Regulatory bodies

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Grant Thornton facing two FRC audit probes

FRC is to scrutinise Grant Thorton's auditing of Manchester Building Society and drinks company Nichols

07 Aug 2013

A fighter jet

FRC closes investigation into KPMG BAE audit

FRC closes investigation because no realistic prospect that a tribunal will make an adverse finding to undertaken so long ago

01 Aug 2013

balance-sheet

MEPs cast doubt on compatibility of IFRS with EU law

A group of five MEPs call for a review of IFRS' compatibility with European company law

29 Jul 2013

RBS fined £5.6m over reporting blunders

City watchdog finds Royal Bank of Scotland failed to properly report 44.8 million trades between November 2007 and February 2013

25 Jul 2013

Competition Commission outlines five-year audit tenders

Auditors to bid for work every five years under new competition rules; but avoid mandatory rotation

22 Jul 2013

IASB makes progress on conceptual framework

Global standard setter puts draft of the conceptual framework revisions out for discussion

19 Jul 2013

FRC overshoots budget by £1.6m

Total expenditure in 2012/13 was £25.5m, driven up by a rise in disciplinary case costs

18 Jul 2013

US accountants applaud mandatory audit rotation block

US decision to prohibit mandatory audit rotation sends "clear message" to end debate in Europe

09 Jul 2013

FRC launches search for new conduct committee chair

Richard Fleck, chair of the FRC's conduct committee, is to step down at the end of the year

03 Jul 2013

New disciplinary arrangements published by FRC

FRC no longer be required to consult with the professional institutes before beginning an investigation under new disciplinary arrangements

01 Jul 2013

IASB chair calls for behavioural change in disclosures

Hans Hoogervorst outlines a series of "simple" measures that will improve disclosures in financial reporting

27 Jun 2013

FRC dismisses enhanced audit competition role

Reporting watchdog questions usefulness of secondary duty of promoting competition between audit firms

24 Jun 2013

IASB insurance contract rules “a new world” for insurance

New rules on the accounting of insurance contracts represent fundamental change according to profession

21 Jun 2013

FRC draws line between internal and external audit staff

External auditors told to stay away from internal ones in a bid to safeguard against conflicts of interest

20 Jun 2013

FRC hands ex-Farepak director £65,000 sanction

European Home Retail CEO and Farepak director William Rollason fined and severely reprimanded by the FRC

12 Jun 2013

FRC rethinks controversial going concern proposals

Accounting regulator to change going concern proposals in response to criticism from the profession

07 Jun 2013

FRC may be handed audit market competition remit

Competition Commission may call in FRC to support measures to break audit dominance of the Big Four

07 Jun 2013

FRC is sounding like a modern day Cassandra

Concerns raised in the FRC's latest round of audit inspections sound strikingly familar. Why has the profession failed to address them?

31 May 2013

IASB issues narrow-scope amendments to IAS 36

IASB publishes narrow-scope amendments to IAS 36 to address the disclosure of information about recoverable amount of impaired assets

30 May 2013

FRC warns auditors over ethical failings

FRC reports a general improvement in the quality of audit work but identifies several areas of concern

29 May 2013

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