Audit Committee

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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

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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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Ex-CFOs dominate audit committee chair role

Survey of 800 CFOs finds that 71% of audit committee chairs in the UK have held the top finance job at a company

10 Dec 2012

EX-SABMiller CFO takes audit committee chair at Serco

Malcolm Wyman has joined Serco Group as a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee.

07 Dec 2012

FTSE 350 reporting leaves a lot to be desired

PwC's survey finds gaps between reporting performance and management pay – and just a quarter use strategy as a base for their reporting

27 Sep 2012

Investors make last ditch attempt to sway audit reforms

Investors representing €732bn in Europe send letter to European Commissioner Michel Barnier to take tough stance on audit reforms

17 Sep 2012

Audit committtee's independence called into question

Investors and analysts raise doubts about whether audit committees are sufficiently independence from company management

13 Sep 2012

PwC succeeded by Bermuda firm at Chinese fund business

Bermuda-based firm Arthur Morris & Co succeeds PwC as auditors of The China 'A' Share Fund

03 Jul 2012

International Greetings brings in Dutton as audit chair

Experienced retail accounting exec Phil Dutton takes audit committee role at International Greetings

24 May 2012

FRC hedges bets over audit governance

FRC governance proposals will restore faith in reporting process, while audit tendering rules signal a split from EC stance

25 Apr 2012

FRC consults on revamped stewardship definition

Financial Reporting Council consultation which could change definition of stewardship in the UK

23 Apr 2012

APB presents auditors with history lesson

Accountancy Age delves into the eccentric but emotional APB report, pleading with auditors to inject scepticism into their role

04 Apr 2012

Ex-KPMG partner takes audit committee chair role at Kofax

Wade Loo spent 30 years at KPMG latterly as partner, retiring in 2010

10 Feb 2012

Clifford cuts a rug at Carpetright

Former KPMG partner David Clifford joins Carpetright

21 Nov 2011

Audit committee chairs question Brussels' reforms

Audit committee chairs are unconvinced by proposed EC audit reforms and believe UK audit to be the best in Europe

01 Nov 2011

New audit committee chair for Crawshaw

Mark Naughton-Rumbo is the new audit committee chair at butcher chain Crawshaw

25 Oct 2011

BDO: Majority of audit committee reports unsatisfactory

Audit committee reports falling short of corporate governance best practice, BDO claims

25 Oct 2011

ENRC investigators find no financial irregularities

Mining business claims that investigations by advisor have given it the all-clear

10 Aug 2011

Avia executive swaps FD role for audit committee

Avia's part-time FD Nigel Leavy is swapping his calculator for the top spot on the audit committee

26 Jul 2011

Deloitte criticised over AIM audit client work

Audit Inspection Unit hits out at Deloitte's audit work with AIM-listed client

26 Jul 2011

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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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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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