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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

BDO urged to avoid cross-selling

BDO's growth should not lead to non-audit services being sold to audit clients, says AIU

26 Jul 2011

Lack of audit scepticism trips E&Y

Audit scepticism a worry as E&Y undergoes its annual audit inspection

26 Jul 2011

Grant Thornton slips in biennial audit review

Grant Thornton annual audit inspection shows quality may be slipping as two audits 'need significant improvement'

26 Jul 2011

KPMG must improve review procedures

Inspectors say greater scepticism is needed in KPMG audits

26 Jul 2011

PwC must improve goodwill impairment auditing

Audit Inspection Unit finds issue with PwC's goodwill impairment and revenues audit work

26 Jul 2011

News Corp audit committee against the wall

Is News Corp's audit committee being lined up to take the wrap for hacking misdemeanours?

21 Jul 2011

Local government 'unprepared' for audit changes

KPMG's survey shows 44% of local authorities lack the expertise to appoint their own auditors, while a further 24% are unsure of their abilities

13 Jul 2011

MPs 'disappointed' by Audit Commission axing

MPs and experts are disappointed at the summary execution of the Audit Commission, which they said is without justification

11 Jul 2011

Cable & Wireless appoints accountant to audit committee

Chartered accountant David Lowden has been appointed to Cable & Wireless's audit committee

07 Jul 2011

Block the Big Four from Audit Commission takeover

Local government committee wants no opportunity for commission's acquisition by the Big Four

07 Jul 2011

Independence 'vital' if local councils appoint auditors

Maintaining independence is crucial as local government moves one step closer to appointing own auditors, a panel has warned

07 Jul 2011

Colin and the MoD

05 Jul 2011

Accountant takes non-exec role at Mecom

CFO takes audit committee chairman role at media company Mecom

01 Jun 2011

Shy Glencore doesn't bother investors - for now

Investors happy to back Glencore and, presumably, its auditors

25 May 2011

Metals Exploration seeks extension of auditor role

Firm requests two-year extension of auditor representative

20 May 2011

PwC issues going concern against Southern Cross

Auditors issue going concern against one of the UK's largest care home operators

20 May 2011

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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

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

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

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