Insight / People in the news: UHY Hacker Young, PKF Littlejohn, Deloitte Legal

Career news this week includes a head of global mobility services at UHY Hacker Young, PKF Littlejohn appoints a co-head of its forensic and fraud team and Deloitte Legal in the UK gets its first managing partner

Insight / Difficulty of juggling instant wins and long-term strategies for CFOs

Today more than ever, CFOs need to provide business strategy both in the long and short term. Angela Mazza Teufer, senior vice president at Oracle looks at how they can achieve just that without letting go of the day-to-day financial oversight

Insight / Charity commission seeks applicants for interim managers

From 1 February to 31 March the Charity Commission is inviting practitioners to apply to have the chance of becoming an interim manager and is looking for individuals with a proven track record of implementing safeguarding policies and procedures, preferably within the broader charity sector

Insight / Calls to strengthen diversity pay reporting

MPs are keen to see more action on gender, ethnicity and executive pay reporting according to a survey by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) which found widespread support for tougher regulation, and is calling for more reporting on action plans to reduce imbalance

Insight / AI skills demand grows but ethics lag

Over half of organisations do not have a policy to ensure the safe and ethical development of artificial intelligence (AI), even though three quarters of business leaders report that AI is fundamentally changing their organisation, according to research from Deloitte

Insight / People in the news: KPMG, BDO, Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

This week's news of professional moves in the sector includes the appointment of a partner and various directors in KPMG’s tax disputes team, BDO has appointed an audit partner to join its East Midlands team and Alvarez & Marsal Taxand gains a managing director in its tax advisory practice

Insight / EY launches domestic abuse guide for UK employees

EY has launched a domestic abuse guide for its 14,500 staff in the UK, backed by a new campaign to put employers at the heart of tackling abuse, and is to offer special paid leave for those affected by domestic abuse

Insight / Accountants see marginal salary increase compared to lawyers

Accountants’ salaries saw a modest 3.2% growth in 2018 compared with legal services which saw salaries increase by 7.6%, although the average salary for an accountant remains higher, according to research from CV-Library

Tax / Dodwell replaces Morton as OTS head

Only five months after joining the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) as a senior policy adviser, Bill Dodwell has taken over the helm at the organisation succeeding Paul Morton who has been tax director since March 2017

Insight / Grant Thornton International posts 9.4% revenue rise

Grant Thornton International has recorded combined global revenues of $5.45bn for the financial year ended 30 September 2018, driven by broad-based growth of 9.4% across the network, its highest rate in six years

Insight / Shaw Gibbs merges with Pearson Bucholz

The top 100 accountancy firm has announced a decision to merge with Eynsham-based Xero Partner practice Pearson Bucholz with a view to pooling resources and improving its range of technology-based solutions

Insight / Search ends for NAO replacement head

Mazars partner Gareth Davies has been selected as the government’s preferred candidate to succeed Sir Amyas Morse as the comptroller and auditor general, and head of the National Audit Office (NAO), subject to parliamentary approval

Tax / HMRC turns to universities for digital expertise

With the introduction of Making Tax Digital for VAT only three months away, HMRC is looking to recruit tax specialists with digital skills, along with data analysts and digital experts

Insight / ‘Fat Cat Friday’ as FTSE 100 CEOs pocket average worker’s annual pay

Just three working days into 2019, the typical FTSE 100 chief executive has already been paid what it will take the average UK employee the rest of the year to earn, according to the High Pay Centre and the CIPD

Insight / Dealing with difficult bosses

Micromanager? Dictator? Bully? Favouritist? Incompetent? Bad bosses come in many forms and if you do not address the issue, working for them could have a severe impact on both your job performance and mental wellbeing. Simon Wright, managing director of gives the inside track on survival tactics