Audit Reform Special

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FRC disagrees with Competition Commission rotation plans

FRC claims mandatory auditor rotation would undermine audit committees' authority

20 Mar 2013

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EU committee votes for seven-year auditor tendering

Econ committee's position sets up auditor tendering: the lead committee's final decision is due in April

18 Mar 2013

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FRC boss defends 'comply or explain' audit tendering

UK competition and reporting watchdogs at loggerheads over comply or explain provision for mandatory audit tendering

27 Feb 2013

Scepticism sits low on FDs' audit priorities

Financial Director survey finds many other traits rank above scepticism and challenge when assessing auditors' qualities

27 Feb 2013

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

Non-audit remains "point for discussion" within Europe

MEP Sajjad Karim tells Accountancy Age he agrees with many of the proposals put forward by the Competition Commission, but non-audit services remains a point for discussion

25 Feb 2013

Big Four dismiss claims they are failing shareholders

Competition Commission claims that auditors have misaligned incentives between shareholders and management, denied by Big Four

22 Feb 2013

Competition Commission delivers an irreversible truth

Competition Commission findings could pave the way for an irreversible process to open up the market explains BDO's James Roberts

22 Feb 2013

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

Leader: Audit 'baby steps' are pragmatic

Competition Commission takes a realistic, but relatively unexciting, view on opening up the audit market

22 Feb 2013

Competition Commission aims to break Big Four dominance

Competition Commission proposes remedies after investigation finds audits too often fail to fulfil their intended purpose

22 Feb 2013

Big Four audit dominance has "adverse" effect, CC to find

The Big Four dominance of the listed audit market has an "adverse" effect on competition, an investigation into the firms' concentration of the market is expected to find

18 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

E&Y cleared by FRC over Lehmans audit

Ernst & Young face no further investigation from the UK's accounting watchdog

29 Jan 2013

Leader: Accountants are victims of their own success

Advisers' ability to permeate and influence throughout the business world makes them a target for vilification, suggests Kevin Reed

28 Jan 2013

Audit reform aboard the slow train of Europe

An initial vote on controversial reforms of the audit market are due in March, but don't be surprised by more delays

28 Jan 2013

EU and UK audit reforms hit by delays

Competition Commission postpones provisional findings until February while European reforms beset by political wrangling

23 Jan 2013

Sir David Tweedie: Audit upheaval a "wonderful opportunity"

ICAS president says audit standard setters' plans could make audits more vital to stakeholders - and show off the work undertaken

17 Jan 2013

KPMG replaces PwC as Schroders auditor

KPMG wins Schroders audit, ending PwC's 50-year tenure as the fund manager's auditor

09 Jan 2013

Interview: MEP Sharon Bowles, advocate for audit change

Down to earth - not shy and retiring - Bowles lays out her thoughts on the extent to which audit reforms must be set

08 Jan 2013

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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