6 May 2015 10:00am

May 2015

In May’s economia, our cover star is Grant Thornton CEO-elect Sacha Romanovitch. As she prepares to become the first woman to take the top job at a major UK firm, Romanovitch reveals her manifesto. We investigate whether charging clients billable hours is “fundamentally flawed” and ask if company culture is the responsibility of auditors. There is a debate on VAT, analysis of the accounting deficit, the importance of pollsters and the future of National Insurance. The prospect of cyber warfare is dissected and we look at the EU accounting directive. Finally we round-up the summer fashion trends and the best shops to by them.