Scottish accountancy and advisory firm Condies has introduced a flexible working model, aiming to allow employees the freedom to strike a balanced work-life equilibrium and maintain their productivity. The model will allow the employees to work either remotely or from the office, depending on t
New research by The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and BDO, the international network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms, has revealed how the role of the CFO is growing to include driving business decisions and reporting on the non-financial areas of their operatio
In a significant strategic overhaul, accountancy and advisory firm CT (formerly Chiene + Tait), has appointed a new executive committee and strategic leadership team, along with the upcoming launch of a new seven-figure digital transformation division. The newly appointed executive committ
Scottish firms, once profitable but financially strained during the COVID-19 pandemic, are now feeling the pinch of a cost-of-living crisis, leading to record levels of insolvency activity, according to Wylie & Bisset, an accountancy and business advisory firm. R3, the insolvency and restructuri
April witnessed a significant surge in insolvency-related activities in Scotland, the highest this year, new research by R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body, has revealed. R3’s analysis of data provided by Creditsafe shows there were 122 cases of insolvency-related activity, which
New research by Scottish institutions ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School highlights a shortfall in the disclosure of research and development (R&D) spending by over half (53%) of surveyed organisations. Despite f
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced the Audit Committees and the External Audit: Minimum Standard, which comes after careful consideration of the consultation responses received from stakeholders.The consultation on the draft proposal for the Minimum Standard was launched by the FRC
PwC’s Good Growth for Cities Index shows three major Scottish cities improving their performance in the rankings of UK cities against last year’s Index. Scottish cities included in the latest analysis are also performing above the UK average when it comes to the ratio of house prices to
Grant Thornton: Pressure of economic uncertainty negatively impacting mental wellbeing of business leaders
During Mental Health Awareness Week (15-21 May) new data has shown that almost two thirds (61%) of mid-market business leaders say the uncertain economic climate is negatively affecting their stress levels and mental wellbeing. Grant Thornton UK’s bi-monthly Business Outlook Tracker research,
Johnston Carmichael has strengthened its specialist tax team with the appointment of Amanda Collinson as international tax director. Ms Collinson joins Johnston Carmichael from a listed US group where she was EMEA tax manager. Having started her career at a Big 4 firm, where she worked in both Londo
New research has revealed that artificial intelligence (AI) will be instrumental not only in enhancing the efficacy of accountants as strategic business partners to their clients, but also in sustaining small businesses, according to Intuit QuickBooks. The study found that almost nine in ten (86%) a
In a report launched today by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP, figures show up to £1.3 billion has been deployed into circular economy investments in 12 months. According to the report, disclosed capital deployed has increased by 10% from £788 million in 2021 to £879
Glasgow-based Consilium Chartered Accountants has provided financial due diligence for ThinCats on Edinburgh-based property surveying consultancy Dot Surveying's transition to an employee ownership trust (EOT). The sale was facilitated by investment from ThinCats, a specialist provider of bespoke fu
Scottish accountancy firm Condies has opened a new office in Dundee's City Quay to accommodate increased demand and expand its regional services.
The majority of UK finance professionals have reported that hybrid working is increasing their productivity, while Scotland leads the world on hybrid working, according to ACCA's UK Talent Trends in Finance 2023 report.