As the festive season is now upon us, we thought it would be useful to communicate our Christmas close down so that you can plan your technical queries as appropriate!! Details can be found here: HAT Christmas close 2018 Our office is closed on Wednesday 19 December for our Christmas day out (to Windsor this year). […]
We are pleased to announce that one of our Directors, Andrew has been admitted to the ACCA, through their Direct Admissions route. This confers full membership as a result of his existing membership of the ICAEW. Andrew commented: I am pleased to have joined the ACCA. We work closely with many ACCA firms and I […]
The ICAEW has updated guidance issued as TECH 09/13 AAF Assurance Review Engagements on Historical Financial Statements. The most recent revision in September 2018 includes a new appendix on application to the micro-entities regime.  The “revised” version of the guidance has also been refreshed such that if fully reflects current legislative and professional references, with […]
Our Quarter 4 CPD update covers some additional guidance on GDPR, the new guidance on Strategic Reports and takes a look at when audits go wrong. An overview of the content can be found here. If you have not yet attended the update, Andrew Jarvis will be presenting it on Thursday 1 November in the HAT […]
The Charity Commission have amended their SORP (2015) by the publication of an Update Bulletin on 5 October. This Bulletin makes the following changes to the SORP: Clarifications to the existing requirements of the SORP – these are mandatory for periods commending from 5 October 2018 onward Changes requires as a result of the Triennial […]
Changes have been made to the ATOL Regulations which affect September 2018 licence renewals. ATOL Reporting Accountants need to be aware of the changes – whilst these shouldn’t fundamentally alter the testing carried out, there are new definitions and new rules to look out for (including transitional provisions) and a new way of submitting the […]
The EU’s Insurance Distribution Directive (“IDD”) comes into force in the UK on 1 October 2018.  The IDD aims to ensure harmonisation of insurance regulation across the EU, and it applies to insurers, insurance intermediaries, price comparison websites / aggregators and ancillary insurance intermediaries (such as those offering insurance services via a Designated Professional Body). […]
We are pleased to release our updated Academies Manual, documenting the work auditors need to undertake to report on Academy clients with 31 August 2018 year-ends. The Manual reflects the small but important changes made by the ESFA for the current period.   Full details of this updated audit manual are available here. The Manual […]
We still have limited spaces available on our Introduction to Bookkeeping and Introduction to Audit Courses, running this August in central London. These courses provide, through lecture and practical case studies an in depth understanding of these topics suitable for new staff beginning their professional careers. Recent feedback includes: “Excellent presentation with a thorough explanation […]