In KPMG Australia Cheating Scandal, Apparently Cheaters *Do* Win

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From Australian Financial Review : Chartered Accountants ANZ has belatedly ruled that only 12 of the 422 members from big four consulting firm KPMG who took part in systemic exam cheating will be put through the professional body’s individual disciplinary process.

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New Zealand Xero Awards 2022: Congratulations to our finalists

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Small Accounting Partner of the Year. Crux Advice & Accounting. Generate Accounting . Medium Accounting Partner of the Year. Bizdom Chartered Accountants. Chapmans Chartered Accountants. Connected Accountants. Accounting for Schools.

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Podcast: When will I Get Paid?

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Podcast: Trading with a familiar face

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Podcast: How to Avoid an Aging Ledger – The Tips and Tricks of Credit Control

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Podcast: Shining a light on energy company insolvencies

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Conor McManus features in ‘Top 35 under 35’ ePrivateclient list 2022

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. We are delighted to announce that Conor McManus , Manager and member of the private client team at Menzies, has been recognised by ePrivateclient as part of their ‘Top 35 Under 35’ list for the 2022 year.

A New Zealand Accountant Took Client Retention to a Whole Other, Insane Level

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It appears all of this (alleged) behavior stems from the accountant not wanting to lose her clients and lashing out at them when they tried to call things quits. ” The client was a bakery that ran into problems when they tried to switch to a different accountant.

Annual Investment Allowance Limit Extension

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) gives businesses the opportunity to claim 100% capital allowances in the year of expenditure on qualifying capital assets. ANNUAL INVESTMENT ALLOWANCE PERMANENTLY SET AT £1 MILLION.

Friday Footnotes: Where the Audit Jobs Are; Big BDO Hires; A New Gig For PwC Alum | 9.9.22

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Accounting department has record year at annual Meet the Firms event [ St. Who says interest in accounting is down these days! Accounting Firm Mergers. Supply and Demand.

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What does the mini-budget mean for the Hospitality & Leisure Sector?

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. The Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s recent announcements included some welcome measures for the Hospitality and Leisure sector but overall left disappointment for many of the businesses hardest hit by the crisis.

Expanding Internationally in 2021: Trending Countries, Pandemic Considerations, and More

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Practical People Management Series

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. The People Solutions team are hosting a series of webinars on common people management challenges, providing practical advice and guidance on how to successfully navigate these.

Seed Investment Scheme (SEIS) expansion from April 2023

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. In the mini budget on 23 September 2022, it was announced that the SEIS scheme would be expanded from April 2023.

New legislation on the horizon to help tackle corporate fraud

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. There are plans to introduce new legislation in 2023 with the aim of reducing economic crime including corporate fraud and money laundering.

Tax relief on energy efficient vehicles

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. The government has extended the availability of 100% first year allowances on the acquisition of cars, zero-emissions goods vehicles and equipment. This was due to end in April 2021 and will now come to an end in April 2025.

UK Transfer Pricing Documentation Changes Ahead

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. The measures will apply for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 April 2023.

Is it time to update your desktop accounting systems? 

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. With Sage having discontinued Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 50cloud Accounts v26.2 What are the advantages of a cloud-based accounting software? Online access to your accounts at any time from anywhere.

Should you update your cloud-based accounting systems?

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. With Sage having discontinued Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 50cloud Accounts v26.2 What are the advantages of a cloud-based accounting software? Online access to your accounts at any time from anywhere.

Deal Alert: Menzies Assist on MBO of BTTC Infrastructure LTD

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. Our Corporate Finance Team recently advised the senior management team of BTTC Infrastructure Ltd (“BTTC”) on a management buy out for an undisclosed sum.

How to ensure your cashflow stays positive this winter

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. Maintaining a positive cashflow today is becoming increasingly difficult as business owners are having to face soaring energy costs.

Albert Goodman celebrate being the best UK accountancy firm to work for in the latest Best Companies list

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Regional chartered accountancy firm Albert Goodman has featured in the Best Companies 2022 list as the best accountancy firm to work for in the UK which was revealed during the Best Companies live event on Friday 20 May by TV and sports presenter, Dan Walker.

What are your obligations as an employer over the bank holiday?

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. The death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced on 8th September 2022. As the country now enters a period of mourning that will last until the Queen’s state funeral, there are questions that some employers may be asking themselves.

Expanding Internationally in 2021: Trending Countries, Pandemic Considerations, and More

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Addressing accounting and finance issues that keep CFOs up at night. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a member of Institute of Directors Ireland. Expanding Internationally in 2021: Trending Countries, Pandemic Considerations, and More.

ACCA and Innovate Finance forge new collaboration

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ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Innovate Finance, the industry body that represents the UK FinTech sector, reach agreement to connect their networks and collaborate on knowledge sharing, policy and insights.

Starting up new revenue streams: what does it involve?

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. However, it is extremely necessary to take customers’ needs into account alongside any potential financial impacts on the business.

Price is not the only criteria

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. Let’s face it, whenever we look to buy something the most important thing is price.

Friday Footnotes: New Managers Share Wisdom; KPMG Praised??; PwC Creeps Leave | 7.22.22

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What new managers wish they’d known [ Journal of Accountancy ] “Having responsibility doesn’t mean I can’t be a little firm with my team. And on Reddit this week: Accounting Profession Has One of the Lowest Turnover Rates in the U.S. [

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How an independent valuation can reduce the time and costs of a dispute

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. When valuing a business it is important to take into account key financial data, such as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA).

Tax Considerations For Office Refurbishments

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. With various companies practising hybrid working, many are using the opportunity to refurbish or modernise their office spaces and make them fit for purpose and attractive to staff.

Northern Ireland Protocol update – summary of issues document from the Government

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. Last week, the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill was introduced to parliament and the Government published a document, setting out the issues facing Northern Ireland and how the Bill will seek to resolve them.

The three golden rules of running a small business

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. However, by taking into account three key areas, time, communication and trust, decision makers stand a stronger chance of overcoming industry challenges and maintaining a viable business.

Is it time for a rethink of the capital allowances system?

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. When made later this year, any Budget announcements on capital allowances will take into account the latest economic and fiscal position.

Do you have the positive energy to see out another economic downturn?

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. As Jeremy Hunt has recently announced, we are in a recession, hastened by continued disruptions to supply chains, ballooning inflation and a severe skills shortage.

Deal Alert: Menzies assists on the sale of Geotek

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. Our Corporate Finance Team recently assisted BCMS on advising the shareholders of Geotek on the sale of the business to Judges Scientific plc, for a total consideration up to a maximum of £80 million, plus excess cash.

Capital allowances claims – is this just a building/structure or could it be plant and machinery?

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm.

Cryptoasset: What Does HMRC View As Trading?

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. With HMRC’s latest updates to their cryptoasset manual in February 2022, the days of it being uncharted territory are coming to an end.

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Should Payroll be outsourced?

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. As an employer you will have many responsibilities and the question of whether you should outsource your payroll may have crossed your mind. At first glance it seems that payroll is a simple task that you can handle without help.

Using a Business Recovery Strategy as a Tool for Good

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. Most business owners never want to prepare, or have to use, a recovery strategy. However, if a situation arises where a business starts to struggle, there are actions that business owners can take to prevent a worst-case scenario.

NEW VAT PENALTIES FROM 1ST JANUARY 2023

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. The new regime will take account of how late a payment is. Changes to the penalties chargeable for the late filing and payment of VAT returns come in at New Year.

Part Time holiday calculations – Do you need to change them?

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. A Supreme Court Ruling (Harper Trust v Brazel) has clarified how holidays must be calculated for part-time workers on irregular hours where there are gaps between their periods of work.

Increase in National Insurance Contributions on the Way

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. National Insurance Contributions (NICs) have been the subject of every budget announcement this year. If you haven’t kept up with the reversals and reversals of the reversals, we summarise the key changes here. Introduction.

Make a difference week 2022

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Menzies LLP - A leading chartered accountancy firm. 11-15 July 2022 marked Menzies second firmwide Make A Difference Week, where all our partners and staff have the opportunity to take a day to give back to the community. This year’s theme was ‘Making A Difference Together.’