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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

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Byron Grote to join Anglo American board

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

13 Feb 2013

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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

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

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

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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: 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

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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