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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»]

Free tuition for a year!

One lucky CIMA student could be studying for free, courtesy of Birmingham’s First Intutition – it could be you! ... [More»]

ACCA tips coming - see next PQ magazine!

We have two full pages of ACCA December exam tips in the next issue of PQ magazine - out soon! ... [More»]

What investors want in an annual report

FRC provides year-end advice to prepares of annual reports ... [More»]

Robots are coming - Part 2

Bank of England's chief economist warns that the robots are coming after your jobs. Remember we told you first! ... [More»]

Not one but two jobs up for grabs...

YMCA is looking for two finance officers - one 'general' and one 'income', based at its corporate office in Surbiton ... [More»]

HMRC – the future

Fewer, more modern regional centres and more highly skilled staff is what HMRC will look like under its 10-year modernisation programme ... [More»]

Welsh town to go ‘offshore’

One Welsh town says it plans to copy multinational tax-avoidance schemes ... [More»]

Happy International Accounting Day

Did you know that today (10 November) is International Accounting Day? Time to celebrate ... [More»]

EU spending 'irregular & possibly illegal'

The Times has seen the European Court of Auditors annual report and it doesn't make pretty reading (that's 21 years in a row then) ... [More»]

FD jailed for defrauding Dragons' Den star

Accountant Christopher Watson is jailed for defrauding £8m ... [More»]

New powers for ICAEW

New local audit regulatory powers given to ICAEW by FRC ... [More»]

Client assets assurance

The FRC has published a standard for audit firms on ‘Providing Assurance on Client Assets to the Financial Conduct Authority’ ... [More»]

Student choice at heart of new HE reforms

The UK government publishes a green paper outlining reforms to boost teaching standards ... [More»]

Work by numbers

Will you really make 29,328 cups of tea at work? The AAT has worked out your working life in numbers… ... [More»]

The marathon man

ACCA newly qualified Mitesh Dhimar is a runaway success ... [More»]

ACCA disciplines students

Here is the latest list of ACCA students who have been found guilty of misconduct, all cases are subject of an appeal ... [More»]

Early entry deadline for ACCA March sitting looms

The ACCA March 2016 exam session - early entry deadline is 9 November 2015 ... [More»]

F7 & F8 Examiner's reports are 'out'

The ACCA September examiner reports have now all been published. We take a look at the two latecomers - F7 & F8 ... [More»]

Taxman must improve customer service

HMRC's poor customer service could be hindering tax collections, say MPs ... [More»]


Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins has sponsored an early day motion (no 626) over the ACCA's voting procedures at the AGM ... [More»]


FRC proposes limited scope improvements to FRS 102 ... [More»]

Going in blind

EY is working hard to remove bias in its recruitment processes ... [More»]

The 18-year-old member

Could Ramkumar Raman be the youngest chartered accountant?  ... [More»]

Giveaways are us!

Who won one of our great giveaways? Are you on the list? ... [More»]

Nice cup of tea!

The Carbon Trust’s Dr John Kazer explores the importance of understanding just how much water it takes to make the perfect cup of tea ... [More»]

ICAEW CBT exams delayed

ICAEW has no option but to put its move to CBT exams on hold 'just for now' ... [More»]

Time to get entrepreneurial

Arnold Hill’s Clare Hale looks at how PQs can help ensure new businesses (including their own) succeed ... [More»]

The PwC Youth Index

Which countries are looking after their future – young people? Well, PwC has produced a Youth Workers Index ... [More»]

PQ JOBS - production/manufacturing accountant

Fantastic role for a PQ accountant at James Purdey & Sons ... [More»]

Join the ‘tampon tax’ debate

Britain will call on European Commission to end the tampon tax, but don't expect anything to happen! ... [More»]

CIMA calculator policy change

Students can continue bringing their own calculator (as long as its approved) to exam centres, says CIMA ... [More»]

Baker Tilly becomes RSM

Baker Tilly is no more in the UK - as the firm changes its name to RSM ... [More»]

Time for name blindness!

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

Time to nominate

We need you to get nominating for the PQ awards 2016 ... [More»]

ACCA F7 examiner is worried....

We take a look at the June 2015 Examiner's Report - remember you will have to wait until after the December sitting for anything similar! ... [More»]

PQ JOBS - ACA graduation rotation scheme

Trainee accountant - ACA graduate rotation scheme ... [More»]

Investing in social mobility

Grant Thornton releases its profits for the financial year to 30 June 2015 ... [More»]

Starbucks and Fiat had illegal tax advantages

The European Commission finds Fiat and Starbucks guilty of illegal tax deals ... [More»]

Steel sector closures - big repercussions

KPMG says the job loses and closures in the steel industry goes to the very heart of UK’s manufacturing ... [More»]

ACCA September results - we have the pass rates

The first-ever September exam session pass rates are here! ... [More»]

PQ magazine is coming!

The November issue of PQ magazine is 'coming' & we ask will the robots be taking over your jobs! ... [More»]


Finance manager job in Manchester city centre or assistant accountant in Chessington - time to check out pqjobs.co.uk ... [More»]

ACA students do ICAEW proud

The ACA September Professional Exam results are in, and they look good... ... [More»]

CIMA introduces scaled scores

From 1st November 2015 results for CIMA's OT will include a grade (pass/fail), sectional performance feedback and... a scaled score ... [More»]

Are drastic changes needed to ACCA's F9?

Many ACCA PQs think it is nigh on impossible to finish the F9 exam in three hours ... [More»]

CIPFA wins Welsh contract

CIPFA has won the bid for NHS graduate scheme in Wales ... [More»]


CIPFA and PIPFA sign MOU to strengthen public financial management in Pakistan ... [More»]

CIMA releases latest exam pass rates

CIMA releases the August case study and OT pass rates for the last nine months ... [More»]

PQ magazine named accountancy's Media of the Year

PQ magazine has been named accountancy 'Media of the Year' winner 2015 at the AIA Awards. ... [More»]

CIPFA - exam date changes

Module and exam date changes - CIPFA exams start their move online... ... [More»]

CIMA updates Cert BA

CIMA has tweaked its Certificate in Business Accounting to make it even more relevant to what employers want ... [More»]

University - go or not to go...

Graduates earn thousands more than their classmates who didn't go, says latest study ... [More»]

How long will it take?

Professional accountancy exams are tough. But, did you have any expectations about just how long it might take you to qualify? ... [More»]

Flowers, IT and trees - CIMA case study

CIMA releases the pre-seens for the November sittings ... [More»]

ACCA self-study guides

ACCA completes its self-study guides with the launch of the P1- P7 guides ... [More»]

ACCA says it is no longer publishing exam questions and answers

In future the ACCA will publish a selection of questions from the September/december and March/June exams ... [More»]

Our giveaways winners

It pays to enter our giveaways - here are the latest winners... ... [More»]

EY fee income breaks £2bn

EY expansion hits partners where it hurts - in their pockets ... [More»]

Can't you behave at work!

Most accountants believe there should be a ban on inter-office relationships ... [More»]

Student wellbeing

To be successful in life, and of course in your accountancy exams, you need to develop resilience. That means looking after yourself! ... [More»]

FCCA appointed new learning director

Dr Mary Bishop has been appointed ACCA’s new director of learning ... [More»]

IASB - temporary measures

IASB to consult on temporary measures relating to the effective dates for IFRS 9 and the new insurance contracts standard ... [More»]

Online ACCA careers event

ACCA Advantage has unveiled a two-day virtual careers fair ... [More»]

Sit your exams anywhere with CIPFA

CIPFA move into e-assessment will put it at the vanguard of online assessment ... [More»]

Bogus training courses come under fire

Dodgy training providers who promise fake apprenticeships face prosecution ... [More»]

Apprentices - you are all hired!

Experian has given permanent jobs to five of the apprentices, who started a CIMA Certificate course together ... [More»]

FRC acts on complaints

The FRC is to investigate PwC and one of its accountants over the audit of Connaught  ... [More»]

ACCA September exams – Day 5

F9 bad, P4 good? Well, it was a bit more complicated than that! ... [More»]

ACCA September exams - Day 4

How did F6, P3 and P6 go? You tell us... ... [More»]

ACCA September exams - Day 3

What did PQs think of F5, P1 and P5? Well, it seems two good, one bad... ... [More»]

ACCA student feedback on the September exams

Students air their ‘thoughts' on the first two days of the first-ever sitting of the ACCA exams in September ... [More»]

PQ magazine's Queen story...

Queen refuses to wear one of our 'I Love Tax' t-shirts. (It was back in 2009!) ... [More»]

Pass rates take tumble at ACCA June sitting

Here are the June pass rates - paper by paper. Many are down! ... [More»]

ACCA June exam feedback - paper-by-paper

Our friends at BPP provide in-depth analysis of every June exam paper - in our study zone ... [More»]

CIMA case study pass rate rise

May's case student pass rates make much better reading! Here they are... ... [More»]

CIMA OTs are out

CIMA releases the OT pass rates for the first five months of the new syllabus  ... [More»]

ACCA Statement: Publishing past exams F5 to F9

The ACCA confirms that it will NOT be reproducing MCQ sections in future for F5, F6, F7, F8 and F9 ... [More»]
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