Member Since: 12th Aug 2009
13th Oct 2016
You need to refer to the CIMA website. All the requirements for your MIP application are listed there.
As stated on the CIMA website (see extract below) you will need a continuity agreement in place:
(i) hold professional indemnity insurance (or an equivalent provision if practising outside the UK with an appropriate disclaimer incorporated in their terms of engagement) at a level consistent with guidelines provided by the institute
(ii) provide written terms of engagement for all clients
(iii) ensure in the event of their illness, disability or death that services to clients are maintained, either through internal arrangements within the practice or through a written agreement with another accountant or firm (unless the client has indicated that he/she does not want to be subject to such an agreement)
(iv) make provision for complaints handling procedures
(v) comply with current HMRC money laundering regulations (or equivalent if practising outside the UK)
(vi) undertake continuing professional development in accordance with the requirements of the Institute
(vii) provide confirmation of compliance with (i) to (vi) above on registration and renewal of registration, and evidence of the above when applying for the practising certificate.
You'll need all of the above, plus a detailed CV to submit along with your application (plus the MIP fee, of course).
3rd Mar 2016
Yes but it's a brave accountant who refuses to comply with an explicit instruction from his boss.
I very much agree.
I received one of these email a few months ago; it was uncanny how even the words and tone of the email gave the appearance that the message originated from the MD. Even the email address was similar (and the difference was only spotted once going into Outlook properties, i.e. the sender name as it appeared in the email was identical to that actually used by the MD).
To be absolutely sure I had to interrupt a meeting the MD was in just to confirm my suspicions. It was very fortunate (for me especially) that I did!
5th Aug 2015
You need to request a VAT receipt from the cashier
If you are relying on solely the receipt for the payment (i.e. debit card or credit card via the PDQ roll) this will be insufficient. (Additionally ensure that pay-at-pump services are avoided so that you can actually speak to a real person if say the receipt does not provide the adequate information, or if the roll has run out of paper).
26th Aug 2013
iPhone not ok, iPad is ok
Same issues as reported by others.
(We had a post a few weeks ago about this same subject. Things started to work again shortly after that, but now they appear to have gone screwy again)
19th Aug 2013
Travel plus small cash incentive
My personal experience from when I was in practice (about 10 years ago) was standard mileage allowance, hotel costs to include evening meal with one alcoholic drink, plus £10 per day overnight 'bonus' for a weekday, increasing to £20 per night for weekends.
No overtime/bonus was paid if overnight stay was unnecessary.
9th Aug 2013
Yes, on IPhone
Another vote for the Apple.
13th Jul 2013
Have you tried BIU?
In my previous employment we used about £2m of gas and electricity per annum. We engaged British Independent Utilities as brokers and they were able to deliver notable savings as well as dealing with changeover of contracts, new sites, etc. They were also able to negotiate longer payment terms than had we done it alone.
By being closer to the market they also had good intel on when prices were likely to increase and consequently whether it was beneficial to lock into a longer-term contract at fixed rates.
If you do contact them speak to Dakis Vasiliou, who was an extremely helpful and on-the-ball fellow.
28th Feb 2013
I'm also a Financial Controller looking for a new position, and can totally relate to what you are saying.
It seems that there are too many agents when trying to peddle their wares (sorry, "offer their services to fit the recruitment needs of your business") can't do enough for you, e.g.regular calls, visits to see you at your convenience, etc., but when you are actually wishing to use them as a customer seeking employment you become little more than a number.
The problem is that they are all too busy selling their services to who they deem to be their customers (i.e. the business which is recruiting, and not the jobsearching candidate).
If there happens to be job available then you may get a call back from them. The problem is though that there are not many opportunities about at the moment, especially given the level which you/we are looking at.
Cynicism aside, there are still some good ones out there; it comes down to forming a relationship with an individual rather than the business they work for. (I know, that's easier said than done).
The fact is, though, that ignoring clients is very bad business and will come back to bite them, sooner or later. Most professionals, and accountants in particular, will find such unprofessional behaviour very distasteful. And we don't forget quickly!
28th Feb 2013
It depends where you want to see the results
I agree with Stevie in that a pivot table will show the result of the count. Richard's solution will also work, but only with numerical data - if you're trying to identify duplicated text then it won't.
However, if you want to see duplicates directly on the data entry worksheet, then you can insert a column and then use the COUNTIF formula (i.e. counting the number of entries in the column with the cell you are looking at. E.g. COUNTIF($B:$B,A1) if your data is placed in column B .
Then copy this formula down to the end of the data you are looking at. Any duplicates will obviously not return an answer of 1. A further visual aid would then be to also add conditional formatting to perhaps shade any cells not returning the answer of 1 an easily-noticeable colour (e.g. red, orange)
EDIT: Drafted but not posted before ACDWebb and Pat's responses. Nice to see like-minded thinking!
18th Feb 2013
It's about this....
George Attazder wrote:
What who meant where? My comment was supposed to be a prostitution reference, no idea what the Facebook friend is all about!
George Attazder wrote:
Incidentally, when I first saw the title of your post, I thought we were talking about girlfriend rental, which is taxable (and VATable).
I.e. Not the prostitution part, but girlfriend rental bit....