Audit Committee

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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

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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 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

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

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

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