Regulatory bodies

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Global audits found to be deficient in critical areas

Audits conducted by affiliates of six largest firms persistently deficient, survey of 30 regulators finds

14 Apr 2014

Financial Reporting Council

FRC extends Cup Trust investigation to include audited accounts

FRC extends the scope of its investigation into controversial charity The Cup Trust to include preparation and audit of financial statements

01 Apr 2014

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MEP calls for independent review into IASB

Syed Kamall wants EC to commission review into international accounting standard setter - "similar" to Philippe Maystadt's review of Efrag

31 Mar 2014

FRC to launch new consultation on going concern

UK reporting watchdog to develop going concern proposals for further public consultation following investor criticism, Accountancy Age can reveal

26 Mar 2014

MEPs question how EC will ensure IASB meets funding requirements

MEPs have asked EC to explain how IASB will avoid conflicts of interest and be democratically accountable

21 Mar 2014

EU approves IASB funding with strings attached

Release of EU funding streams contingent upon sufficient reform to prevent conflicts of interest

17 Mar 2014

IFRS 9 leaves IASB with impaired convergence

The lack of a single asset impairment model between the IASB and FASB leaves preparers playing piggy in the middle

05 Mar 2014

IASB to overhaul processes as further filing issues arise

The IFRS Foundation overhauls governance processes in light of continued shortcomings in its filing record at Companies House

25 Feb 2014

EC cancels ICAEW and Mazars review into IFRS

Mazars and the ICAEW review into effects of IFRS cancelled, while EC launches investigation into IFRS Foundation's reporting failings

21 Feb 2014

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars IFRS contract

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars contract to review effects of IFRS; call for investigation into IASB reporting failings

17 Feb 2014

FRC to amend accounting for debt instruments

FRC to amend conditions that determine whether debt instruments can be measured at amortised cost or fair value

14 Feb 2014

IFRS Foundation admits to late filings on Companies House

IASB oversight body admits failing to file information at Companies House in timely fashion, but denies its filings have been 'chaotic'

12 Feb 2014

Profit or loss necessarily 'rough around the edges'

Broad definition of profit or loss "comes at a price", says IASB chair

05 Feb 2014

IASB issues interim standard on rate-regulated activities

IASB issues an interim standard that allows rate-regulated entities to continue using local policies on adopting IFRS

31 Jan 2014

FRC issues guidance on housing associations audits

Auditors issued with new guidance on the audit of housing associations

31 Jan 2014

Bischoff a winning appointment as next head of the FRC

The FRC's new chairman must bring his banking experience to bear on how the FRC tackles failings in bank audits, governance and financial reporting

28 Jan 2014

China hits back over Big Four US audit ban

Chinese securities regulator expressed "deep regret" over SEC decision to ban Big Four from auditing Chinese companies listed on US stock exchange

27 Jan 2014

Sir Win Bischoff named FRC chair

Lloyds Banking Group chair Sir Win Bischoff will replace Baroness Hogg at the FRC

23 Jan 2014

SEC judge suspends Big Four China units

Judge calls for Chinese affiliates of Big Four to be barred from working for any US-listed Chinese companies for six months

23 Jan 2014

KPMG faces investigation over Co-op Bank audit

KPMG investigated over its audit of troubled lender Co-op Bank

20 Jan 2014

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