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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

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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

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

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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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