Leadership & management

Insight / People in the news: Grant Thornton, Kreston Reeves, RSM, FRC

In this week's accountancy career moves, partner appointments at RSM and Brown Rudnick, promotions at Grant Thornton, DSG, Greenfield and FRP, plus ramping up the FRC's enforcement work

Insight / Finance Mole: thought leaders in the firing line

Fed up with time wasting thought leaders who have no defined role, Finance Mole longs for a hands-on CFO who will focus on the detail

Insight / MGI Worldwide and CPAAI merge accounting networks

Global accountancy network MGI Worldwide and association CPA Associates International (CPAAI), headquartered in the US, plan to merge in the new year

Insight / People in the news: Deloitte, KPMG, Carey Olsen, CFW,

In this week’s accountancy career moves, hires at Deloitte, Sackers, Carey Olsen and CFW, senior partner promotion at KPMG East Midlands and CFO appointments at Centaur, Dechra and Concepta

Insight / Government considers mandatory employee references

The government is considering changing the rules on work references to force employers to provide a basic reference for former employees 

Insight / Audit firms champion LGBT+ role models

Leaders from Deloitte, EY and PwC have been named on this year’s annual role model lists published by Involve, a membership organisation championing diversity and inclusion in business

Insight / Grant Thornton partner pay drops £20k

Mid-tier firm Grant Thornton has shifted its accounting period by six months, from June to December, and has released an interim transparency report showing a drop in partner profit for the past 12 months

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

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 / 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 / Irish firms in €8m merger

Two Irish accountancy firms, both members of the DFK International association, are to merge to create a combined practice with an annual fee income of over €8m (£6.9m)