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KPMG replaces PwC as Grainger auditors

Property owner Grainger replaces auditors following first tender in ten years

29 Sep 2014

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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

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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

The Financial Director 2013 Audit Survey

The Financial Director audit survey shows the Big Four has maintained its stranglehold on the audit market. But for how long? asks Richard Crump

22 Feb 2013

Byron Grote to join Anglo American board

Former BP chief financial officer lined up for Anglo American audit chair

13 Feb 2013

Audit committees don't understand their annual reports

Two-fifths of audit committees from around the world believe their annual reports cannot be understood

30 Jan 2013

AC reports should not be dismissed as mere compliance

The audit committee report is a powerful tool for giving stakeholders insight into the culture and integrity at the top of a company. More companies should provide one, writes James Roberts

03 Jan 2013

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.