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KPMG awarded multi-disciplinary licence

First Big Four firm to be awarded an alternative business structure licence by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority; but firm will not set up a separate legal practice

01 Oct 2014

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PwC edges towards £3bn revenues after broad growth

Consistent performance across PwC's service lines sees another £120m added to its fee income

15 Sep 2014

Big Four

Firms worried about UK's ‘illogical’ audit interpretation

Competition and Markets Authority's interpretation of EU audit rules could result in 'illogical' outcomes, accounting firms warn

10 Sep 2014

Deloitte partner profits fall as modest growth posted

Improved economy should see better growth in 2014/15, says senior Deloitte partner David Sproul

26 Aug 2014

Top 50+50: From 2009 to 2014 - what has changed?

Accountancy Age compares the 2009 Top 50 survey to our latest figures, and draws out the direction of travel for the profession

24 Jul 2014

Perfect storm boosts accountant's career bargaining power

Accountants in big four and mid-tier practices seeking their next move up the career ladder have the upper hand when it comes to negotiating a deal, says Tom Rogers

25 Jun 2014

Major UK companies line up 2017 for audit tenders

Johnson Matthey, Babcock International, Qinetiq and Big Yellow Group line up 2017 audit tenders, while 32Red swaps Grant Thornton for KPMG

20 Jun 2014

Leader: Latest stats show audit revolution's a long way off

The first tranche of audit tenders has seen familiar faces picking up major audits - illustrating that more market competition is a long way off

03 Jun 2014

KPMG increases lead as most prolific stock market auditor

Number of stock market clients audited by KPMG skips up ten in the last quarter, according to Adviser Rankings

02 Jun 2014

Bank audits not up to scratch, finds FRC

FRC inspection report highlights continued deficiencies in the quality and rigour of bank audits

28 May 2014

Making Big Four partner 'meritocratic but highly commercial'

Big Four partners aren't necessarily from the 'elite', but research raises concerns that their commercialism could create a conflict of interest

06 May 2014

EY launches major Northern Ireland expansion

Big four firm to create nearly 500 jobs in Northern Ireland, after working with Invest NI

01 May 2014

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

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

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

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Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

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Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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