Audit Committee

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Changing of the audit guard at G4S

PwC will formally take over as the group's auditor for the year ending 31 December 2015

17 Nov 2014

Roger Marshall

FRC's Roger Marshall joins EFRAG Board

The ex-PwC audit partner, who chaired the Big Four firm's global audit policy board between 2003 and 2007, takes on the new role with immediate effect

31 Oct 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland

Three-horse race for RBS audit account

With RBS set to announce its Q3 2014 interim results on Friday, expectations are growing that the bank may use the event to declare the winner

27 Oct 2014

LIVE BLOG: Tesco's trading update

Welcome to the Accountancy Age/Financial Director live blog, where we will cover all the relevant issues and opinions that arise from Tesco's crucial trading update

23 Oct 2014

KPMG replaces PwC as Grainger auditors

Property owner Grainger replaces auditors following first tender in ten years

29 Sep 2014

KPMG overhauls approach to its audit reports

KPMG invites listed audit clients to include broader qualitative commentary from the auditors in annual reports

23 Sep 2014

KPMG and EY win major listed company audits

Quintain Estates and Pennon Group choose KPMG and EY as their auditors

26 Aug 2014

Extended audit and audit committee reports produce varied results

KPMG’s survey finds a variety of risks and approaches in extended auditor and audit committee reports

20 Jun 2014

Major UK companies line up 2017 for audit tenders

Johnson Matthey, Babcock International, Qinetiq and Big Yellow Group line up 2017 audit tenders, while 32Red swaps Grant Thornton for KPMG

20 Jun 2014

Leader: Latest stats show audit revolution's a long way off

The first tranche of audit tenders has seen familiar faces picking up major audits - illustrating that more market competition is a long way off

03 Jun 2014

KPMG retains long-standing Greggs audit work

Big Four firm keeps hold of its slice of Greggs services

09 May 2014

RSA introduces 25% non-audit fee cap

RSA's auditors, currently KPMG, will face a 25% non-audit fee cap, based on the total audit fee

25 Mar 2014

Boutique governance and audit advisers join forces

Senior practitioners merge their businesses to provide range of board governance services

20 Mar 2014

Barclays to end 120-year audit relationship with PwC

PwC being replaced as auditors of Barclays for first time since 1896

07 Mar 2014

Auditors believe companies are losing battle against cyber crime

KPMG's UK Audit Committee Institute warns about poor quality data hampering cyber protection efforts

17 Jan 2014

Period of non-exec pay rises comes to an end

Median base fee level for FTSE 100 non-executive directors falls for first time in five years

13 Jan 2014

Investors call for bespoke audit committee reports

FRC finds investors want audit committee reporting to be bespoke and company specific

25 Oct 2013

Pennycook joins Howden as audit committee chair

Co-op finance boss to chair Howden Joinery Group audit committee

12 Jul 2013

Ex-Travis Perkins FD joins Pendragon as audit committee chair

Paul Hampden Smith replaces Pendragon chairman designate Mel Egglenton as company's audit committee chair

15 May 2013

Investor power at core of Competition Commission remedies

Greater visibility of work done by auditors and audit committees will prove their interests are being served

26 Feb 2013

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: 2014 in cartoons

Colin and friends take you through their year - using the medium of pithy cartoons

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

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