Leadership & management

Insight / People in the news: MHA Henderson Loggie, Duff & Phelps, Cowgills

In this week’s accountancy career moves, senior hires and partner promotions at MHA Henderson Loggie, Duff & Phelps and Crowe, FD appointed at Beard and tax team expands at Cowgills  

Insight / PwC ranks top accounting firm for worker satisfaction

Accountants and auditors are the happiest and most loyal workers in the UK, but where are the top firms placed?

Insight / One in three millennial business owners dissatisfied with accountants

Millennial business owners are not happy with the service provided by their existing accountants and bookkeepers, with more than 39% of owners actively looking to replace their existing adviser in the next year

Insight / BKL acquires Green & Purple accountants

Chartered accountants BKL has acquired Green & Purple, an accounting firm specialising in providing chief financial officer (CFO) led virtual finance office services

Insight / Underwood: cry for help from accountants

Growing an accountancy practice in a highly competitive business environment requires a strategic vision and the desire to shake off the comfortable status quo. Keith Underwood, managing director of Foulger Underwood, gives some useful tips on how to future-proof your business

Insight / Lack of gender diversity sees business missing out

Deloitte and PwC are backing calls for increased gender diversity at board level although women still account for less than one in five partners 

Insight / People in the news: Grant Thornton, Kreston Reeves, RSM, FRC

In this week's accountancy career moves, partner appointments at RSM and Brown Rudnick, promotions at Grant Thornton, DSG, Greenfield and FRP, plus ramping up the FRC's enforcement work

Insight / Finance Mole: thought leaders in the firing line

Fed up with time wasting thought leaders who have no defined role, Finance Mole longs for a hands-on CFO who will focus on the detail

Insight / MGI Worldwide and CPAAI merge accounting networks

Global accountancy network MGI Worldwide and association CPA Associates International (CPAAI), headquartered in the US, plan to merge in the new year

Insight / People in the news: Deloitte, KPMG, Carey Olsen, CFW,

In this week’s accountancy career moves, hires at Deloitte, Sackers, Carey Olsen and CFW, senior partner promotion at KPMG East Midlands and CFO appointments at Centaur, Dechra and Concepta

Insight / Government considers mandatory employee references

The government is considering changing the rules on work references to force employers to provide a basic reference for former employees 

Insight / Audit firms champion LGBT+ role models

Leaders from Deloitte, EY and PwC have been named on this year’s annual role model lists published by Involve, a membership organisation championing diversity and inclusion in business

Insight / Grant Thornton partner pay drops £20k

Mid-tier firm Grant Thornton has shifted its accounting period by six months, from June to December, and has released an interim transparency report showing a drop in partner profit for the past 12 months

Insight / Former audit regulator head Haddrill moves to FLA

Stephen Haddrill, former head of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), has been hired as director general of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA)

Tax / Jim Harra takes top job at HMRC

Jim Harra, a thirty plus year tax veteran, is set to take over the top job at the HMRC after acting in an interim role since Sir Jon Thompson moved to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC)
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