Audit

Westfield Stratford City shopping centre

Auditors raise concerns on emphasis put on like-for-like sales

Like-for-like sales cannot give a true reflection of a company’s growth, warns retail auditor group

09 Jan 2014

pliers

Top 50 Audit analysis: Squeezed until the pip squeaks

Pricing pressure and company exemptions are putting the squeeze on audit fees

03 Jan 2014

Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly blames “low-balling” for decline in profits

Baker Tilly sees its profit fall substantially in March 2013 year-end, blaming lost re-tendering due to low-ball pricing

02 Jan 2014

Chiene & Tait to leave listed audit market

Former client explains that Chiene & Tait's decision to quit its audit is "strategic"

24 Dec 2013

Accountancy insolvencies expose flaw in government audit policy

A 41% spike in the number of firms going bust can be attributed in part to increased audit thresholds

23 Dec 2013

Mazars to acquire Deloitte public sector internal audit unit

Mazars will gain 120 specialist public sector internal audit staff from Deloitte

20 Dec 2013

Farepak auditor EY reaches settlement with FRC

Financial watchdog reaches agreement with Farepak parent company auditor EY and its partner Alan Flitcroft

19 Dec 2013

London Stock Exchange puts audit out to tender

LSE puts audit, currently held by PwC, out to tender

19 Dec 2013

Opinion: EU non-audit black list is a grey area

Prohibited tax services are open to interpretation, claims Richard Crump

18 Dec 2013

Leader: Minimal audit change leaves quality question unanswered

UK and EU audit market interventions lack the oomph to create a huge impact - and so quality remains an issue, says Kevin Reed

18 Dec 2013

Last minute deal pushes through EU audit reform

EU rules will impose mandatory audit rotation, restrict non-audit services, cap non-audit fees and enhance supervision

17 Dec 2013

Preliminary agreement reached on EU audit reform

Framework on EU audit reform is now subject to final agreement by member states later this week

17 Dec 2013

An 'audit bonus' for business, but dire news for small firms

An increase in the audit threshold could be dire for the smaller end of the accounting profession

17 Dec 2013

Deloitte replaces KPMG as Spirax-Sarco auditor

FTSE 250 engineering company appoints Deloitte as its auditor for the year ending 31 December 2014

17 Dec 2013

Audit trilogue negotiations set to restart

Negotiations on between parliament, the EU Council and European Commission on EU audit reform set to restart

16 Dec 2013

Public sector 'lacks effective risk management mechanisms'

Risk management is either nascent or underdeveloped in a large portion of public sector organisations, report finds

16 Dec 2013

FRC to review standard of bank audits

Improvements to the quality of auditing of banks and building societies have been insufficient, FRC says

13 Dec 2013

FTSE 350 non-audit fees falls by a quarter

Fees paid to the auditors of FTSE 350 companies for non-audit services falls by 24%

13 Dec 2013

FRC defends commitment to international standards

Reporting watchdog defends decision to make changes to the UK auditing regime ahead of recommendations being considered at a global level

12 Dec 2013

FRC’s Grabowski appointed to the IAASB

FRC director of audit policy joins global auditing standard setter the IAASB

11 Dec 2013

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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