Audit Reform Special

Big Four

Big Four challengers give evidence to Competition Commission

Mid-tier firms give evidence to Competition Commission, claiming Big Four have a cosy relationship with big businesses

20 Feb 2012

Lords Lawson MacGregor and Lipsey

Lawson urges tougher audit reforms from Brussels

Former chancellor urges European Commission to create rules for auditors

08 Feb 2012

Lloyds Banking Group

PwC claims E&Y 'shadows' its Lloyds audit

PwC claims that E&Y has a shadow team set up to target its Lloyds Banking Group audit

27 Jan 2012

Can principles overule the rules?

Accounting standards must not slip towards complex rules, warns ICAS

24 Jan 2012

US audit watchdog hopes for China deal in 2012

Watchdog wants to hash out an agreement with China over joint audit inspections before the end of the year

12 Jan 2012

Accountancy Age's 2011 Review: In Cartoons...

Accountancy Age takes a misty-eyed look back through our 2011 cartoon archives, to remind you of the big issues of the past year

06 Jan 2012

EC v the rest on audit, says CBI

The EC's proposals for audit reform won't improve audit quality and independence, nor will they boost competition and choice, writes John Cridland

23 Dec 2011

Auditors fear loss of influence in Brussels

Auditors agree positive engagement essential in European reform debate

13 Dec 2011

Watchdog considers probe of Deloitte’s RBS audit

FSA passes on its report ito RBS' near collapse onto the AADB

13 Dec 2011

Video: EU audit reform, just the start?

Audit expert Charles Bowman tells Rose Orlik that EU audit reform proposals are the beginning of the debat on the purpose of audit

12 Dec 2011

Audit market 'barriers' worry Competition Commission

Competition Commission flags up high barriers to entry as one issue among many affecting the audit market

08 Dec 2011

FTSE 100 FDs reiterate audit reform concern

FTSE 100 FDs remain concerned about Brussels' audit reform proposals, new survey shows

08 Dec 2011

Auditors barred for life over Satyam scandal

Indian accounting institute bans two auditors from practising, due to their roles in the Satyam scandal

08 Dec 2011

Olympus auditors trashed by investigators

Olympus auditors KPMG and Ernst & Young found wanting by independent investigators

06 Dec 2011

Will EU exorcise Enron's ghost?

Seperating internal and external audit remains a key issue ten years on from Enron's collpase, claims IIA chief Dr Ian Peters

02 Dec 2011

Softer audit reforms provoke hard response

Weaker EC audit reforms published today have moved stakeholders to impassioned response

30 Nov 2011

Weaker audit reform proposals unveiled

Brussels' audit reform proposals are weaker than earlier plans, abandoning joint audit and softening non-audit service provision rules

30 Nov 2011

PwC defends 'honest mistake' in JP Morgan audit disciplinary

PwC argued it made an honest mistake in its JP Morgan audit, but the AADB says the repeated failure was systemic

29 Nov 2011

Barnier's schoolboy error

Barnier in his school days

28 Nov 2011

Mid-tier chiefs urge EU to hold nerve on audit reform

Mid-tier firms call on Michel Barnier to stick with radical proposals to open up the audit market

28 Nov 2011

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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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