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KPMG mulls ABS move as it seeks legal expansion

KPMG launches search for a Manchester-based legal team

06 Aug 2013

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Auditors' duties: The burden of expectation

Jane Howard looks at how auditors can best protect their position in light of enhanced expectations and new reporting requirements

31 Jul 2013

Grant Thornton administrators to sue PwC for €1bn

Administrators to sue PwC for its role in collapse of Quinn Insurance. PwC hits back that claim contains “factual inaccuracies”

30 Jul 2013

Tchenguiz brothers prepare £2.5bn action against Grant Thornton liquidators

Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz are set to sue Grant Thornton liquidators Stephen Akers and Mark McDonald over a botched Serious Fraud Office investigation

29 Jul 2013

Former Olympus execs sentenced over accounting fraud

Three former executives at Japanese camera maker Olympus handed suspended jail sentences for their part in a £1bn accounting fraud

03 Jul 2013

Torex Group financial accountant jailed for false accounting

Mark Woodbridge jailed for three years and ten months for his part in a false accounting scandal at the software company between 2006 and 2007

24 Jun 2013

Serious tax evasion cases hit a five year low

Instances of tax evasion cases exceeding £50,000 down 16% on last year and 36% from its peak in 2010

24 Jun 2013

Minority bondholders given ammunition to fight back

Following a court decision restructurings which penalise minority bondholders could fall foul of the law explains Craig Barrett

31 May 2013

HMRC press officer charged under Operation Elveden

HMRC press officer accused of leaking information, including 2010 Budget plans, to Sun journalist in return for £17,500

14 May 2013

Leader: Be careful what you wish for over legal privilege

Accountants may yet succeed in wrestling away lawyers' monopoly on legal professional privilege. By doing so they risk a scenario that is no good for either party

23 Apr 2013

Taking Stock: Unleash the (tax lawyer) hounds

It was accountants versus lawyers at a lively Pinsent Masons debate on legal professional privilege

23 Apr 2013

Ex-KPMG partner charged over insider trading

Former KPMG partner charged and released on bail for insider trading in the US. KPMG chairman and CEO says the firm is also planning legal action

12 Apr 2013

Gordon Ramsay sued by US accountants

TV chef sued over outstanding invoices, according to lawsuit fiiled in New York's Manhattan Supreme Court

12 Apr 2013

Grant Thornton wins dismissal of Parmalat case

Decade-long lawsuit accusing Grant Thornton of malpractice and fraud in connection with the collapse of Parmalat is dismissed

12 Apr 2013

FBI investigates ex-KPMG partner over allegations of leaked data

FBI investigate former KPMG partner over allegations he leaked information relating to his audit work at Herbalife and Skechers

10 Apr 2013

Ex-HMRC employee jailed over £360,000 fraud

As director of an accountancy firm, Malcolm MacLean falsified documents an manipulated clients' accounts

22 Mar 2013

Autonomy under investigation by SFO, HP claims

The SFO joins the US Department of Justice and the FRC in investigating allegations that "accounting improprieties" at Autonomy caused HP to overpay for the business

12 Mar 2013

DB schemes dealt £2bn blow as ECJ rules against funds in Wheels VAT case

The National Association of Pension Funds and Wheels Common Investment Fund have lost their bid to recoup £2bn in backdated VAT on investment management services for defined benefit schemes.

08 Mar 2013

VAT fraud QC to serve three-and-a-half-years

Rohan Pershad QC will serve three-and-a-half-years in prison having been found guilty of failing to pay £600,000 in VAT

26 Feb 2013

Deloitte sued over "reckless" failings in ChinaCast audit

Lawsuit filed in New York claims Deloitte signed on the accounts of ChinaCast "that were almost entirely false"

21 Feb 2013

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This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

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

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

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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