Audit Committee

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

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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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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

Governance and accountability 'weak' in public audit

Heads of local government audit said public audit committees are weak at accountability and good governance

11 May 2011

888 bets on new audit committee chairman

Gaming specialist move in new chairman for audit committee while search continues for new CEO

13 Apr 2011

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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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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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