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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

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PwC replaces KPMG as Bunzl auditors

FTSE 100 outsourcer changes auditors after first tender in 28 years

20 May 2014

New Thinking

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

Baker Tilly criticised over deficient audit work

FRC censures Baker Tilly for its reluctance to accept criticisms of audits in need of significant improvement

22 Apr 2014

Global audits found to be deficient in critical areas

Audits conducted by affiliates of six largest firms persistently deficient, survey of 30 regulators finds

14 Apr 2014

Audit reforms passed in European parliament

European politicians pass reforms to force listed companies to tender their audit contracts every ten years

03 Apr 2014

Three firms pick up remaining Audit Commission work

BDO, KPMG and EY pick up remaining local government Audit Commission contracts

02 Apr 2014

FRC extends Cup Trust investigation to include audited accounts

FRC extends the scope of its investigation into controversial charity The Cup Trust to include preparation and audit of financial statements

01 Apr 2014

Centrica lines up audit tender process

Centrica lines up an audit tender before 2017, having used PwC since the British Gas demerger in 1997

31 Mar 2014

KPMG navigates Compass audit tender to win deal

KPMG picks up £7.8m Compass Group audit, replacing Deloitte

28 Mar 2014

Deloitte's Balfour Beatty audit tenure to be tested

Balfour Beatty lines up the second half of 2015 to run an audit tender process

27 Mar 2014

FTSE 250 Interserve swaps Deloitte for GT auditors

FTSE 250 company first to move from Big Four firm to mid-tier rival since regulatory audit changes

26 Mar 2014

Menzies launches internal audit service

Appointment of partner sees establishment of internal audit service

26 Mar 2014

RSA introduces 25% non-audit fee cap

RSA's auditors, currently KPMG, will face a 25% non-audit fee cap, based on the total audit fee

25 Mar 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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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

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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