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PwC in the money with new publisher’s audit

PwC replaces Deloitte as auditors of FTSE 250 publisher Euromoney Institutional Investor

12 Dec 2014

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#AS2014: Banks hit with £3.5bn rap on knuckles

The measure - which will kick in from 1 April 2015 - includes an exemption for losses incurred in the first five years of a bank's authorisation

03 Dec 2014

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Bangladesh audit reform moves forward, despite disagreements

A power struggle between Bangladeshi institutes fails to halt move towards stronger audit and accounting regulation

20 Nov 2014

CIPFA endorses public sector reporting evolution

IIRC and CIPFA push initiative to to drive more sustainability and transparency into public sector reporting

18 Nov 2014

UHY Hacker Young fined over audit family tie

Penalty imposed over breach of regulation where it failed to eliminate a potential threat to its independence of the audit client

17 Nov 2014

Diageo ends 17-year audit relationship with KPMG

PwC replaces KPMG as auditors of FTSE 100 drinks manufacturor Diageo

11 Nov 2014

When is the right time to step aside?

Paul Lees, founder of conference call provider Powwownow, is stepping aside as CEO. He looks at the importance of knowing when the time is right to move on

07 Nov 2014

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

04 Nov 2014

ICAEW: Government must sort out finances or threaten recovery

Michael Izza warns George Osborne that pre-Election giveaways are imprudent, and will threaten economic recovery

27 Oct 2014

Leader: Tesco's woes sees 'materiality' question raised

Even if 'materiality' proves not to be a key aspect of the Tesco debacle, it won't stop navel-gazing among the audit profession

24 Oct 2014

ICAS: profitability not an excuse to brush aside governance issues

Improved business performance is not an excuse to ignore continuing business governance and ethics concerns, says ICAS's chief executive Anton Colella

24 Oct 2014

Deloitte's Tesco probe finds prior reporting period issues

Income was deferred or recognised early - against Tesco accounting policy, Deloitte's probe confirms

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

KPMG pulls sponsorship of LSE sports union over ‘offensive' leaflets

"Homophobic", "misogynistic" and "classist" flyers were confiscated soon after complaints made to the student union

22 Oct 2014

Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

10 Oct 2014

Thousands of female staff offered chance to join anti-KPMG lawsuit

Past and current female staff of KPMG in the US emailed an opportunity to join a class action suit against the firm

07 Oct 2014

Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

02 Oct 2014

Former Rangers owner Whyte in 15-year directorship ban

Craig Whyte banned from holding company directorships after the Insolvency Service holds he acted without consultation with fellow directors

01 Oct 2014

KPMG replaces PwC as Grainger auditors

Property owner Grainger replaces auditors following first tender in ten years

29 Sep 2014

FRC 'closely monitoring' Tesco situation

FRC keeping close eye on developments following Tesco's profit overstatements

24 Sep 2014

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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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