Leadership & management

Insight / CIOT hosts memorial for past president Chris Jones

CIOT, along with LexisNexis and the Jones family, is hosting a memorial on 30 January to celebrate the life and achievements of past president Chris Jones, who died suddenly in November last year

Insight / Ill-health sees Kreston International CEO stand down

Global network Kreston International has announced that CEO Jon Lisby is to stand down due to health reasons which now prevent international travel, and it is looking for his replacement

Insight / Grant Thornton sees digital forensics and cyber investment as key for 2018

Head of top five accounting firm Grant Thornton UK LLP, Sacha Romanovitch talks to Accountancy’s Sara White about the firm’s annual results, strategic investments in digital forensics and financial services, and the importance of taking a global view of Brexit

Insight / Beating winter blues at work: tips for employers

Bob Patchett of Croner-i Human Resources looks at how to manage winter problems in the workplace from sickness to flu outbreaks, and power cuts to snow storms

Insight / Charity Commission set to disqualify unsuitable CFOs and chief executives

From 1 August 2018 changes to the automatic disqualification rules for trustees and senior managers mean there will be more restrictions on who can run a charity in a bid to tighten governance

Insight / Small talent pool reason for lack of women in senior roles

One of the main reasons for the lack of women in senior roles across the financial services sector is due to a small talent pool, a partner from PwC has told the Treasury Committee, with calls for firms to be tracked and held accountable on their gender diversity progress

Insight / Bishop Fleming announces change to managing partner

Top 50 firm Bishop Fleming has announced Andrew Sandiford as its new managing partner as part of enhancements to the management structure of the business, which has expanded significantly in recent years

Insight / Grant Thornton reports 6% drop in fee income to £500m

Grant Thornton UK LLP has reported a drop in fee income to £500m, down from £534m in 2016 due to a one-off cancellation of a major government funded contract, but profitability has improved as the number five accounting firm has strengthened various services lines, including forensic services

Insight / Prager Metis LLP snaps up Smallfield Cody

Accounting firm Prager Metis LLP has merged with Smallfield Cody & Co, a specialist firm based in London, which focuses on providing services to UK media and entertainment clients

Insight / ‘Fat Cat Day’ as FTSE CEOs pocket average worker’s annual pay

Today, just three working days into 2018, the typical FTSE100 chief executive has already banked what it will take the average UK employee the rest of the year to earn, according to calculations by the High Pay Centre and the CIPD

Insight / 2018: what's in store for accountants in the year ahead?

From endless speculation about the effect of Brexit on business and jobs to the tax implications of the gig economy, the arrival of three major IFRS standards on revenue recognition, financial instruments and leases, not to mention the challenges of recruiting and retaining great staff, Rachel Willcox talks to leading tax and accounting experts about their concerns and hopes for 2018

Insight / Managing your accounting firm: lifestyle versus commercial approach

Choosing the optimimum way to manage and run an accounting practice is not a pure science, but there are two distinct approaches, either the commercially driven, revenue-led firm where fee income is a key driver to those who are looking for a more balanced lifestyle with shared responsibility for the business, says merger expert Keith Underwood

Insight / Baldwins swoops on Cassons Business Advisers

Acquisitive accounting firm Baldwins, has taken over chartered accountants Cassons Business Advisers LLP, a Manchester based practice with two offices in the north west and an estimated £4m in fee income

Insight / Stock errors see financial controller leave lighting company

Luceco, which manufactures and distributes LED lighting products and wiring accessories, has been forced to issue a profit warning after discovering errors in valuing the company’s stock which have seen its group financial controller resign

Insight / FTSE 100 chair resigns over bonus policy

The chairman of FTSE 100 housebuilder Persimmon and the chair of its remuneration committee have both resigned following a row over the company’s pay policies, which have attracted considerable criticism for the size of bonus payments to senior executives