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Henderson Group chooses PwC as auditor

FTSE 250-listed Henderson Group replaces EY with PwC

29 Oct 2013

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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

Ian Powell

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

Top 35 Networks 2013: New markets, opportunities, threats

Despite continuing economic difficulties in some of the major economies, the international accountancy groups have managed to maintain growth, but it has not been without its difficulties, reports Philip Smith

08 Jul 2013

EY maintains 'diversity crown' with 52 partner appointments

EY has appointed 52 partners over the past year, with half appointed in the last month

08 Jul 2013

Acquisitions will reshape the consulting industry in 2013

Soft markets are seeing the big boys acquire to grow - with smaller consultancies feeling the squeeze, writes Fiona Czerniawska

04 Jul 2013

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

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