Insight / 75% of accountants want well-being support at work

Almost half of accountants believe their employer is not doing enough to help employees deal with work-related stress, anxiety and other mental health issues, and 58% believe the government should be doing more to promote wellbeing, according to a study by healthcare provider Westfield Health

Insight / People in the news: UHY Hacker Young, RSM, Rotherham Taylor

In this week’s moves and appointments roundup, UHY Hacker Young appoints a managing partner in its Manchester office, two promotions to regional managing partner at RSM, Rotherham Taylor promotes two managers

Insight / CFO checks out of Air Partner

Private jet hire company Air Partner has announced the resignation of its chief financial officer (CFO), Neil Morris, after the company revealed it intends to restate certain historic results following the discovery of a £4m accounting error stretching back over several years

Insight / Andrew Tyrie to head Competition and Markets Authority

Andrew Tyrie, the former MP and ex-chair of the Treasury select committee has been named as the new chair of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), UK’s independent competition authority

Insight / Accountant temporary head of SFO

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has named an accountant as its interim director, pending a permanent appointment to replace the outgoing head, marking the first time in its 30-year history that the agency has not been led by a lawyer

Insight / People in the news: RSM, UHY Hacker Young, Mazars

In this week’s moves and appointments roundup, RSM has made 11 internal promotions to partner across the UK and has appointed an associate director, UHY Hacker Young gains four employees in its audit department and Mazars appoints two partners in Birmingham and Manchester

Insight / Big Four’s average bonus pay gap hits 51%

Recently published gender pay gap data shows Big Four firm, PwC, as the worst performer while smaller firm, Bishop Fleming, comes out on top with the lowest mean pay gap out of the top 25 accounting firms although average bonus data shows a large disparity across the profession, reports Amy Austin

Insight / Gig economy and technology challenge workforce strategy

Companies need better strategies to manage the growing use of ‘non-traditional’ labour, including freelancers, contractors and ‘gig’ employees, while technology is changing the nature of the skills required in all sectors, including accountancy, according to two recent surveys

Insight / What companies should do to improve their gender pay gap

Today is the last day for private companies to report their gender pay gap ahead of tomorrow’s deadline, but employers need to ensure they do not put the pay gap issue to one side once the deadline passes, warns Suzanne Tanser, reward business manager at Croner

Insight / MPs to look at gender pay gap and executive pay

With a week to go before the final deadline for the first round of gender pay gap reporting, the business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) committee has announced an inquiry on executive pay and the gender-pay gap in the private sector

Tax / OTS hiring part-time policy advisers

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) is seeking a number of recruits to its team, and is looking for up to four part-time tax professionals who have current or recent private sector tax experience to join on a permanent basis

Insight / Consultancy revenue hits £3bn at top accounting firms

The consulting arms of UK accounting firms, notably the Big Four, accounted for nearly 40% of all revenues earned in the UK consulting market in 2017, winning the majority of the work in the financial services market and representing the fastest growing firm segment, according to a report from Source Global Research

Tax / FCA changes rules on pension transfer advice

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published new rules on pension transfer advice and is seeking views on additional changes, including adviser charging structures

Insight / KPMG launches black leaders’ business network

KPMG has launched the KPMG Black Leaders’ Network to improve representation of black employees across all spheres of business, including professional services firms, particularly at senior levels of management

Insight / People in the news: KPMG, Deloitte, Grant Thornton

In this week’s moves and appointments roundup, KPMG’s current head of Brexit swaps roles to head up the firm’s financial crime practice, Deloitte appoints a senior partner in its European cyber security practice, and a director joins Grant Thornton’s financial services tax practice