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Consultants set for €500m fee windfall in European bank audit

Banks could end up footing the bill for the work, as some regulators plan to pass costs back to the audited institutions

21 Aug 2014

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KPMG administrators set offer deadline for stricken Ferguson shipyard

KPMG joint administrators set deadline of 5pm today for offers for Ferguson Shipbuilders

21 Aug 2014

Baby A Baby B

Deloitte to negotiate Mamas & Papas CVA deal

Struggling upmarket nursery chain appoints Deloitte to strike CVA with its landlords

21 Aug 2014

Ex-KPMG senior partner to head Grant Thornton assurance

Andrew Vials leaves KPMG technical reporting role to lead GT’s National Assurance Services

21 Aug 2014

Reeves' Tate to serve as R3 president

Andrew Tate to serve as R3's vice-president next year, stepping up to president in 2016

21 Aug 2014

The Practitioner: Can the firm make hay while the sun shines?

Clients are in good fettle, and the sun's out...and The Practitioner is considering increasing fees

20 Aug 2014

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

Lehman Brothers pension scheme payout agreed

£184m payout for Lehman Brothers' pension scheme members, following long legal battle

19 Aug 2014

BDO adds two to forensics team

BDO appoints Gavin Williamson and Cathie Cameron as partner and director

19 Aug 2014

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

Ex-KWM management duo to spearhead growth of PwC Asia legal arm

Former King & Wood Mallesons Australia head Tony O'Malley joins PwC to spearhead expansion of legal services business across Asia-Pacific

14 Aug 2014

Baker Tilly International adds Japanese firm to network

Network expands in the east as Tokyo-based Nihombashi Corporation joins group

14 Aug 2014

DFK International promotes deputy president to top job

DFK Demetriou Trapezaris co-founder Demetris Demetriou takes reins from former president Scott Hazy for three-year term

14 Aug 2014

Coventry-based firm Askews launches insurance offering

Askews is to offer insurance policies to its clients

14 Aug 2014

Accountants missing disclosure facility opportunities, finds CCW

An alarming portion of accountants are failing to refer clients to tax liability disclosure facilities, Crowe Clark Whitehill finds

13 Aug 2014

EY announces raft of global appointments

Jay Nibbe and Uschi Schreiber move to global vice chair roles, while George Atalla joins as global public sector leader

12 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

EY drawn into C2000 audit investigation

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

08 Aug 2014

KPMG retains £12m Old Mutual audit contract

The firm will be reappointed to continue its work after 2016, following the bank’s tender

07 Aug 2014

EY senior manager walks into Bovill wealth management team

Neil Walking leaves the EY’s regulatory practice after four years

07 Aug 2014

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