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AAT creating host of e-learning support

The AAT has beefed up its learning resources for AQ2016 ... [More»]

A classic way to succeed

Forget Beyonce and Macklemore - you need to be listening to Bach and Mozart! ... [More»]

The perceived bias in NHS finance

There is something wrong with gender diversity in NHS finance departments ... [More»]

On the CIMA case

Hotels and IT infrastructure support are the subjects for the August CIMA Operational and Management case studies ... [More»]

Brexit: keep calm and carry on

The UK’s financial regulators, professional accountancy bodies and the Bank of England have all stated that it will be ‘business as usual’ until the Brexit process begins in earnest later this year. ... [More»]

ACCA CBE specimen papers published

The ACCA has now published its specimen papers for the new CBE exams, being launched this September ... [More»]

New English language course to assist ACCA PQs

BPP University has developed a new FREE English language course to help ACCA students at each stage of the qualification ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine is now 'out

Did you miss out? Read the latest PQ magazine. There lots in it for everyone... ... [More»]

CIMA and AICPA form new association

CIMA & AICPA agree to join forces to create a new association ... [More»]

New tax pathway launched

The ATT and CIOT join forces to launch new streamline route into a tax career ... [More»]

Latest NQ magazine now out!

The June issue of NQ magazine is now available to download right now ... [More»]

Osborne warns of £30bn black hole

Chancellor George Osborne is promising huge tax hikes if UK goes Brexit ... [More»]

HMRC is picking up the phone now!

HMRC's chief executive, Jon Thompson, says customer services to personal taxpayers have 'recovered' ... [More»]

ACCA EXAMS - Day Five

What did ACCA PQs think of F9 and P4? ... [More»]

ACCA EXAMS - Day Four

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

ACCA EXAMS – Day Three

How did PQs cope with the June P5, P1 and F5 June exams ... [More»]

ACCA EXAMS – Day Two

How did P2 and F7 go? ... [More»]

The PQ giveaway winners

Who has won the recent PQ magazine giveaways? We have more great giveaways planned for the next issue ... [More»]

FRC to investigate Deliotte

The FRC has started an investigation into Deloitte’s audit of the Serco group ... [More»]

ACCA EXAMS – Day One

So what did PQs think of the ACCA’s June’s F8 and P7 exams? ... [More»]

New production accounting diploma launched

The National Film and Television School launches a new diploma in production accounting ... [More»]

FD want end to tax havens

New poll for The Times newspaper & ICAS shows finance chiefs believe tax havens should be abolished ... [More»]

CIMA OT & case study exam technique seminar

CIMA support manager Christian Gagiano, will give an insight into how to pass your CIMA exams on 14 June in Rotherham ... [More»]

Fake movie moguls found guilty

Would-be movie moguls have been found guilty of running a £100m tax avoidance scam ... [More»]

FRC to investigate KPMG’s over its Ted Baker work

The FRC has started an investigation into KPMG Audit's non-audit services to Ted Baker ... [More»]

Free CIMA aptitude test

CIMA Strategic Level OT students in the UK have the chance of taking advantage of a free aptitude test, while stocks last! ... [More»]

Tea breaks or training – you decide

Almost a third of finance staff have never had any form of work-related training, says new AAT research ... [More»]

Deloitte adds 24 women partners

Some 30% of new partners at Deloitte are women ... [More»]

Corporate reporting too short-term focused

KPMG says companies are still focusing their performance on short-term objectives ... [More»]

Tax Freedom Day

It may be four days later this year but Tax Freedom Day has finally arrived ... [More»]

JOB OF THE MONTH: Head of Finance

Oldham Coliseum Theatre is seeking a Head of Finance. This really is a chance to take your career to the next level ... [More»]

ACCA June exam tips

What do BPP's experts think is coming in the June exam next week? Here is their guide ... [More»]

Nothing is optional

We take a look at the March examiner’s reports for those dreaded ACCA optional papers ... [More»]

New artwork for UHY Hacker Young

From Banksy to Pure Evil! UHY Hacker Young goes all anti-establishment on us ... [More»]

More ACCA exam tips for June

LSBF’s top team provide you with tips for this June test ... [More»]

WIN FREE ACCA TUITION

You still have time (just) to win tuition for the ACCA level of your choice ... [More»]

NHS accountants accused of accounting ‘alchemy’

A senior FD within the NHS has accused the organisation’s accountants of “accounting alchemy” as it ended the last financial year with a record £2.45 billion deficit. ... [More»]

Audit of revenue ‘weakness’

Do the big firms need to do more training on how to audit revenue? ... [More»]

CIMA releases specimen papers

CIMA is showing students what an actual pass looks like, with the release of specimen papers ... [More»]

ACCA June exam tips

First Intuition provides its tips for the June exams - see the magazine for even more help! ... [More»]

Cheating accountant jailed

Accountant hides stolen tax money in children’s bank accounts ... [More»]

Don’t throw it in the air!

The University of East Anglia has said it was banning students in large groups (250) from throwing their mortarboards in the air at graduation ceremonies ... [More»]

New re-sit exams for CIPFA PQs

CIPFA unveils a new exam sitting in September for its PQs ... [More»]

Helping students with finance

Monthly maintenance payments and savings accounts with incentives are just two way to help students manage their finances ... [More»]

NUS needs a Management Accountant

The NUS is looking for a Management Accountant to join its team in Macclesfield ... [More»]

On the buses: how to succeed when you fail maths GCSE

Billionaire transport tycoon Brian Souter is living proof you can be successful and an accountant without as maths O-level! ... [More»]

ICAEW bans digital watches from exams

The ICAEW has said digital watches will no longer be permitted in any exam room ... [More»]

Where is the top Brand?

CityAM's Power 100 Women misses top woman! Where is ACCA's Helen Brand? ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine now out

The June PQ magazine has now hit the streets - full of exam tips and latest news about the AAT's AQ2016 ... [More»]

HMRC urged to postpone quarterly digital reporting

The ATT is calling on HMRC to delay the introduction of quarterly digital reporting ... [More»]

New universities to deliver more choice

Government unveils new plans to make it easier to set-up high-quality new universities ... [More»]

FRS 105 amendments issued

FRC outlines changes to FRS 105 to bring limited liability partnerships with the scope of the mirco-entities regime ... [More»]

New international accounting standards qualification

CIPFA unveils a new qualification in International Public Sector Accountancy Standards (IPSAS) ... [More»]

Do you know your variances?

Variance questions are so regular in the ACCA F5 papers that no-one should be surprised by their appearance, says the examiner ... [More»]

How to pass the ACCA P2 exam...

The P2 examiner wants you to go beyond a single textbook and revision course! ... [More»]

ACCA exam tips for F8 and P6

As promised here are your June exam tips for F8 and P6 courtesy of LSBF ... [More»]

Insider-trading accountant jailed

Chartered accountant Andrew Hind has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail for his role in a landmark insider trading case ... [More»]

High heels stand off

PwC becomes embroiled in a sexist dress code row ... [More»]

AAT AQ2016

The 2016 AAT Training Provider Conference unveiled the final look of AQ2016, which is due to launch on 1 September 2016 ... [More»]

Bank of Ireland lose £27m tax avoidance case

The Bank of Ireland has lost a £27m tax avoidance case after trying to exploit a loophole that did not exist ... [More»]

A charity champion

Newly qualified accountant Laura MacPhee helps raise thousands of pounds for Crohn’s & Colitis UK ... [More»]

BHS and the FRC

The FRC’s CEO Stephen Haddrill has written to Richard Fuller, MP to tell him what it is up to when it comes to BHS! ... [More»]

AAT Training Provider Award Winners

So, who walked off with this year’s AAT awards?  ... [More»]

Enterprise Act becomes law

The Enterprise Bill has now received Royal Assent and becomes the Enterprise Act ... [More»]

Should there be a ‘tampon tax’?

The EU leaders recently agreed to allow its member states to remove VAT on sanitary products after protests from the UK and France. So, how does it work elsewhere?  ... [More»]

Top women employers

The Big 4 accountancy firms all made it into the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016 ... [More»]

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»]

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»]

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»]

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»]

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»]
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