Leadership & management

Insight / Quantuma in Scottish merger with WRI Associates

Business advisory firm Quantuma has completed a merger with Glasgow based independent insolvency provider WRI Associates in its first move into Scotland

Insight / Contractors could go to tribunal over IR35

If employers deny contractors full employment rights, but still decide to tax them as employees, they could have a legal argument at an employment tribunal

Insight / PwC pays $11m over age discrimination challenge

PwC has made a $11m (£8m) settlement to end a US lawsuit relating to claims the firm discriminated against older workers, and has agreed to a number of changes in its recruitment policies

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

Insight / FCA encourages firms to develop purposeful cultures

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a discussion paper on driving purposeful cultures

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 / Deloitte London hit by case of coronavirus

A member of staff based in the London office of Deloitte has tested positive for the coronavirus and is now being treated in hospital

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 / 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 / Covid-19: tips for employers

Employers need to know the rules when it comes to paying staff for self-quarantining or asking them to travel on business to high risk areas. Kate Palmer, associate director advisory at Pensinsula, provides useful tips for employers on dealing with Covid-19, the current strain of the coronavirus

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

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