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)

Insight / RSM merges French firms into one entity

RSM International has overhauled its regional structure in France, uniting five long-standing separate firms in a full merger, with plans to drive growth following changes to the regulatory environment

Tax / SMEs losing out on apprenticeship levy funding

There need to be urgent reforms to the apprenticeship levy, including additional funding, to prevent the loss of up to 75,000 apprenticeships at SMEs

Insight / Dow Schofield Watts expands into Scotland

Accounting firm Dow Schofield Watts has expanded into Scotland through a partnership with Aberdeen-based Hall Morrice Corporate Finance Ltd

Insight / People in the news: Wedlake Bell, Cooper Parry, Menzies, Sayer Vincent

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner appointments at Mazars, Menzies and Quantuma, digital team for Hurst and charity tax specialist rejoins Sayer Vincent, restructuring hire at Accuracy, among others

Insight / Charity SORP committee looking to hire members

Specialists in charity accounting are being sought to join the Charity SORP committee following an overhaul of the current membership and plans to modernise charity financial reporting

Insight / FRC challenges accountancy firms on diversity

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is challenging the audit and accountancy profession on its approach to diversity, after research found the majority of partner level roles are held by white men, while one in three UK firms do not even collect diversity data for their workforce

Insight / People in the news: HMRC, RSM, ICAEW, PwC

In this week's accountancy career moves, there are top-tier changes at HMRC and ICAEW, as well as a round of promotions and external hires at firms across the UK

Insight / Supporting employees with drug or substance abuse

Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, explains what steps employers need to take if they identify workplace drug or alcohol abuse, and how to support affected staff 

Insight / People in the news: RSM, Chiene + Tait, CBW, EY, Grant Thornton

In this week's accountancy career moves, we take a spin round the partner promotions, external hires and management changes 

Insight / Grant Thornton cuts partner numbers

Mid-tier firm Grant Thornton has confirmed it is shedding a ‘small number’ of partners in a bid to save costs, in a year which has seen the firm pay a hefty fine over audit failing at AssetCo and come under the microscope over its audit of collapsed café chain Patisserie Valerie

Tax / US tax office staff rapped over unauthorised outside work

Employees at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are taking unauthorised second jobs putting them at risk of conflicts of interest, while the US tax authority does not have appropriate processes in place for handling this

Insight / PwC tops list for action on social mobility

PwC and KPMG have come top of a list of 75 leading UK employers who have done the most to promote social mobility in the workplace

Insight / Family-owned businesses suffer 'trust fund syndrome'

‘Trust fund syndrome’ is gripping family-owned businesses and forcing many of them out of family ownership after two generations, warns Smith & Williamson