Audit

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Consultants set for €500m fee windfall in European bank audit

Banks could end up footing the bill for the work, as some regulators plan to pass costs back to the audited institutions

21 Aug 2014

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Ex-KPMG senior partner to head Grant Thornton assurance

Andrew Vials leaves KPMG technical reporting role to lead GT’s National Assurance Services

21 Aug 2014

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FRC to probe Grant Thornton’s AssetCo audit work

Watchdog launches investigation as Grant Thornton faces £50.8m claim for negligence from the former providers of London’s fire engines

12 Aug 2014

EY drawn into C2000 audit investigation

FRC extends scope of investigation into C2000 accounts to include EY audit work

08 Aug 2014

KPMG retains £12m Old Mutual audit contract

The firm will be reappointed to continue its work after 2016, following the bank’s tender

07 Aug 2014

BDO lead cut as top AIM auditor

BDO sees lead cut as top AIM auditor as chasing pack close in

04 Aug 2014

KPMG and Crowe Clark Whitehill win audit tenders

KPMG replaces EY as auditor for Computacenter, while CCW succeeds BDO at Tertiary Minerals

30 Jul 2014

EY wins £2m Sage audit contract

PwC to step down as auditor for FTSE 100 software company after 26 years

28 Jul 2014

‘Rising concerns’ over NHS trusts' finances

More than a third of health bodies’ audits find value for money issues, Audit Commission reveals

24 Jul 2014

Top 50+50: Regulatory pressures stratifying audit market

Audit regulation helps stabilise fees for biggest firms, but pricing environment remains difficult for much of the profession

24 Jul 2014

FRC consults on local audit regulation

Accounting regulator launches consultation on audit of local public bodies

22 Jul 2014

US and China commit to cross-border audit inspections

US audit watchdog expects to conduct inspections of mainland Chinese audit firms by the end of the year

18 Jul 2014

Advisers concerned about effect of audit threshold rise

Plans to take more businesses out of the audit regime gives practices the jitters, says CaseWare

15 Jul 2014

Smith & Nephew ends 77-year audit relationship with EY

FTSE 100 company Smith & Nephew replaces EY with KPMG

14 Jul 2014

Colin: PwC's partners will fight over WH Smith audit

Colin raised a wry smile when he heard about PwC's latest audit win

09 Jul 2014

Deloitte loses out to KPMG in Arrow Group audit tender

Incumbent firm fails to win competitive tender after auditing company for five years and advising on IPO

03 Jul 2014

Colin: Put it all on red

Colin wonders what odds he would have got for the latest audit change

25 Jun 2014

Key facts paint picture of profession in good health

Latest annual key facts and trends in the profession report reflects a positive message about the health of the profession

23 Jun 2014

Extended audit and audit committee reports produce varied results

KPMG’s survey finds a variety of risks and approaches in extended auditor and audit committee reports

20 Jun 2014

Major UK companies line up 2017 for audit tenders

Johnson Matthey, Babcock International, Qinetiq and Big Yellow Group line up 2017 audit tenders, while 32Red swaps Grant Thornton for KPMG

20 Jun 2014

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