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Deloitte accused of costing taxpayers £50m for botched administrations

Big Four firm involved in more 20 administrations where it failed to correctly make workers redundant, IS numbers show

20 Aug 2014

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PwC fined $25m over consulting work for Japanese bank

PwC’s US arm fined and banned from some consulting work over misconduct during work at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

19 Aug 2014

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FRC chairman Bischoff to head JP Morgan’s European arm

Watchdog denies any conflict of interest in the chairman role, which has been approved by UK financial regulators

13 Aug 2014

FRC to probe Grant Thornton’s AssetCo audit work

Watchdog launches investigation as Grant Thornton faces £50.8m claim for negligence from the former providers of London’s fire engines

12 Aug 2014

IASB scraps dual lease accounting model

IASB reverts to single model for lease expenses, scrapping the dual approach agreed with US counterpart FASB last year

11 Aug 2014

EY drawn into C2000 audit investigation

FRC extends scope of investigation into C2000 accounts to include EY audit work

08 Aug 2014

Banks take a forward view of losses under new IFRS rule

IASB issues finished financial instruments accounting standard, but fails in convergence attempts with FASB

25 Jul 2014

‘Rising concerns’ over NHS trusts' finances

More than a third of health bodies’ audits find value for money issues, Audit Commission reveals

24 Jul 2014

FRC reveals ‘struggle’ in IASB discussions

Working with international standards body "like pushing water uphill", Haddrill admits

24 Jul 2014

MPs to grill FRC over going concern

Sir Win Bischoff and Stephen Haddrill face House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee grilling over going concern

22 Jul 2014

FRC consults on local audit regulation

Accounting regulator launches consultation on audit of local public bodies

22 Jul 2014

US and China commit to cross-border audit inspections

US audit watchdog expects to conduct inspections of mainland Chinese audit firms by the end of the year

18 Jul 2014

IFRS chair opens door for 'prudence' reintroduction

IFRS Foundation chair suggests prudence should be reinserted into conceptual framework

16 Jul 2014

Interview: Michel Prada defends IFRS Foundation governance

Michel Prada tells Accountancy Age that criticism of IFRS Foundation governance structure is 'unfair'

16 Jul 2014

Conceptual differences hamper lease accounting project

Attempts by IASB and FASB to hammer out new lease accounting standard hampered by 'conceptual difference of opinion', finds Naomi Rainey

15 Jul 2014

FRC faces Lords committee grilling over going concern

Watchdog's bosses will answer questions over controversial proposals, as investors blast plans

04 Jul 2014

Investors slam FRC going concern proposals

Plans to water down ongoing viability statements will be “damaging to the public interest”, according to top shareholders

04 Jul 2014

Use 'The Lab' to end going concern concerns

FRC cannot afford another consultation on going concern, it should send the debate to the Financial Reporting Lab

02 Jul 2014

Key facts paint picture of profession in good health

Latest annual key facts and trends in the profession report reflects a positive message about the health of the profession

23 Jun 2014

FRC proposes joint tribunals for accountants and actuaries

Watchdog says changes will make disciplinary proceedings more efficient

20 Jun 2014

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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

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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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