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It's diversity – get over it!

The ICAEW has put diversity at the top of its agenda with the launch of a new online Diversity Community. ... [More»]

All male shortlists banned

PwC has banned all-male shortlists for jobs in the UK as it attempts to increase the number of women in its senior roles. ... [More»]

Concern over reason for PDSY pass rates

The AAT examiner is worried that only 30% of students who enter the Professional Diploma Synoptic Assessment (PDSY) have successfully achieved all three of the contributing units (FSLC, MABU and MDCL). ... [More»]

A call to action

Accountant Elaine Clark has launched a Women in Accountancy group and is asking fellow female professionals to provide their input into a survey about their experiences in accountancy. ... [More»]

Is diversity stalling?

Ethnic diversity at the top 10 accountancy firms has stalled, showing little growth over the past two years, according to a new study by Accountancy magazine. ... [More»]

Hot weather doesn’t help

Students may need to avoid hotter weather if they want to better exam results. ... [More»]

Carillion auditor KPMG censured by FRC

KPMG has been singled out by the Financial Reporting Council in a report critical of the quality of auditing in the UK. ... [More»]

AAT to publish new pass rate statistics

The AAT has said that it plans to publish one-off pass rates on 22 June to show that the AQ2016 assessments are now working well. ... [More»]

Delays, time pressure – it’s the ACCA exams

Delayed exams and computers crashing seems to be a common theme of students sitting the ACCA CBE June exams in the UK. ... [More»]

£850k windfall is bad news for accountancy student

Second-year accountancy student Sibongile Mani may soon be looking for a new profession. ... [More»]

Career paths are not clear

Too many young finance professionals in the pubic sector are being left in the dark about their potential career paths, says a new report from the ACCA. ... [More»]

The robots have arrived

HMRC says it has now processed over 10m transactions using robots since 2015. ... [More»]

Brotherly love

You need your taxes done and your brother is an accountant. ... [More»]


How did F9 and P4 go? One good, one bad? ... [More»]

KPMG ‘sanctioned’

The FRC fines and reprimands KPMG  ... [More»]

Where to be on Monday - Future-proofing your career?

Come and join us at our FREE one-day conference in London… ... [More»]


Here's our F6, P3 & P6 feedback ... [More»]


Your F5 and P1 feedback is here ... [More»]


How did students cope with the last-ever P2 exam and F7, of course ... [More»]

Future-proof your career next Monday!

There's still time to sign up to our free one-day London conference on Monday 11 June. Just look at the final line-up - it's unique! ... [More»]


How did P7 and F8 sitters cope? ... [More»]

FREE accountancy career conference line-up complete

You can future-proof your career at our one-day London conference on Monday 11 June ... [More»]

ACCA June 2018 tips - F5 to F9

BPP provides its insight into the June exam for papers F5 to F9, with the usually warnings! ... [More»]

ACCA June 2018 exam tips - P1 to P7

The June exams are nearly here, so here’s some top tips form some top tutors… ... [More»]

Even more great exam tips for June 2018...

A big thanks goes out to FME Learn online for these June tips... ... [More»]

What the ACCA examiner wants…

What did the ACCA examiner reports highlight after the March sitting? Here’s F5 to F9 ... [More»]

The AAT awards go to…

So who walked off with the recent AAT Training Provider awards? Here they all are ... [More»]

Apprenticeship drop continues

Call for reforms as apprenticeship sign-ups slump ... [More»]

Everyone is a winner!

Who has won a great PQ magazine giveaway – here the latest list… ... [More»]

Mood beats economic factors

What are the big influencers of cryptocurrency prices? ... [More»]

FREE one-day conference just for you!

Future-proof your career at our one-day FREE accountancy conference in London Town. Here's the programme for the day... ... [More»]

Time to act on smart drug

Universities warned they must act now on study drugs ... [More»]

No more Carillion scandals

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell is promising an end to scandals such as Carillion on Labour’s watch  ... [More»]

One-day career conference

Join us at our FREE one-day London conference on 11 June if you want to future-proof your career  ... [More»]

ACCA June exam tips - F5 to F9

BPP provides its insight into the June exam for papers F5 to F9, with the usually warnings! ... [More»]

Tax havens to open their books

Anyone sheltering dirty money in Britain’s overseas territories will be exposed under laws set into force by the UK government ... [More»]

Local government reform hampered by Brexit

Brexit is likely to curtail much-needed local government reform for many years to come, says CIPFA CEO Rob Whiteman ... [More»]

KPMG's Breathe - a winner

KPMG’s LGBT network Breathe picked up the network prize at the recent the NatWest British LGBT awards ... [More»]

ACCA restructures

The ACCA unveils a new structure for its global markets ready for its 2020 strategy ... [More»]

Accounting salaries on the rise

Competition for talent remains fierce, says new research ... [More»]

Time to discriminate

UK companies need to start to discriminate against job applicants from Eton because their grades are ‘not as impressive’ as those achieved by students at struggling schools ... [More»]

Free mock exams for ACCA P1, P2 & P3

Check out all the resources around for the P1, P2 and P3 June exams ... [More»]

Doing the right thing

Big 4 firms need to put more emphasis on the importance of ‘doing the right thing’, says FRC ... [More»]

Crowe Horwath rebrand

Crowe Horwath is to rebrand by dropping the ‘Horwath’ from its name ... [More»]

Overseas students wrongly deported?

Thousands of overseas students could be entitled to compensation from the UK government ... [More»]

HMRC warns of tax refund scams

Beware new email and text scam messages, says HMRC ... [More»]

Home address protection

New laws have been introduced to help protect home address information held at Companies House ... [More»]

AAT Training Provider Awards – the shortlist

PQ editor Graham Hambly was among the judges again for the 2018 AAT Training Provider Awards. So who made the shortlist? ... [More»]

Working to a common goal

The IFAC wants to see a wider take-up of international training standards  ... [More»]

KPMG wants to see disability champions

Big 4 firm KPMG says that all FTSE 350 boards need to appoint disability champions by 2020 ... [More»]

PQ career conference

Sign up for our free one-day conference - we want to future proof your career. Put 11 June in your diary ... [More»]

CIMAs on the rise

The Big 4 accountancy firms are now recruiting a lot more CIMA PQs than ACCA ones, according to the recent Accountancy survey ... [More»]

FRC’s future ‘under review’

A root and branch review of the Financial Reporting Council's governance, impact and power is to take place by the end of 2018 ... [More»]

You are being stalked!

Do you feel like you are being stalked? Well, that could be the case as a third of recruiters say they regularly use social media to ‘research’ potential candidates ... [More»]

AAT synoptic worries

What dot the latest pass rates tell us about the AAT qualification? ... [More»]

Demand up outside capital

Career opportunities for accountants outside London have increased by a whopping 27%, find out why ... [More»]

Is a squeeze in recruitment coming?

Trainee numbers at the Top 75 UK accounting firms are being squeezed and the total number of trainees grew by just 2.8% in 2017 ... [More»]

Where’s the mark allocation?

ACCA P7 sitters want to know why they are treated differently to international sitters! ... [More»]

Future-proof your career

PQ magazine has joined forces with LSBF to host a FREE one-day conference looking at how you can ensure career success in a global world ... [More»]

CIMA results have ‘arrived’

See all the OT and case study pass rates in one place  ... [More»]

ICAEW Professional exams

The ICAEW March 2018 Professional level exam results are here ... [More»]

ACCA results are in…

How were the first set of results for 2018? Scary, according to some PQs! ... [More»]

Becker to 'leave' ACCA' publishing market

In a surprising move Becker has revealed it is withdrawing from the ACCA market ... [More»]

Free ACCA study skill webinars

Great FREE webinars for F5, F9, P4 and P5 ACCA studiers. They start on 18 April ... [More»]

Enhanced monitoring proposed

The FRC says it will ‘up’ its monitoring of audit firms ... [More»]

Accountant takes charge of SFO

Former COO, Mark Thompson, has taken temporary charge of the Serious Fraud Office ... [More»]

Can accountants dance?

Watch ‘PQ awards 2018 – the movie’ to discover the truth ... [More»]

How to avoid the catch-22 of no work experience

Read Graham Hambly’s blog on getting work when you don’t have any practical experience ... [More»]

A prosecution first

Company director, Kevin Brewer, has been fined £12,000 for deliberately falsifying information when setting up several companies ... [More»]

FRC to implement recommendations

The FRC has said it will implement Sir Christopher Clarke’s new sanctions ... [More»]

‘Middle-class’ grab of apprenticeships?

Fears over a ‘middle-class grab’ of apprenticeships are valid, says the skills minister Anne Miton ... [More»]

Use calculator with caution

HMRC’s stamp duty online calculator could have got its sums wrong to the tune of £2bn ... [More»]

Record number of higher rate UK taxpayers

One in six UK taxpayers now pay the higher 40/45% higher rates of tax... ... [More»]

Time to give a f***

When you are a professional accountant you have to behave professionally 24/7. ... [More»]

AAT enjoying its freedom

It has nearly been a year, but the AAT is growing from strength-to-strength after dropping its chartered sponsoring bodies ... [More»]

Middle-class problems

Middle-class professionals are operating a closed shop, deterring new entrants to the market, claims chief secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss ... [More»]

Sexual harassment ‘problems’ in Australia

A partner at KPMG South Australia has ‘left’ the Big 4 firm, following a sexual harassment investigation against him ... [More»]

Big 4 are good for you

The Big 4 accountancy firms are a great place to work, but they wreak havoc on your work-life balance ... [More»]

Practice makes perfect

ICAEW student’s really do need to put in the practice before sitting their first CBE exam, stressed the ICAEW’s head of development and special projects, Adam Birt ... [More»]

Lego is UK’s top brand

Lego beats off the likes of Apple and Google to be named top brand ... [More»]

The Association unveils new jobs shake-up

PQ magazine has discovered that The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (The Association), the body formed by CIMA and its US partner the AICPA, has begun an extensive business transformation programme ... [More»]

Want to sit your exams to some drum and base?

More March ACCA exam feedback... ... [More»]

PQ giveaway winners

There are lots of great giveaway’s in the April issue of PQ, as usual. Just check page 30 ... [More»]

FRC has Carillion ex-FDs in its sights

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is to investigate the conduct of Richard Adam and Zafar Khan, both of whom held the group finance director’s role at the failed giant Carillion. It is currently scrutinising KPMG’s role as auditors to the company, which collapsed in January. ... [More»]

Spring Statement: the highlights

What did Chancellor Phil Hammond say in his 30-minute statement? PQ magazine editor, Graham Hambly, puts his spin on it ... [More»]


Here’s your paper-by-paper guide to the March sitting ... [More»]

Virtual reality in the classroom

Swansea University is leading the way in using virtual reality to help its accountancy students learn ... [More»]


So how was Friday's exams? Here's your feedback for F9 and P4 ... [More»]


How did student fare with F6, P3 and P6? ... [More»]

Ready for the fourth industrial revolution?

PQ dropped into the ICAEW HE conference to hear how the future might look for today’s trainee accountants ... [More»]

Bringing finance into the digital age

PQ magazine sits down for one of its regular chats with the man in charge of the ongoing CIMA syllabus review, Noel Tagoe ... [More»]


Lots of things 'happening' at the F5, P1 and P5 sitting. Read it all here... ... [More»]


Here’s your feedback from F7 and P2 ... [More»]

Flesh and blood wins over computer

A judge has warned HMRC that a tax official rather than a computer programme should make assessments for any fines ... [More»]


Here’s your feedback from the F8 and P7 March exams ... [More»]

Use social networks for social mobility

Breaking down closed professional networks with alternative networks such as Slack and Coworker is a key to improving the social mobility in the accountancy profession ... [More»]

CIPFA’s mixed bag of exam results

Company Financial Reporting was the ‘stand-out’ CIPFA paper in December 2017! What were the rest of the results like? ... [More»]

A minute of fun - the PQ awards LIVE!

Here's why you need to enter the PQ awards! Watch our dancing accountant... ... [More»]

Beware last-minute ACCA exam updates

Despite assurances that it wouldn’t happen again, the ACCA has released a new P1 technical article just a week before the March exam ... [More»]

ICAS enters into historic alliances

ICAS has signed an historic mutual recognition agreement with both the US CPA and US Certified Public Accountants ... [More»]

Cheating CIMA students punished

CIMA as 'disciplined' over 30 students caught cheating on a OCS WhatsApp group ... [More»]

McDonnell takes aim at Big 4

Labour’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, says the large accountancy firms need to take a new “Hippocratic oath” ... [More»]

Straight from the horse’s mouth

We look at the December ACCA Examiners' Reports for F5, F8, P4 and P5 ... [More»]

Oh what a night!

So, who were the winners of the PQ awards 2018? Read the roll of honours here ... [More»]

The ACCA March ‘P ‘paper tips

BPP’s experts provide their ACCA exam tips ... [More»]

ACCA March Exam Tips

LSBF provides its tips for the March sitting ... [More»]

More ACCA exam tips...

The March exams will soon be upon us. So, what advice does BPP give to F5 to F9 sitters? ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine is out

The March issue is jammed pack with top tips for part qualifieds everywhere ... [More»]

Big 4 ‘feasted’ on Carillion

MPs accuse Big 4 of feasting on the carcass of Carillion ... [More»]

BBC tax panic

HMRC tribunal win puts some BBC stars back in the spotlight ... [More»]

Happy Valentine’s Day

See what the accountancy bodies got all romantic on us… ... [More»]

Beware the third wave

PwC says a third of British jobs could be impacted over the next 15 years ... [More»]

Last line of defence

HMRC has written to the CEOs of the UK’s major retailers urging them to share details of iTunes scam with all their staff ... [More»]

IASB amends pension accounting

The IASB issues narrow-scope amendments to IAS 19 ... [More»]

Latest CIMA pass rates

CIMA has released its latest set of pass rates and apart from a slight dip in a couple of the case study exams everything seems to be ‘holding steady’ ... [More»]

‘Stealing the exam’

Six US accountants have now been formally charged by the US SEC over their alleged participation in a scheme to misappropriate and use confidential information relating to the PCAOB planned inspections ... [More»]

FRC to investigate Carillion

The FRC has opened an investigation under its enforcement procedures into KPMG’s audit of Carillion ... [More»]

Insolvency on the up

The number of people who became insolvent jumped by 9.4% in 2017 ... [More»]

Threat to democracy

Billionaire investor, George Soros, has said the tech monopolies such as Facebook and Google are a threat to democracy ... [More»]

Beware 7-year rule

Professional level ACCA students need to be more aware that they now have seven years to complete their exams before the results ‘expire’ ... [More»]

Thousands of scam texts halted

HMRC says it has stopped thousands of taxpayers receiving scam text messages ... [More»]

CIPFA E&T director wanted

CIPFA’s looking for a director of education and membership ... [More»]

FRC fines Quindell’s ex-auditor

The FRC has fined and reprimanded Arrandco Audit (formerly RSM Tenon Audit) over its misconduct in the audit of Quindell Portfolio and Quindell ... [More»]

Cost of CIMA

How much will it cost you to qualify as a CIMA - the answer is depends where you are in the world! ... [More»]

CBE adoption moves apace at ICAEW

The move to CBE exams will quicken up for ICAEW PQs in 2018 ... [More»]

Transforming UK audit analytics

Kingston Smith has joined forces with MindBridge Analytics, to help the top 20 firm use artificial intelligence to transform and future-proof its audit processes ... [More»]

Where is your return?

A third of tax returns are still outstanding with just a week to go before the deadline, says HMRC ... [More»]


So, who has made it onto the 2018 PQ magazine awards shortlist? Here are the finalists... ... [More»]


The ICAEW Professional Level December results are in  ... [More»]

Free ACCA P1 and P3 webinars

If you are planning to sit P1 and/or P3 in March of June 2018, then you need to sign up to ACCA’s FREE webinars ... [More»]

PwC Indian ban

PwC’s Indian unit has been banned from auditing listed companies for two years ... [More»]

KPMG comes under spotlight over Carillion

Carillion’s auditor, KPMG, comes into the firing line!  ... [More»]

Accountancy students injured

Students injured in Jakarta stock exchange building collapse ... [More»]

New job position – money mule?

Would you have fallen for Santander’s ‘fake job' ad? ... [More»]

ACCA December results are here

Here’s the ACCA December 2017 pass rates… ... [More»]

FRC 'monitoring' Carillion

FRC releases a statement regarding Carillion ... [More»]

Accountants are sixth worst drivers!

When compared with other professions accountants are now ranked the sixth worst  ... [More»]

Cyberattacks averaging 633 per day per firm!

UK companies are under attack, with the average firm ‘experiencing’ a whopping 231,028 cyberattacks during 2017 ... [More»]

AAT launches 3 new qualifications

AAT has launched 3 access qualifications for people aiming to take their first steps into a career in finance ... [More»]

Accountant ordered to pay back £2.9m

Management accountant Aquil Ahmed has been ordered to repay £2.9m within 3 months or face a further five years in jail ... [More»]

KPMG offers its own digital degree

In what is being seen by some as a snub to universities offerings, KPMG has said it has launched its own digital degree apprenticeship ... [More»]

Upfront VAT fear

Firms could face paying VAT upfront after Brexit ... [More»]

‘Punishment taxes’ for tech giants?

The UK government is looking at ways to change behaviour of the global tech companies! Good luck there ... [More»]

PQ giveaway winners

So, which readers walked off with our December giveaways  ... [More»]

More paws for thoughts…

Thanks for all your cat pictures. We will feature more in next month’s issue  ... [More»]

We should have done more…

The FRC has admitted it should have adopted a more proactive approach to its early enquiries into HBOS ... [More»]

Are you exam ready?

PQ-Go just got bigger. Together with the help of top tutors we have devised a series of free online tests to see if you are ‘exam ready’ ... [More»]

Osborne ACCA revise notes

In an attempt to make revision easier for ACCA PQs Osborne Books has released a new ‘Revise!’ series for F1 to F9 ... [More»]

The blockchain is coming

Blockchain could one day replace both banks and lawyers, claims the ICAEW ... [More»]

Annual improvements issued

The IASB has issued its annual improvements to IFRS standards ... [More»]

Quarter-life crisis anyone?

Having second doubts about your career drive? Well, you may not be alone ... [More»]

Time for more women

AAT is pushing for the UK government to introduce specific female and disability targets within its existing 3 million apprenticeship target ... [More»]

New CIMA syllabus this summer

CIMA looks set to unveil its new-look qualification to coincide with the 2018 Football World Cup! ... [More»]

The rise of the regions

More and more graduates are looking to start their careers outside London, according to the latest stats ... [More»]

PQ awards deadline extended

We have stretched the nomination deadlines for the PQ magazine Awards to Friday 12 January 2018 ... [More»]

A Christmas Tale

Read Blick Rothenberg’s wonderful Santa story… ... [More»]

EY graduates to become apprentices

EY says it is transforming its graduate scheme with an apprenticeship ... [More»]

Beware the iTunes gift card scam

HMRC is warning the public about latest high profile phone scam ... [More»]

New ICAS CEO unveiled

CA Bruce Cartwright, a former partner at PwC, has been appointed the new chief executive of ICAS ... [More»]

December’s P4 was the toughest

P4 was without doubt the hardest test in December, according to the latest feedback on Open Tuition ... [More»]

KPMG write offs hit partner pay

Partner pay at KPMG has been cut by 10% to £519,000, after the firm writes off a host of technology investments ... [More»]

Don’t lose your relevance

CFOs have an unprecedented opportunity as core contributors to adoption of new technologies to drive business growth ... [More»]

New economic crime centre created

The government recently introduced a whole series of measures it is hoping will make the UK a more hostile environment for criminal gangs and money launderers ... [More»]

Latest PQ magazine is out

Do accountants have a future? See what the experts had to say in the January issue of PQ magazine – out today! ... [More»]

£1,000 cash prize for best sustainability essay

ICAS has launched its latest sustainability essay competition, supported by SSE ... [More»]

Overcharging of graduates to stop

Graduates will no longer be overcharged when they repay their student loans now that the tax authorities have agreed to share their data with the company that oversees the loan ... [More»]

Money mule rise

The number of young people acting as ‘money mules’ has risen by 75% in one year, says the UK’s fraud prevention service, Cifas ... [More»]

Advanced results are out – and they are far from rubbish!

The ICAEW November advanced level pass rates are out ... [More»]

Chris Jones (1967-2017)

PQ magazine was sad to hear the news that Chris had passed away on 25 November 2017 ... [More»]

UK GAAP simplification

The FRC says the simplification of UK GAAP benefits up to 4 million businesses ... [More»]

Christmas fears

What is stopping accountants from enjoying the Christmas party? ... [More»]

Points-based model to equal fines

HMRC introduces penalty point charges for late tax returns under Making Tax Digital ... [More»]

Scottish Budget sees tax rises for some

Income taxes rise in Scotland, as does public sector pay… ... [More»]

ACCA Day 5 exam feedback

How were F9 and P4 for the last day sitters? ... [More»]

ACCA Day 4 exam feedback

What were F6, P3 and P6 like? Here’s what you told us  ... [More»]

December 2017 ACCA exam feedback

What did sitters think of the December sitting. Here’s our feedback for the first 3 days… ... [More»]

200,000 strong

ACCA recently reached a real milestone – it’s 200,000th member ... [More»]

Shorter and sharper

The FRC has published what it hopes is a shorter and sharper revised UK Corporate Governance Code ... [More»]


We have given you more time to get your nominations to us, but it really is time to get writing ... [More»]

ACCA P3 December Exam Tips

Here’s our tips for the ACCA December sitting – finally we hear you say ... [More»]

The Autumn Budget 2017

The key points of Chancellor’s Philip Hammond latest Budget ... [More»]

Is VAT overhaul on the chancellor’s agenda?

What's going to happen to VAT? Will Philip Hammond go 'radical' on us? ... [More»]

ACCA December exam tips for F5 to F9

Winter is coming and with them the ACCA December exams. Here are the F5 to F9 ‘helpful tips’ from top tutor BPP ... [More»]

ACCA December exam tips for P1 to P7

These first appeared in the mag. But here they are just in case you missed them - BPP's tips for P1 to P7 ... [More»]


What's coming up in December 2017. Only the examiners know, but LSBF tutors have used their crystal balls to see if they can second-guess them ... [More»]

1 out of 20 is bad!

Just one of the UK’s 20 largest accounting firms is led by an executive with a Black, Asian and minority ethic (BAME) background ... [More»]

More AAT synoptic tests please

AAT needs to increase the number of synoptic assessments it offers, says the Training Place’s Mary Ofili ... [More»]

Road tax evasion doubles

Almost 106,000 vehicles were either immobilised or impounded for non-payment of road tax last year. ... [More»]

ACCA P6 Examiner’s Report

We take a once-over of the September exam report ... [More»]

ACCA P7 Examiner’s Report

You must keep up-to-date warns the P7 examiner in the September Examiner's Report ... [More»]

PQ Giveaway Winners

Who can expect something in the post from PQ magazine? Here’s our list of giveaway winners  ... [More»]

ACCA P4 Examiner's Report

Here’s September’s Exam Report review for you… ... [More»]

ACCA P5 Examiner’s Report

How was the September sitting? ... [More»]

CIMA P1 resit offer

We have got together with HTFT to offer two free online P1 resit places PQ magazine readers ... [More»]

December PQ magazine is ‘out’

Subscribers should have received their December of PQ magazine by now! ... [More»]

ACCA P1 Examiner's Report

What does the September P1 Exam Report reveal? ... [More»]

ACCA P2 Examiner's Report

Why you need more than one text book! The examiner explains ... [More»]

ACCA P3 Examiner's Report

September's Exam Report inbrief just for you ... [More»]

Uber loses appeal on employment rights

Uber has lost its appeal against two taxi drivers who want to be treated as employees rather than self-employed contractors ... [More»]

Register of Interests

The accountancy regulator, the FRC, recently updated its Governance Bible and Code of Conduct, and published its Register of Interests ... [More»]

Free accommodation for job hunters

UK graduates are spending on average £500 landing their first job ... [More»]

ACCA F6 Examiner's Report

Find out what the examiner likes and what he put in the September exam ... [More»]

ACCA F5 Examiner's Report

PQ magazine takes a look at the F5 Examiner's Report ... [More»]

ACCA F7 Examiner's Report

How did September sitters do - here's out take on the Examiner's Report ... [More»]

ACCA F8 Examiner's Report

What does the F8 examiner want from you? We provide you with our review ... [More»]

ACCA F9 Examiner's Report

We provide our summary of what the examiner thought of the September sitting and what came up in section A and B ... [More»]

September's ACCA F9 section C

What did the ACCA examiner examine in September? ... [More»]

Your revision guide - IFRS 1 to 5

Here's the start of our handy 'pocket-sized revision guide to the IFRSs ... [More»]

Your revision guide - IFRS 6 to 9

From mineral resources to financial instruments, your handy revision guide ... [More»]

Your revision guide - IFRS 10 to 15

From consolidated financial statements to revenue from contracts. Your revision guide ... [More»]

Your revision guide - IFRS 16 &17

Leases and insurance contracts are IFRS 16 & 17 ... [More»]

When to sit P1 and P3?

ACCA PQs have just three sittings left before the introduction of new innovative four hour Strategic Business Leader case study ... [More»]

EY growing the fastest

EY has reported UK fee income growth of 9.2% to £2.35bn, making it the fastest growing of the Big 4 firms ... [More»]

AAT generic tax move

AAT tutors have raised concerns about rumours that the association is planning to introduce generic tax exams ... [More»]

ACCA December tips

We will have lots of tips in the next issue of PQ and coming online here at www.pqmagazine.com. But before that here’s a taster! ... [More»]

Last paper sitting in UK for the skills level sitters

ACCA PQs in the UK have just one sitting left to sit their skill level exams on paper ... [More»]

What is a CIMA worth?

The latest CIMA salary survey is out, and the institute claims that pay levels for management accountants are performing well ... [More»]

Study ACCA at your own PACE

ACCA–approved publisher, Becker Professional Education, has launched a great new product for self-studiers ... [More»]

Are the ACCA questions too long?

ACCA students seem to be increasingly concerned about the growing length of the exam papers ... [More»]

AAT Achievements

Congratulations to the 300+ AAT members who were honoured at the recent London Achievement Ceremony ... [More»]

Still room for improvement in corporate reporting

Corporate reports still need to have more detailed explanations and have better clarity, says the Financial Reporting Council ... [More»]

CIMA - latest set of pass rates ‘looking good’

CIMA’s latest pass rates are out and the good news is the rise in August’s operational case study to 53%  ... [More»]

Taking a Liberty

HMRC has defeated a tax avoidance scheme used by the wealthy to reduce their tax bills ... [More»]

ICAEW Professional results...

The Professional ICAEW exam sitting saw a big drop in the Financial Management paper pass rate this time around ... [More»]

PQ magazine wins LUCA at ICB awards

PQ magazine picks up ‘Effective Use of Social Media’ award  ... [More»]

Landmark tax case

HMRC wins a landmark case against tax avoidance scheme promoter  ... [More»]

EY sanctioned

The FRC fines EY over Tech Data audit ... [More»]

September ACCA exam results

What were the paper pass rates in September? Are they getting better - you know the answer ... [More»]

New PQ magazine is now ‘out’

Read all about the new accountancy Superhero and much more! ... [More»]

EY unveils its gender and BAME pay gaps

EY has announced that it has a 14.8% gender pay gap ... [More»]

Accountancy full-back

Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante has revealed he is a trained accountant ... [More»]

Sage Business Cloud

Sage unveils Sage Business Cloud ... [More»]

Living in a code-free world

Xero launches machine learning automation of account codes and bills ... [More»]

IASB issues amendments to IFRS 9 and IAS 28

The International Accounting Standards Board has issued amendments to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments and to IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures to aid implementation ... [More»]

Time to nominate for the PQ awards!

The search has begun for the PQ awards - and there are 18 'PQs' up for grabs... ... [More»]

Accounting ‘T’ qualification proposed

A new accounting Technical qualification to be introduced in 2021 ... [More»]

CIPFA and AAT create apprenticeship pathway

CIPFA and AAT have teamed up to provide complete public finance apprenticeship pathway ... [More»]

Dubious websites closed by HMRC

HMRC prevents a million visits to scam websites  ... [More»]

Sign up for our one-day conference…

There’s still time to sign up to the PQ magazine/London South Bank University one-day conference on the Future of Accountancy ... [More»]

PwC clearer of misconduct over Barclays audit

The FRC closes investigation into PwC in relation to Barclays Bank and client asset rules ... [More»]

Tesco 3 in court

Two Tesco employees are now know to have resigned as concerns over the retailers accounting practices rose ... [More»]

Working in the Dark Ages

New research from Xero has found that one in five accountant are still using paper ledgers! ... [More»]

Ethics film festival

ACCA Singapore and the Singapore Film Society recently joined forces to launch the innovative ACCA Ethics Film Festival 2017 ... [More»]

Top for graduate employment

London South Bank University (LSBU) has been named University of the Year for Graduate Employment by the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 ... [More»]

Getting help with materiality

The IASB has issued guidance on how to make materiality judgements ... [More»]

CIMA closes ‘hole’ in CIMA Connect

CIMA reacts quickly to an unauthorised breach of CIMA Connect ... [More»]

FREE AAT online courses from LSBF

The London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) Online is offering a new initiative to support accountancy professionals ... [More»]

Calculating carbon footprints

Has carbon pricing finally come of age? ... [More»]

PwC publishes BAME pay gap

PwC has revealed that its UK Black, Asian and minority-ethnic staff (BAME) earn 12.8% less than other employees ... [More»]

KPMG cleared over HBOS audit

FRC closes investigation into KPMG’s audit of HBOS plc ... [More»]


The Chartered Institute of Taxation has unveiled its new-look CTA exams in early September, to much applause ... [More»]

AAT rolls up its sleeves

AAT has been working hard over the summer to ensure it gets its assessment system ‘spot on’ ... [More»]

Civil Serbots

Robots will be running huge swathes of government as artificial intelligence is deployed to ensure the state does more with less ... [More»]

What were the hardest ACCA exams in September?

Open Tuition poll results are in ... [More»]

New PQ magazine is now 'out'

The latest PQ magazine will hit subscribers inboxes and post boxes today... ... [More»]

ICAEW unveils new BFP qualification

Following discussions with leading employers the ICAEW has launched a new PQ qualification – the Business & Finance Professional (BFP) ... [More»]

New ACCA ethics module – what to do?

Do it and do it now is the clear advice coming from many tuition providers about the ACCA ethics module ... [More»]

Time to just ‘buzz off’

What are the buzzwords that accountants hate the most? ... [More»]

Careers campaign launched

CABA, the charity supporting the wellbeing of chartered accountants, has launched its annual careers campaign ... [More»]

New Croydon office for HMRC

HMRC’s first regional centre in Croydon has now been officially opened ... [More»]

Getting help with materiality

The IASB has issued guidance on how to make materiality judgements ... [More»]

ICAS CEO on the move

Anton Colella to leave ICAS after more than 10 years in the top job ... [More»]

Your ACCA September exam feedback

Our paper-by-paper feedback in one sentence…! ... [More»]


F9 and P4 are the last papers to be sat – how were they?  ... [More»]

New Finance Bill

The Finance Bill (no.2) 2017 is ‘out’ ... [More»]


Your feedback from the September F6, P3 and P6 exam sittings... ... [More»]

PQ giveaways - who won what

Who walked off with our fab July & August giveaways? ... [More»]


How was F5, P1 and P5 - you tell us! ... [More»]


What did September sitters think of F7 and P2 ... [More»]

AAT Achievement Ceremonies

AAT PQs want to know why there is now just one Achievement Ceremony in the UK, which is held in London ... [More»]

Time to end illogical intangible rules

Why is the disclosure of intangible assets so low? ... [More»]


How were September’s F8 and P7 exams? ... [More»]

Quarterly reports die out

The number of listed companies producing quarterly reports has hit an all-time low ... [More»]

In five years time...

Is it taking PQs too long to qualify? Are the professional bodies doing enough to help? Here's the latest stats from the FRC... ... [More»]

Female AAT students earning more money

Shock news, there is one accountancy professional body where women earn more than men at both student and affiliate level! ... [More»]

Dealing with the data deluge

CIMA has joined forces with ITN Productions to produce a news and current affairs-style programme ... [More»]

Call for U-turn in overseas student policy

Pressure mounts to remove foreign students from net migration targets as stats show most overseas students leave on time ... [More»]

New FRC website is coming…

The Financial Reporting Council website gets a make-over  ... [More»]

Big Four firm launches ‘badges’

EY has launched its own qualifications in subjects such as AI and data visualisation  ... [More»]

ICAEW Advanced Level results

The July ICAEW final level results are ‘out’. So what is the toughest paper? ... [More»]

ACCA exam tips - September

The September exams are just around the corner. Here’s LSBF’s exam tips… ... [More»]


BPP provide its tips for the September sitting F5-F9 papers ... [More»]


BPP's 'top of the tips' advice for the September P1 to P7 exams ... [More»]

FRC sanctions Tech Data’s former FD

Former FD admits misconduct and is fined £35,625  ... [More»]

HMRC raids on the rise

The taxman’s dawn raid have risen by 34% in the last 5 years ... [More»]

ADIT exams sat in record 47 cities across the world

June 2017 saw another record-breaking exam session for the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation qualification (ADIT) ... [More»]

CIPFA June exam results are in

CIPFA pulls out all the stops after PSFR pass rate slumps  ... [More»]

Big 4 still dominating the market

The Big 4 earn most of the £4bn in audit and non-audit fees up for grabs at PIEs ... [More»]

UAE to introduce VAT

The United Arab Emirates looks set to introduce first sales tax in Gulf ... [More»]

Tax qualification goes Brazilian

The CIOT has launched a new module in Brazilian international taxation as part of its ADIT qualification ... [More»]

Accountant spared jail

Accountant says sexist employer lead her to rob them of £122,000 ... [More»]

Essential measures

The UK government is proposing big fines for companies who don’t have proper cyber security measures in place ... [More»]

Mind the gap

Fears are rising about the use of clever accounting techniques to trip bonuses ... [More»]

Suited and booted

Accountants love following a dress code! ... [More»]

Somerset accountant jailed for £350,000 tax fraud

Accountant Stephen Love has been jailed over £350,000 VAT fraud ... [More»]

CBE v paper exams

The ACCA F5 examiner admits it takes a little more effort for CBE sitters to make sure the requirements are properly broken down when reading them, as they can be spilt over several screens ... [More»]

Data Protection law overhaul

Britons could obtain more control over what happens to personal information under proposals outlined by the government ... [More»]

‘Sin taxes’ to bring in £25bn next year

New report says ‘sin taxes’ more than offset the cost of smoker, drinkers and the obese have on the taxpayer ... [More»]

Choosing the right options

The ACCA examiners have some suggestions on how you can 'do better'! ... [More»]

The June ACCA Examiner Reports

Here’s our take on the ACCA ‘P’ paper Examiner Reports ... [More»]

More ACCA Examiner Report feedback

What did the F5 to F9 ACCA June Examiner Reports have to say…  ... [More»]

AAT pass rates

So what are the toughest assessments at AAT? ... [More»]

New CGMA store

Great free resource for CIMA PQs ... [More»]

New help for SMEs

A new online tax forum and webchat service launched by HMRC ... [More»]

Landlords don’t like young tenants

Growing numbers of landlords are refusing to rent to people under 35 ... [More»]

Graduates down £51m due to delays

Student loan overpayment continue to rise ... [More»]

The ACCA Examiner Reports

Are ACCA Examiner Reports past their sell-by date? ... [More»]

Internships don’t pay

You will lose out financially if you take up an unpaid internship ... [More»]

Is job hopping acceptable?

Almost half of accountants now believe it’s OK to stay at a job for less than a year ... [More»]

PwC being sued for £35m

Corporation tax dispute leads to £35m lawsuit against PwC ... [More»]

Latest CIMA pass rates are in

CIMA new pass rates have been released, and the OT and case study success rates are showing no sign of slipping ... [More»]

Editor receives honorary AIA membership

PQ editor Graham Hambly among 28 new honorary AIA members ... [More»]

UK accounting jobs up 21%

The number of advertised job vacancies for accounting & finance professionals rocket ... [More»]

Behavioural science key to tax revenue

Billions of pounds extra in tax could be raised if HMRC uses messaging telling individuals who have not paid their tax that they are in the minority ... [More»]

Choice not an option for ACCA exam sitters

ACCA has said from September 2018 there will be no choice in the final level optional papers questions. ... [More»]

Accountancy profession's talent pool expands

Worldwide, more than half a million accountancy professionals are now members of UK and Ireland accountancy bodies. Over 350,000 are based in the UK and Ireland. Membership grew by 3.2% worldwide (2.4% in the UK and Ireland) between 2012 and 2016. Student numbers increased to 576,000 worldwide (+2.9%),and 164,000 in the UK (+0.7%), during 2016. ... [More»]

CIPFA unveils new improved support system for PQs

CIPFA’s Education and Training Centre, CETC, is taking its study support to another level with the launch of CIPFA Learning this month. ... [More»]

Test yourself on pq-go.com

PQ-Go is about to get bigger – we are adding AAT Level 3 Accounts Preparation and Professional Ethics, along with Level 4 Cash & Treasury Management to the mix. ... [More»]

How much for a prize?

What are the percentage marks of you need to pick up an ACCA? ... [More»]

ACCA June exam results now in

Increased uptake of tuition and learning support is the reason for the improving exam success for both P1 and P3, according to the ACCA. ... [More»]

Four ways to help raise your exam marks

ACCA has unveiled four ways you can get ‘cheap wins’ when it comes to passing the exams. ... [More»]

CIMA numbers shrink

The CIMA student population shrunk for the second year in a row, according to the latest annual report. ... [More»]

Big 4 like a CIMA

The Big 4 are recruiting more CIMAs than ACCAs, according to new poll. ... [More»]

Which accountancy body pays its CEO the most?

ICAEW’s Michael Izza is still sitting pretty as the top-paid CEO among the accountancy bodies. He took home a cool £570,000 after a pay rise of £16,000 in 2016. ... [More»]

Which ACCA paper do you want to sit?

ACCA students need to be planning their route to qualification now if they want to manage the changeover to the new Strategic Professional exams in September 2018. ... [More»]

Delay to Making Tax Digital initiative welcomed

Industry bodies have welcomed the government announcement that mandatory digital record keeping and quarterly reporting by small businesses and landlords for income tax purposes will be deferred until at least April 2020. ... [More»]

Computer says no!

At Vodafone you need to pass a computer test before you can get an interview with a human – and the company is extending its AI recruitment system to include senior managers and executives. ... [More»]

Grant Thornton top for social mobility

The number-one employer in the UK for social mobility is… Grant Thornton. ... [More»]

Drones are coming to an audit near you

Wave goodbye to your calculator, the accountant's new best friend could be their pet drone! ... [More»]

June exams pass rates from the ICAEW

The ICAEW has published the exam pass rates for the June sitting. They are: ... [More»]

Accountancy membership on the up

Just how many accountants are there in the UK and RoI? ... [More»]

Latest audit trends

The number of registered UK audit firms continues to decline ... [More»]

Love what you do?

Do you love being an accountant? Well, 4 out 5 say a big yes ... [More»]

So, how do you simplify corporation tax?

The Office of Tax Simplification has made some bold recommendations to improve the ‘experience’ of small and large businesses when it comes to corporation tax ... [More»]

Five signs of financial stress

CIPFA signals five warning signs of local authority financial stress ... [More»]

Time to end illogical intangible rules

Experts demand end to illogical financial reporting rules that exclude $35trn of intangible assets  ... [More»]