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Governance and accountability 'weak' in public audit

Heads of local government audit said public audit committees are weak at accountability and good governance

11 May 2011

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Consulting picks up after 2009 slump

Consulting industry halts contraction

03 May 2011

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Is the Big Society too big for public audit?

The Audit Commission will soon breathe its last, and the question of how to make public audit appointments in future is being fiercely debated

13 Apr 2011

Whitehall blasted for poor financial management

Spending watchdog says financial management and accountancy skills not at the 'heart' of managing deficit

03 Mar 2011

Local government audit fees cut

Audit Commission looks to lower audit fees

01 Mar 2011

Audit Commission off RSM Tenon's radar

RSM Tenon chief Andy Raynor rules out Audit Commission purchase, suggesting an MBO would be the commission's best option

24 Feb 2011

2013 abolition timetable for Audit Commission

Parliamentary timetables mean the auditor of local government could still be working until 2013

24 Feb 2011

Charity accounting risks bank covenant breach

New standards for charities and universities could cause banking covenant breaches, warns PwC

23 Feb 2011

CIPFA resources director made redundant as institute cuts costs

Public sector accounting institute has made resources director Chris Harris redundant as it looks to cut costs

11 Feb 2011

Council CFOs struggling with lower budgets

CIPFA survey finds local authority CFOs doubt they can make the changes needed to run on reduced budgets

09 Feb 2011

New firms capable of taking on local government audits

BDO wants Audit Commission's work transferred "as quickly as possible" to open up the market for local government audit tenders

03 Feb 2011

CIPFA wins £150k Lambeth training deal

Lambeth Council staff to receive finance training from CIPFA in three-year contract

03 Feb 2011

Rushcliffe chooses new finance software

Advanced Business Solutions wins Rushcliffe Borough Council finance IT contract

31 Jan 2011

Council outsourcers sign £600,000 finance IT deal

Agiliysis awards UNIT4 with finance software contract

18 Jan 2011

KPMG wins healthcare commissioning contract

KPMG-led partnership wins contract to provide management support for GPs in the run up to GP-led commissioning of NHS services

14 Jan 2011

Public sector accountants battle against competing interests

Finance professionals face challenges in trying to improve transparency and accountability in the public sector, claim attendees at an ACCA conference

20 Dec 2010

Overpayments sees more government accounts qualified by NAO

Social fund and legal service accounts qualified by auditor general Amyas Morse due to £207m worth of overpayments

03 Dec 2010

Accountancy Age Awards 2010 Finance Team of the Year Public Sector - Redbridge Borough

17 Nov 2010

Accountancy Age Awards 2010 FD of the Year Public Sector - Paul Vernon Woods

17 Nov 2010

MPs announce inquiry into Audit Commission abolition

Inquiry to ensure local authorities receive value for money

10 Nov 2010

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