Audit

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Political and economic insecurity set to dog audit committees in 2015

Audit committee members finding it "increasingly difficult" to oversee major risks in addition to financial reporting constraints

27 Jan 2015

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Auditor concern raised over Birmingham City missing funds

Owners of Birmingham City FC 'concerned' that its former auditors failed to spot a suspected £2.5m misappropriation of funds

20 Jan 2015

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"Radical and important' audit standards welcomed by ACCA

ACCA sees this improvement in auditor's reports as crucial to the future value of audits, enhancing both transparency around the audit and innovation in audit reporting

16 Jan 2015

EY hired as Sainsbury's ends audit relationship with PwC

Sainsbury's ditches PwC as auditors with EY to vet supermarket's accounts from 2016

16 Jan 2015

FRC urges deeper engagement with stewardship code

FRC expresses disappointment that "too many signatories fail to follow-through on their commitment to the code"

15 Jan 2015

Aero FD and Deloitte set for tribunal after FRC issue formal complaint

Hugh Bevan, John Clennett and Deloitte to face Aero tribunal

12 Jan 2015

Saffery Champness wins Kibo Mining audit account

The firm replaces LHM Casey McGrath, which served as the Tanzanian-focussed mining company's auditor since 2008.

05 Jan 2015

GT acquires niche retrospective billing auditor RCAG

Grant Thornton broadens assurance offering with the acquisition of Recovery Cost Auditing Group

05 Jan 2015

Taking Stock: 2014 in cartoons

Colin and friends take you through their year - using the medium of pithy cartoons

24 Dec 2014

PwC probed as audit partner lined up for ICAEW presidency

Incoming ICAEW president Andrew Ratcliffe responsible for signing off Barclays' accounts during period under investigation by FRC

23 Dec 2014

Scottish Police Authority audit quality panned

Unqualified 2013/14 accounts criticised while attention drawn to the poor quality of several aspects of the SPA's accounting records

22 Dec 2014

FRC launches probe into Tesco's audit and accounting scandal

FRC launches investigation into preparation, approval and audit of Tesco's accounts

22 Dec 2014

Increased audit responsibilities prompt FRC levy hike

FRC goes cap in hand to the profession as it grapples with increased costs associated with its audit work

19 Dec 2014

FRC consults on EU audit directive and regulation

FRC seeking views on whether limits on non-audit services to PIEs or their controlled entities in Europe should apply to all audited group entities

19 Dec 2014

Reforestation business chooses Grant Thornton as auditor

Americapital chooses Grant Thornton to help it during its next listing phase

17 Dec 2014

GT resigns Quarto audit over conflict of issue

Quarto's directors announced the move to the stock market following the emergence of a conflict of interest between a director at the publisher and Grant Thornton

16 Dec 2014

ICAEW draws up plans for assurance on banks’ capital

New assurance framework intended to provide a basis for independently examining risk-weighted assets

15 Dec 2014

PwC in the money with new publisher’s audit

PwC replaces Deloitte as auditors of FTSE 250 publisher Euromoney Institutional Investor

12 Dec 2014

Accounts qualified for 1,000 ‘small bodies', reports Audit Commission

The Audit Commission dismayed at decline in quality of reporting for ‘small bodies' such as parish councils and Internal Drainage Boards, which spend around £570m of public money each year

11 Dec 2014

KPMG stays top dog in auditor ranking stakes

Every top 20 firm retained the same position as the last stock market client Adviser Ranking in August 2014

04 Dec 2014

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The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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