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KPMG overhauls approach to its audit reports

KPMG invites listed audit clients to include broader qualitative commentary from the auditors in annual reports

23 Sep 2014

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

23 Sep 2014

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Newsham excluded from ICAEW after Worthington Nicholls hearing

Paul Newsham excluded from ICAEW membership following tribunal into his work on the audits of Worthington Nicholls

16 Sep 2014

Firms worried about UK's ‘illogical’ audit interpretation

Competition and Markets Authority's interpretation of EU audit rules could result in 'illogical' outcomes, accounting firms warn

10 Sep 2014

Internal audit offering early stage strategic advice

Internal audit advising on strategic events at an early stage, IIA report finds

08 Sep 2014

New audit head for Baker Tilly

Jonathan Ericson takes over from Jane Bleach as head of audit at Baker Tilly

03 Sep 2014

KPMG increases lead as most prolific stock market auditor

KPMG increases lead as the most prolific auditor of stock market companies, while PwC remains most dominant FTSE 100 auditor

02 Sep 2014

PwC faces $1bn lawsuit over bad MF Global advice

PwC's advice on "repurchase-to-maturity" transactions was a substantial cause of the 2011 collapse of MF Global, judge claims

28 Aug 2014

East India Club reviews processes after £500k fraud

The treasurer of the famous member's club transferred more than half a million pounds into one of his own account to feed his gambling addiction

27 Aug 2014

KPMG and EY win major listed company audits

Quintain Estates and Pennon Group choose KPMG and EY as their auditors

26 Aug 2014

Tax clampdowns and audit squeeze behind drop in firms

The number of registered firms falls 4% in 12 months

26 Aug 2014

Deloitte dismisses HP claim plans as 'utterly without merit'

HP plans to sue Deloitte over its auditing of Autonomy's accounts, lawyer tells court

26 Aug 2014

Deloitte partner profits fall as modest growth posted

Improved economy should see better growth in 2014/15, says senior Deloitte partner David Sproul

26 Aug 2014

EY issues emphasis of matter note on Co-op Bank

EY says issues at the Co-operative Bank may cast doubt on its ability to continue as a going concern

22 Aug 2014

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

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

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

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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