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Audit reforms “nudge” in right direction but leave many unsatisfied

Compromised stance on auditor rotation periods leave profession unsatisfied for different reasons

26 Apr 2013

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Big Four “wield undue influence” over tax system, say MPs

MPs in the Public Accounts Committee suggest there is a conflict of interest in the Big Four providing tax advice and expertise to government

26 Apr 2013

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Big Four make it into the Top 50 employers for women

Top firms and taxman makes it into The Times Top 50 employers for women

19 Apr 2013

Big Four find Competition Commission audit conclusions lacking

Big Four audit firms criticise basis of watchdog's conclusions as "flawed", "unsound" and based on selective evidence

08 Apr 2013

PwC wins Cairn Energy audit tender

PwC replaces Ernst & Young as auditors of FTSE 250-listed oil and gas exploration group Cairn Energy

21 Mar 2013

FRC disagrees with Competition Commission rotation plans

FRC claims mandatory auditor rotation would undermine audit committees' authority

20 Mar 2013

PwC falls to third place in auditor rankings

PwC is now in third place in the Adviser Rankings list in terms of FTSE 250 clients

19 Mar 2013

PwC tops 25 Best Companies to work for

Three of the Big Four make it onto the Sunday Times Top Best Big Companies to work for list

04 Mar 2013

KPMG tops carbon list for second year in a row

KPMG most carbon friendly of the Big Four according to carbon reduction commitment annual league table

26 Feb 2013

Investor power at core of Competition Commission remedies

Greater visibility of work done by auditors and audit committees will prove their interests are being served

26 Feb 2013

Non-audit remains "point for discussion" within Europe

MEP Sajjad Karim tells Accountancy Age he agrees with many of the proposals put forward by the Competition Commission, but non-audit services remains a point for discussion

25 Feb 2013

E&Y knock PwC off Superbrand top spot

PwC loses top spot in Business Superbrand for the first time in the ranking's history

25 Feb 2013

Big Four dismiss claims they are failing shareholders

Competition Commission claims that auditors have misaligned incentives between shareholders and management, denied by Big Four

22 Feb 2013

The Financial Director 2013 Audit Survey

The Financial Director audit survey shows the Big Four has maintained its stranglehold on the audit market. But for how long? asks Richard Crump

22 Feb 2013

Leader: Audit 'baby steps' are pragmatic

Competition Commission takes a realistic, but relatively unexciting, view on opening up the audit market

22 Feb 2013

Competition Commission aims to break Big Four dominance

Competition Commission proposes remedies after investigation finds audits too often fail to fulfil their intended purpose

22 Feb 2013

Big Four audit dominance has "adverse" effect, CC to find

The Big Four dominance of the listed audit market has an "adverse" effect on competition, an investigation into the firms' concentration of the market is expected to find

18 Feb 2013

Big Four tax heads stay cool under pressure

Cathy Corns impressed by advisors' "robust" responses under pressure during the Public Accounts Committee session on tax avoidance

31 Jan 2013

Suggestion Big Four too close to government peculiar

"Who else are the government supposed to consult on constructing tax law?" asks Calum Fuller after the Big Four appeared before the Public Accounts Committee

31 Jan 2013

Separate rules for banks a "mistake", Lawson told

Big Four tell Lord Lawson imposing a different accounting regime for banks would be a mistake

24 Jan 2013

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