Audit

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BDO picks up audit of Vimto makers Nichols

BDO appointed auditors to Vimto makers Nichols following a competitive pitch process.

24 Nov 2014

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Council investigated by financial police after PKF audit report

PKF Littlejohn discovered that Keighley Town Council may have taken "unlawful actions" and acted "without consideration of its legal powers"

21 Nov 2014

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Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

20 Nov 2014

Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

20 Nov 2014

KPMG and McLaren Group forge predictive analytics partnership

The Big Four firm becomes a ‘pioneer' partner of McLaren, fusing technology outfit's expertise in predictive analytics and KPMG's audit and consulting capability

20 Nov 2014

Bangladesh audit reform moves forward, despite disagreements

A power struggle between Bangladeshi institutes fails to halt move towards stronger audit and accounting regulation

20 Nov 2014

Changing of the audit guard at G4S

PwC will formally take over as the group's auditor for the year ending 31 December 2015

17 Nov 2014

Diageo ends 17-year audit relationship with KPMG

PwC replaces KPMG as auditors of FTSE 100 drinks manufacturor Diageo

11 Nov 2014

Taking Stock: ICAEW's audit party blues

‘Scheduling issues' mean that ICAEW's big audit bash has been cancelled until next year

06 Nov 2014

BDO loses blur audit to KPMG

The Exeter-based services-commerce company said the change in auditor would happen with immediate effect

06 Nov 2014

KPMG in dock over admitted audit code breaches

The cases revolve around breaches of the FRC's Ethical Standards for Auditors code

05 Nov 2014

EY ends Deloitte's 14-year audit role at RBS

The bank announced that EY had wrested the account from incumbent Deloitte, which has been the institution's auditor fore the last 14 years

04 Nov 2014

PwC overhauls KPMG as top AIM 100 auditor

PwC replaces KPMG as the leading AIM 100 auditor after pulling in three new clients

03 Nov 2014

FRC's Roger Marshall joins EFRAG Board

The ex-PwC audit partner, who chaired the Big Four firm's global audit policy board between 2003 and 2007, takes on the new role with immediate effect

31 Oct 2014

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haysmacintyre reviewing audit of Global 6 Technologies' accounts after replacing previous auditors Affinity Associates

29 Oct 2014

Three-horse race for RBS audit account

With RBS set to announce its Q3 2014 interim results on Friday, expectations are growing that the bank may use the event to declare the winner

27 Oct 2014

New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

27 Oct 2014

PCAOB inspection finds deficiencies in a number of KPMG US audits

The 2013 inspection included reviews of portions of 50 audits performed by the Big Four firm and a review of its audit work.

24 Oct 2014

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

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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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Pre-award jitters

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Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

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