Regulation

Capitol Hill

US lawmakers call for preservation of cash accounting

US institute AICPA leads opposition to move to accrual accounting as part of reforms to federal tax code

12 Sep 2014

the-practitioner

The Practitioner: Problems are par for the course

The Practitioner's golfing prowess may have cost him a client, and representative of 'off-course' issues

12 Sep 2014

Deloitte head office

Date set for Deloitte MG Rover appeal

Five day hearing outlined for Deloitte appeal against fines for its MG Rover work

10 Sep 2014

Firms worried about UK's ‘illogical’ audit interpretation

Competition and Markets Authority's interpretation of EU audit rules could result in 'illogical' outcomes, accounting firms warn

10 Sep 2014

Taking Stock: No humble pie after anti-PwC newspaper ad

PwC US and PwC Gibraltar namechecked in what TS can only describe as a 'cryptic' newspaper advert

10 Sep 2014

Survey reveals gender pay gap perceptions

Survey finds interpretation of requests for pay rises holds women back in accountancy

09 Sep 2014

Consultancy rebrands to Andersen Tax

US tax consultancy revives the Andersen brand

04 Sep 2014

Mazars agrees £2m settlement with accounting watchdog

Mazars fined and severely reprimanded by the FRC over its conduct and that its London managing partner Richard Karmel

02 Sep 2014

Kahn ‘steps down' from ICAEW's special industry group

Neville Kahn, of whom Vince Cable called on the ICAEW to investigate, quits the institute's special interest insolvency group

02 Sep 2014

Voluntary pre-pack reforms ‘unworkable’, say AA readers

Poll of Accountancy Age readers finds opposition to Teresa Graham's pre-pack reforms

29 Aug 2014

IASB confirms line-up of IFRS 9 implementation group

The 12-strong panel includes members of the Big Four, along with representatives from Barclays, Bank of China and Deutsche Bank

27 Aug 2014

EY issues emphasis of matter note on Co-op Bank

EY says issues at the Co-operative Bank may cast doubt on its ability to continue as a going concern

22 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

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

Colin: Capital punishment

Is IFRS being used as a scapegoat for bad corporate behaviour? muses Colin

14 Aug 2014

IFRS ‘disconnected’ from true and fair, investors claim

Group of institutional investors claim IFRS disconnected from the requirements for true and fair accounts

14 Aug 2014

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

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump

11 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

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The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

House of Cards

Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

Colin: Alas! Tax! We knew it well

Colin speculates on how theatres might feel about tax relief

Taking Stock: No humble pie after anti-PwC newspaper ad

PwC US and PwC Gibraltar namechecked in what TS can only describe as a 'cryptic' newspaper advert

Taking Stock: Branded

Firms are changing their brands like they're going out of fashion, but you've got to be consistent, says TS

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