Audit

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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

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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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RBS prepares to tender audit contract

Bank will take contract to market later this year, having used Deloitte since 2000

16 Jun 2014

EY wins Dignity audit as PwC bows out over non-audit fees

Funeral provider caps non-audit fees at 50% of annual audit fee

13 Jun 2014

Non-audit clients provide largest fee growth for firms

Big Four firms continue to dominate, but other businesses' fee income recovers after five years of falls

12 Jun 2014

FRC scraps investigation into PwC’s Berkeley Group audit

FRC ends probe into PwC's independence when it conducted the audit of house building company Berkeley Group Holdings

12 Jun 2014

Baker Tilly faces FRC investigation over Tanfield Group audit

FRC confirms formal investigation after probing the audit firm in 2010

11 Jun 2014

Leader: Latest stats show audit revolution's a long way off

The first tranche of audit tenders has seen familiar faces picking up major audits - illustrating that more market competition is a long way off

03 Jun 2014

KPMG increases lead as most prolific stock market auditor

Number of stock market clients audited by KPMG skips up ten in the last quarter, according to Adviser Rankings

02 Jun 2014

Bank audits not up to scratch, finds FRC

FRC inspection report highlights continued deficiencies in the quality and rigour of bank audits

28 May 2014

KPMG's audit discovers Portugese bank irregularities

Espirito Santo International, which holds a stake in Banco Espirito, in a "serious financial condition"

22 May 2014

SEC suspends ex-Deloitte risk officer over audit work

Former Deloitte & Touche chief risk officer suspended from auditing public companies for two years

21 May 2014

PwC replaces KPMG as Bunzl auditors

FTSE 100 outsourcer changes auditors after first tender in 28 years

20 May 2014

Fee caps and the black list prompt firms to rethink audit strategy

Auditors are reviewing their tendering strategies in light of strict new rules on the amount of consulting and tax advice they can provide to clients

15 May 2014

Newsham facing FRC tribunal over Worthington Nicholls audit

FRC launches disciplinary hearing into conduct of Paul Newsham, a former audit partner at Worthington Nicholls auditors Sixonethreeone

09 May 2014

KPMG retains long-standing Greggs audit work

Big Four firm keeps hold of its slice of Greggs services

09 May 2014

Bischoff labelled ‘odd choice' as new FRC chair

Credibility of Bischoff's appointment at FRC called into question during parliamentary hearing

08 May 2014

KPMG replaces PwC in major AIM audit client list

KPMG sees a net three increase in major AIM audit clients

08 May 2014

Making Big Four partner 'meritocratic but highly commercial'

Big Four partners aren't necessarily from the 'elite', but research raises concerns that their commercialism could create a conflict of interest

06 May 2014

Co-op Bank ends 40-year KPMG audit relationship

Co-operative Bank replaces auditors as management, governance and business practices excoriated in Sir Christopher Kelly report

01 May 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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