Insight / People in the news: RSM, Buzzacott, Deloitte, PwC

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner appointments at RSM and Deloitte, hires at Buzzacott and PwC and CEO appointed at R3

Insight / FTSE 350 slammed over lack of gender diversity at the top

Nearly one in five of the FTSE 350 companies have received letters from the Investment Association (IA) and the Hampton-Alexander Review about the lack of gender diversity on their board and executive committees, while the UK is only 16th in the global ranking of women in work

Insight / Top 75 trainee interview: PwC

Ziyad Patel, senior associate at PwC, talks to Zak Jakubowski about his trainee journey which started over six years ago, going from quitting university to a senior position at a Big Four firm through an apprenticeship

Tax / Wealth series: investing a work bonus to mitigate tax – part 4

When year-end bonuses hit six figure sums, tax planning is absolutely integral to ensuring that the wealth is not frittered away and the individual's tax position is protected. Emma Watson, head of financial planning at Rathbone Investment Management, explains

Insight / Joint chiefs named at James Cowper Kreston

Accountancy firm James Cowper Kreston is shaking up its management structure with a joint managing partnership model

Insight / Top 75 Firms trainees: how salary packages stack up

As part of the exclusive Accountancy Daily Top 75 Firms trainees survey, Philip Smith analyses the driving factors shaping the recruitment market for trainees, part qualifieds and newly qualifieds based on Hays data with salaries split by qualification and geographic location 

Insight / Trainee numbers drop at Top 75 accountancy firms

Trainees numbers are down at the Top 75 accounting firms despite rising fee income, signalling the first slide in numbers since the fallout from the crash a decade ago

Insight / Top 75 Firms trainee survey 2020: contracting numbers

High demand for training places at the leading accounting firms belies the fact that trainee numbers are down. Philip Smith analyses hiring trends, the use of apprenticeships and attempts to improve diversity across the profession

Insight / Accountants cleared of breach of contract over rival hire

The Court of Appeal has thrown out a case over a dispute between two firms of chartered accountants over breach of contract when hiring a former employee

Insight / Top 75 Firms trainees: why train to be an accountant?

Accountancy Daily talks to a selection of trainees about why they want to become an accountant, and the pros and cons of their training on a mix of graduate schemes, school leaver programmes and apprenticeships

Insight / People in the news: Thomas Westcott, EY, RSM, Rolls-Royce

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partners at Thomas Westcott and EY, hires at RSM and UHY Hacker Young and a non-executive director for Rolls-Royce

Tax / Student Loans Company trials online overpayment refunds

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is trialling automatic bank refunds to individuals who have overpaid their student loans, as part of moves to improve its repayment service

Insight / Strong accountancy jobs market predicted in 2020

Despite an uncertain 2019, recruitment consultants at Morgan McKinley saw a dynamic period in the accountancy and finance jobs market at the end of the year, giving hope for a strong 2020, especially in regulatory areas

Insight / Top 75 trainee interview: Redington

Zak Jakubowski talks to Kevser Kilinc, finance analyst at financial consulting firm, Redington, about how she gained AAT alongside a sports leadership qualification

Insight / Aston Martin drives through board changes after £104m loss

Luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda has announced plans to ‘reset’ the business, after posting a £104.3m pre-tax loss, with its CFO asked to leave and other board changes