Any accountant worth their salt should offer you far more than a basic service provider. Unlike your office stationery supplier or your telecoms provider, your accountant should act more like a trusted business partner.
With most owner managers and directors focusing their attention on the core business, it’s essential to know that there is someone else on board who will not only watch your back, but will also flag up potential new business opportunities, take advantage of tax breaks as they happen and actively protect the assets of your company, whilst intelligently optimising its wealth.
Big name firms with a national presence can appear to be the smart choice for the discerning and ambitious business. However, all too often a firm that’s too large can suffer from ‘client distance’ issues.
Australia's tax office foiled several attempts by multinational firms to subvert new tax avoidance laws months after confidential drafts were leaked by a then-PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Australia partner, a spokesperson told a parliamentary hearing today.
Oil prices fell by nearly 2% today as concerns about the US debt ceiling pact cooled the market's risk-on sentiment and mixed messages from major producers clouded the supply outlook ahead of their meeting this weekend.
The euro zone's top banks may take a hit if their financial clients, such as funds, insurers and clearing houses, withdrew their deposits or otherwise ran into trouble, the European Central Bank has warned.
The operator of Dublin airport is to lodge plans in the coming days for an expansion of its existing US Customs Pre-Clearance and Border Protection facility (CBP) to cater for increasing numbers of US-bound passengers.