Audit

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Henderson Group chooses PwC as auditor

FTSE 250-listed Henderson Group replaces EY with PwC

29 Oct 2013

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ASE gets green light to audit Vauxhall Motors franchises

Motor trade accounting expert wins more Vauxhall audits

28 Oct 2013

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Investors call for bespoke audit committee reports

FRC finds investors want audit committee reporting to be bespoke and company specific

25 Oct 2013

Deloitte US slapped with $2m fine over audit violation

Deloitte hit with joint largest civil fine levied by the PCAOB

24 Oct 2013

Value of the Competition Commission has been in its very existence

Competition Commission's failure to address sufficiency of suppliers in the market is a matter for regret

23 Oct 2013

Firms get strategic in lining up audit targets

Auditors will become more strategic in how they recruit, allocate resources and manage their cost base to attack FTSE 350 tenders

16 Oct 2013

Competition Commission waters down audit reforms

Competition watchdog retreats from contentious plans and imposes ten year audit tendering rules

15 Oct 2013

Report questions auditors' ethics

Research from Harvard finds auditors in India are bending the rules for the benefit of senior management at the company in which they are auditing

14 Oct 2013

Firms expected to review pensions accounting following WHSmith ruling

FRC investigation into WHSmith accounts could see advisers and clients review pension liabilities on financial statements

11 Oct 2013

Listed outsourcer swaps RSM Tenon for KPMG as auditor

Outsourcing business recruits Big Four firm to ready itself for full stock exchange listing

10 Oct 2013

EU moves close to imposing mandatory auditor rotation

Member states agree package of measures that will force companies to switch auditors

08 Oct 2013

KPMG: More assurance needed following reporting changes

KPMG has called for greater assurance in narrative reporting following changes to Companies Act, introduced on 1 October

02 Oct 2013

Reporting update could see auditors assure entire report

Institute claims auditors will need to assure all of the annual report if that is what investors want

01 Oct 2013

FRC vows to continue audit reform fight in annual meeting

FRC says it plans to work closer with audit committees, opens Brussels office, and is verging on sanctioning audit performance failures itself, at Baroness Hogg's last annual meeting

17 Sep 2013

FRC launches investigation into PwC’s audit of Berkeley

Berkeley’s appointment of a former PwC partner leads FRC to investigate independence of Big Four firm’s role as auditor

16 Sep 2013

Olympus in court for allegedly misleading EY auditors

Serious Fraud Office alleges Olympus and UK subsidiary made false or misleading statements to its EY auditors at Westminster magistrates

13 Sep 2013

Fuller's calls time on EY as auditor

Pubs and brewery business replaces EY with Grant Thornton in audit role

05 Sep 2013

Chantrey Vellacott wins AIM sports audit

Newly-listed Science in Sport awards advisers its audit work

03 Sep 2013

PCAOB uncovers audit failings at KPMG and PwC

Inspections by US's accountancy watchdog uncover failings in 38 audits carried out by PwC and KPMG

02 Sep 2013

KPMG stays top of auditor rankings list

Big Four continues to dominate listed company audits according to latest Adviser Rankings table

02 Sep 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?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

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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