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ACCA June exam tips

Leading tutors at First Intuition provide their exam tips for this summer's P papers. They come with the usual warnings! ... [More»]

LSBF's ACCA exam tips

What do the experts at LSBF think is coming up this June? Here's is their educated guesses... ... [More»]

Have you read the ACCA Examiners' Reports?

What little gems did the December ACCA examiners' reports hold? Here our take on the optional papers... ... [More»]

More ACCA exam tips for June

BPP provides a comprehensive guide on what you need to know when you walk into the exam hall. ... [More»]

ACCA 'paper' papers to be withdrawn

ACCA has unveiled its timetable for the withdrawal of paper exams for the F5-F9 sessions ... [More»]

Mental health issues on the rise

Physically and mental health issues are affecting nearly half of all ICAEW PQs, according to a new CABA survey on student wellbeing trends ... [More»]

Can cheats proper?

Accountancy bodies tell us they have no plans to beef up their exam invigilation despite rise in hi-tech cheating at universities ... [More»]

PQ-Go is go!

Check out our MCQ service at www.pq-go.com ... [More»]

Record fine for PwC

PwC and a former partner, Stephen Harrison, have both been fined by the FRC over the audit work of the now defunct social housing maintenance business Connaught ... [More»]

Sharp increase in student loan interest rates

Millions of students and former students face big jump in interest payments ... [More»]

Personal insolvencies on the up

Low wage rises and rising prices are leading to more personal insolvencies ... [More»]

The AAT Training Provider winners were…

AAT unveils this year’s winners of the Training Providers Awards at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole ... [More»]

FRC launches investigation into KPMG over its Rolls Royce audit

The accountancy watchdog has started an investigation into KPMGs audit of Rolls-Royce Group ... [More»]

Win an Apple watch - right here right now!

Yes, you really could win a watch courtesy of Howell Thorpe and PQ magazine ... [More»]

What is your body doing about Google?

How did the accountancy bodies react when big companies started to boycott Google? ... [More»]

ICAEW launches new brand

ICAEW has a new logo - Economia's dividers have gone red! ... [More»]

CIMA first-timers doing even better!

The latest CIMAS pass rates are here. How are they looking? ... [More»]

ACCA welcomes MTD delay

ACCA welcomed the government’s decision to drop Making Tax Digital (MTD) legislation from the finance bill ... [More»]

Job vacancies rocket

The number of job vacancies for accounting and finance professionals rocked by 41% in the first quarter of 2017, says a new survey ... [More»]

Grant Thornton fined £2.28m

Grant Thornton is sanctioned for misconduct over AssetCo plc audits ... [More»]

KPMG achieves Queen’s Award

KPMG has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the inaugural category of ‘Promoting Opportunity’ for its work on social mobility ... [More»]

Time to defer Making Tax Digital?

ACCA has said that the call for a snap General Election must mean the implementation of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital strategy has to be delayed ... [More»]

ICAEW March professional results

The first-ever ICAEW professional level CBE results are out and they are looking good! ... [More»]

ACCA March results – more insight

How many papers are you planning to take? ... [More»]

Migrant targets not to include overseas students?

The UK government looks set to exempt overseas students from migration targets ... [More»]

Jammed packed latest issue is out!

The latest PQ magazine is now ready to read…  ... [More»]

MDCL update…

AAT is offering a £50 goodwill gesture to PQs caught up in the MDCL remarking debacle ... [More»]

ACCA March results are in...

How were the March exams – well here’s the pass rates! ... [More»]

KPMG sacks 6 employees

KPMG has fired 6 employees, including the head of its US audit practice, after the firm discovered they improperly received advanced warnings that the US watchdog was planning an inspection of one of their audits ... [More»]

Are you behaving ethically?

How often do you ‘observe’ unethical behavior at work? Research by Accountancy Europe says its more common than you might think! ... [More»]

Online degree for campus prices

Exeter University has reportedly become the first top institution in the UK to offer an extensive programme of online degrees ... [More»]

Amazon Business

Amazon has launched a new division that it hopes will revolutionise procurement for UK businesses in the same way it has disrupted the world of consumer retail ... [More»]

Overseas register for property assets

The government is setting up a register of the identity of the owners of overseas businesses who hold property assets in the UK ... [More»]

P4 the difficult one for ACCA PQs

ACCA March 2017 results are less than a week away. So will the results reflect how hard the exams were? Generally, we find they don’t! ... [More»]


We are looking for some PQs and lecturers to become more involved in the magazine ... [More»]

HMRC launches new fraud hotline

HMRC has launched a new fraud and evasion hotline ... [More»]

AAT unveils Training Provider Awards shortlist

The AAT has revealed who has made it onto this year’s shortlist for the Training Providers Awards ... [More»]

Booking issues for ICAEW

ICAEW has had some real issues with its booking system for the June exams ... [More»]

ACCA unveils enhanced ethics module for PQs?

ACCA has formally unveiled its new, improved (and much longer) Ethics and Professional Skills Module ... [More»]

AAT ‘uplifting’ MDCL marks

The AAT has revealed it is making adjustments to all MDCL assessments between 1 September 2016 and 23 March 2017  ... [More»]

ICAS launches quest for the world’s top 35 CAs

The ICAS competition to find the 35 most promising and inspiring young CAs is now open!  ... [More»]

PQ magazine giveaways

Apple watches, free courses and much more up for grabs this month...  ... [More»]

Plan for success

A new CIMA study planner tool has been unveiled for all its PQs ... [More»]

A state of disrepair

The UK housing crisis has become so bad that even wealthy young professionals are being forced to rent in squalid conditions, claims new research from Citizens Advice ... [More»]

Free Excel training

The ICAEW has reminded all its students that, in partnership with the Institute’s IT faculty, ACA students can avail themselves of a free online Excel training course ... [More»]

Employers need to do more

Employers need to do more to support their PQs. That is one of the key findings of our exclusive survey, conducted with Hays Accountancy & Finance ... [More»]

Watch our PQ Awards 2017 highlights!

We have created some moving pictures of the latest PQ awards, so you can get a feel of the night! ... [More»]

ACCA expands CBE coverage

The ACCA has unveiled the countries where it will be increasing the availability of its CBE sessions for June ... [More»]

New anti-money laundering watchdog created

A new watchdog has been set up to help close any loopholes used by criminals to launder their dirty money in the UK ... [More»]

U-turn over NIC rises

The national insurance increases for the self-employed, outlined in last week’s Budget, have been dropped ... [More»]


What PQs thought of each and every one of the March exams, warts and all ... [More»]

KPMG is top 10 gay-friendly employer

KPMG has been named as the top LGBT accountancy employer by Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity ... [More»]

Class pay gap

Professional people from working class backgrounds are paid £6,800 less than their colleagues from more affluent backgrounds ... [More»]


Last exams of the week – how did they go? ... [More»]


Your March ACCA exam feedback for F6, P3 and P6 ... [More»]

NIC change put on hold?

PM Theresa May has said that proposals to increase NICs for the self-employed will now not go before MPs until the autumn ... [More»]

Don’t be an enabler

From July anyone who assists a taxpayer or business to use a tax avoidance arrangement that is later defeated by HMRC can be fined up to 100% of the fees earned ... [More»]

Tesco payroll error

Tesco is to reimburse 140,000 former and present employees with nearly £10m after payroll errors have led to staff not being paid the national minimum wage ... [More»]


How did F5, P1 and P5 go? You tell us... ... [More»]

Our at-a-glance Budget 2017 summary

Here are the highlights from Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Budget (and last Spring Budget!)  ... [More»]


How was Day 2 of the ACCA exams? We have feedback from F7 and P2... ... [More»]


What was the feedback about the P7 and F8 exams... ... [More»]

ICAEW CBEs about to launch

The first ICAEW professional CBEs are upon us, with Audit & Assurance and Tax Compliance the first to switch ... [More»]

Graduate recruitment going to be well down

Graduate recruitment into the accounting and professional services sector is set drop by a whopping 8.4% during 2017, according to a survey conducted by High Fliers Research ... [More»]

AAT is a trailblazer for apprenticeships

AAT has been approved as an Apprentice Assessment Organisation (AOO) for the Accounting Trailblazer Apprenticeships ... [More»]

ACCA March exam tips

The March exams are approaching fast. Here some tips! (Remember those who subscribe to our free monthly mag got these on 17 February) ... [More»]

More ACCA March exam tips...

LSBF provides its spin on the possible questions for the March sitting ... [More»]

March Optional paper exam tips

BPP provides its 'advice' on the March optional papers. What's hot and what's not! ... [More»]

ACCA Live sessions - for March sitting

LSBF is running its award-winning ACCA Live Sessions for the March exams ... [More»]

KPMG takes transparent approach

KPMG has published its workforce data outlining the socio-economic make-up of the firm ... [More»]

CIPFA pass rates ‘mixed bag’

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Timely releases - ACCA to review policy

ACCA has said that it will look at reinstating a clear policy of releasing information around exam times ... [More»]

Human capital - a taxing issue

The Chartered Institute of Taxation is introducing a new exam in Human Capital Taxes for the May examination ... [More»]

CIMA pass rates rise year-on-year

CIMA OT pass rates are on the rise, and there has been some dramatic rises year-on-year ... [More»]

PwC living in 'La La Land'

PwC has apologised for a catastrophic mix-up at the 2017 Oscars that saw the wrong film announced as the winner in the Best Picture category. ... [More»]

Best of the PQ awards 2017

So, who walked off with a coveted PQ award at the Café de Paris…?  ... [More»]

Fill in your P3 knowledge gaps

The ACCA examiner is worried about P3 students’ knowledge gaps in project management, big data, competency frameworks and the learning organization ... [More»]

FRC wants right to sanction all directors

The UK’s biggest public companies have been put on notice – the FRC wants to be able to take disciplinary action against all individuals for breaching financial reporting rules ... [More»]

#PQAwards - just a week away

Yes, it's just a week to the 14th annual PQ awards ceremony... ... [More»]

Kaplan acquires Genesis

Kaplan has bought the Dubai-based Genesis Institute ... [More»]

CBE guidance for F9

The December examiner’s report stressed the importance of showing your workings ... [More»]

Next steps for Making Tax Digital

HMRC releases more information on how everyone will ‘benefit’ from its plans to modernise the tax system ... [More»]

Latest NQ magazine is out!

Read the latest PQ magazine. Find out how to deal with 'unknown unknowns' and the need for a shake-up in audit ... [More»]

Generation Next ready to move

Young finance professional are almost permanently looking for a career promotion or a jump to a new job, says a new global survey from the ACCA ... [More»]

What do CIMA's get?

The average UK salary for a CIMA PQ studying the final strategic level now stands at £42,515, according to the latest institute salary insight ... [More»]

Which AAT papers are harder?

The latest issue of PQ magazine has published the AAT pass rates for the last year in full. So, which papers are the hardest to pass? ... [More»]

CIPFA CBE update

CIPFA has apologised to students who experienced difficulties with the institute's online exam system. Read the full story in the latest issue ... [More»]

The accountant's apprentice

How are employers going to use the changes to apprenticeships to ensure they get the maximum value out of the new Apprenticeship Levy? ... [More»]

PQ Magazine Awards 2017 - THE SHORTLIST

The PQ magazine awards received a record number of entries this time around. Our top independent judges not only chose the winners they also decided the shortlist too! ... [More»]


Just when you thought CIMA pass rates couldn’t get any better the latest set of results come in! ... [More»]

ACCA December 2016 pass rates are here

The December pass rates were a bit of a mixed bag. Here they are... ... [More»]

BTL chosen by ICAEW

ICAEW announces new preferred suppliers for delivery of CBEs ... [More»]

Clarifying standards

As part of its yearly improvement plan the International Accounting Standards Board has published proposed amendments to three standards ... [More»]

How much do you get? - study leave that is...

PQ magazine has joined up with Hays to discover if you are happy with the way your employer is treating you! All we need a few minutes of your time… ... [More»]

Great Leeds giveaway

First Intuition Leeds are a year old and they are offering some fantastic free courses - there's something for everyone! ... [More»]

Now is a great time to be a PQ

There has apparently never been a better time to be a PQ, as demand for your services from all sectors is outstripping supply ... [More»]

Seeded questions & more exam flexibility

The ACCA has announced from March 2017 PQs opting to sit the F5-F9 CBEs will be able to select a morning or afternoon exam sitting ... [More»]

PQ magazine - Most Outstanding Winner

PQ magazine wins the 'Most Outstanding Accountancy Magazine 2016' award ... [More»]

Deadline for awards extended!

We have given you more time to get your nominations in to us for the PQ awards 2017 ... [More»]

What was the toughest ACCA December exam?

What did students say were the hardest papers in the Open Tuition poll? ... [More»]

Record fine for Deloitte

The US audit watchdog has fined Deloitte’s Brazilian division a record $8m for falsifying audit reports, altering documents and providing false testimony ... [More»]

ACCA December exam feedback

Here’s what you the sitters thought of the exams, in a nutshell! A big thanks to the Open Tuition guys here ... [More»]

Exam preparation: 24 hours to go

Kaplan’s Stuart Pedley-Smith outlines what you should be doing with your time on the final day before that big exam ... [More»]

ACCA releases September exam Q&A for F5-F9

ACCA students should take note: The ACCA has published the September F5 to F9 exam Question & Answers! ... [More»]

ACCA exam tips for F7 and P2

Here are some tips for the F7 and P2 exams, thanks to a couple of top tutors at LSBF. We have more on the 'study zone' - give it a click ... [More»]

The Autumn Statement 2016

What did Chancellor Philip Hammond announce in his first and last-ever Autumn Statement! ... [More»]

ACCA December Exam Tips

Here are some exam tips for the December 2016 sitting from the experts at BPP ... [More»]

ACCA scripts need to be neater

What the examiners said about your exam scripts... ... [More»]

New CIMA case study resources

Want to pass the CIMA case study? Well its time to use the new resources the institute has 'made available' ... [More»]

Online booking for ICAEW exams

The English Institute has updated its online booking for professional and advanced level PQs ... [More»]

Trainee unfairly dismissed

A Circuit Civil Court in Ireland recently ruled that trainee accountant, Peter Nowak, was unfairly dismissed by PwC ... [More»]

CIMA welcome pack ‘updated’

Students get a new welcome from CIMA ... [More»]

Making the switch

What is stopping accountants making a career switch to either industry or practice? ... [More»]

ICAEW CBE update

Computer-based exams, at the ACA Professional and Advanced levels, will be implemented in stages across a two-year period, the ICAEW has confirmed ... [More»]

ACCA December Exam Tips

Here are First Intuition's tips for this December's P papers ... [More»]

Latest PQ is now out!

The December PQ magazine is now out - sign up to make sure you don't full behind! ... [More»]

ACCA exam feedback - learn from September

How were the September 2016 exams. Here’s what those who sat the exam thought and those who set the exams (the examiners) thought! ... [More»]

Record fine for Deloitte

Deloitte is fined £4m by the accountancy watchdog ... [More»]

ICAS wants more realistic MTD timescales

Calls come for government to review unrealistic timescales for Making Tax Digital ... [More»]

Indian corruption clampdown

India withdraws 500 & 1,000 rupee notes to help fight corruption ... [More»]

PQ Giveaway deadline looms

You still have time to enter our great giveaways this month! ... [More»]

HMRC to use Big Data

HMRC says it will use Big Data to help with its tax investigations  ... [More»]

Keep your distance!

EY has agreed to pay $9.3m to the SEC for two partners getting 'too close' to clients ... [More»]

Time to win a PQ award?

Do you know someone who deserves one of our coveted awards? Well, now is the time to get nominating ... [More»]

Audit skills gap is coming

Action needs to be taken now to avoid a potential audit skills gap, says a new report from ICAS and the FRC ... [More»]

Which accountancy firm is best?

Where do graduates want to work? Are the Big Four always the answer? ... [More»]

The Accountant - the movie

ACCA PQ Craig Coda was at the Premier of The Accountant. So, what did he think of the movie? ... [More»]

Mazars recruits 170 trainees

Mazars has announced it has taken on just over 170 trainees this year ... [More»]

Top job in Harrow

We have a great job up for grabs with a long established family owned Property Group ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine now out

Full of exclusives - the latest PQ magazine is now 'out'. Don't miss out and sign up for your free mag ... [More»]

Criminal Finance Bill becomes law

New legislation to tackle money laundering and corruption, recover the proceeds of crime and counter terrorist financing has been published in the form of the Criminal Finances Bill ... [More»]

Making annual reports better

FRC issues guidance to annual report prepares ... [More»]

CIMA pass rates - still looking good

The latest batch of CIMA pass rates are in, and they are looking good! ... [More»]

ICAEW Professional results out

The ICAEW September professional results were released today, and the institute says the pass rates are again ‘consistently high’ ... [More»]

Deloitte creates Deloitte North West Europe

Deloitte has target accelerated growth with additional €200m investment in the creation of North West Europe firm ... [More»]

Accountant fined for blocking investigation

In an historic first for HMRC an obstructive accountant has been fined £25,000 under the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act ... [More»]

Is a robot taking your job?

Is automation a credible risk to your career? ... [More»]

AAT extends its global reach

Two more countries are set to join the AAT family - Malaysia and the Cayman Islands ... [More»]

Baldwins joins Cogital Group

John Connolly adds Baldwins to his expanding empire ... [More»]

Time to win a PQ award?

We want recognise those who are deserving of a PQ trophy, yes nominations are now open for the PQ awards! ... [More»]

RSM takes on record number of PQs

Top accoutancy firm, RSM, has announced the appointment of a record 350 trainees across the UK ... [More»]

Amendments to IFRS 2

The IASB has issued amendments to its share-based payment standard ... [More»]

ACCA unveils case study for final level

The ACCA is merging P1 and P3 to create a new case study paper ... [More»]

Accountants beware – May’s after the bad ones!

Accountants got a special mention in PM Theresa May’s conference speech recently. But it might not be the mention they were hoping for! ... [More»]

IAB awards – get your nominations in

The IAB is looking for the Accountant of the Year. Do you know someone who could win? ... [More»]

CIMA Aptitude Two offer

CIMA is offering not one but two great offers to celebrate the launch of CIMA Aptitude Two, its online question bank resource ... [More»]

Your CIMA study hour guide

CIMA has set out just how many hours you need to put in to pass the OTs ... [More»]

KPMG and InterActive join forces

KPMG in India and InterActive have announced a tie-up to deliver online accountancy and finance programmes to students and professionals in India ... [More»]

You need to be liked!

How likeable are you? New research from the ICAEW found ‘likeability’ is one of the key skills you need to have to get to the top ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine is here...

The October PQ magazine will be hitting door mats and inboxes over the next few days. Do you get your own FREE copy? ... [More»]

Double-digit growth at PwC

Big 4 firm PwC reports revenues up 11% to £3.4bn ... [More»]

IASB amends IFRS 4

The IASB issues amendments to insurance contracts standard ... [More»]


From F5 to P7 you tell us what the September 2016 sitting was like ... [More»]


What was the feedback about F9 and P4? ... [More»]


What did PQs think of the F6, P3 and P6 September exams ... [More»]

SFO charges Tesco Three

Former FD Carl Rogberg among those charged on false accounting and fraud by abuse of position ... [More»]

New Welsh CIPFA training centre

CIPFA has joined forces with Cardiff and Vale College to create a new CIPFA Cardiff training centre ... [More»]


How were the September exams for F5, P1 and P5 sitters?  ... [More»]

TOP JOB: Finance Officer (income)

YMCA is looking for a finance office to be based at its corporate offices in Surbiton - deadline for applications is Monday! ... [More»]


What did F7 and P2 bring this September? ... [More»]

CIMA grade descriptors

CIMA has introduced grade descriptors for each level of the case study ... [More»]

19 graduate internships on offer

ACCA is offering 19 graduate internship places with leading accountancy firms ... [More»]


Day One of the ACCA September exams, we are talking F8 and P7 here ... [More»]

FRC fines PwC £2.3m

The FRC has agreed a settlement over PwC’s audit of Cattles plc and Welcome Financial Services Limited ... [More»]

Telephone scam warning

HMRC has sent out a warning about a current telephone scam ... [More»]

Our 10 tips to ensuring success in the ACCA Exam Hall

How are you going to get that 50% this time around? ... [More»]

TOP JOB: Finance Officer (income)

YMCA is looking for a finance office to be based at its corporate offices in Surbiton ... [More»]

CIMA P1 resit offer

We have TWO FREE PLACES on the HTFT resit course just for you ... [More»]

Apple must pay back €13bn!

Apple must repay Ireland €13bn over its illegal tax deal, rules the European Commission ... [More»]

Deloitte reports best growth in 10 years!

Deloitte’s UK Group reports revenue up 13.6%  ... [More»]

September ACCA exam changes

LSBF’s Paul Merison outlines the changes to the ACCA exams that kick in for the September exam diet. How will it affect you?  ... [More»]

ACCA September Tips - the Essential papers

Essential tips for the essential papers from BPP ... [More»]

ACCA September Tips - the Options papers

How are you going to pass the options papers? Here are BPP's tip[s for success ... [More»]

ACCA September Tips - the Skills papers

BPP's top team provides their advice and tips on passing this September's skills papers - F5 to F9 ... [More»]


First Intuition give us their exam tips for the September 2016 professional papers ... [More»]

CIMA releases real student script

CIMA has released a new study resource for its Strategic case study students ... [More»]

PQ Giveaway Winners

Here are the latest winners of our groovy giveaways  ... [More»]

KPMG launches ‘return to work’ scheme

KPMG has launched a new initiative designed to help talented professionals return to work after a career break  ... [More»]

Get ready for the latest PQ magazine

The September issue of PQ magazine is on the way ... [More»]

Big 4 rival planned

The Big 4 could soon become the Big 5 (again) ... [More»]

ACCA launches new Tutor programme

ACCA, with the help of BPP Professional Education, is offering a new online programme for tutors ... [More»]

Accountants face big fines

Tax avoidance ‘enablers’ are to face tougher new penalties ... [More»]

Sage is hacked

Sage raises alarm over data breach ... [More»]

Concerns remain over Making Tax Digital

ATT says the HMRC needs to ensure it allows adequate time for consultation on its six very detailed consultation documents ... [More»]

Views sought on plans to boost apprenticeships

The government has now published its proposals for a new funding model for apprenticeships and further details on the apprenticeship levy ... [More»]

The digital tax revolution is coming soon

HMRC has issued not one but six consultation documents outlining its Making Tax Digital programme ... [More»]

CIPFA June exam results

How did CIPFA PQs do this summer? The exam results are finally here... ... [More»]

Andrew Harding named CIMA CEO

CIMA appoints Andrew Harding to replace Charles Tilley ... [More»]

Student debt now a third of a mortgage!

The average UK student loan repayment debt now stands at a third of a mortgage! ... [More»]

Open Tuition offers CIMA

Open Tuition is now offering free online courses for the CIMA objective tests ... [More»]

HMRC wins blockbuster avoidance case

HMRC wins won two major tax avoidance battles against the Ingenious Film Partnership and Icebreaker avoidance schemes ... [More»]

Recruitment process too long!

KPMG is streamlining its graduate recruitment process after it own PQs said the firm’s recruitment process was too cumbersome and convoluted ... [More»]

ACCA grows membership and student numbers by 5%-plus

The ACCA’s newly published Integrated Report shows its worldwide student numbers have grown by 45,000 to 455,000, a rise of 5.5%. And membership has grown to over 188,000 over the past year; more than 13,500 new members have joined ACCA during this time, contributing to a 5.6% growth in members. ... [More»]

Management accountant salaries growing at twice the national average

A new study has shown that qualified management accountants are paid £36,411 more than the typical British worker. ... [More»]

Do you have the ‘magnificent 7’?

ACCA has set out the seven attributes it believes are vital to your success in modern business. ... [More»]

P7 students still ill-prepared

The P7 examiner is concerned too many PQs are not ready for the exam. ... [More»]

Sponsorship up for grabs

Top AAT tuition provider, Premier Training, has launched its annual sponsorship programme, offering one lucky candidate a life-changing opportunity to gain the AAT qualification free of charge. Premier is even throwing in an IPad 4 for the lucky winner. ... [More»]

What does your CEO get paid?

ICAEW’s CEO Michael Izza got a nice rise in his pay packet again this year, according to our review of the annual reports. ... [More»]

Multi-currency payments?

ACCA has revealed that it is looking at its multi-currency pricing structure. This is in direct response to concerns from members and if instituted could have massive ramifications to the ACCA’s 400,000 international students too. ... [More»]

New landmark alliance

ACCA and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) have unveiled a new strategic alliance ... [More»]

Payroll difficulties for AATs

Introduction to Payroll Skills is currently the hardest AAT assessment to pass, according to the latest success rates ... [More»]

Free BPP tax booster

To help PQs get the most from their ATT/CTA studies and help boost their confidence BPP is running a free 90 minute webinars ... [More»]

Study support helping ACCA pass rates

The ACCA believes that the study support it now offers its PQs is finally paying off, with small increases in the pass rates ... [More»]

CIMA in discussions with CIPFA and ICAS

CIMA has ‘announced’ it is in discussion with both CIPFA and ICAS about offering their members a route to CIMA membership and the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation ... [More»]

PQ attacked

Trainee accountant Adil Jamil was attacked in his BMW in Leyton London, a few days after the Bretix vote ... [More»]

Latest CIMA pass rates are 'out'

We have the OT and case study pass rates a week earlier than CIMA promised! A big thanks to the CIMA exams team for these ... [More»]

The comp girls are taking control

Theresa May’s new cabinet is full of female accountants who went to their local comprehensive school ... [More»]

PQ Giveaway Winners

Who picked up one of our great giveaways? Watch out, in the latest issue we are giving away an IFRS Pocket Guide! ... [More»]

3 the magic number

The ICAEW June professional results have been released ... [More»]

Two finance officer roles with YMCA

YMCA is looking for two finance officers - one in accounts payable and another in payroll, banking and admin ... [More»]

Charles Tilley steps down

CIMA CEO Charles Tilley announces he is stepping down ... [More»]

Lionel Messi handed jail term

Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi is found guilty of tax evasion ... [More»]

People with Significant Control

Companies House needs to know who owns or controls companies - who are the PSC's? ... [More»]

Where's the diversity?

The big accountancy firms are failing to deliver on diversity. The leading firms remain male, pale and stale, says latest research ... [More»]

Your future is in the cloud

The Future of accountancy is in the cloud, says FreeAgent’s CEO Ed Molyneux ... [More»]

CIPFA & ICAS open up status

CIPFA and ICAS have announced that they are extending their ‘partnership’ with a new initiative ... [More»]

Kaplan buys Osborne Books

Kaplan has promised it will be business as usual at Osborne Books ... [More»]

Strategic pre-seen released

Alternative Energy Consulting (AEN) is the latest setting for the August Strategic case study pre-seen from CIMA ... [More»]

AAT creating host of e-learning support

The AAT has beefed up its learning resources for AQ2016 ... [More»]

A classic way to succeed

Forget Beyonce and Macklemore - you need to be listening to Bach and Mozart! ... [More»]

The perceived bias in NHS finance

There is something wrong with gender diversity in NHS finance departments ... [More»]

On the CIMA case

Hotels and IT infrastructure support are the subjects for the August CIMA Operational and Management case studies ... [More»]

Brexit: keep calm and carry on

The UK’s financial regulators, professional accountancy bodies and the Bank of England have all stated that it will be ‘business as usual’ until the Brexit process begins in earnest later this year. ... [More»]

ACCA CBE specimen papers published

The ACCA has now published its specimen papers for the new CBE exams, being launched this September ... [More»]

New English language course to assist ACCA PQs

BPP University has developed a new FREE English language course to help ACCA students at each stage of the qualification ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine is now 'out

Did you miss out? Read the latest PQ magazine. There lots in it for everyone... ... [More»]

CIMA and AICPA form new association

CIMA & AICPA agree to join forces to create a new association ... [More»]

New tax pathway launched

The ATT and CIOT join forces to launch new streamline route into a tax career ... [More»]

Latest NQ magazine now out!

The June issue of NQ magazine is now available to download right now ... [More»]

Osborne warns of £30bn black hole

Chancellor George Osborne is promising huge tax hikes if UK goes Brexit ... [More»]

HMRC is picking up the phone now!

HMRC's chief executive, Jon Thompson, says customer services to personal taxpayers have 'recovered' ... [More»]


What did ACCA PQs think of F9 and P4? ... [More»]


How did the F6, P3 and P6 exams go? You tell us ... [More»]

ACCA EXAMS – Day Three

How did PQs cope with the June P5, P1 and F5 June exams ... [More»]


How did P2 and F7 go? ... [More»]

The PQ giveaway winners

Who has won the recent PQ magazine giveaways? We have more great giveaways planned for the next issue ... [More»]

FRC to investigate Deliotte

The FRC has started an investigation into Deloitte’s audit of the Serco group ... [More»]


So what did PQs think of the ACCA’s June’s F8 and P7 exams? ... [More»]

New production accounting diploma launched

The National Film and Television School launches a new diploma in production accounting ... [More»]

FD want end to tax havens

New poll for The Times newspaper & ICAS shows finance chiefs believe tax havens should be abolished ... [More»]

CIMA OT & case study exam technique seminar

CIMA support manager Christian Gagiano, will give an insight into how to pass your CIMA exams on 14 June in Rotherham ... [More»]

Fake movie moguls found guilty

Would-be movie moguls have been found guilty of running a £100m tax avoidance scam ... [More»]

FRC to investigate KPMG’s over its Ted Baker work

The FRC has started an investigation into KPMG Audit's non-audit services to Ted Baker ... [More»]

Free CIMA aptitude test

CIMA Strategic Level OT students in the UK have the chance of taking advantage of a free aptitude test, while stocks last! ... [More»]

Tea breaks or training – you decide

Almost a third of finance staff have never had any form of work-related training, says new AAT research ... [More»]

Deloitte adds 24 women partners

Some 30% of new partners at Deloitte are women ... [More»]

Corporate reporting too short-term focused

KPMG says companies are still focusing their performance on short-term objectives ... [More»]

Tax Freedom Day

It may be four days later this year but Tax Freedom Day has finally arrived ... [More»]

JOB OF THE MONTH: Head of Finance

Oldham Coliseum Theatre is seeking a Head of Finance. This really is a chance to take your career to the next level ... [More»]

ACCA June exam tips

What do BPP's experts think is coming in the June exam next week? Here is their guide ... [More»]

Nothing is optional

We take a look at the March examiner’s reports for those dreaded ACCA optional papers ... [More»]

New artwork for UHY Hacker Young

From Banksy to Pure Evil! UHY Hacker Young goes all anti-establishment on us ... [More»]

More ACCA exam tips for June

LSBF’s top team provide you with tips for this June test ... [More»]


You still have time (just) to win tuition for the ACCA level of your choice ... [More»]

NHS accountants accused of accounting ‘alchemy’

A senior FD within the NHS has accused the organisation’s accountants of “accounting alchemy” as it ended the last financial year with a record £2.45 billion deficit. ... [More»]

Audit of revenue ‘weakness’

Do the big firms need to do more training on how to audit revenue? ... [More»]

CIMA releases specimen papers

CIMA is showing students what an actual pass looks like, with the release of specimen papers ... [More»]

ACCA June exam tips

First Intuition provides its tips for the June exams - see the magazine for even more help! ... [More»]

Cheating accountant jailed

Accountant hides stolen tax money in children’s bank accounts ... [More»]

Don’t throw it in the air!

The University of East Anglia has said it was banning students in large groups (250) from throwing their mortarboards in the air at graduation ceremonies ... [More»]

New re-sit exams for CIPFA PQs

CIPFA unveils a new exam sitting in September for its PQs ... [More»]

Helping students with finance

Monthly maintenance payments and savings accounts with incentives are just two way to help students manage their finances ... [More»]

NUS needs a Management Accountant

The NUS is looking for a Management Accountant to join its team in Macclesfield ... [More»]

On the buses: how to succeed when you fail maths GCSE

Billionaire transport tycoon Brian Souter is living proof you can be successful and an accountant without as maths O-level! ... [More»]

ICAEW bans digital watches from exams

The ICAEW has said digital watches will no longer be permitted in any exam room ... [More»]

Where is the top Brand?

CityAM's Power 100 Women misses top woman! Where is ACCA's Helen Brand? ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine now out

The June PQ magazine has now hit the streets - full of exam tips and latest news about the AAT's AQ2016 ... [More»]

HMRC urged to postpone quarterly digital reporting

The ATT is calling on HMRC to delay the introduction of quarterly digital reporting ... [More»]

New universities to deliver more choice

Government unveils new plans to make it easier to set-up high-quality new universities ... [More»]

FRS 105 amendments issued

FRC outlines changes to FRS 105 to bring limited liability partnerships with the scope of the mirco-entities regime ... [More»]

New international accounting standards qualification

CIPFA unveils a new qualification in International Public Sector Accountancy Standards (IPSAS) ... [More»]

Do you know your variances?

Variance questions are so regular in the ACCA F5 papers that no-one should be surprised by their appearance, says the examiner ... [More»]

How to pass the ACCA P2 exam...

The P2 examiner wants you to go beyond a single textbook and revision course! ... [More»]

ACCA exam tips for F8 and P6

As promised here are your June exam tips for F8 and P6 courtesy of LSBF ... [More»]

Insider-trading accountant jailed

Chartered accountant Andrew Hind has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail for his role in a landmark insider trading case ... [More»]

High heels stand off

PwC becomes embroiled in a sexist dress code row ... [More»]

AAT AQ2016

The 2016 AAT Training Provider Conference unveiled the final look of AQ2016, which is due to launch on 1 September 2016 ... [More»]

Bank of Ireland lose £27m tax avoidance case

The Bank of Ireland has lost a £27m tax avoidance case after trying to exploit a loophole that did not exist ... [More»]

A charity champion

Newly qualified accountant Laura MacPhee helps raise thousands of pounds for Crohn’s & Colitis UK ... [More»]

BHS and the FRC

The FRC’s CEO Stephen Haddrill has written to Richard Fuller, MP to tell him what it is up to when it comes to BHS! ... [More»]

AAT Training Provider Award Winners

So, who walked off with this year’s AAT awards?  ... [More»]

Enterprise Act becomes law

The Enterprise Bill has now received Royal Assent and becomes the Enterprise Act ... [More»]

Should there be a ‘tampon tax’?

The EU leaders recently agreed to allow its member states to remove VAT on sanitary products after protests from the UK and France. So, how does it work elsewhere?  ... [More»]

Top women employers

The Big 4 accountancy firms all made it into the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016 ... [More»]

ACCA P7 candidates not working hard enough!

ACCA P7 March sitters have come under fire for being unprepared for the exam and simply not putting in enough effort into learning many of the basics ... [More»]

Time for pay ratios?

Do we need to make pay ratios mandatory for UK companies? ... [More»]

CIPFA student conference

CIPFA students need to put Wednesday 13 July in their diary, this is the date of the annual CIPFA student conference ... [More»]

Trainee ‘died of shame’

Last summer accountancy trainee Joshia Jones became so overwhelmed by his gambling addiction he jumped to his death ... [More»]

What will you be famous for?

EY has managed to get itself on a new list, of the 10 toughest interview questions of 2016, with: “What will you be famous for?” ... [More»]

UK accountancy profession leads the way on access

The UK accountancy now stands out globally because of it’s open access, according to Kaplan's Stuart Pedley-Smith ... [More»]

The May CIMA pre-seen

The three CIMA case study pre-seens are now out there, so what have we got? ... [More»]

Exams to clash with Ramadan

Ramadan starts on 6 June this year, bang smack at the begining of ICAEW and ACCA exams ... [More»]

Does the public value NHS accountants?

No-one loves an NHS accountant it seems - not the public or patients. Luckily they don't do it for love! ... [More»]

PQs becoming more stressed

Record numbers of students contacted ICAEW charity CABA for emotional support last year ... [More»]

ACCA to phase in CBEs

From this September ACCA's PQs can take the exams on a computer, but only in selected countries and centres ... [More»]

CIMA case study not a three-hour test anymore!

If you want to ensure success at the CIMA case study you must stop thinking of the exam as a three-hour test ... [More»]

Donate your old textbooks

The charity Accounting for International Development (AfID) is looking for your old accountancy textbooks ... [More»]

CIMA introduces tiered exam prices

CIMA has written to all its students to tell them that from 1 July it is introducing a tiered pricing structure for exam fees ... [More»]

Parking fines not tax deductible!

Tax tribunal rules that G4S can't set its parking fines against its tax bill ... [More»]

Follow the money

The latest Scandi-TV hit, Follow the Money (BBC4), proves that accountancy can feature in a show and still be entertaining ... [More»]

Quest for tomorrow’s leaders

ICAS has launched its search for the young people who will be the leaders of tomorrow ... [More»]

CIMA pass rates 'published'

PQ magazine popped into CIMA HQ this am to get you the latest OT and case study pass rates ... [More»]

ACCA releases March pass rates

ACCA exam results for first March 2016 session are released. So, how do they compare? ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine is now 'out'

The May edition of PQ magazine has now hit inboxes and letter boxes everywhere ... [More»]

Don't be 50 and be in practice

ICAS has got into hot water recently over what is being claimed to be an ageist letter it sent to its members in practice ... [More»]

New deal to share ownership information

The EU’s five largest economies have agreed to share company ownership information ... [More»]

ICAEW March results are ‘out’

Women dominate latest ICAEW exam prize winner list ... [More»]

ACCA scholarships up for grabs

Five lucky ACCA students have the chance to win a five year scholarship ... [More»]

Swinging accountants!

Accountant Roy Maggs recently took a swingers’ festival to court after they refuse him entry ... [More»]

ACCA-X celebrates 1st birthday

ACCA-X signs up nigh on 100,000 students in its first year ... [More»]

GAAPweb work experience offer

GAAPweb launch a work experience competition for rising star of finance ... [More»]

Time to run away to the circus?

Is there such a thing as a circus accountant? The adult comic Viz seems to think so! ... [More»]

IASB amends Revenue Standard

The International Accounting Standards Board issues clarifying amendments to its Revenue standard ... [More»]

HMRC wins landmark case

HMRC has ‘protected’ £635m in its landmark case against the Eclipse 35 avoidance scheme ... [More»]

Generation Z – the savviest online!

Generation Z (16-24 year olds) understand better than anyone they have to be careful about the pictures they post ... [More»]

HMRC goes after soft targets

HMRC has been accused of going after SMEs because it sees them as a soft target  ... [More»]

Beta testers wanted

KnowYourSubject needs testers to try out its new portfolio of ACCA & CIMA apps before launch ... [More»]

Beware payments from beyond the grave

Acountant Abu Talib Ghadiri has been found guilty for his involvement in a £400,000 Gift Aid and VAT fraud after an HMRC investigation ... [More»]

Tax experts question EU transparency plan

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and others doubt the EU tax transparency plan’s ‘scale of impact’ ... [More»]

Audit must evolve or die

The traditional audit process is not delivering enough, claims ACCA head of audit and assurance, Andrew Gambier ... [More»]

CIMA members to vote on ‘the Association’

CIMA and AICPAs members are to be asked to vote on the plans to join forces to create a new accounting association (the Association) ... [More»]

ACCA on the move again

ACCA is on the move again, this time it is moving its Scottish-based staff into new office space in central Glasgow ... [More»]

AAT announces shortlist

The AAT unveils the shortlist for its Training Provider Awards ... [More»]

The PQ giveaway winners

Here is our list of lucky readers who will be receiving something from us real soon! ... [More»]

ACCA unveils details of CBE launch

The ACCA has announced how the CBE exams for F5-F9 will look come September, and there are some surprises in there! ... [More»]

KPMG is leading way on social mobility

Accountants top list of social mobility champions ... [More»]

HMRC exits £10bn IT contract

HMRC announces agreement to exit its £10bn IT Aspire contract ... [More»]

ACCA PER changes

ACCA makes improvements to the way you have to record your practical experience  ... [More»]

Island accountant

Chartered accountant Shaney is one of 16 ‘volunteers’ for the third series of ‘The Island with Bear Grylls’ ... [More»]

The right equation

Forget putting numbers on the back of your football shirt - how about doing it with equations! ... [More»]


Become an accounts & audit senior with Abbots ... [More»]

Get on a course!

ACCA says optional pass rates will improve only when students sign up to a proper course  ... [More»]

World’s first management accounting standard

BSI publishes PAS 1919: 2016 Guide to management accounting principles  ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine hits the streets!

The April issue of PQ magazine has hit letterboxes and in-boxes - happy reading ... [More»]