With the accountancy world constantly evolving it can be a challenge for practitioners to stay up-to-date with the latest news and insight on all they need to know to ensure they deliver a first-rate service to their customers. In addition to it’s CPD programme, in-person seminars and social channels, the CPAA news pages are a great way to digest relevant news content, find out more about legislative updates, review budgetary announcements and gain insight into some valuable in-depth feature articles.

Check out the more recent posts below or view our archive features by month via the right-hand column.



11 March 2016

As covered in our previous article on the introduction of the mandatory new standard, FRS 102, there are some differences to be embraced. While there are certainly variations between the old UK/Irish GAAP and FRS 102, they are reassuringly similar in terms of scope and basic principles.

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The future for Excel (Part II)

06 January 2016

In our recent 'Has Excel's time come' feature we looked at Excel's place in the evolving digital landscape and reviewed some of the alternatives. Here in Part II we examine the future for Excel and invite leading experts to share their thoughts.

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Has Excel's time come? (Part I)

06 January 2016

In Part I of our 'Has Excel's time come' feature we look at Excel's place in the evolving digital landscape and review some of the alternatives. Look out for Part II where we look at the future for Excel and invite leading experts to share their thoughts.

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Practice Makes Perfect for AccountingWEB

16 December 2015

This autumn the CPAA sponsored the Practice Growth Award at AccountingWEB’s highly successful Practice Excellence Awards. Here, we look at the awards in more detail and talk to John Stokdyk, Editor-in-Chief at AccountingWEB about the programme and the insights that have been gained over the years from the array of fascinating and inspiring businesses that have taken part.

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Disguised Remuneration Arrangements

15 December 2015

A PwC Tax investigations newsflash: Autumn Statement - One of the key announcements in the Autumn Statement was that the Government intends to "take action on disguised remuneration schemes":

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A New Year with New Horizons

15 December 2015

As we put 2015 to bed and look towards a new year, the team at the CPAA is looking to the future and what it holds for the profession. With more legislation than ever, an increasingly digital world and a gradually improving economy, the industry faces an exciting but – excuse the pun – taxing 12 months ahead.

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Practice Growth: No Substitute For Experience

22 September 2015

This week the AccountingWEB Practice Excellence Awards take place. The Certified Public Accountants Association is delighted to sponsor a particularly important category, the Practice Growth of the Year Award. Growth is an area worth recognising, because it is rarely a simple process and leads to many lessons learnt – often hard ones – along the way.

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Going for Growth

30 August 2015

The Certified Public Accountants Association (CPAA) is proud to sponsor the Practice Growth of the Year category at the AccountingWEB Practice Excellence Awards next month. It is a group boasting impressive success stories. Amidst the backdrop of a tough business environment over recent years, all firms able to tell a tale of dynamic and dramatic growth are worthy of celebration.

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Business Rescue & Insolvency Support for CPAA Members

03 August 2015

Ensuring you have somewhere to turn to for advice if a client is struggling with insolvency can be vitally important. A reliable support system can help to spot an issue early, gain the right advice, and hopefully turn the client around and back to being solvent again.

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Dirty Laundering Being Aired in Public by the NCA

13 July 2015

The National Crime Agency (NCA) makes no bones about it; an eye-watering amount of money is being illegally laundered through UK banks and finance professionals, and “the scale of the laundering of criminal proceeds... is a strategic threat to the UK’s economy and reputation.” In this feature we look at the findings of the recent NCA report, identify how the CPAA can help, and highlight some of the anti-money laundering guidance from HMRC.

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