Practice regulation

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Internal auditors banned from engagement teams

FRC bans auditors from using internal audit staff on engagement teams; IIA recommends scope of internal audit should be unlimited

12 Feb 2013

Hand signals

Colin: Give me a sign

Colin ponders what any changes to auditors' risk assessment might entail

08 Feb 2013

Financial Reporting Council

EU standard setters wade into IFRS debate

The FRC joins with fellow European national standard setters to influence IASB's work on conceptual framework that underpins IFRS

08 Feb 2013

Scope of auditors' report to be extended to include risk

FRC proposes step change from the traditional binary pass/fail model of audit reporting

05 Feb 2013

Supreme Court rules against extending privilege to accountants

Judges rule five against two to maintain privilege for lawyers only

23 Jan 2013

IASB could water down advisory forum membership criteria

Hans Hoogervorst suggests advisory forum commitment requirement could be changed to get FASB on board

11 Jan 2013

FRC deaf to profession's howls over fine calculations

Regardless of howls of opposition from the profession, the FRC is pushing ahead with changes to the way disciplinary fines are calculated

12 Dec 2012

ICAEW audit mix-up sees hundreds of qualifications rescinded

ICAEW apologises as members' audit qualifications are pulled due to ineligibility mix-up

10 Dec 2012

Firms vie over FTSE 350 audit market definition

Big Four and mid-tier disagree over Competition Commission definition of audit market

29 Oct 2012

Editorial: Insolvency practitioners must break out after being hemmed in

IPs must fight to restore cross-border insolvency jurisdiction rights

26 Oct 2012

Hoogervorst gets tough over IASB framework deadline

IASB chief bemoans dysfunctional processes and decision-making that hinders its ability to deliver projects to deadline

21 Oct 2012

Competition Commission delays audit inquiry findings

UK watchdog pushes back provisional findings of audit investigation to January

17 Oct 2012

Big Four alumni's influence could restrict competition

Competition could be restricted by the backgrounds of those involved in the appointment of auditors, regulator finds

08 Oct 2012

Colin: Audit reform changes tack

Colin sums up what many think about the new direction that the EC's audit reform plans are taking

19 Sep 2012

Poll – AADB reprimands should reflect scale of crime

Just over half of readers feel stature of defendants should not affect the severity of punishments in AADB disciplinaries

29 Aug 2012

Colin: Accountants to stand up and be counted

Colin's take on plans by accounting regulator to better codify whistleblowing rules

28 Aug 2012

Top50 +50 firms face ICAEW audit fines

Beever and Struthers, and Price Bailey, agree to ICAEW audit regulatory penalties

15 Aug 2012

Profession up in arms over AADB fine calculations

FRC faces backlash from firms and institutes over changes to the way disciplinary sanctions are calculated. Nevertheless, changes are required

14 Aug 2012

Has KPMG's case strengthened protection on advisory work?

KPMG managed to strike out an investor claim against it, but will firms need to change the way they protect themselves when taking on advisory work, asks Richard Highley

20 Jul 2012

ACCA's Pakistan students call off protest

Protest aimed at removing block on foreign institute studying in Pakistan is called off

17 Jul 2012

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The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

House of Cards

Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

Taking Stock: Honest branding for HMRC?

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