The week in two minutes: 29 January 2016

Ca Today - Astana
CA Today - Astana_thumb By Michael McGlinchey, CA Today

29 January 2016

A round-up of recent top content you may have missed from CA Today.

Excel 2016 – key features of the latest version

Our feature 10 Excel tricks for CAs proved hugely popular and with a new version of Excel rolled out as part of Office 365, CA Today’s Steven Fullerton had a look at some of the new features designed to improve your productivity even further.

[CA Today]

Keeping your practice running in a crisis

We featured 10 tips to keep your practice running in the event of illness or death. Our Technical Team provided some practical advice to ensure the wheels keep turning in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

[CA Today]

Government announces audit threshold decision

Business Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe announced that the threshold for audit exemption will remain aligned with the revised small company reporting thresholds. ICAS argued that this would exclude fairly sizeable companies from the requirement to have external assurance on accounts.

[CA Today]

Taxpayers’ charters under the microscope

In his latest revealing article for CA Today, Donald Drysdale examined HMRC’s track record in relation to its own charters and the gaps these have exposed in its declared commitments.

[CA Today]

Say hello to the Holacracy

We took a look at some common…and less common…..organisational structures and discovered a few new terms along the way, including the Holacracy and flatarchy.

[CA Today]

The step-by-step transition to FRS 102

ICAS Audit & Assurance Committee members David McBain, Head of Audit, at Johnston Carmichael and Gareth Wilson, Principal Auditor at Prudential, talked you through the transition to FRS102 from UK GAAP.

[CA Today]

Middle earner tax band proposed

With 100 days to go until the Scottish Parliamentary Election, a commission set up by the Scottish Conservatives proposed a new middle earner tax band, prompting warnings about the potential impact on public funding from other parties.

[CA Today]

Going forensic in the fight against cyber-crime

A survey of global businesses by EY found that three out of five are planning to invest more in Forensic Data Analytics to tackle the risks of fraud and cyber-crime.

[CA Today]

Laila Giwa and life at Skullcandy

Laila Giwa CA exploded the myth of dull multinational companies when she told us about her job as head of finance, EMEA and India, with Skullcandy, based in Zurich. Spot the memorable quote on documentation in the article.

[CA Today]

President Jim eyes global factors

ICAS President Jim Pettigrew CA looked at some key factors affecting global markets in his monthly article. He highlighted concerns about China and its prospects for growth, the drop in oil and gas prices, cyber-security and big changes in accounting.

[CA Today]


  • CA life
  • Business
  • Accountancy

Previous Page