Audit

Big Four

China hits back over Big Four US audit ban

Chinese securities regulator expressed "deep regret" over SEC decision to ban Big Four from auditing Chinese companies listed on US stock exchange

27 Jan 2014

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Colin: There's no app for Vodafone audit

Colin ponders how the Vodafone audit tender process might go down

24 Jan 2014

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SEC judge suspends Big Four China units

Judge calls for Chinese affiliates of Big Four to be barred from working for any US-listed Chinese companies for six months

23 Jan 2014

KPMG’s Aberdeen Asset Management audit up for grabs

Aberdeen Asset Management considering ending its 30 year audit relationship with KPMG

22 Jan 2014

EU legal affairs committee endorses audit reform proposals

EU legal affairs committee votes in favour of audit reforms that will enforce mandatory auditor rotation

22 Jan 2014

EU audit reforms insubstantial, say readers

European Union audit reforms don't go far enough, according to Accountancy Age readers

22 Jan 2014

Deloitte in danger of losing £8m Vodafone audit

Vodafone puts audit contract on the market for the first time in 26 years

21 Jan 2014

KPMG faces investigation over Co-op Bank audit

KPMG investigated over its audit of troubled lender Co-op Bank

20 Jan 2014

Auditors believe companies are losing battle against cyber crime

KPMG's UK Audit Committee Institute warns about poor quality data hampering cyber protection efforts

17 Jan 2014

PwC: RSA's problems limited to Irish operation

Reviews involving auditors, external assurance and internal audit, outline extent of financial and control issues at RSA's Irish division

09 Jan 2014

Auditors raise concerns on emphasis put on like-for-like sales

Like-for-like sales cannot give a true reflection of a company’s growth, warns retail auditor group

09 Jan 2014

Top 50 Audit analysis: Squeezed until the pip squeaks

Pricing pressure and company exemptions are putting the squeeze on audit fees

03 Jan 2014

Baker Tilly blames “low-balling” for decline in profits

Baker Tilly sees its profit fall substantially in March 2013 year-end, blaming lost re-tendering due to low-ball pricing

02 Jan 2014

Chiene & Tait to leave listed audit market

Former client explains that Chiene & Tait's decision to quit its audit is "strategic"

24 Dec 2013

Accountancy insolvencies expose flaw in government audit policy

A 41% spike in the number of firms going bust can be attributed in part to increased audit thresholds

23 Dec 2013

Mazars to acquire Deloitte public sector internal audit unit

Mazars will gain 120 specialist public sector internal audit staff from Deloitte

20 Dec 2013

Farepak auditor EY reaches settlement with FRC

Financial watchdog reaches agreement with Farepak parent company auditor EY and its partner Alan Flitcroft

19 Dec 2013

London Stock Exchange puts audit out to tender

LSE puts audit, currently held by PwC, out to tender

19 Dec 2013

Opinion: EU non-audit black list is a grey area

Prohibited tax services are open to interpretation, claims Richard Crump

18 Dec 2013

Leader: Minimal audit change leaves quality question unanswered

UK and EU audit market interventions lack the oomph to create a huge impact - and so quality remains an issue, says Kevin Reed

18 Dec 2013

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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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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