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FTSE 250 Interserve swaps Deloitte for GT auditors

FTSE 250 company first to move from Big Four firm to mid-tier rival since regulatory audit changes

26 Mar 2014

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Jobs at risk as EY Nottingham office to disappear

'Small number' of jobs at risk as EY Nottingham office to merge into its Birmingham site

06 Mar 2014

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KPMG tops listed auditor table

KPMG comes out on top of listed auditor table compiled by Adviser Rankings

04 Mar 2014

KPMG's US CEO takes global chairman role at firm

John B Veihmeyer to take up global chair role at KPMG International upon Michael Andrew's retirement

28 Feb 2014

Big Four and financial services dominate UK consulting

The UK consulting market is set for robust growth in 2014, with the Big Four scooping up market share

17 Feb 2014

Big Four China units appeal US audit ban

Big Four Chinese affiliates appeal SEC ruling barring them from auditing US listed companies

17 Feb 2014

Audit in their hands: what China can tell us about rotation

Chinese audit reform has led to a cut in fees but no contracts moving outside the Big Four, Gavin Hinks finds

30 Jan 2014

China hits back over Big Four US audit ban

Chinese securities regulator expressed "deep regret" over SEC decision to ban Big Four from auditing Chinese companies listed on US stock exchange

27 Jan 2014

SEC judge suspends Big Four China units

Judge calls for Chinese affiliates of Big Four to be barred from working for any US-listed Chinese companies for six months

23 Jan 2014

The Financial Power List 2014

Accountancy Age and Financial Director reveal 2014's accounting and financial powerbase

06 Jan 2014

Accountancy firms can bridge the skills gap

The profession is doing very well at attracting talent but is not doing enough to retain these graduates

23 Dec 2013

Leader: Minimal audit change leaves quality question unanswered

UK and EU audit market interventions lack the oomph to create a huge impact - and so quality remains an issue, says Kevin Reed

18 Dec 2013

Untapped cash in business up 8%

Value of unused capital hits £69bn

18 Dec 2013

Last minute deal pushes through EU audit reform

EU rules will impose mandatory audit rotation, restrict non-audit services, cap non-audit fees and enhance supervision

17 Dec 2013

KPMG restructures partner pay as profits leap 27%

KPMG holds back profit for investment as partner earnings increase to £713,000

16 Dec 2013

AS2013: What the practitioners say

A round-up of accountancy's reaction to the chancellor's Autumn Statement

06 Dec 2013

Unilever swaps PwC for KPMG as auditor

Unilever to end 27-year audit relationship with PwC - KPMG to be its next auditor, while EY said it could not bid for the work

03 Dec 2013

Grant Thornton debuts in FTSE 100 auditor rankings table

The adviser rankings guide lists six auditors in the FTSE 100 for the first time since it began publishing in 2005

03 Dec 2013

Expanded BDO to hit revenue parity next year

Merged BDO and PKF to push past their previous separate fee incomes in the next financial year, as the new firm looks to grow

29 Nov 2013

Women paid £10k less than men after ten years in accountancy

The gender pay gap is increasing year on year between men and women across the profession, research shows

20 Nov 2013

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

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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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