Audit

Adviser Rankings

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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Deloitte faces Saudi audit ban

Threat stems from Saudi's market regulator, the Capital Market Authority (CMA), telling businesses registered in the Middle Eastern state to stop using its local services

02 Dec 2014

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FRC review finds bank audits in need of 'significant improvements'

Profession's watchdog slams aspects of quality of the financial institutions' audits from the Big Four and mid-tier firms in 2012-13 audit quality review report

02 Dec 2014

BDO picks up audit of Vimto makers Nichols

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

24 Nov 2014

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

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

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

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

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

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

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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

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

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

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