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ACCA P7 candidates not working hard enough!

ACCA P7 March sitters have come under fire for being unprepared for the exam and simply not putting in enough effort into learning many of the basics ... [More»]

Time for pay ratios?

Do we need to make pay ratios mandatory for UK companies? ... [More»]

CIPFA student conference

CIPFA students need to put Wednesday 13 July in their diary, this is the date of the annual CIPFA student conference ... [More»]

Trainee ‘died of shame’

Last summer accountancy trainee Joshia Jones became so overwhelmed by his gambling addiction he jumped to his death ... [More»]

What will you be famous for?

EY has managed to get itself on a new list, of the 10 toughest interview questions of 2016, with: “What will you be famous for?” ... [More»]

UK accountancy profession leads the way on access

The UK accountancy now stands out globally because of it’s open access, according to Kaplan's Stuart Pedley-Smith ... [More»]

The May CIMA pre-seen

The three CIMA case study pre-seens are now out there, so what have we got? ... [More»]

Exams to clash with Ramadan

Ramadan starts on 6 June this year, bang smack at the begining of ICAEW and ACCA exams ... [More»]

Does the public value NHS accountants?

No-one loves an NHS accountant it seems - not the public or patients. Luckily they don't do it for love! ... [More»]

PQs becoming more stressed

Record numbers of students contacted ICAEW charity CABA for emotional support last year ... [More»]

ACCA to phase in CBEs

From this September ACCA's PQs can take the exams on a computer, but only in selected countries and centres ... [More»]

CIMA case study not a three-hour test anymore!

If you want to ensure success at the CIMA case study you must stop thinking of the exam as a three-hour test ... [More»]

Donate your old textbooks

The charity Accounting for International Development (AfID) is looking for your old accountancy textbooks ... [More»]

CIMA introduces tiered exam prices

CIMA has written to all its students to tell them that from 1 July it is introducing a tiered pricing structure for exam fees ... [More»]

Parking fines not tax deductible!

Tax tribunal rules that G4S can't set its parking fines against its tax bill ... [More»]

Follow the money

The latest Scandi-TV hit, Follow the Money (BBC4), proves that accountancy can feature in a show and still be entertaining ... [More»]

Quest for tomorrow’s leaders

ICAS has launched its search for the young people who will be the leaders of tomorrow ... [More»]

CIMA pass rates 'published'

PQ magazine popped into CIMA HQ this am to get you the latest OT and case study pass rates ... [More»]

ACCA releases March pass rates

ACCA exam results for first March 2016 session are released. So, how do they compare? ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine is now 'out'

The May edition of PQ magazine has now hit inboxes and letter boxes everywhere ... [More»]

Don't be 50 and be in practice

ICAS has got into hot water recently over what is being claimed to be an ageist letter it sent to its members in practice ... [More»]

New deal to share ownership information

The EU’s five largest economies have agreed to share company ownership information ... [More»]

ICAEW March results are ‘out’

Women dominate latest ICAEW exam prize winner list ... [More»]

ACCA scholarships up for grabs

Five lucky ACCA students have the chance to win a five year scholarship ... [More»]

Swinging accountants!

Accountant Roy Maggs recently took a swingers’ festival to court after they refuse him entry ... [More»]

ACCA-X celebrates 1st birthday

ACCA-X signs up nigh on 100,000 students in its first year ... [More»]

GAAPweb work experience offer

GAAPweb launch a work experience competition for rising star of finance ... [More»]

Time to run away to the circus?

Is there such a thing as a circus accountant? The adult comic Viz seems to think so! ... [More»]

IASB amends Revenue Standard

The International Accounting Standards Board issues clarifying amendments to its Revenue standard ... [More»]

HMRC wins landmark case

HMRC has ‘protected’ £635m in its landmark case against the Eclipse 35 avoidance scheme ... [More»]

Generation Z – the savviest online!

Generation Z (16-24 year olds) understand better than anyone they have to be careful about the pictures they post ... [More»]

HMRC goes after soft targets

HMRC has been accused of going after SMEs because it sees them as a soft target  ... [More»]

Beta testers wanted

KnowYourSubject needs testers to try out its new portfolio of ACCA & CIMA apps before launch ... [More»]

Beware payments from beyond the grave

Acountant Abu Talib Ghadiri has been found guilty for his involvement in a £400,000 Gift Aid and VAT fraud after an HMRC investigation ... [More»]

Tax experts question EU transparency plan

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and others doubt the EU tax transparency plan’s ‘scale of impact’ ... [More»]

Audit must evolve or die

The traditional audit process is not delivering enough, claims ACCA head of audit and assurance, Andrew Gambier ... [More»]

CIMA members to vote on ‘the Association’

CIMA and AICPAs members are to be asked to vote on the plans to join forces to create a new accounting association (the Association) ... [More»]

ACCA on the move again

ACCA is on the move again, this time it is moving its Scottish-based staff into new office space in central Glasgow ... [More»]

AAT announces shortlist

The AAT unveils the shortlist for its Training Provider Awards ... [More»]

The PQ giveaway winners

Here is our list of lucky readers who will be receiving something from us real soon! ... [More»]

ACCA unveils details of CBE launch

The ACCA has announced how the CBE exams for F5-F9 will look come September, and there are some surprises in there! ... [More»]

KPMG is leading way on social mobility

Accountants top list of social mobility champions ... [More»]

HMRC exits £10bn IT contract

HMRC announces agreement to exit its £10bn IT Aspire contract ... [More»]

ACCA PER changes

ACCA makes improvements to the way you have to record your practical experience  ... [More»]

Island accountant

Chartered accountant Shaney is one of 16 ‘volunteers’ for the third series of ‘The Island with Bear Grylls’ ... [More»]

The right equation

Forget putting numbers on the back of your football shirt - how about doing it with equations! ... [More»]

PQ JOB OF THE MONTH

Become an accounts & audit senior with Abbots ... [More»]

Get on a course!

ACCA says optional pass rates will improve only when students sign up to a proper course  ... [More»]

World’s first management accounting standard

BSI publishes PAS 1919: 2016 Guide to management accounting principles  ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine hits the streets!

The April issue of PQ magazine has hit letterboxes and in-boxes - happy reading ... [More»]

CIMA integration marks

CIMA explains in an article in the latest PQ magazine how to get those vital integration marks ... [More»]

Budget Summary March 2016

Changes to the tax free personal allowance, cuts in capital gains tax and the introduction of the Lifetime ISA for the under-40s were the headline-grabbers delivered by Chancellor George Osborne in a Budget he described as “putting stability first” and offering “long-term solutions to long-term problems”. ... [More»]

ACCA March exams – day 4

Feedback from F6, P3 and P6 ACCA March exam sittings ... [More»]

Students want to petition ACCA over P5

ACCA exam feedback for day three. What did students think of F5, P1 and P5? ... [More»]

JOB OF THE WEEK: Accounts & Audit Senior

Your chance to join a prestigious North West London Practice as a part qualified audit & accounts senior ... [More»]

ACCA March exams - first two days

Here's what we have heard about F8, P7, F7 and P2 ... [More»]

Simplifying the preparation of disclosures

The FRC has issued amendments to FRS 102 – Fair value hierarchy disclosures ... [More»]

Lincoln’s Inn ‘for sale’

The ACCA announces it is selling its old HQ in Lincoln’s Inn Fields  ... [More»]

GET A PASS BOOST

Student confidence can be a real issue in CIMA OT exams. When exactly are you ready to sit? BPP believes it has the perfect answer ... [More»]

Using real life examples

Candidates want to know if using real life examples in the CIMA case study helps. Here is a definitive answer from CIMA ... [More»]

What ACCA examiners want...

Straight from the horse's mouth. Here is our take on the December 2015 Examiner's Reports ... [More»]

Sitting exams in your pants!

Hey, you should be grateful your professional body let's you keep your clothes on to sit their exams! ... [More»]

Gender equality worries continue

New research from the AAT claims that the pay gender gap in accountancy may be getting wider!  ... [More»]

50 KPMG partners to go?

Sky News reports dozens of UK partners are to be 'let go' at KPMG ... [More»]

#PQAWARDS2016

So, who walked away with one of our coveted PQ trophies?  ... [More»]

Jon Thompson to take over HMRC

HMRC has appointed CIPFA-qualified accountant, Jon Thompson, to replace Lin Homer at HMRC ... [More»]

The Great Leeds Giveaway

We have joined forces with First Intuition Leeds to offer PQ readers the chance to win one of five CIMA and five ACCA courses ... [More»]

CIPFA pass rates shine

CIPFA's December pass rates look nothing short of 'great'! ... [More»]

Bloomsbury Accountancy for ACCA courses

The capital's ACCA PQs have a great new college to study with - Bloomsbury Accountancy ... [More»]

Replacing the furniture!

New tax rules on furniture could be a particular problem for flood-hit landlords, says tax body ... [More»]

ACCA exams – to be 195 minutes long

From this September the ACCA is removing the restrictions to your 15 minutes’ reading and planning time ... [More»]

The PQ AWARDS - COUNTDOWN BEGINS

Forget the BAFTAs and Grammy's the PQ Magazine Awards are just a week away! ... [More»]

HSBC to keep HQ in UK

Banking giant HSBC has decided to keep its HQ in London ... [More»]

Hans Hoogervorst reappointed

The International Accounting Standards Board announces a second term for its chairman, Hans Hoogervorst ... [More»]

No changes to Corporate Governance Code

There will be no changes to the Corporate Governance Code for the next three years, says the FRC’s CEO Stephen Haddrill ... [More»]

ACCA professional marks

How to get those ‘easy’ four professional marks ... [More»]

Rather clean the house than ask for a rise?

UK employees say they would rather clean the house or go to the dentist than ask for a pay rise! ... [More»]

College principal sentenced for tax fraud

Macdonald Abamba, principal at the School of Computing & Business Studies in London, pleads guilty to tax evasion ... [More»]

ICAP joins Chartered Accountants Worldwide

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) has been awarded Associate membership by Chartered Accountants Worldwide ... [More»]

British Council to run ACCA new CBE exam centre network

The ACCA has unveiled the new partner to provide its global exam centre network for the introduction of the CBE and paper-based exams - the British Council ... [More»]

How ethical are you - take the survey!

FEE is looking for European young accountancy professionals to give their views on ethical behaviour ... [More»]

FREE ACCA Study School

Becker professional Education, with support from First Intuition is inviting you to join their FREE ACCA Study School ... [More»]

Just get stuck in!

We chat with CIMA President Myriam Madden who tells PQs if they have any doubts then don't worry 'just get stuck in' ... [More»]

HM Treasury lacks finance nous

HM Treasury is not functioning as a modern finance ministry, says ICAEW ... [More»]

Tesco’s finance team ‘needs education’

The Groceries Code Adjudicator says Tesco’s avoided paying suppliers to improve its own financial position ... [More»]

EU cracks down on tax avoidance

The European Commission steps up its effort to tackle corporate tax avoidance ... [More»]

Battle of the taxes

Who is more likely to get their tax returns in on time – men or women? ... [More»]

Retake pass rate up for ACCAs

ACCA retake pass rates are improving, according to early stats. That's good news  ... [More»]

Mastering IT is the key to success

Are the accountancy syllabuses failing PQs when it comes to IT? ... [More»]

The power of one

ICAS is calling for a renewed focus on personal ethical responsibility and believes its CAs can lead the way ... [More»]

It still pays to be posh

It still pays to be posh if you want to earn more as an accountant, according to new ground-breaking research ... [More»]

CIMA salaries are on the up

The average UK CIMA PQ earns £33,031 a year while their qualified colleagues have a yearly pay packet of £62,791, nearly 100% more! ... [More»]

Pervert accountant jailed

Former EY manager, George Thomas, has been jailed for four years for secretly filming thousands of people using toilets and changing rooms across London ... [More»]

Sit three ICAEW exams for success

The ICAEW December professional exam results are out ... [More»]

Where are the accountants?

Politicians are the least trusted professions, says Ipsos MORI poll. But what do people think of accountants? ... [More»]

ACCA CBE exams are coming

It’s full steam ahead for the introduction of CBE exams this September, says ACCA’s Director of Qualifications, Catherine Edwards in our exclusive interview ... [More»]

Business is just a Game of Thrones

We review Game of Thrones on Business by Tim Phillips and Rebecca Clare ... [More»]

FRC plays waiting game

The Financial Reporting Council is waiting for the findings of its Executive Counsel before it decides to launch a full-scale enquiry into KPMG’s audit of HBOS ... [More»]

The dog ate my tax return!

Here are HMRC’s ‘10 worst excuses’ for completing a tax return late! ... [More»]

Footballer ‘jailed’ (in theory) for tax evasion

Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano has been sentenced to a year in jail and fined £625,000 over image rights tax evasion ... [More»]

CIMA pass rates: the lowdown

CIMA releases the case study and OT pass rates ... [More»]

ACCA RESULTS ARE HERE!

The December ACCA results are in. How do they look to you? ... [More»]

2016 PQ Magazine Awards – the shortlist

Who is up for a PQ? The judges have decided their shortlists for the 2016 PQ magazine awards. You will have to wait until 23 February to discover the winners!  ... [More»]

Heart still beats head

When it comes to the big decisions, business chiefs still follow their heart over their head, says a new global study from KPMG and ACCA ... [More»]

Limboland accountants

Comedian Bill Bailey explains why he may revert to hiding his money under the mattress ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine is coming...

Watch out, your essential PQ magazine is on its way ... [More»]

Accountants suffering from Repetitive Task Injury!

Is finance failing to keep pace with the demands of next generation accountancy ... [More»]

The Joy of Tax

We review Richard Murphy's latest book - The Joy of Tax: How a fair tax system can create a better society ... [More»]

IFRS 16 Leases - IT'S NEW TODAY!

The International Accounting Standards Board brings leases onto the balance sheet with its new standard ... [More»]

PKF Cooper Parry & Clement Keys merge

Leading Midlands accountancy firms PKF Cooper Parry has now completed a merger with Birmingham-based Clement Keys  ... [More»]

CIOT calls for rethink on national insurance reduction rules

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has warned that excluding one-person businesses from claiming the national insurance Employment Allowance are too easy to dodge ... [More»]

David Bowie: I should have been an accountant!

South London boy David Bowie once told guitarist Eric Schermerhorn he should have been an accountant! We are glad he didn't go down that route - Farewell Dave ... [More»]

Cheating accountant get 5 years

Tax adviser and accountant Denis Christopher Carter Lunn has been jailed for tax evasion ... [More»]

PQ giveaway winners

Who has been sent one of our great giveaways? Here is a list of recent winners ... [More»]

WIN A BEATS PILL SPEAKER

Yes, there is still time to win one of three fantastic Beats Pill speakers by entering our annual quiz ... [More»]

Less is more for ACCA PER changes

The ACCA is introducing a new user-friendly PER policy from February ... [More»]

CIMA on the case

CIMA students need to see the case study exam as a competency-based job interview, says director of learning Peter Stewart ... [More»]

Accountancy degrees - more popular

The number of students opting for an accountancy degree has grown by 21% in 8 years ... [More»]

Show me the money!

Accountants like perks but would prefer just to have the money ... [More»]

TIMELY TRAINING

A new provider for AAT, ACCA and CIMA has opened its doors in Warwick – Timely Training Solutions (TTS) ... [More»]

Tilley receives OBE

CIMA CEO Charles Tilley has been awarded an OBE for services to the economy ... [More»]

Student cheating epidemic

The number of university students found cheating is on the rise, reports the Times ... [More»]

AAT launches in Poland

Poland becomes the 41st country where the AAT qualification is available ... [More»]

CIMA pre-seens are 'out'

Cakes, pizzas and fashion are the key industries for this February's case study exams ... [More»]

PQs 'most wanted' in 2016!

The latest Hays salary & trends survey is a must read for any aspiring PQ. We highlight the key points here... ... [More»]

AAT assessment results are in

The AAT results for the year-ending 30 June 2015 have now been released ... [More»]

Two qualifications in one

The CIOT and ICAEW have launched a much-anticipated ACA/CTA joint programme in owner-managed/private business ... [More»]

Win one of our Beats Pill speakers

Yes, you can win one of three Beats Pill speakers in our bumper quiz, sponsored by the AAT, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW & ICAS ... [More»]

We need more accountants!

The world is a better place with accountants in it - that's official  ... [More»]

Party starts too soon for Glasgow sitters

ACCA sitters in one Scottish centre had to endue relentless party music for their whole exam - they were not happy! ... [More»]

PQ awards deadline - EXTENDED!

You still have time to get your name of the PQ award shortlist. In fact we have extended the deadline to 5 January 2016  ... [More»]

First Intuition opens in Brum

Win a tutor for half a day with First Intuition in Birmingham ... [More»]

Separated at birth

Salford City's and BPP's logo are surprisingly similar! ... [More»]

IASB postpones accounting changes

IASB puts halt to changes for associates and joint ventures until broader review ... [More»]

What is the pay gap?

Bosses need to reveal the pay gap to their staff, says CIPD report ... [More»]

Hanging on the telephone

Tax helpline callers are put on hold for 38 minutes! ... [More»]

KPMG UK unveils revenues of £1.96bn

KPMG UK announces 2.6% growth in revenues ... [More»]

Tax gets digital

HMRC launches online Personal Tax Accounts ... [More»]

ACCA December exams: Day 5

How were F9 and P4 for you? ... [More»]

Letters target high street accountants

High street accountants are being targeted by HMRC in a new letter campaign ... [More»]

Criminal prosecutions on the up

Tax evasion prosecutions soar by 60% in a year ... [More»]

Pressure on FRC over firm's role in HBOS failure

The accountancy watchdog is being asked to open an investigation into KPMG's role in bank's failure ... [More»]

ACCA December exams: Day 4

F6, P3, and P6 feedback ... [More»]

ACA exam results out

The ICAEW releases November advanced level results ... [More»]

FRC proposes amendments to FRS 101 and 103

The FRC is proposing limited changes to FRS 101 and FRS 103 ... [More»]

Accountant jailed

Accountant convicted of trying to steal £2.2m in a film industry tax fraud ... [More»]

ACCA December exams: Day 3

How did the F5, P1 and P5 exam go. You tell us! ... [More»]

ACCA December exams: Day 2

What were F7 and P2 exams like? You tell us ... [More»]

ACCA December exams: Day 1

Here is your feedback on F8, P7 and F2 ... [More»]

Time to enter the PQ awards!

Do you know someone who deserves one our awards? Well its time to get nominating then as the deadline is looming... ... [More»]

Ready for those ACCA exams on Monday?

The ACCA exams start on Monday 7 December and now finish by the Friday (11th) - so are you prepared? ... [More»]

Sorry, wrong number!

FRC comes under attack from the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum ... [More»]

Overseas student numbers set to rise

Chancellor George Osborne says overseas student numbers will rise by 65,000 ... [More»]

RSM unveils 26% growth in revenues

RSM's UK revenues are up by over a quarter while post-tax rise by over 50% ... [More»]

HMRC hits Ladbrokes

High street bookies Ladbrokes loses a £54m tax avoidance court case ... [More»]

Disclosing tax risks

FRC calls for transparent disclosure of tax risks in reports ... [More»]

Number of accountancy firms drops again

The number of accountancy firms drops again to 6,622 ... [More»]

PQ magazine shortlisted for LUCA award

PQ magazine has been shortlisted for a LUCA award, which are run by ICB Global ... [More»]

KPMG partners arrested

Four partners from KPMG in Northern Ireland are arrested over tax evasion ... [More»]

Tesco settles US class action for $12m

Tesco has settled the first of two US class actions over its accounting scandal ... [More»]

The Autumn Statement

Chancellor George Osborne set out today his spending plans for the next four years in the Spending Review. Here are the highlights… ... [More»]

Where is your moral compass?

New research claims that unethical practices still rife among accountants ... [More»]

Money laundering rules ‘flawed’

The UK’s anti-money laundering safeguards could be ‘unfit for purpose’, says new survey ... [More»]

Apprenticeship levy confusion

Training is being put on hold because of the concern over the apprenticeship levy for big companies ... [More»]

Playing the game

Deloitte is asking candidates to play the Firefly Freedom game to see just how innovative they are ... [More»]

Beware smart drugs work!

Do the accountancy bodies need to think more seriously about their PQs using drugs to pass their exams? ... [More»]

The P2 & P3 ACCA examiner reports

Candidates who don't look beyond the study manuals, and unfocused sitters. That's the problem with P2 and P3 exams, say the examiners in their September reports! ... [More»]

PKF Cooper Parry & Clement Keys to merge

Two leading Midland firms announce possible merger ... [More»]

ACCA tips for F9 and P4

Top tutor Sunil Bhandari provides his tips for the December F9 and P4 ACCA papers ... [More»]

Autumn Statement predictions

The Autumn Statement takes place on Wednesday 25 November. Here’s some predictions from Smith & Williamson’s Tina Riches ... [More»]

Premier League contributes £3bn to UK GDP

The Premier League and its clubs contributed £3.4bn to UK GDP in 2013/14  ... [More»]

PQ JOB OF THE WEEK: Assistant Reporting Analyst

We have found a great role for an assistant reporting analyst in South West London ... [More»]

ACCA December exams tips

Here are BPP's tips for the December ACCA sitting.The full unexpurgated guidance from BPP for this December’s sitting will be uploaded on the PQ magazine study zone later this week ... [More»]

More ACCA December exam tips...

Top tutors at First Intuition provide their tips for the up and coming December exam ... [More»]

Even more December ACCA tips

LSBF top team provide their exam tips for the ACCA December test ... [More»]

CIMA PQ’s average salary - £33,031 in the UK

PQ magazine takes a look at the latest CIMA salary survey ... [More»]

Time for an ACCA student council?

Do ACCA students need a more formal way to engender change, and to get their views heard? ... [More»]

Beware smart drugs work!

Will there be a need for the professionla bodies to start drug testing their PQs? ... [More»]

'Special relationship' just got serious

After three years of ‘courting’ CIMA and the AICPA have announced they are ready to take their relationship to the next stage! ... [More»]

Blooming in Bloomsbury

ACCA PQs have a great new college to sign up to in London ... [More»]

Time for name blindness!

PM announces leading graduate employers have pledged to recruit on a 'name blind' basis ... [More»]
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