Audit

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KPMG warns of Co-op Bank’s going concern status

Auditors KPMG say material uncertainties exist over the Co-op Bank's £1.5bn recapitalisation plan

30 Aug 2013

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Competition Commission must roll back on audit rules

Competition Commission must heed the view of business and adopt FRC approach to audit tendering rules

28 Aug 2013

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Standard Chartered could drop KPMG as its auditor

KPMG could see itself ousted as auditor of investment bank after Standard Chartered begins tendering process

28 Aug 2013

Competition watchdog urged to water down audit tendering rules

Competition Commission told to scrap five year audit tendering plans in favour of FRC’s ten year 'comply or explain' approach

27 Aug 2013

FRC and PCAOB agree to joint audit supervision

Agreement allows for joint work on inspections and exchanges of otherwise confidential information

23 Aug 2013

PCAOB highlights worrying number of “deficient” audits

Firms auditing brokers and dealers found wanting by PCAOB inspections

21 Aug 2013

Colin: Take your pick on auditor

Colin simplifies incoming five year audit tendering

16 Aug 2013

Five-year audit tender costs disproportionate

Forcing companies to tender audit work every five years could prove costly, finds Richard Crump

16 Aug 2013

Tendering changes will cost audit market £100m a year

Taken together, FRC and Competition Commission audit proposals will cost accountants and businesses £100m a year

16 Aug 2013

PCAOB proposes biggest shake-up to US audit reports since 1940s

America's accountancy watchdog wants auditors to reveal more information about the listed companies they audit

14 Aug 2013

FRC rubbishes mandatory five year audit tendering

FRC warns five year tendering could result in a "sham process" that will undermine competition

13 Aug 2013

Early Equity forced to change auditors

Haysmacintyre replaces Clement Chan as auditors of Early Equity after FRC highlights jurisidiction issue

13 Aug 2013

Grant Thornton facing two FRC audit probes

FRC is to scrutinise Grant Thorton's auditing of Manchester Building Society and drinks company Nichols

07 Aug 2013

Colin: Wheel of Fortune

Colin comments on the state of the audit market

06 Aug 2013

BDO replaces Grant Thornton as leading AIM auditors

BDO makes net gain of 24 AIM clients since October last year, following its merger with PKF

06 Aug 2013

Another day, another audit rotation

The new fashion of appointing fresh auditors has yet to extend outside the Big Four

05 Aug 2013

PwC picks up lucrative HSBC audit

PwC replaces KPMG as auditors of HSBC, Europe's largest bank by market capitalisation

02 Aug 2013

FRC closes investigation into KPMG BAE audit

FRC closes investigation because no realistic prospect that a tribunal will make an adverse finding to undertaken so long ago

01 Aug 2013

Auditors' duties: The burden of expectation

Jane Howard looks at how auditors can best protect their position in light of enhanced expectations and new reporting requirements

31 Jul 2013

PwC replaces Deloitte as auditors of Hargreaves Lansdown

Hargreaves Lansdown describes 50 year audit tenures as "embarrassing" as fund seller switches auditors to PwC from Deloitte

30 Jul 2013

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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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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