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Accountancy firm names two new partners and four directors for team in Scotland Accounting and advisory firm Mazars has announced the appointment of two partners and four directors to its team in Scotland. Jennifer Allison and Neil Strong are promoted to become tax partners in Edinburgh and Glasgow respectively. Allison joined the firm in 2014, specialising in tax advice for entrepreneurs.

Accountancy firm acquires new Melton Mowbray offices Melton Mowbray based TC Group is expanding into new offices and has extended its service base to include financial services and legal services. Its Melton Mowbray office employs 10 staff and has a diverse client base, ranging from farms to software and engineering firms, recycling and international businesses.

Is VAT simplification still on the government agenda? A distant relative who lives on the south coast is a town councillor. He is also very straight-talking. When he learned that my two main business activities are consultancy and writing, he commented: "You should see our council offices.

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Opinion: FASB proposal jeopardizes health care entity financing A FASB proposal could render obsolete a valuable financing option for health care entities known as variable-rate debt obligations. Under current GAAP, VRDOs often are presented as noncurrent liabilities; under the FASB proposal they would be presented as current liabilities.

Tax: A little knowledge is dangerous Last week, Wendy Bradley highlighted the results of a survey by Deloitte, which suggested that the average person knows very little about tax. Her article explores the subject in good detail but a couple of points arise that could be of interest to those of us who practice this arcane and sometimes sinister art.

Toppled from the top - The risk of fraud Amongst the people arrested was Chris Marsh, Patisserie Valerie's former Chief Financial Officer. The SFO is yet to comment further on charge or actions it may take against those arrested.

Bdaily's latest partnership set to promote key accountancy services for businesses Bdaily is delighted to work in close partnership with leading London-based chartered accountants Nicholas Peters and Co. "We're an established, experienced firm of chartered accountants providing expert advice and support that aims to save or make you more money than you'll ever pay us.

Freemium model spells investment success for Grammarly Grammarly, the cross-platform grammar and spell checker, recently raised $90m to help grow its workforce as it further develops the capabilities of the product. Grammarly is one of the few companies that successfully operates a business model known as the 'freemium' model.

Off-payroll working - check your chain While we currently only have limited details as to exactly how this transfer of liability might work in practice, businesses that engage off-payroll workers will need to carry out due diligence on their labour supply chains ahead of next April to reduce their risk of being left on the hook.

New appointments and training programme for Telford accountancy firm Shropshire accountancy firm Columb and Gosling is developing its team with two new recruits and a national training programme for other members of staff. The Telford based company, headed by Helen Columb, recently welcomed Vicki Evans and Jamie Thatcher to the team.

India - #CareerBytes: All your questions about Chartered Accountancy answered Chartered Accountancy is one of the most sought-after professional courses in the country. The Institute ofChartered Accountantsof India provides the three-level CA program.

GAAPweb continues to promote gender equality in finance and accountancy GAAPweb continues to promote gender equality in finance and accountancy - read this article along with other careers information, tips and advice on GAAPweb.

Podcast: Inside Accountancy Episode 4 - R&D Tax Credits: doing nothing is not an option Podcast with Luke Hamm from GovGrant about the need for the R&D tax credits programme to be kickstarted in the UK in order to drive much needed innovation.

The strangest secret behind pricing confidence Who and what you think you are, shapes all your communication directly or indirectly. Self-esteem and self-image, therefore, becomes an important key to success or failure. It is also the key to understanding yourself and others. How you perceive yourself and how you allow others to perceive you will have a direct impact on your fee levels.

CBSE Sample Paper for Class 12 Accountancy Board Exam 2020 Content from CBSE Class 12 Accountancy Sample Paper 2020:. Accountancy - Class XII. General Instructions :. This question paper contains two parts - A and B. ii. Part A is compulsory for all. iii. Part B has two options - Analysis of Financial Statements and Computerised Accounting.

Elements of Book Keeping and Accountancy CBSE class 10 sample paper for Elements of Book Keeping and Accountancy subject is available here for board exam 2020. This sample paper consists of total 30 questions of different formats. Questions from 1 to 16 are asked for one mark.

2m government funding pot launched for SME accountancy and HR tech The government has issued a second £2m fund to support SMEs to better use technology for accountancy and HR practices. The Department from Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched the fund to support SME activities such as invoicing, payments and credit management.

Survey finds widespread ignorance about tax The Deloitte survey used questions on whether you have a personal tax account and whether you file a self assessment tax return to gauge a level of interaction with the tax system. The body of the survey included a series of questions resulting in a Tax Education Score score, ie how many of the questions the participants got right out of 30.

KMPG and MHA MacIntyre lead British Accountancy award nominations The British Accountancy Awards has revealed the shortlist for the 2019 event taking place on 25 September, with KPMG and MacIntyre Hudson leading the nominations. Tax firm, KPMG lead with four nominations for 'International Firm of the Year', 'Graduate and Non-Graduate Program of the Year' and 'Large Firm Innovation of the Year'.

Navigating clients through uncertain times Framed around the topic of political uncertainty due to events including Brexit, the roadshows will look at how you can prepare for the unknown by optimising your practice and offering new advisory services. Starting on October 15, they will be held in Belfast, Manchester, Coventry, Southampton, Brighton and London.

The shifting role of tax auditors in the digital age VP of Strategy at Sovos, Christiaan van der Valk, argues that the digital age is changing the role of tax auditors, not rendering them obsolete.

University of Derby forms strategic alliance with Botswana accountancy college The University of Derby has strengthened its longstanding partnership with Botswana Accountancy College by forming a strategic alliance with the Southern African business school.

Sustainability assurance's link to reporting quality The steady growth in assurance of sustainability reports suggests that companies increasingly perceive that there are net benefits of having their sustainability reports assured. Further, there has been an increase in the percentage of assured sustainability reports by accounting firms relative to nonaccounting firms.

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