Professional Development

Professional Development / People in the news: PKF Cooper Parry, IFRS Foundation, Milsted Langdon

This week's news of professional moves in the sector includes key appointments to PKF Cooper Parry’s executive team, IFRS Foundation reappoints board members, Milsted Langdon appoints a tax director

Insight / Gender pay gap 'will not close until 2041'

Opportunities for women in the workplace have rapidly improved in the UK since 2000, but it will take until 2041 for the gender pay gap to close, according to research from PwC

Insight / Brexit: should accountants look overseas for work?

Eight months have passed since Brexit was announced, yet with all the uncertainty still prevailing, how is this affecting the job market for accountants? Simon Wright, operations director at gives his view on whether accountants should stay in the UK or set their sights on new accountancy hotspots elsewhere

Insight / Accounting ranked as fifth most boring job

Two thirds (66%) of accountants are bored at work with the accounting profession ranking fifth out of a roundup of the most boring jobs, according to Emolument, a salary benchmarking site

Insight / OTS seeks tax policy advisers

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) is looking for people to join its team, and is advertising for up to three tax professionals with current or recent experience in the private sector or within government to join as senior policy advisers

Insight / People in the news: RSM, Moore Stephens, Duncan & Toplis, The Works

In the latest accountancy jobs moves, RSM bolsters forensics team with director hire, Moore Stephens snaps up private client partner and The Works secures ex PwC corporate finance specialist for board position

Insight / Internationally mobile workers risk being hit by double tax bill

Internationally mobile employees are being penalised as they often have to pay double tax, while  complex tax treaties leave them out of pocket and there is a lack of clarity on pensions and social security payments, according to a study of international tax practitioners around the world, conducted by Blick Rothenberg

Tax / Registration open for online Apprenticeship Levy service

Employers affected by the introduction of the apprenticeship levy will have to register online to manage their schemes, on a new web portal set up by the Department for Education and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) prior to the launch of the apprenticeship levy on 6 April 2017

Insight / Brexit to increase demand for accountants

Accountants will be increasingly in demand during the Brexit process as companies look to reshape their business models in the post-EU environment, according to a joint study into the attitude of MPs commissioned by ACCA and AAT

Insight / Professional services firms urged to consider employee trust ownership

A North London architectural practice, BB Partnership Ltd (BBP), has adopted a 100% employee ownership model and is predicting that most UK practices will move to this model in the future, in a move that may have an impact on other professional services firms including accountancy practices

Insight / US management consultancy chooses London for European hub

Management consulting firm Kotter International is to make its first move into the European market with the opening of a London office and has set its sights on growing its European client base

Professional Development / People in the news: Kingston Smith, ICAEW, Bank of England

This week's news of professional moves in the sector includes a head of sales at Kingston Smith, the ICAEW elects a new vice president, Bank of England names new deputy governor for markets and banking

Insight / Boardroom gender parity 20 years away as UK falls behind Europe

Gender diversity on boards is slowly improving, but at the current rate of progress it will take 20 years before global boardrooms achieve gender parity in Egon Zehnder survey

Professional Development / People in the news: Bibby, UHY Hacker Young, RSM

In this week’s moves and appointments roundup, Bibby promotes a managing director to increase focus on export, UHY Hacker young gains a partner, two partners join RSM’s East Anglian team

Practice Development / Workplace fears and the effect on accounting professionals

Fears in the workplace are affecting half of accounting professionals as well as stalling job progression. Lee Biggins, founder and managing partner of CV-Library, explains what is holding accounting professionals back and how employers can help them to overcome these fears