Regulatory bodies

International Accounting Standards Board

IASB overhauls hedge accounting

IASB adopts principles-based approach to hedge accounting which better reflects companies' risk management strategies

20 Nov 2013

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Deloitte granted appeal on MG Rover tribunal decision

Accounting’s watchdog has granted Deloitte an appeal over its tribunal loss for work it carried out at MG Rover

20 Nov 2013

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ICAEW questions FRC commitment to international auditing standards

ICAEW suggests FRC policy on auditing standards could damage its global standing

19 Nov 2013

FRC proposes amendments to hedge accounting

FRC consults on changes to hedge accounting rules

18 Nov 2013

FRC appoints new executive director of strategy

Chris Hodge replaces Mridul Hegde as new FRC executive director of strategy

13 Nov 2013

SEC bans accountancy firm over failed Chinese company audits

Sherb & Co audits of three US-listed Chinese companies were "riddled with failures" SEC investigation finds

11 Nov 2013

FRC updates going concern definition

FRC clarifies the assessement of going concern for stewardship and accounting purposes

07 Nov 2013

Deloitte, MG Rover and the Tribunal... the story so far

Rachael Singh looks at how accountancy's tribunal came to calculate the record-breaking fine against Deloitte for its work on collapsed car manufacturer MG Rover

31 Oct 2013

FRC appoints new director of accounting and reporting

Anthony Appleton, a director from BDO's financial reporting advisory team, joins the FRC

29 Oct 2013

Deloitte US slapped with $2m fine over audit violation

Deloitte hit with joint largest civil fine levied by the PCAOB

24 Oct 2013

FIA accounts criticised for lack of transparency

PwC audited Formula One accounts criticised for lacking disclosure, specifically around personnel spending

21 Oct 2013

IFRS Foundation chair warns EU against amending IFRS

Changing IFRS for European purposes could lead to incompatible standards, warns Michael Prada

17 Oct 2013

Competition Commission waters down audit reforms

Competition watchdog retreats from contentious plans and imposes ten year audit tendering rules

15 Oct 2013

FRC strategy director Mridul Hegde resigns

FRC director of strategy Mridul Hegde unexpectedly resigns from the UK reporting watchdog, Accountancy Age reveals

14 Oct 2013

IASB rate-regulation rules unfair to the UK, says FRC

FRC suggests interim standard for rate-regulated entities "disadvantageous" to countries that already use IFRS

11 Oct 2013

EU tells IASB and Efrag to toughen up governance regimes

Europe calls for IASB funding arrangements to be reliant on the IASB updating its own governance

08 Oct 2013

PwC’s Powell says international tax no longer fit for purpose

PwC chairman and senior partner says tax regime needs to evolve with the times

04 Oct 2013

FRC and BIS defend legality of global accounting standards

FRC and BIS rubbish claims that IFRS conflicts with UK company law as "misguided"

04 Oct 2013

Deloitte appeals MG Rover tribunal

Deloitte and former partner Maghsoud Einollahi have launched an appeal against their fines by the FRC for their MG Rover work

03 Oct 2013

FRC proposes tougher measures on exec pay in governance code

FRC consults on possible amendments to the UK corporate governance code on executive remuneration

03 Oct 2013

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