laundering and corruption - which go hand in hand.

Firstly there is the question ...

Posted 04-Nov-2015 at 17:23
Cyber security can no longer be the sole responsibility of the IT department

Cyber security can no longer be the sole responsibility of the IT department by Jeremy Swinfen-Green

I feel rather sorry for Talk Talk CEO Dido Harding who doesn't seem to have been particularly well briefed about the cyber breach her company suffered last week.

Posted 30-Oct-2015 at 13:21 [Liked: 2]
The Robo Accountant

The Robo-Accountant?

Recent research from Oxford University has been picked up on the BBC website and turned into a neat gadget which enables you to type in your job title and find out how likely you are to be ...

Posted 26-Oct-2015 at 16:40 [Liked: 2]
How will the summer budget effect tax bills for landlords

How will the summer budget effect tax bills for landlords?

With the new Budget that came out in the Summer, there have of course been decisions made by the government that will result in changes to the tax system, and therefore changes that will effect working people.

Posted 23-Oct-2015 at 11:13
Taxation of non domiciled persons in the UK

Taxation of non-domiciled persons in the UK by Robin Sykes

As the government proposes some tweaks to the system of taxation for non UK domiciled persons, this tax adviser wonders whether the currents rules and the consultation miss the point and so whether wider reform should be considered.

Posted 13-Oct-2015 at 15:10
Five Space Age Lessons in Remote Communication

"Are you kidding me?" Five Space Age Lessons in Remote Communication by Anna Faherty

Last week saw the UK release of Ridley Scott's 'The Martian', a blockbuster movie starring Matt Damon as Mark Watney, an astronaut left for dead on Mars. The film has received glowing reviews, many emphasising ...

Posted 12-Oct-2015 at 12:23 [Liked: 2]
Just One Bad Apple

Just One Bad Apple(s) by John Burbidge-King

A year ago most consumers would have fully trusted two major brands VW and Tesco. How in a short time things change! Tesco and their "Every Little Bit Helps" campaign made consumers comfortable; getting a fair deal from a company they could ...

Posted 12-Oct-2015 at 11:28
Moving to FRS 102 1A Small Entities face big changes

Moving to FRS 102 1A - Small Entities face big changes by Lisa Weaver

The withdrawal of the FRSSE in 2016 will move small entities under the scope of FRS 102 1A, or FRS 105 if they are small enough to qualify as a micro-entity. The changes are significant and need to be carefully planned ...

Posted 06-Oct-2015 at 11:51
Top tips for FRS 105 implementation

Top tips for FRS 105 implementation by Lisa Weaver

From 1 January 2016, companies that meet the eligibility requirements of a small entity have the choice to follow the new requirements of FRS 105.

To be eligible, ...

Posted 29-Sep-2015 at 09:32
Report from PwC highlights continuing differences between US GAAP and IFRS

Report from PwC highlights continuing differences between US GAAP and IFRS by Wayne Bartlett

A recent report from PwC emphasised that some significant divergences between US GAAP and IFRS still remain.

What questions should we be asking ourselves during an audit

What questions should we be asking ourselves during an audit?

With the use of judgement in financial reporting increasing it is becoming crucial for accountants and auditors to develop necessary skills in professional scepticism. But what is professional scepticism? And more importantly, ...

Posted 16-Sep-2015 at 13:21
To demonstrate professional scepticism you may need softer skills training

To demonstrate professional scepticism you may need softer-skills training by Lisa Weaver

The Financial Reporting Council, in its 2014/15 Report on Audit Quality Inspections, identified a common problem with audit quality, identified in many audit firm inspections as:

"Insufficient ...

Posted 16-Sep-2015 at 12:31
Top tips for auto-enrolment

Top tips for auto-enrolment

Automatic enrolment (or auto-enrolment) is designed to get more people saving for their future. People are living longer and cannot just rely on the Government for their retirement provision. This is not just a pension issue; this affects many aspects of business ...

Posted 08-Sep-2015 at 15:27
Employees are our most important assets or are they

Employees are our most important assets. Or are they?

In the introduction of a new consultation document, published last week, on the apprentice levy, ...

Posted 02-Sep-2015 at 09:47
Hear ye Eight tips to boost your listening skills by Anna Faherty

Hear ye! Eight tips to boost your listening skills by Anna Faherty

Dr John Ball describes communication as the "core activity" of the accountancy profession. Writing on ...

The first five steps of negotiation

The first five steps of negotiation

As with most things in business, preparation is key; a well planned negotiation can increases your confidence and your chance of success. However, negotiation is a scary prospect for many and when it's a merger or acquisition you're negotiating, the ...

Posted 18-Aug-2015 at 10:59
The tricky issue of bribery and corruption

The tricky issue of bribery and corruption

Bribery:
'Giving or receiving a financial or other advantage in connection with the "improper performance" of a position of trust, or a function that is expected to be performed impartially or in good faith.'
Bribery ...

Posted 07-Aug-2015 at 12:07
Can our anti-bribery and corruption course help your organisation?

Can our anti-bribery and corruption course help your organisation?

Ask yourself how blue chip organisations like Rolls-Royce and GSK could have fallen foul of bribery allegations, when they presumably had substantive anti-bribery procedures in place. Who is next? It's vital that your ...

Posted 06-Aug-2015 at 13:38
What more can you do for your clients

What more can you do for your clients?

Can you provide more to your clients than just accounting?

What a business needs from finance is evolving. There is a key strategic role in business to be played ...

Posted 30-Jul-2015 at 13:02
What is the FAST Standard and why should we be using it

What is the FAST Standard and why should we be using it?

According to research, 88% of spreadsheets have errors and

The Execution Process by Patrick MacDonald

The Execution Process by Patrick MacDonald

We all know that business is about strategy. The Economist's Schumpeter column says:

"In business, strategy is king. Leadership and hard work are all very well and luck is mighty useful, but it is strategy ...

Posted 08-Jul-2015 at 15:23
Brand Values a blog from David Allen

Brand Values a blog from David Allen

As noted in an earlier blog, the topic of valuing intangibles - especially brands - is doing the rounds again. Leading advocates of employing outsiders to put ...

Posted 30-Jun-2015 at 13:12
Intangible Assets a blog from David Allen

Intangible Assets a blog from David Allen

As a consequence of a study by Brand Finance plc in conjunction with CIMA, the old chestnut of assessing the value of a company's intangible assets is back in the public domain.

Posted 17-Jun-2015 at 14:57
Get CPD motivated and still enjoy your summer

Get CPD motivated and still enjoy your summer

What things would you rather be doing with your summer than CPD?

It can be difficult to persuade yourself to spend time completing your professional development ...

Posted 11-Jun-2015 at 12:56
The missing dimension of big data by Brian Plowman

The missing dimension of big data by Brian Plowman

Understanding all the costs that the customer relationship drives is vital to knowing which customers are profitable or not - and why.

Technology rushes on. ...

Posted 04-Jun-2015 at 15:44
How does the UK feel about the EU referendum?

How does the UK feel about the EU referendum?

There are two strong sides to the in/out EU referendum that is now likely to happen in 2017.

Those in favour of leaving the EU argue that it will be liberating, freeing ...

Posted 21-May-2015 at 16:44
What is the aim of negotiation?

What is the aim of negotiation

As an accountant, the majority of people that you negotiate with will be people or businesses that you need to maintain good relationships with long term.

Regardless of what ...

Posted 20-May-2015 at 14:49
What five more years of a Tory government could do for SMEs in the UK

What five more years of a Tory government could do for SMEs in the UK

Last week the results were in for the UK and David Cameron secured the next five years for the Conservatives winning an overall majority.

In ...

Posted 15-May-2015 at 13:05
Communication failures were at the heart of Labour's poor election performance by Anna Faherty

Communication failures were at the heart of Labour's poor election performance by Anna Faherty

Just days after the 2015 General Election, politicians, pundits and journalists alike had dedicated plenty of column inches to the reasons for such an unexpected result.

Posted 13-May-2015 at 10:16 [Liked: 117]
Tax avoidance hot topic for 2015 General Election

Tax avoidance hot topic for 2015 General Election

It's no surprise that a big focus on this year's General Election has been focused on what will be done to crack down on tax avoidance. Over the past few years there has been a steady uncovering of tax avoiders across the UK.

Posted 06-May-2015 at 15:33
We've launched IFRS The Structure of Financial Statements

We've launched IFRS The Structure of Financial Statements

We've recently launched a new course from Wayne Bartlett, IFRS: The Structure of Financial Statements. Wayne specialises in public sector financial management ...

Posted 30-Apr-2015 at 16:32 [Liked: 1]
FRS 102: Your next step in UK and Ireland GAAP

FRS 102: Your next step in UK and Ireland GAAP

Now you understand the theory of new UK and Ireland GAAP, it's time to get into the nuts and bolts of the technical, and really begin to implement these changes.

Perhaps ...

Posted 16-Apr-2015 at 16:14 [Liked: 1]
Would you say fraud is an inevitable cost of doing business?

Would you say fraud is an inevitable cost of doing business?

What would your response be if someone told you that fraud was inevitable in business?

Last June we launched Preventing Financial Crime – a great starting point for looking at good corporate behaviour and finding out ...

Posted 01-Apr-2015 at 14:43
Thinking ahead to the next steps in New GAAP

Thinking ahead to the next steps in New GAAP

The news has been everywhere, and every accountant knows about it. Since January 2015 the new GAAP reporting standards became mandatory. If you're in practice, you needed to be able to identify the best solution for each of your ...

Posted 25-Mar-2015 at 16:06 [Liked: 1]
What are clients expecting from accountants in practice?

What are clients expecting from accountants in practice?

It's no secret that accountants in practice today are facing an increasingly competitive market. With 48% ...

Posted 18-Mar-2015 at 10:35
From management accountant to business partner

From management accountant to business partner

When is a management account not a management account? When they become a business partner.

A recent report by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) revealed the 'Finance Business Partner' as the new departmental ...

Posted 09-Mar-2015 at 14:47
Assessing a reasonable profit by David Allen

Assessing a reasonable profit by David Allen

At the outset of the budgeting process, how do you assess what would be a reasonable profit? In my experience, most managers look backwards, to last year's profits, and say 'we need to make a bit more than that'. That might have been workable ...

Posted 04-Mar-2015 at 10:52 [Liked: 1]
Finance professionals need project management skills too

Finance professionals need project management skills too

Back in the 90s the term 'project management' was the realm of IT teams with platforms such as Microsoft Project leading the way. But now one of the best project management techniques is being adopted outside the IT department.

Agile ...

Posted 18-Feb-2015 at 11:00
Creating a winning business strategy

Creating a winning business strategy

What's your role in developing your organisation's strategy? Do your clients ask you to help them develop theirs? Senior finance professionals have a key role to play in both developing strategy and setting the direction for organisations, whether ...

Posted 11-Feb-2015 at 15:01
Network Leadership: the new approach

Network Leadership: the new approach

Technological advancements and globalisation have changed the way we work in organisations. These days we can often find ourselves managing geographically dispersed staff members, specialists from other disciplines, or even a project team of cross-functional ...

Posted 05-Feb-2015 at 16:28
Planning Ahead: Getting your CPD head on

Planning Ahead: Getting your CPD head on

There is no time like the present to start thinking about goals, both personally and professionally. Whilst traditionally when we think about setting goals we think of our personal life it is also the ideal time to think of professional ...

Posted 27-Jan-2015 at 16:55 [Liked: 1]
New Year, New Skills

New Year, New Skills

The key to success is planning now. Every year when you're required to set goals for yourself and meet these professional targets, it is far more important to get what you need from your CPD rather than just racking up your verifiable hours. Why not take some time ...

Posted 07-Jan-2015 at 16:48
Is social media the next step in client care?

Is social media the next step in client care?

Social media is huge, and not only is it going to keep growing, it is also fast becoming a common form of customer communication. What this mean for an organisation using social media?

1 in 3 social media users prefer to reach ...

Posted 11-Dec-2014 at 12:40 [Liked: 2]
First Thoughts on Autumn Tax Statement from Gabelle

First Thoughts on Autumn Tax Statement from Gabelle

Tax experts Gabelle have been busy doing their

We've launched Operational Cost Savings and Efficiencies

We've launched Operational Cost Savings and Efficiencies

Almost every company has been affected in some way by the global economic downturn. Going bust can be the ultimate price to pay for not embarking on a cost savings and efficiencies strategy. In a constantly changing global market can your ...

Posted 26-Nov-2014 at 10:30
IT glitches – The curse of Auto Enrolment

IT glitches – The curse of Auto Enrolment

You may well have heard of Dunelm, the retailer, who were outed by the Pensions Regulator for a failure of their auto enrolment responsibilities. This included an ineffective payroll system which resulted in non-payment of contributions of £108,000. ...

Posted 06-Nov-2014 at 16:59 [Liked: 3]
Accountants: Are you in?

Accountants: Are you in?

It would be impossible for you not to have seen or hear the campaign from the government regarding workplace pensions be it on television, in the press or on the radio. 2015 and beyond is definitely going to be a busy time with employers with fewer than 50 people in ...

Posted 05-Nov-2014 at 11:07
Being a mindful learner: paying attention

Being a mindful learner: paying attention

As a learner whether you're sitting an exam, reading material or taking an online course do you ever find yourself drifting off? When taking an online course have you wandered to another site, or found yourself thinking about something else?

This ...

Posted 29-Oct-2014 at 16:44 [Liked: 1]
Lisa Weaver tells us about the updates made to Corporate Governance
The Pitfalls of Partnership Tax

The Pitfalls of Partnership Tax

We're moving on and now looking at things to do to avoid the common pitfalls of Partnership tax. The taxation of Partnerships has undergone significant changes in recent years so it's important to make sure you're up to date.

We're sharing some ...

Posted 14-Oct-2014 at 11:24
The Pitfalls of Tax Investigation

The Pitfalls of Tax Investigation

Authored by Gabelle, accountingcpd.net has launched four new courses. The series is based on the most frequently asked questions on Gabelle's accountants' helpline and ...

Posted 07-Oct-2014 at 15:42
Social Media Blunders and Brilliance

Social Media Blunders and Brilliance

We're soon to be launching a new course on the risk in social media. Social media is a brilliant tool, and when it's ...

Posted 23-Sep-2014 at 14:51 [Liked: 4]
Reports of Financial Crime double within year
Posted 17-Sep-2014 at 11:29
The Results are in
Posted 09-Sep-2014 at 12:13 [Liked: 1]
Successful Planning for Auto-Enrolment

Successful Planning for Auto-Enrolment

Regulators have suggested companies begin to plan 12-18 months before their staging date. With a lot of auto-enrolment queries falling to accountants, are you prepared to answer them?

Laurence Sanderson, head of auto-enrolment at Sterling ...

Posted 04-Sep-2014 at 15:48
What challenges face businesses post auto-enrolment?

What challenges face businesses post auto-enrolment?

Plenty of businesses have now passed their staging date for auto-enrolment. But what problems have they faced since? A survey conducted by

Risk Management has been updated!
Posted 26-Aug-2014 at 10:35
What’s ticked off your GAAP checklist?
Posted 21-Aug-2014 at 14:43
Why don’t people report fraud when it is detected?

Why don’t people report fraud when it is detected?

A recent survey from KPMG has shown that inconvenience and fear of negative publicity are the top reasons why detected fraud goes unreported. So the question is; are businesses doing enough to enforce good corporate behaviour?

How ready are you for new UK and Ireland GAAP?
Posted 15-Aug-2014 at 10:50
We’ve launched Preventing Financial Crime
Posted 07-Aug-2014 at 14:54
What’s expected of an accountant today?

What's expected of an accountant today?

What are you expecting from your career? It seems that more ...

Posted 06-Aug-2014 at 12:26
Bloomsbury Professional’s Financial Reporting for Smaller Companies now available with accountingcpd.net’s new UK and Ireland GAAP Programme
Posted 04-Aug-2014 at 12:13
UK's largest businesses have passed their staging dates for auto-enrolment
Posted 01-Aug-2014 at 12:18
Would you be able to identify a fraudster?

Would you be able to identify a fraudster?

Latest financial fraud research report found a 285% rise in the value of frauds by the 26-35 age group in the first half of this year, compared to 2013. Hitesh Patel, UK forensic partner at KPMG states, "Today's fraudster is younger and just as ...

Posted 30-Jul-2014 at 15:25
New 21 Hour UK and Ireland GAAP Programme
Posted 24-Jul-2014 at 14:13
The importance of E-Learning
Posted 23-Jul-2014 at 15:48
accountingcpd.net went to meet CPA Ireland and ANAN in Dublin
Posted 18-Jul-2014 at 09:32
Sneak Peek at Anna Faherty’s Video Introductions
Posted 16-Jul-2014 at 14:09 [Liked: 2]
IFA are making changes to their CPD requirements
Posted 08-Jul-2014 at 10:39
Changes in Paternity Law and Family Rights
Posted 04-Jul-2014 at 10:33
Finding What You Want on Social Media

Finding What You Want on Social Media

An Accountant's Guide

Information is everywhere, and it's hardly news anymore that it is becoming increasingly more social. The brilliance of this is that it is so easy to keep up to date ...

Posted 02-Jul-2014 at 10:30
FRSSE Muddle
Posted 25-Jun-2014 at 11:13
Revised course on Communicating Complex Ideas

Revised course on Communicating Complex Ideas

Have you ever found yourself in a position where you’ve had to explain a difficult financial concept to a client? What was it? Communicating ...

When should you be thinking about succession planning?

When should you be thinking about succession planning?

According to a recent article, the accountancy ...

Posted 19-Jun-2014 at 16:08
John Mardle’s Top Ten Tips for Optimising Working Capital
Posted 18-Jun-2014 at 10:26
Revised course on Thinking Strategically
Posted 16-Jun-2014 at 10:34
Revised course on Strategic Financial Management

David Allen’s course on Strategic Financial Management has been on ...

Posted 13-Jun-2014 at 14:48
Changing Track by Lisa Weaver
Posted 12-Jun-2014 at 11:31
Author Interview: Lisa Weaver

Lisa has written six courses for Accountingcpd. Her most recent offering is a three-course ...

Posted 29-May-2014 at 12:14
Revised Course on Employment Law for Managers
Our course Employment Law for Managers has been updated and refreshed to take into account recent legislation changes about ...
Posted 28-May-2014 at 10:18
Auto-Enrolment: Are you ready for it?
Automatic enrolment - or auto-enrolment, as it is commonly known - is now a legal requirement for all UK businesses. Put ...
Posted 13-May-2014 at 15:38
The Five Simple Whys that make change happen
In her latest blog, Anna Faherty explains how Five Simple Whys can support productivity and facilitate change within ...
Posted 08-May-2014 at 15:10 [Liked: 1]
How Important is the New UK GAAP?

Over the next 12 months, accountants must prepare themselves and their clients for a fundamental change in ...

Posted 01-May-2014 at 12:53
Mind the GAAP

So, the UK and Ireland GAAP is changing, but are you ready for it? Do you know how it differs from the ...

Posted 14-Apr-2014 at 15:00
Key Performance Indicators: Now Updated

Key performance indicators enable us to control performance. They are powerful tools not because they tell ...

Posted 03-Apr-2014 at 13:07
New course on Growing Your Business Through Acquisition

There are only two ways to expand a business:

  1. Grow it organically by making more sales and ...
Posted 13-Mar-2014 at 17:02
Revised course on Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions
Top 10 tips when developing your invention

In his latest blog, IP expert and accountingcpd.net author, Rob Lucas shares his top ...

Posted 07-Feb-2014 at 08:44
Why Britain is not making the most out of its genius

It’s a little known fact that at the turn of the Millenium, the Japanese Department of Trade undertook a survey ...

Posted 30-Jan-2014 at 14:43
Five things you can do today to improve your career prospects

Professional coach and accountingcpd.net author, Marie Taylor, looks at five simple things you can do to improve ...

Posted 14-Jan-2014 at 11:17
The most important trends to understand in the world of business crowdfunding

Journalist and accountingcpd.net author, Andy Davis, identifies the most important trends in business crowdfunding. ...

Posted 29-Nov-2013 at 12:45
Crowdfunding sites grow upwards of 100 per cent year on year

Journalist and accountingcpd.net author, Andy Davis, looks at whether alternative finance ...

Posted 21-Nov-2013 at 12:31
Making the right decisions for new ventures - more science than art

In her latest blog accountingcpd.net author, Anna Faherty, promotes a scientific approach to entrepreneurship. ...

Posted 12-Nov-2013 at 14:50 [Liked: 1]
Launch of new course on Alternative Finance

When businesses find it hard to secure finance from banks, they turn to their accountants for advice. But what ...

Posted 05-Nov-2013 at 15:34
New course on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Posted 24-Oct-2013 at 16:02
Rebalancing Resources

In his latest blog accountingcpd.net author Brian Plowman takes a look at how you can rebalance resources ...

Posted 14-Oct-2013 at 10:17
Top 5 courses for you

At accountingcpd.net we know ...

Posted 27-Sep-2013 at 12:17
Shoot for the moon: managing remote teams
New course on Financial Control in SMEs

The way SMEs approach financial control needs to be different to the approach of large organisations. SMEs ...

Posted 17-Sep-2013 at 13:57
An interview with David Allen
Updated Project Management Course
Get two online cpd courses for the price of one throughout September

As the year flies by your cpd completion deadline is drawing ever closer. Before you know it, you will be wondering ...

Posted 06-Sep-2013 at 10:57
Hans Hoogervorst comments on global adoption of IFRS

accountingcpd.net author, Lisa ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 16:58
New online cpd course on Outsourcing

accountingcpd.net have just launched ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 16:55
Launch of Anti-Money Laundering

Money laundering is something that happens in almost every country in the world. A single scheme can involve ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 16:51
Launch of Writing a Business Plan

A good business plan can ensure your great idea gets the backing it deserves; a poor one can undermine even ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 16:46
IFRS discussed at parliamentary hearing
Working in Accounting and Finance Teams

Teamwork skills encompass many things which are essential in today's business environment, and are one of the ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 14:02
Will lease accounting remain a controversial area of accounting?
Online cpd works best when it’s social

Last week, accountingcpd.net ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 13:55
Anna Faherty in International Accountant

Ethics and professionalism is a topic ever present in the accounting world and it is great to see author

accountingcpd.net shortlisted at the E-learning Awards

accountingcpd.net has been shortlisted ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 13:47
Risk Management Update

Our course on Risk Management, ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 13:42
How socially responsible is your business?

What is a corporation's role in society at large? What is their 'Corporate Social Responsibility'? This debate ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 13:39
Getting the most from staff working remotely during the Olympics
Succession Planning

For everybody, there comes a time when you have to consider your departure from business life, and wonder if ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 13:25
Launch of International and Remote Working

Whatever organisation you work in, you are bound to collaborate with colleagues who work at home, across the ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 13:22
New online cpd course – Becoming an Expert Witness

If you act as an expert witness or are planning to do so, accountingcpd.net's ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 12:55
ACCA launch a new CPD focused area

ACCA have announced the launch of the

How to manage your team to high performance

The most effective teams are made up of individuals who can work together to a common goal and make the most ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 11:05
Fresh Thinking with respect to Cash
Launch of Managing your Transition to IFRS

Since 2005 all EU listed companies have been reporting under IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 10:45
Cash Conversion Cycle (CCC) helping your business

John Mardle, author of

London 2012 is missing a social media trick

accountingcpd.net author Anna ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 10:19
Launch of Grammar and Effective Writing for Accountants

Good grammar and writing skills are key communication tools for every professional. Using language incorrectly ...

Posted 03-Sep-2013 at 10:08
Business Performance Management, Culture Building and KPIs

accountingcpd.net author Robin ...

Posted 30-Aug-2013 at 15:47
Professionalism and Ethics for Accountants launches

From the Enron scandal and BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill to MPs expenses and Wiki Leaks, issues of trust, ...

Posted 30-Aug-2013 at 15:37
High Pay for Directors

Lisa Weaver, author of accountingcpd.net’s ...

Posted 30-Aug-2013 at 15:34
accountingcpd.net partners with ACCA

We are pleased to announce that accountingcpd.net ...

Posted 30-Aug-2013 at 15:28
A costly case of poor corporate governance

Lisa Weaver, author of accountingcpd.net's ...

Posted 30-Aug-2013 at 15:23
New courses to help you complete your cpd

New courses to help you complete your cpd

In the past year

Employment Law for Accountants updated

Employment Law for Accountants updated

accountingcpd.net ...

Posted 30-Aug-2013 at 15:07
Launch of Practice Management: Building and Growing your Firm

accountingcpd.net are pleased ...

Posted 30-Aug-2013 at 15:01
Corporate Governance Update
Managing risk in your business

It is difficult, these days, to pick up a newspaper or magazine and not find stories involving serious problems ...

Posted 30-Aug-2013 at 13:54
Giving you an edge: how devoting half an hour a week to social media delivers benefits to accountants

accountingcpd.net author, Anna Faherty, looks at the benefits of social media for accountants, and how a ...

Posted 30-Aug-2013 at 13:46
A new series on Practice Management

Do you have an agreed strategy for your firm? Successful practices understand what makes them different. They ...

Posted 30-Aug-2013 at 13:36
Cutting clutter – an issue of information overload?

accountingcpd.net author Lisa ...

Posted 30-Aug-2013 at 13:24
Getting women on board - an issue in governance

accocuntingcpd.net author Lisa ...

Posted 30-Aug-2013 at 13:19
Avoiding scandal with good corporate governance

The term "corporate governance" is recognisable to almost everyone because of the many shocking scandals ...

Posted 30-Aug-2013 at 13:06
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