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Zolfo Cooper CEO pivotal to Yellow Pages restructuring

Zolfo Cooper CEO was brought in to support restructuring proposals at hibu, with Deloitte administrators now called in as part of the plan

29 Nov 2013

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Speedy Hire CEO quits as accounting irregularities found

Certain control processes within rental group's Gulf-based international business "repeatedly and deliberately circumvented"

29 Nov 2013

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FRC inspecting Co-op Bank's 2012 accounts

Reporting watchdog confirms it is scrutinising the Co-Op Bank's financial reporting

22 Nov 2013

BDO succeeds Chapman Davis as Empyrean auditor

Despite statements that the company was due to re-appoint Chapman Davis, BDO International named auditor of oil and gas explorer

19 Nov 2013

Accountant Pindar to leave Capita after 26 years

Paul Pindar to step down, 26 years after joining the former CIPFA consultancy division

18 Nov 2013

Hailo late in filing accounts at Companies House

Black cab app developer is producing first set of audited accounts

15 Nov 2013

Vodafone in £18bn tax losses claim

Telecoms company could attract fresh criticism over huge tax claim

13 Nov 2013

SMEs 'optimistic but cautious' on growth prospects

SMEs line up growth in 2014, but unsure about taking aggressive action to drive forward, finds Baker Tilly survey

13 Nov 2013

Duff & Phelps administrators called to Barratts

Barratts enters administration for third time in four years, this time with Duff & Phelps administrators called in

12 Nov 2013

PwC called in to investigate RSA's Irish division

Firm recruited to get to the bottom of issues discovered at RSA's Irish claims and finance functions

11 Nov 2013

Ex-International Power CFO named Imperial Tobacco chair

Current National Grid non-exec and former CFO of International Power takes chair role at listed tobacco company

06 Nov 2013

Costa FD swaps coffee for Moneysupermarket.com

Matthew Price takes CFO role at Moneysupermarket.com, succeeding Paul Doughty who leaves to pursue other interests

06 Nov 2013

Finance function is ‘root of small company underperformance’

SMEs and small caps slow to apply shared services, ‘right-sourcing’ and technological best practice, research finds

05 Nov 2013

EY resigns as NCC auditor following audit fee disagreement

Big Four firm steps down from listed security software business after it was unable to agree an audit fee

04 Nov 2013

AstraZeneca names new CFO as profits dip

Marc Dunoyer replaces Simon Lowth as AstraZeneca CFO, as British drugmaker battles falling sales

31 Oct 2013

PwC administrators save 255 jobs at refrigeration company

PwC administrators sell major contracts at collapsed refrigeration business to UK supermarkets W R Refrigeration

30 Oct 2013

PwC administrators appointed to WR Refrigeration

Eddie Williams and Rob Hunt ppointed joint administrators to the national refrigeration service

23 Oct 2013

Quoted companies hit by spike in profit warnings

Profit warnings issued by UK quoted companies reach highest level since 2008

22 Oct 2013

FIA accounts criticised for lack of transparency

PwC audited Formula One accounts criticised for lacking disclosure, specifically around personnel spending

21 Oct 2013

HMRC toughens up scheme registration to tackle liberation fraud

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has made its scheme registration process more stringent in an attempt to prevent pension liberation fraud.

21 Oct 2013

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