Leadership & management

Tax / Public trusts accountants over politicians on tax

The public has greater trust in professionals, including accountants and tax advisers, than in politicians and non-government organisations (NGOs), when it comes to tax systems but the increasing complexity of tax systems comes in for criticism across G20 countries

Insight / Hewitt: millennial accountants demand more from firms

Advances in technology and changing client expectations are leading many younger accountants to change how they do business, leaving many traditional firms behind, argues Colin Hewitt, CEO of Float

Insight / Carlos Ghosn resigns from Renault

Carlos Ghosn, currently held in prison in Japan on allegations of fraud, has resigned as chief executive and chairman of Renault, having already been dismissed from his leadership role at Nissan

Insight / EY names Carmine Di Sibio as global CEO

Carmine Di Sibio has been elected the next EY global chairman and CEO, succeeding Mark Weinberger, who steps down on 1 July 2019 after six years in the role

Insight / Difficulty of juggling instant wins and long-term strategies for CFOs

Today more than ever, CFOs need to provide business strategy both in the long and short term. Angela Mazza Teufer, senior vice president at Oracle looks at how they can achieve just that without letting go of the day-to-day financial oversight

Insight / Big Four global heads make top 100 CEO listing

Despite a turbulent year for the Big Four, which saw strong criticism for their executive teams from MPs, the public and the regulators, the CEOs of EY, Deloitte, PWC and KPMG all feature in a new study of the world’s 100 most reputable CEOs

Insight / Calls to strengthen diversity pay reporting

MPs are keen to see more action on gender, ethnicity and executive pay reporting according to a survey by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) which found widespread support for tougher regulation, and is calling for more reporting on action plans to reduce imbalance

Insight / Accountants see marginal salary increase compared to lawyers

Accountants’ salaries saw a modest 3.2% growth in 2018 compared with legal services which saw salaries increase by 7.6%, although the average salary for an accountant remains higher, according to research from CV-Library

Tax / Dodwell replaces Morton as OTS head

Only five months after joining the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) as a senior policy adviser, Bill Dodwell has taken over the helm at the organisation succeeding Paul Morton who has been tax director since March 2017

Insight / Grant Thornton International posts 9.4% revenue rise

Grant Thornton International has recorded combined global revenues of $5.45bn for the financial year ended 30 September 2018, driven by broad-based growth of 9.4% across the network, its highest rate in six years

Insight / Shaw Gibbs merges with Pearson Bucholz

The top 100 accountancy firm has announced a decision to merge with Eynsham-based Xero Partner practice Pearson Bucholz with a view to pooling resources and improving its range of technology-based solutions

Insight / Hallam: where’s the reward in a no-deal Brexit?

With 80 days until Brexit, Nicholas Hallam, CEO of Accordance VAT, questions whether politicians have any understanding of the needs of business and the high risk stakes of a no-deal Brexit      

Insight / ‘Fat Cat Friday’ as FTSE 100 CEOs pocket average worker’s annual pay

Just three working days into 2019, the typical FTSE 100 chief executive has already been paid what it will take the average UK employee the rest of the year to earn, according to the High Pay Centre and the CIPD

Insight / Dealing with difficult bosses

Micromanager? Dictator? Bully? Favouritist? Incompetent? Bad bosses come in many forms and if you do not address the issue, working for them could have a severe impact on both your job performance and mental wellbeing. Simon Wright, managing director of CareersinAudit.com gives the inside track on survival tactics

Audit / FTSE 100 and Big Four alumni survey 2018: who are the real power brokers?

Increasing focus on the quality of audit in the UK means that the Big Four audit firms are under severe pressure with threats of breakup and radical reform. In our exclusive annual FTSE 100 Big Four Alumni survey, Philip Smith analyses the inextricable link between UK boards and the top audit firms