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No changes to Corporate Governance Code

There will be no changes to the Corporate Governance Code for the next three years, says the FRC’s CEO Stephen Haddrill ... [More»]

ACCA professional marks

How to get those ‘easy’ four professional marks ... [More»]

Rather clean the house than ask for a rise?

UK employees say they would rather clean the house or go to the dentist than ask for a pay rise! ... [More»]

College principal sentenced for tax fraud

Macdonald Abamba, principal at the School of Computing & Business Studies in London, pleads guilty to tax evasion ... [More»]

ICAP joins Chartered Accountants Worldwide

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) has been awarded Associate membership by Chartered Accountants Worldwide ... [More»]

British Council to run ACCA new CBE exam centre network

The ACCA has unveiled the new partner to provide its global exam centre network for the introduction of the CBE and paper-based exams - the British Council ... [More»]

How ethical are you - take the survey!

FEE is looking for European young accountancy professionals to give their views on ethical behaviour ... [More»]

FREE ACCA Study School

Becker professional Education, with support from First Intuition is inviting you to join their FREE ACCA Study School ... [More»]

Just get stuck in!

We chat with CIMA President Myriam Madden who tells PQs if they have any doubts then don't worry 'just get stuck in' ... [More»]

HM Treasury lacks finance nous

HM Treasury is not functioning as a modern finance ministry, says ICAEW ... [More»]

Tesco’s finance team ‘needs education’

The Groceries Code Adjudicator says Tesco’s avoided paying suppliers to improve its own financial position ... [More»]

EU cracks down on tax avoidance

The European Commission steps up its effort to tackle corporate tax avoidance ... [More»]

Battle of the taxes

Who is more likely to get their tax returns in on time – men or women? ... [More»]

Retake pass rate up for ACCAs

ACCA retake pass rates are improving, according to early stats. That's good news  ... [More»]

Mastering IT is the key to success

Are the accountancy syllabuses failing PQs when it comes to IT? ... [More»]

The power of one

ICAS is calling for a renewed focus on personal ethical responsibility and believes its CAs can lead the way ... [More»]

It still pays to be posh

It still pays to be posh if you want to earn more as an accountant, according to new ground-breaking research ... [More»]

CIMA salaries are on the up

The average UK CIMA PQ earns £33,031 a year while their qualified colleagues have a yearly pay packet of £62,791, nearly 100% more! ... [More»]

Pervert accountant jailed

Former EY manager, George Thomas, has been jailed for four years for secretly filming thousands of people using toilets and changing rooms across London ... [More»]

Sit three ICAEW exams for success

The ICAEW December professional exam results are out ... [More»]

Where are the accountants?

Politicians are the least trusted professions, says Ipsos MORI poll. But what do people think of accountants? ... [More»]

ACCA CBE exams are coming

It’s full steam ahead for the introduction of CBE exams this September, says ACCA’s Director of Qualifications, Catherine Edwards in our exclusive interview ... [More»]

Business is just a Game of Thrones

We review Game of Thrones on Business by Tim Phillips and Rebecca Clare ... [More»]

FRC plays waiting game

The Financial Reporting Council is waiting for the findings of its Executive Counsel before it decides to launch a full-scale enquiry into KPMG’s audit of HBOS ... [More»]

The dog ate my tax return!

Here are HMRC’s ‘10 worst excuses’ for completing a tax return late! ... [More»]

Footballer ‘jailed’ (in theory) for tax evasion

Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano has been sentenced to a year in jail and fined £625,000 over image rights tax evasion ... [More»]

CIMA pass rates: the lowdown

CIMA releases the case study and OT pass rates ... [More»]


The December ACCA results are in. How do they look to you? ... [More»]

2016 PQ Magazine Awards – the shortlist

Who is up for a PQ? The judges have decided their shortlists for the 2016 PQ magazine awards. You will have to wait until 23 February to discover the winners!  ... [More»]

Heart still beats head

When it comes to the big decisions, business chiefs still follow their heart over their head, says a new global study from KPMG and ACCA ... [More»]

Limboland accountants

Comedian Bill Bailey explains why he may revert to hiding his money under the mattress ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine is coming...

Watch out, your essential PQ magazine is on its way ... [More»]

Accountants suffering from Repetitive Task Injury!

Is finance failing to keep pace with the demands of next generation accountancy ... [More»]

The Joy of Tax

We review Richard Murphy's latest book - The Joy of Tax: How a fair tax system can create a better society ... [More»]

IFRS 16 Leases - IT'S NEW TODAY!

The International Accounting Standards Board brings leases onto the balance sheet with its new standard ... [More»]

PKF Cooper Parry & Clement Keys merge

Leading Midlands accountancy firms PKF Cooper Parry has now completed a merger with Birmingham-based Clement Keys  ... [More»]

CIOT calls for rethink on national insurance reduction rules

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has warned that excluding one-person businesses from claiming the national insurance Employment Allowance are too easy to dodge ... [More»]

David Bowie: I should have been an accountant!

South London boy David Bowie once told guitarist Eric Schermerhorn he should have been an accountant! We are glad he didn't go down that route - Farewell Dave ... [More»]

Cheating accountant get 5 years

Tax adviser and accountant Denis Christopher Carter Lunn has been jailed for tax evasion ... [More»]

PQ giveaway winners

Who has been sent one of our great giveaways? Here is a list of recent winners ... [More»]


Yes, there is still time to win one of three fantastic Beats Pill speakers by entering our annual quiz ... [More»]

Less is more for ACCA PER changes

The ACCA is introducing a new user-friendly PER policy from February ... [More»]

CIMA on the case

CIMA students need to see the case study exam as a competency-based job interview, says director of learning Peter Stewart ... [More»]

Accountancy degrees - more popular

The number of students opting for an accountancy degree has grown by 21% in 8 years ... [More»]

Show me the money!

Accountants like perks but would prefer just to have the money ... [More»]


A new provider for AAT, ACCA and CIMA has opened its doors in Warwick – Timely Training Solutions (TTS) ... [More»]

Tilley receives OBE

CIMA CEO Charles Tilley has been awarded an OBE for services to the economy ... [More»]

Student cheating epidemic

The number of university students found cheating is on the rise, reports the Times ... [More»]

AAT launches in Poland

Poland becomes the 41st country where the AAT qualification is available ... [More»]

CIMA pre-seens are 'out'

Cakes, pizzas and fashion are the key industries for this February's case study exams ... [More»]

PQs 'most wanted' in 2016!

The latest Hays salary & trends survey is a must read for any aspiring PQ. We highlight the key points here... ... [More»]

AAT assessment results are in

The AAT results for the year-ending 30 June 2015 have now been released ... [More»]

Two qualifications in one

The CIOT and ICAEW have launched a much-anticipated ACA/CTA joint programme in owner-managed/private business ... [More»]

Win one of our Beats Pill speakers

Yes, you can win one of three Beats Pill speakers in our bumper quiz, sponsored by the AAT, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW & ICAS ... [More»]

We need more accountants!

The world is a better place with accountants in it - that's official  ... [More»]

Party starts too soon for Glasgow sitters

ACCA sitters in one Scottish centre had to endue relentless party music for their whole exam - they were not happy! ... [More»]

PQ awards deadline - EXTENDED!

You still have time to get your name of the PQ award shortlist. In fact we have extended the deadline to 5 January 2016  ... [More»]

First Intuition opens in Brum

Win a tutor for half a day with First Intuition in Birmingham ... [More»]

Separated at birth

Salford City's and BPP's logo are surprisingly similar! ... [More»]

IASB postpones accounting changes

IASB puts halt to changes for associates and joint ventures until broader review ... [More»]

What is the pay gap?

Bosses need to reveal the pay gap to their staff, says CIPD report ... [More»]

Hanging on the telephone

Tax helpline callers are put on hold for 38 minutes! ... [More»]

KPMG UK unveils revenues of £1.96bn

KPMG UK announces 2.6% growth in revenues ... [More»]

Tax gets digital

HMRC launches online Personal Tax Accounts ... [More»]

ACCA December exams: Day 5

How were F9 and P4 for you? ... [More»]

Letters target high street accountants

High street accountants are being targeted by HMRC in a new letter campaign ... [More»]

Criminal prosecutions on the up

Tax evasion prosecutions soar by 60% in a year ... [More»]

Pressure on FRC over firm's role in HBOS failure

The accountancy watchdog is being asked to open an investigation into KPMG's role in bank's failure ... [More»]

ACCA December exams: Day 4

F6, P3, and P6 feedback ... [More»]

ACA exam results out

The ICAEW releases November advanced level results ... [More»]

FRC proposes amendments to FRS 101 and 103

The FRC is proposing limited changes to FRS 101 and FRS 103 ... [More»]

Accountant jailed

Accountant convicted of trying to steal £2.2m in a film industry tax fraud ... [More»]

ACCA December exams: Day 3

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

ACCA December exams: Day 2

What were F7 and P2 exams like? You tell us ... [More»]

ACCA December exams: Day 1

Here is your feedback on F8, P7 and F2 ... [More»]

Time to enter the PQ awards!

Do you know someone who deserves one our awards? Well its time to get nominating then as the deadline is looming... ... [More»]

Ready for those ACCA exams on Monday?

The ACCA exams start on Monday 7 December and now finish by the Friday (11th) - so are you prepared? ... [More»]

Sorry, wrong number!

FRC comes under attack from the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum ... [More»]

Overseas student numbers set to rise

Chancellor George Osborne says overseas student numbers will rise by 65,000 ... [More»]

RSM unveils 26% growth in revenues

RSM's UK revenues are up by over a quarter while post-tax rise by over 50% ... [More»]

HMRC hits Ladbrokes

High street bookies Ladbrokes loses a £54m tax avoidance court case ... [More»]

Disclosing tax risks

FRC calls for transparent disclosure of tax risks in reports ... [More»]

Number of accountancy firms drops again

The number of accountancy firms drops again to 6,622 ... [More»]

PQ magazine shortlisted for LUCA award

PQ magazine has been shortlisted for a LUCA award, which are run by ICB Global ... [More»]

KPMG partners arrested

Four partners from KPMG in Northern Ireland are arrested over tax evasion ... [More»]

Tesco settles US class action for $12m

Tesco has settled the first of two US class actions over its accounting scandal ... [More»]

The Autumn Statement

Chancellor George Osborne set out today his spending plans for the next four years in the Spending Review. Here are the highlights… ... [More»]

Where is your moral compass?

New research claims that unethical practices still rife among accountants ... [More»]

Money laundering rules ‘flawed’

The UK’s anti-money laundering safeguards could be ‘unfit for purpose’, says new survey ... [More»]

Apprenticeship levy confusion

Training is being put on hold because of the concern over the apprenticeship levy for big companies ... [More»]

Playing the game

Deloitte is asking candidates to play the Firefly Freedom game to see just how innovative they are ... [More»]

Beware smart drugs work!

Do the accountancy bodies need to think more seriously about their PQs using drugs to pass their exams? ... [More»]

The P2 & P3 ACCA examiner reports

Candidates who don't look beyond the study manuals, and unfocused sitters. That's the problem with P2 and P3 exams, say the examiners in their September reports! ... [More»]

PKF Cooper Parry & Clement Keys to merge

Two leading Midland firms announce possible merger ... [More»]

ACCA tips for F9 and P4

Top tutor Sunil Bhandari provides his tips for the December F9 and P4 ACCA papers ... [More»]

Autumn Statement predictions

The Autumn Statement takes place on Wednesday 25 November. Here’s some predictions from Smith & Williamson’s Tina Riches ... [More»]

Premier League contributes £3bn to UK GDP

The Premier League and its clubs contributed £3.4bn to UK GDP in 2013/14  ... [More»]

PQ JOB OF THE WEEK: Assistant Reporting Analyst

We have found a great role for an assistant reporting analyst in South West London ... [More»]

ACCA December exams tips

Here are BPP's tips for the December ACCA sitting.The full unexpurgated guidance from BPP for this December’s sitting will be uploaded on the PQ magazine study zone later this week ... [More»]

More ACCA December exam tips...

Top tutors at First Intuition provide their tips for the up and coming December exam ... [More»]

Even more December ACCA tips

LSBF top team provide their exam tips for the ACCA December test ... [More»]

CIMA PQ’s average salary - £33,031 in the UK

PQ magazine takes a look at the latest CIMA salary survey ... [More»]

Time for an ACCA student council?

Do ACCA students need a more formal way to engender change, and to get their views heard? ... [More»]

Beware smart drugs work!

Will there be a need for the professionla bodies to start drug testing their PQs? ... [More»]

'Special relationship' just got serious

After three years of ‘courting’ CIMA and the AICPA have announced they are ready to take their relationship to the next stage! ... [More»]

Blooming in Bloomsbury

ACCA PQs have a great new college to sign up to in London ... [More»]

Free tuition for a year!

One lucky CIMA student could be studying for free, courtesy of Birmingham’s First Intutition – it could be you! ... [More»]

ACCA tips coming - see next PQ magazine!

We have two full pages of ACCA December exam tips in the next issue of PQ magazine - out soon! ... [More»]

What investors want in an annual report

FRC provides year-end advice to prepares of annual reports ... [More»]

Robots are coming - Part 2

Bank of England's chief economist warns that the robots are coming after your jobs. Remember we told you first! ... [More»]

Not one but two jobs up for grabs...

YMCA is looking for two finance officers - one 'general' and one 'income', based at its corporate office in Surbiton ... [More»]

HMRC – the future

Fewer, more modern regional centres and more highly skilled staff is what HMRC will look like under its 10-year modernisation programme ... [More»]

Welsh town to go ‘offshore’

One Welsh town says it plans to copy multinational tax-avoidance schemes ... [More»]

Happy International Accounting Day

Did you know that today (10 November) is International Accounting Day? Time to celebrate ... [More»]

EU spending 'irregular & possibly illegal'

The Times has seen the European Court of Auditors annual report and it doesn't make pretty reading (that's 21 years in a row then) ... [More»]

FD jailed for defrauding Dragons' Den star

Accountant Christopher Watson is jailed for defrauding £8m ... [More»]

New powers for ICAEW

New local audit regulatory powers given to ICAEW by FRC ... [More»]

Client assets assurance

The FRC has published a standard for audit firms on ‘Providing Assurance on Client Assets to the Financial Conduct Authority’ ... [More»]

Student choice at heart of new HE reforms

The UK government publishes a green paper outlining reforms to boost teaching standards ... [More»]

Work by numbers

Will you really make 29,328 cups of tea at work? The AAT has worked out your working life in numbers… ... [More»]

The marathon man

ACCA newly qualified Mitesh Dhimar is a runaway success ... [More»]

ACCA disciplines students

Here is the latest list of ACCA students who have been found guilty of misconduct, all cases are subject of an appeal ... [More»]

Early entry deadline for ACCA March sitting looms

The ACCA March 2016 exam session - early entry deadline is 9 November 2015 ... [More»]

F7 & F8 Examiner's reports are 'out'

The ACCA September examiner reports have now all been published. We take a look at the two latecomers - F7 & F8 ... [More»]

Taxman must improve customer service

HMRC's poor customer service could be hindering tax collections, say MPs ... [More»]


Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins has sponsored an early day motion (no 626) over the ACCA's voting procedures at the AGM ... [More»]


FRC proposes limited scope improvements to FRS 102 ... [More»]

Going in blind

EY is working hard to remove bias in its recruitment processes ... [More»]

The 18-year-old member

Could Ramkumar Raman be the youngest chartered accountant?  ... [More»]

Giveaways are us!

Who won one of our great giveaways? Are you on the list? ... [More»]

Nice cup of tea!

The Carbon Trust’s Dr John Kazer explores the importance of understanding just how much water it takes to make the perfect cup of tea ... [More»]

ICAEW CBT exams delayed

ICAEW has no option but to put its move to CBT exams on hold 'just for now' ... [More»]

Time to get entrepreneurial

Arnold Hill’s Clare Hale looks at how PQs can help ensure new businesses (including their own) succeed ... [More»]

The PwC Youth Index

Which countries are looking after their future – young people? Well, PwC has produced a Youth Workers Index ... [More»]

PQ JOBS - production/manufacturing accountant

Fantastic role for a PQ accountant at James Purdey & Sons ... [More»]

Join the ‘tampon tax’ debate

Britain will call on European Commission to end the tampon tax, but don't expect anything to happen! ... [More»]

CIMA calculator policy change

Students can continue bringing their own calculator (as long as its approved) to exam centres, says CIMA ... [More»]

Baker Tilly becomes RSM

Baker Tilly is no more in the UK - as the firm changes its name to RSM ... [More»]

Time for name blindness!

PM announces leading graduate employers have pledged to recruit on a 'name blind' basis ... [More»]

Time to nominate

We need you to get nominating for the PQ awards 2016 ... [More»]

ACCA F7 examiner is worried....

We take a look at the June 2015 Examiner's Report - remember you will have to wait until after the December sitting for anything similar! ... [More»]

PQ JOBS - ACA graduation rotation scheme

Trainee accountant - ACA graduate rotation scheme ... [More»]

Investing in social mobility

Grant Thornton releases its profits for the financial year to 30 June 2015 ... [More»]

Starbucks and Fiat had illegal tax advantages

The European Commission finds Fiat and Starbucks guilty of illegal tax deals ... [More»]

Steel sector closures - big repercussions

KPMG says the job loses and closures in the steel industry goes to the very heart of UK’s manufacturing ... [More»]

ACCA September results - we have the pass rates

The first-ever September exam session pass rates are here! ... [More»]

PQ magazine is coming!

The November issue of PQ magazine is 'coming' & we ask will the robots be taking over your jobs! ... [More»]


Finance manager job in Manchester city centre or assistant accountant in Chessington - time to check out pqjobs.co.uk ... [More»]

ACA students do ICAEW proud

The ACA September Professional Exam results are in, and they look good... ... [More»]

CIMA introduces scaled scores

From 1st November 2015 results for CIMA's OT will include a grade (pass/fail), sectional performance feedback and... a scaled score ... [More»]

Are drastic changes needed to ACCA's F9?

Many ACCA PQs think it is nigh on impossible to finish the F9 exam in three hours ... [More»]

CIPFA wins Welsh contract

CIPFA has won the bid for NHS graduate scheme in Wales ... [More»]


CIPFA and PIPFA sign MOU to strengthen public financial management in Pakistan ... [More»]

CIMA releases latest exam pass rates

CIMA releases the August case study and OT pass rates for the last nine months ... [More»]

PQ magazine named accountancy's Media of the Year

PQ magazine has been named accountancy 'Media of the Year' winner 2015 at the AIA Awards. ... [More»]

CIPFA - exam date changes

Module and exam date changes - CIPFA exams start their move online... ... [More»]

CIMA updates Cert BA

CIMA has tweaked its Certificate in Business Accounting to make it even more relevant to what employers want ... [More»]

University - go or not to go...

Graduates earn thousands more than their classmates who didn't go, says latest study ... [More»]

How long will it take?

Professional accountancy exams are tough. But, did you have any expectations about just how long it might take you to qualify? ... [More»]

Flowers, IT and trees - CIMA case study

CIMA releases the pre-seens for the November sittings ... [More»]

ACCA self-study guides

ACCA completes its self-study guides with the launch of the P1- P7 guides ... [More»]

ACCA says it is no longer publishing exam questions and answers

In future the ACCA will publish a selection of questions from the September/december and March/June exams ... [More»]

Our giveaways winners

It pays to enter our giveaways - here are the latest winners... ... [More»]

EY fee income breaks £2bn

EY expansion hits partners where it hurts - in their pockets ... [More»]

Can't you behave at work!

Most accountants believe there should be a ban on inter-office relationships ... [More»]

Student wellbeing

To be successful in life, and of course in your accountancy exams, you need to develop resilience. That means looking after yourself! ... [More»]

FCCA appointed new learning director

Dr Mary Bishop has been appointed ACCA’s new director of learning ... [More»]

IASB - temporary measures

IASB to consult on temporary measures relating to the effective dates for IFRS 9 and the new insurance contracts standard ... [More»]

Online ACCA careers event

ACCA Advantage has unveiled a two-day virtual careers fair ... [More»]

Sit your exams anywhere with CIPFA

CIPFA move into e-assessment will put it at the vanguard of online assessment ... [More»]

Bogus training courses come under fire

Dodgy training providers who promise fake apprenticeships face prosecution ... [More»]

Apprentices - you are all hired!

Experian has given permanent jobs to five of the apprentices, who started a CIMA Certificate course together ... [More»]

FRC acts on complaints

The FRC is to investigate PwC and one of its accountants over the audit of Connaught  ... [More»]

ACCA September exams – Day 5

F9 bad, P4 good? Well, it was a bit more complicated than that! ... [More»]

ACCA September exams - Day 4

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

ACCA September exams - Day 3

What did PQs think of F5, P1 and P5? Well, it seems two good, one bad... ... [More»]

ACCA student feedback on the September exams

Students air their ‘thoughts' on the first two days of the first-ever sitting of the ACCA exams in September ... [More»]

PQ magazine's Queen story...

Queen refuses to wear one of our 'I Love Tax' t-shirts. (It was back in 2009!) ... [More»]

Pass rates take tumble at ACCA June sitting

Here are the June pass rates - paper by paper. Many are down! ... [More»]

ACCA June exam feedback - paper-by-paper

Our friends at BPP provide in-depth analysis of every June exam paper - in our study zone ... [More»]

CIMA case study pass rate rise

May's case student pass rates make much better reading! Here they are... ... [More»]

CIMA OTs are out

CIMA releases the OT pass rates for the first five months of the new syllabus  ... [More»]

ACCA Statement: Publishing past exams F5 to F9

The ACCA confirms that it will NOT be reproducing MCQ sections in future for F5, F6, F7, F8 and F9 ... [More»]
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