Insight / Accounting career paths and the future of work

Karina Brown, co-founder of employee growth company GroHappy discusses how careers are changing in accounting and how firms can prepare for the very different work world of the future where technology, robotics and flexible working will challenge traditional practice

Tax / Accountancy Daily changes newsletter timings

Accountancy Daily is rejigging the timings for its daily newsletters to ensure that all our readers receive breaking news and analysis on the day it happens and relaunching a dedicated morning technical e-alert service

Accounting / Tips: how to avoid common mistakes undermining profitability

When a business makes a profit it is not necessarily as rosy at year end as first thought. Jonathan Amponsah CTA FCCA of The Tax Guys shares some of the biggest mistakes facing owner managed businesses and looks at what can be done to avoid potential pitfalls from misjudging price rises to low margins and a lack of cashflow

Insight / MHA network rebrands firms under single UK identity

MHA, the network of regional accountancy firms and UK member of Baker Tilly International, have rebranded the nine UK member firms under the MHA label

Audit / BDO may hive off audit practice to ensure profitability

Mid-tier firm BDO has confirmed that it is considering various options to hive off the audit practice from the rest of its accounting, tax and business advisory activities to ensure profitability and remove potential conflict, reports Sara White

Tax / Payslips mandatory for all workers from 6 April

Almost 300,000 workers who previously did not receive a payslip will now do so starting from this week, including those on casual and zero-hours contracts, as part of the government's Good Work Plan reforms

Insight / Saffery Champness acquires GT Ireland’s media practice

Top 20 accountancy firm Saffery Champness has opened its first office in Dublin with the acquisition of Grant Thornton Ireland’s media and entertainment practice

Insight / Taylorcocks rebrands as TC Group

Accountancy firm Taylorcocks has rebranded as TC Group in a bid to modernise the group's image and has set up three specialist departments covering financial planning, legal and HR support

Insight / Joint managing partners take helm at BHP

Joint managing partners have taken up the reins at BHP, the largest independent firm of accountants in Yorkshire and North Derbyshire

Insight / People in the news: Price Bailey, RSM, PKF Francis Clark

In the latest accountancy jobs moves, Price Baily appoints a lawyer as a partner for the first time, RSM gets a new managing partner in its Chelmsford office, PKF Francis Clark appoints three directors in its Exeter office

Insight / Alex Bottom to head up Hillier Hopkins

Top 50 chartered accountant and tax adviser firm Hillier Hopkins has appointed Alex Bottom as managing principal effective immediately, replacing Grant Franklin who is stepping down after eight years

Insight / People in the news: Clemence Hoar Cummings, Kellogg’s, Cowgills

In the latest accountancy jobs moves, Clemence Hoar Cummings appoints a graduate as corporate assistant, Kellogg’s hires an ex-KPMG auditor as finance director, Cowgills appoints its first head of people

Accounting / How finance teams can Marie Kondo their work

Debbie Green, vice president of ERP at Oracle, discusses how finance teams can declutter, improve their productivity and feel more joy using the KonMari approach

Insight / NAO critical of DWP’s failure to improve disabled employment rates

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) spent £386m on employment support programmes and Job Centre-based support for disabled people in 2017-18, but has only limited evidence of the effectiveness of this funding

Insight / Call to end ‘eyewatering’ executive pay packages

MPs want an end to ‘eyewatering’ remuneration packages for top bosses and are calling for companies to do more to link executives’ pay to that of the rest of their workforce, in the wake of ‘shaming’ decisions such as those at Persimmon, Royal Mail and Unilever