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CIPFA to launch first public audit qualification in 2015

Improvements will include an increased focus on commercial skills such as commissioning, contract negotiation, financial modelling, and partnership working

24 Oct 2014

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Deloitte's Tesco probe finds prior reporting period issues

Income was deferred or recognised early - against Tesco accounting policy, Deloitte's probe confirms

23 Oct 2014

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MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

KPMG, the FSA and Co-op Bank leadership criticised for role in 'sorry tale' of failing to discover accounting black hole sooner

23 Oct 2014

Audit Commission reveals highest ever levels of council fraud detection

Commission captures a zeitgeistian snapshot of fraud in English councils

22 Oct 2014

Last post sounds for Audit Commission as it bequeaths further savings

Audit Commission set to leave legacy of lower audit fees as it readies itself for demise

16 Oct 2014

Power of audit debate shifts perceptions - marginally

Divergent opinions still exist over the level of rigour applied by the audit profession

10 Oct 2014

KPMG to deliver Royal Mail audit

Newly-privatised postal company ends 27-year audit relationship with EY

06 Oct 2014

LGA creates new company to fill Audit Commission’s demise

Local Government Association sets up independent company in preparation for the closure of the Audit Commission in March 2015

03 Oct 2014

Big Four firms pick up two more audits

Safestore swaps PwC for Deloitte, while Coms picks KPMG following Jeffreys Henry term

03 Oct 2014

KPMG replaces PwC as Grainger auditors

Property owner Grainger replaces auditors following first tender in ten years

29 Sep 2014

SRA refines 'accountants report' exemption plans

Solicitors regulator reveals phased approach to creating exemptions for lawyers from the accountants report

24 Sep 2014

RSM's Dohrer to join audit standards body IAASB

Bob Dohrer to hold three-year term at the audit standards body

24 Sep 2014

KPMG overhauls approach to its audit reports

KPMG invites listed audit clients to include broader qualitative commentary from the auditors in annual reports

23 Sep 2014

Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

23 Sep 2014

Newsham excluded from ICAEW after Worthington Nicholls hearing

Paul Newsham excluded from ICAEW membership following tribunal into his work on the audits of Worthington Nicholls

16 Sep 2014

Firms worried about UK's ‘illogical’ audit interpretation

Competition and Markets Authority's interpretation of EU audit rules could result in 'illogical' outcomes, accounting firms warn

10 Sep 2014

Internal audit offering early stage strategic advice

Internal audit advising on strategic events at an early stage, IIA report finds

08 Sep 2014

New audit head for Baker Tilly

Jonathan Ericson takes over from Jane Bleach as head of audit at Baker Tilly

03 Sep 2014

KPMG increases lead as most prolific stock market auditor

KPMG increases lead as the most prolific auditor of stock market companies, while PwC remains most dominant FTSE 100 auditor

02 Sep 2014

PwC faces $1bn lawsuit over bad MF Global advice

PwC's advice on "repurchase-to-maturity" transactions was a substantial cause of the 2011 collapse of MF Global, judge claims

28 Aug 2014

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.