Audit Reform Special

European commission

Divisions within Europe over audit rotation

European politicians split over length of audit tenures as MEP Jürgen Creutzmann proposes adoption of seven-year mandatory rotation

28 Sep 2012

Financial Reporting Council

Mandatory audit tendering introduced in UK governance code

UK Corporate Governance Code introduces comply-or-explain for FTSE 350 companies that fail to put their audit out to tender at least every ten years

28 Sep 2012

Kevin Parry is CFO of asset management company Shroders

PwC's Schroders audit put out to tender

Schroders CFO Kevin Parry talks about the audit market, as tender process for the FTSE 100 group's audit continues

26 Sep 2012

Audit competition depends on how you look at it

Big Four and mid-tier views over what constitutes competition are so distant it is questionable whether Competition Commission findings will settle argument

25 Sep 2012

No evidence of "tacit coordination" among Big Four

Competition Commission working paper on tacit collusion among Big Four goes some way to vindicate their stance on audit competition

25 Sep 2012

Germany and Spain challenge watered-down audit reform proposals

European Parliament’s legal affairs committee hears report from MEP on mandatory rotation every 25 years which receives challenges from some member states

19 Sep 2012

Colin: Audit reform changes tack

Colin sums up what many think about the new direction that the EC's audit reform plans are taking

19 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

European audit reforms watered down

Mandatory auditor rotation moves from every six to 25 years

10 Sep 2012

Audit reforms could lead to less protection, say firms

Survey of Top 100 firms shows that 63% believe reforms such as auditor rotation will provide less protection for investors and the public

25 Jul 2012

PwC leapfrogs Deloitte as global networks boost revenues

Fee revenue growth rate increases, as emerging markets continue to bolster international networks

09 Jul 2012

FRC receives green light to reform its structure

House of Lords and House of Commons approve reform of FRC which will see its seven departments reduced to two

26 Jun 2012

Arguments against auditor rotation appear desperate

The argument that changing auditor risks a decline in audit quality cannot be taken seriously, writes Eric Tracey

11 Jun 2012

ICAEW: Regulation won’t instil trust in auditors

The profession, not the regulators, must drive to inject trust into the profession says ICAEW chairman of audit and assurance

21 May 2012

RPC liability expert Howard joins Wragge & Co

Jane Howard takes her professional liability expertise to Wragges

09 May 2012

Quality the casualty in "brutal" audit price war

Savage price competition is turning audit into a commoditised product where price, and not quality, is the order of the day

04 May 2012

The longer the audit tenure the better says Dutch research

Research from a Dutch university shows auditors that have worked with a company for longer than 10 years have a positive effect on financial statements

26 Apr 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

Audit: The Next Frontier

How can auditors and regulators work together to restore trust in the financial systems, asks Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s global director Roger Dassen

23 Apr 2012

FRC consults on revamped stewardship definition

Financial Reporting Council consultation which could change definition of stewardship in the UK

23 Apr 2012

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