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Auditor concern raised over Birmingham City missing funds

Owners of Birmingham City FC 'concerned' that its former auditors failed to spot a suspected £2.5m misappropriation of funds

20 Jan 2015

Adviser Rankings

KPMG stays top dog in auditor ranking stakes

Every top 20 firm retained the same position as the last stock market client Adviser Ranking in August 2014

04 Dec 2014

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Sage shares jump as subscriptions drive strong financials

Online services proving popular for Sage, as it looks to reduce its reliance on licences

04 Dec 2014

BDO picks up audit of Vimto makers Nichols

BDO appointed auditors to Vimto makers Nichols following a competitive pitch process.

24 Nov 2014

Diageo ends 17-year audit relationship with KPMG

PwC replaces KPMG as auditors of FTSE 100 drinks manufacturor Diageo

11 Nov 2014

Prepack deal saves London Mining's Sierra Leone mine

The mineran into "severe liquidity issues" caused by a combination of high costs, falling iron ore prices and the impact of the Ebola virus

03 Nov 2014

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

24 Oct 2014

MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

KPMG, the FSA and Co-op Bank leadership criticised for role in 'sorry tale' of failing to discover accounting black hole sooner

23 Oct 2014

LIVE BLOG: Tesco's trading update

Welcome to the Accountancy Age/Financial Director live blog, where we will cover all the relevant issues and opinions that arise from Tesco's crucial trading update

23 Oct 2014

PwC called in as Ebola-hit London Mining collapses

PwC joint administrators appointed as London Mining collapses into administration

17 Oct 2014

KPMG to deliver Royal Mail audit

Newly-privatised postal company ends 27-year audit relationship with EY

06 Oct 2014

KPMG called in to review project controls at Balfour Beatty

Big Four firm called in as Balfour Beatty's UK construction services division sees margins eroded

30 Sep 2014

Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

23 Sep 2014

PwC administrators confirm sale of Phones 4U stores

EE and Vodafone snap up Phones 4U stores in deals agreed with administrators from PwC

22 Sep 2014

Tesco suspends execs and call in Deloitte over profits overstatement

Huge overstatement sees execs suspended, including UK FD, and Deloitte called in to investigate

22 Sep 2014

East India Club reviews processes after £500k fraud

The treasurer of the famous member's club transferred more than half a million pounds into one of his own account to feed his gambling addiction

27 Aug 2014

KPMG and EY win major listed company audits

Quintain Estates and Pennon Group choose KPMG and EY as their auditors

26 Aug 2014

EY issues emphasis of matter note on Co-op Bank

EY says issues at the Co-operative Bank may cast doubt on its ability to continue as a going concern

22 Aug 2014

FRC to probe Grant Thornton’s AssetCo audit work

Watchdog launches investigation as Grant Thornton faces £50.8m claim for negligence from the former providers of London’s fire engines

12 Aug 2014

Betfair pays £80m to investors contrary to accounting rules

The gambling business admits to breaching ICAEW guidance from 2011 to 2013

05 Aug 2014

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The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

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Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

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