Big Four

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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

Big Four student applications on the up

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

16 Aug 2013

City of London

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

Barclays defends Big Four audit role

Current banking audit rules "working for shareholders", Barclays claims in Competition Commission submission

01 Jul 2013

Big Four fee growth outpaces smaller firms

Big Four firms report 7.7% increase in fees, while smaller firms grow by only 0.6%, FRC report finds

13 Jun 2013

KPMG overhauls PwC as top quoted company auditor

KPMG now audits more UK listed clients than PwC, but latter maintains higher market cap

10 Jun 2013

FRC may be handed audit market competition remit

Competition Commission may call in FRC to support measures to break audit dominance of the Big Four

07 Jun 2013

Taking Stock: 'No trainers' if you want to party with PwC

Partying with with the Big Four is not straightforward

06 Jun 2013

Smaller consultancies thrive as emerging markets beckon

Smaller management consultancies picking up specialist work as companies look to take advantage of emerging markets

29 May 2013

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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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