Leadership & management

Insight / Top 20 firm rebrands as Moore Kingston Smith

As part of the global rebranding of accounting network Moore Stephens, Kingston Smith is to rebrand as Moore Kingston Smith, adopting the network name for the first time

Insight / People in the news: Shaw Gibbs, Kreston, Grant Thornton, Crowe, ICAS

In this week’s accountancy career moves, hires and promotions at Shaw Gibbs, Kreston, Dellitte and Grant Thornton, and partner appointments at MHA MacIntyre Hudson and Crowe, and top young accountant named at ICAS awards

Insight / Legal and tech push changes face of accountancy training

There are changes afoot in the accountancy training world, as ICAEW is revising its ACA qualification to focus more on emerging technology, and Deloitte becomes the first Big Four firm to offer graduate training contract programmes for solicitors

Insight / Moore Stephens network rebrands as Moore

Global accounting and consulting network Moore Stephens has rebranded as Moore, dropping the Stephens element of its name

Insight / Cogital subsidiary Blick Rothenberg snaps up Rees Pollock

Accounting consolidator CogitalGroup and its London division, Blick Rothenberg, has acquired Rees Pollock accountants 

Insight / People in the news: ex-KPMG partners, EY, Saffrey Champness, Baldwins

Career news this week includes two ex-KPMG partners who have set up deal advisory firm and an EY director who has joined the Chancellor’s team

Insight / FRC appoints ex-EY risk partner as audit quality committee chair

Anne Whitaker becomes new chair of Financial Reporting Council’s audit quality review committee and joins conduct committee after David Cannon steps down

Insight / People in the news: Johnston Carmichael, Quantum Advisory, PwC, KPMG

In this week’s accountancy career moves, hires and promotions at Johnston Carmichael, PwC, KPMG, Quantum Advisory and Team

Insight / Apprenticeship levy too complicated for SMEs, says ICAEW

The apprenticeship levy is failing to fulfil expected training demands and needs to be reformed to offer more flexibility for SMEs to offer apprenticeships

Insight / How AI and machine learning can benefit finance teams

Debbie Green, vice president of applications at Oracle UK, analyses how the latest technologies can be best utilised for accountants and provides advice on how companies can benefit from artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning

Insight / Deloitte UK revenues up 11% as partner profits hit £882k

After a year of hostile criticism of the audit profession, Deloitte has reported a double figure increase in fee income to £3.97bn as the Big Four firm pays out a record partner profit share

Insight / One in five consumers still not made PPI claim

With only days left until the 29 August 2019 PPI complaints deadline for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) claims, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is urging the 18% of consumers who have not claimed to take action

Insight / KPMG launches Manchester technology innovation hub

KPMG has taken on extra office space in Manchester to extend its national technology innovation hub, bringing the total number of staff employed in the city to over 1,000

Insight / People in the news: Foxley Kingham, Inchcape, Goringe, Smith Cooper

In this week’s accountancy career moves, director and partner promotions at Foxley Kingham, Smith Cooper, DTE Business Advisers and Carey Olsen

Insight / What you need to know: EU workers and settled status

As the possibility of a no-deal Brexit nears, it becomes more important for EU workers to be aware of the requirement to apply for settled status to allow them to continue to work in the UK after 2020. Kate Palmer, associate director of advisory at Peninsula, sets out five key considerations for employers