Leadership & management

Insight / Tips and advice: preparing your accounting practice for sale

When accounting firms look to sell their business, it is essential to profile and prepare the business ready for a sale, from the critical financial data to softer information about management structure, client base and staffing splits, advises Keith Underwood, managing director of merger experts Foulger Underwood

Insight / Treasury Committee launches inquiry into women in finance

The Treasury Committee is to investigate women in finance, focusing on the Treasury’s women in finance charter and the progress made against it, in a bid to identify the barriers to women entering and progressing in the financial services industry

Insight / Raising finance for business: tips and advice

Lots of businesses want to raise funds and often they will turn to their accountant for help in the first instance. Clive Hyman FCA of Hyman Capital Services provides a brief overview of the issues to consider from identifying finance sources, financial modelling and business valuations

Insight / Diageo tops corporate governance table

Drinks giant Diageo has emerged as the highest ranked UK-listed company for the quality of its corporate governance in the Institute of Directors (IoD) annual report on the health of large company boards, compiled by Cass Business School

Insight / Tips and advice: how to deal with mental health in accountancy

Rob Alder, head of business development at the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), provides advice for accountants when approaching their boss about mental health issues and stress as almost half of accountants admit they suffer from stress on a regular basis

Insight / Millennial interviews: the growth finance head

This week CCH Daily speaks to Sarah Abrahams, head of growth finance at Grant Thornton on what made her choose to go into this particular role, whether she has any regrets and what she believes is the most important skill to have in accountancy

Insight / FTSE 100 set target to have one BAME director by 2021

FTSE 100 companies are to aim to have at least one Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) director by 2021 and FTSE 250 by 2024 as part of the Parker Review which sets out achievable objectives to encourage greater diversity, with only 8% of 1,050 FTSE 100 directors currently BAME

Tax / Termination payments – tax rule change from April 2018

Major changes to the tax calculations for termination payments are set to come into effect from April 2018 which will hit high earners and affect tax calculations. Sarah Bradford ACA CTA (Fellow) explains the changes and the affect on redundancy payouts

Insight / Government appoints small business commissioner

The government has appointed former Conservative MP Paul Uppal to be the first small business commissioner, a role designed to be the voice of as well as support the sector

Insight / Changes at the top for Mercer & Hole

Top 50 firm Mercer & Hole has announced changes to its management structure, with Paul Maberly becoming managing partner on Paul Webster’s retirement from the role, and Gill Tallon taking on a new position as deputy managing partner

Accounting / People with significant control (PSC) register – NEW CPD module

This month's CCH Daily CPD module focuses on the People with Significant Control (PSCs) legislation, covering the scope and identification of PSCs, relevant legal entities, indirect interests and how to maintain the PSC register

Insight / Wolters Kluwer sells CCH Information to Peninsula subsidiary Croner-i

Croner-i Ltd, a subsidiary of Peninsula Business Services Group, has acquired Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory following the sale of CCH Information, Accountancy magazine and Croner-i

Insight / Millennial interviews: the finance analyst

In the first of our series on millennials in the accounting profession, we speak to Anu Vaman, finance analyst at Wolters Kluwer on why he decided to go into business rather than practice, why he does not want the top role of chief financial officer and where he sees himself in the future

Insight / Auto enrolment pensions will not provide adequate retirement income, warns ABI

The number of employees signed up to auto enrolment pensions has hit 7.5m but the low level of contributions by employees and employers is still too small to provide adequate future pension cover

Insight / Apprenticeships: advice for accountancy firms

Accountancy firms should take advantage of apprentices as a cost-effective alternative to hiring entry-level staff. Rachel Taylor, employer engagement manager with apprenticeship provider Step Forward provides tips and advice for accountancy firms when taking on apprentices