Governance

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Deloitte succeeds in bid to overturn several charges in MG Rover appeal

Deloitte's £14m fine for findings against it in relation to MG Rover seems likely to be cut, after winning an appeal on eight of 13 points

30 Jan 2015

Financial Reporting Council

UK governance rules in need of shake-up, say AA readers

Poll of 102 Accountancy Age readers finds desire for limited changes to be made to the FRC's corporate governance code

27 Jan 2015

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Political and economic insecurity set to dog audit committees in 2015

Audit committee members finding it "increasingly difficult" to oversee major risks in addition to financial reporting constraints

27 Jan 2015

FRC urges deeper engagement with stewardship code

FRC expresses disappointment that "too many signatories fail to follow-through on their commitment to the code"

15 Jan 2015

140 current female KPMG US employees join lawsuit against firm

Lawyers representing a class action against KPMG reveal that 142 of the firm's current female employees have opted in to the lawsuit

09 Jan 2015

Geoffrey Green to replace Fleck as FRRP chair

Former senior partner of global law firm Ashurst to join body responsible for reviewing company accounts

08 Jan 2015

One-in-ten 'approached women' join KPMG US lawsuit

Nearly 900 female fee-earners, associated with KPMG US, join gender discrimination class action lawsuit against the firm

07 Jan 2015

PwC in the money with new publisher’s audit

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

12 Dec 2014

#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

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

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

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

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

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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