Zak Jakubowski

Zak Jakubowski is a reporter at Accountancy Daily

Insight / People in the news: Wilkins Kennedy, Kilsby Williams, PKF

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner appointment at Wilkins Kennedy, hires at Kilsby Williams, Quantuma and Wilkins Kennedy and an interim CFO at Fulcrum Utility Services

Insight / Top 75 trainee interview: Mercer & Hole

In our trainee series, Zak Jakubowski talks to Molly Tait and Matt Pollard, audit trainees at Mercer & Hole, about long working days and their ambitions to become ACA qualified 

Insight / US and China slowest to pay invoices

Nearly half of UK companies are paid late with worst offenders US and China paying past the average 45-day payment terms

Tax / MTD threat to farmers, warns CLA

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is calling for an overhaul of the tax system for rural businesses particularly in light of Making Tax Digital for income tax plans

Tax / Financial support for flood-hit areas released

The government has made thousands of pounds available to areas affected by storms Dennis and Ciara with over 100 flood warnings still in place

Insight / £300k Shropshire accounts manager locked up again

A woman who served a jail sentence for defrauding a Shropshire construction firm has been sent back to jail over a separate fraud case

Insight / People in the news: Armstrong Watson, Kilsby Williams, EY

In this week’s accountancy career moves, associate partner at EY, hires at Armstrong Watson and Mazars, CFO at FinnCap Group plc and new Chancellor in Cabinet reshuffle

Insight / Top 75 trainee interview: BDO

Melissa Dube, audit trainee at BDO, talks to Zak Jakubowski about her decision to take the apprenticeship route to ACA qualification rather than a degree in mathematics and finance

Insight / £870k fraudsters taken to the cleaners

A gang of benefit fraudsters has been sentenced at Manchester Crown Court for setting up fake companies and filing false invoices

Tax / 300+ protest IR35 outside parliament

Hundreds of campaigners demonstrated outside parliament earlier today to protest the off-payroll working rules which will increase tax for private sector contractors from April

Accounting / NHS finances reliant on short-term fixes, warns NAO

The National Audit Office (NAO) has warned that short-term fixes have left the NHS ‘seriously financially unstable’

Insight / Treasury plans 60-day debt relief window

The government is to launch Breathing Space, a debtor protection scheme to help people in debt by freezing all creditor contact over a 60-day period to encourage them to access advice sooner

Insight / People in the news: BDO, Mazars, Kreston, Streets

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner appointments at BDO, Kreston and Mazars, and climate change lead for Deloitte

Insight / Called to account: February 2020

In this month’s scandals, convictions and penalties, a senior civil servant jailed for stealing from the Ministry of Justice and property pair sentenced for dodging capital gains tax on over 50 properties

Insight / Top 75 trainee interview: HW Fisher

In our trainee series, Zak Jakubowski talks to Travis Martin, tax trainee at HW Fisher, about his three-year training contract and ambition to achieve chartered tax adviser status