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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has marked a record year with the highest number of annual admissions in its 170-year history. Nearly 850 Chartered Accountants (CAs) joined the profession at its annual admission ceremony on 13 April.

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In a significant expansion, two Borders accountancy firms, Hogg & Thorburn and JRW, have formally merged. Having taken effect on 6 April 2024, the amalgamation forms JRW Hogg & Thorburn, marking a milestone in the histories of these long-established firms.

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EQ Accountants has announced its merger with Douglas Home & Co. Part of EQ's expansion plan to triple its turnover in the next five years, the alliance will see the firm's office count increase to 10 locations across Scotland and Northern England, with a combined workforce of 210 professionals.

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N4 Partners has completed a further seven-figure investment to become the majority shareholder of accounting, tax and audit firm Opulus Financial. Opulus has grown rapidly through a series of acquisitions since its inception in 2021, including Wylie & Bisset, George & Co, John Kerr & Co,

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Tax expert John Cairns been appointed by Glasgow-based Robb Ferguson Chartered Accountants as director of taxation. A long-time member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and a Chartered Tax Adviser, Mr Cairns has been a partner in both Scottish and international accounting firms,

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Johnston Carmichael’s most senior audit professional is swapping running numbers for running shoes in aid of a charity campaign to encourage social mobility in the accountancy profession. Graham Marjoribanks, partner and head of audit at Johnston Carmichael, is running a half marathon to raise

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has announced the biggest shake up in how it trains accountancy students in its 170-year history, with the launch of a new syllabus and a new way of learning for students. The new syllabus will make sure that the Chartered Accountant (CA

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International audit, tax, and advisory firm Mazars has reported double-digit revenue growth across its Scottish offices for the financial year ending August 2023, as the firm's teams in Edinburgh and Glasgow achieved a combined 13% revenue increase, up 4% from the previous year. Across the UK, Mazar

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Johnston Carmichael has announced it is expanding its services to cater to the engineering and manufacturing industry. The sector contributes an estimated £645 billion annually to the UK economy, and the government recent Budget is allocating an additional £4.5 billion for strategic manu

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Scottish accountancy firm EQ has revealed plans to triple its turnover within the next five years, following the sale of a major stake to private-equity backed organisation Sumer. EQ are the first accountancy practice in Scotland, and the ninth in the UK, to join Sumer in the last 12 months.

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Aberdeenshire-based Acumen Accountants has expanded its reach with a key merger south of the border. As a result, the growing company has bolstered its management team with the appointment of Andrew Wilson as a new director.

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Following HMRC’s announcement that it will not appeal against Loose Women presenter Kaye Adams’ court win over IR35 rules, Wylie & Bisset, Accountants and Business Advisers, has noted that the case illustrates the uncertainty surrounding agreeing an IR35 determination with HMRC. TV p

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Aberdeen-based accountancy firm Hall Morrice has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of Jack Borg-Delaney as a new audit director. Mr Borg-Delaney, with a wealth of experience in audit and compliance, previously held senior audit roles at Deloitte and Ernst and Young.

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Accountancy group MHA has solidified its presence in Scotland with the merger of Geoghegans, a prominent Edinburgh-based accountancy firm. The move marks the second merger in Scotland for MHA, the first being with Aberdeen-based accountancy firm Meston Reid & Co in October 2023.

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