Big Four

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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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PwC called in to investigate RSA's Irish division

Firm recruited to get to the bottom of issues discovered at RSA's Irish claims and finance functions

11 Nov 2013

Adviser Rankings

KPMG moves up auditor listing for AIM clients

Quarterly Adviser Rankings auditor chart, sees KPMG moving up through the charts

04 Nov 2013

Henderson Group chooses PwC as auditor

FTSE 250-listed Henderson Group replaces EY with PwC

29 Oct 2013

Firms get strategic in lining up audit targets

Auditors will become more strategic in how they recruit, allocate resources and manage their cost base to attack FTSE 350 tenders

16 Oct 2013

PwC's Powell takes home £3.6m

Firm's senior partner sees increase in remuneration - Ian Powell says the firm has 'stayed on course'

09 Sep 2013

KPMG stays top of auditor rankings list

Big Four continues to dominate listed company audits according to latest Adviser Rankings table

02 Sep 2013

Big Four alumni prolific as FTSE 100 FDs

46 of the FTSE 100 finance directors are Big Four alumni

02 Sep 2013

Competition watchdog urged to water down audit tendering rules

Competition Commission told to scrap five year audit tendering plans in favour of FRC’s ten year 'comply or explain' approach

27 Aug 2013

Five-year audit tender costs disproportionate

Forcing companies to tender audit work every five years could prove costly, finds Richard Crump

16 Aug 2013

Big Four student applications on the up

Student applications for places at the Big Four booming latest numbers show

16 Aug 2013

FRC rubbishes mandatory five year audit tendering

FRC warns five year tendering could result in a "sham process" that will undermine competition

13 Aug 2013

KPMG mulls ABS move as it seeks legal expansion

KPMG launches search for a Manchester-based legal team

06 Aug 2013

Colin: Wheel of Fortune

Colin comments on the state of the audit market

06 Aug 2013

KPMG to beef up Canary Wharf presence

KPMG is to vacate its City office on Salisbury Square once its lease expires

06 Aug 2013

Another day, another audit rotation

The new fashion of appointing fresh auditors has yet to extend outside the Big Four

05 Aug 2013

Deloitte loses MG Rover tribunal

Deloitte loses tribunal over its role advising the owners of MG Rover

29 Jul 2013

Competition questions over mandatory audit tendering

Profession raises question over merits of Competition Commission mandatory tendering rules

22 Jul 2013

Competition Commission outlines five-year audit tenders

Auditors to bid for work every five years under new competition rules; but avoid mandatory rotation

22 Jul 2013

Taking Stock: EY plays the catchphrase game

TS is delighted to note the aplomb with which EY is pushing its rebrand

09 Jul 2013

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

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