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# Accountancy

Last year
# job fairy
Accountancy apprenticeship programme to create 140 jobs
Applications are based in colleges in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Monaghan, Waterford and Wicklow.
All time
# Courts
Court quadruples compensation to €34,000 for accountant sacked for failing exam
The civil court has upped a compensation claim for sacked trainee accountant Peter Nowak from the €7,500 he received from the Employment Appeals Tribunal.
# sponsored by CPA
From treasurers to The Tudors: the hotshot Irish casting director who trained as an accountant
And yet further proof that your parents were right all along.
# the road to damascus
Notorious accountant on trial for stealing $9 million before living in the woods for years
How a late-night TV viewer brought Jim Hammes’ long hike to an end.
# Happy Days
If you like salary hikes and promotions, you might like being a Chartered Accountant right now
Well, in Leinster, at least…
# Oops
Hands up: Department of Finance to adjust figures after mixing-up €101m of VAT with income tax
The department say that the overall level of tax collected remains unchanged.
# sponsored by sage
7 Irish duos that work better together
Good separately, but great together.
Column: Legal protection of “accountant” is an essential matter of public protection
You don’t have to look too far to see the consequences of bad financial advice in Ireland – and yet anyone can set themselves up as an accountant, without education, qualifications or experience, writes Joe Aherne.
# Austerity
Families have seen monthly disposable income drop by €300 since 2008
A family with one parent has also seen its tax bill jump by 125 as a result of austerity policies, according to a new report.
# Mortgages
Revenue assures that mortgage write-offs won't be subject to tax
The Revenue Commissioners says it considers a mortgage write-down to be a commercial act and not a ‘gift’ for tax purposes.
# Mortgage crisis
Mortgage write-offs 'could be subject to 33pc tax'
An accountants’ body says it believes any debts written off a person’s mortgage could be subject to Capital Gains Tax.
KPMG asks staff to warn them of 'inappropriate coverage' of firm on net
An email has been sent to staff at the accountancy firm just weeks after a video of a young girl making repeated references to KPMG was taken down from YouTube.
# jobs watch
Company creates 12 new jobs by moving to the cloud
The new jobs are due to come online over the next 12 months as a direct result of the company now offering its services in the cloud.
# Arrears Crisis
Free advice to be given to distressed mortgage holders
A panel of 1,000 accountants – paid for by the banks – will become available to mortgage holders from the middle of this month.
# Anglo
Auditors E&Y 'have a case to answer' over Anglo accounts
The Chartered Accounts’ Regulatory Board says there are three prima facie against Ernst & Young over its work.