Big Four

Morningstar

PwC overtakes KPMG as small-cap auditor

KPMG loses ten auditor clients in the last quarter, seeing it ousted by PwC as the top small-cap auditor

03 Sep 2012

deloitte

Deloitte wins Dublin Airport Authority audit

Deloitte replaces KPMG as DAA auditor

28 Aug 2012

Big Four

KPMG travails indicative of wider malaise

All of the Big Four are suffering from price competition for audit tenders, and limited opportunities for M&A and IPO work

24 Aug 2012

Leader: KPMG's cuts set out harsh truth about profits

A dip in profits, as well as more partners, set the tone for KPMG's future direction. But is cutting non-partners right? asks Accountancy Age

24 Aug 2012

Deloitte's 2012 revenues jump 11%

Deloitte posts £2.3bn revenues for 2012, with £789,000 average profit per partner

17 Aug 2012

Jon Sparkes takes Bishop Fleming tax role

Former PwC tax specialist to serve from Bishop Fleming's Plymouth office

13 Aug 2012

FTSE 350 use same auditor for an average of 11.3 years

Competition Commission finds FTSE 350 businesses that change auditor get improvements in price and quality

08 Aug 2012

Mid-tier firms rival Big Four for PLC clients

The mid-tier has its foot in the door with PLC clients, rivalling them cross-sector for work

01 Aug 2012

50 Shades of Firm: The Top50 +50

A myriad of business models and structures see firms differentiate themselves, but there are some worrying trends, says Kevin Reed

31 Jul 2012

The Top 50 +50 2012: Firms break the £10bn barrier

The Big Four lead push as the UK's top 50 accounting firms break the £10bn fee income barrier, in Accountancy Age's annual survey

30 Jul 2012

Big Four chiefs should aim for village fete roles

No rest for the wickedly busy ex-Big Four chiefs in retirement. But that road leads to hassle, argues Taking Stock

18 Jul 2012

PwC leapfrogs Deloitte as global networks boost revenues

Fee revenue growth rate increases, as emerging markets continue to bolster international networks

09 Jul 2012

E&Y brings 43 partners on board in the UK & Ireland

The past year has seen 43 partners join E&Y UK&I, with 548 appointed globally

04 Jul 2012

Big Four book rise in audit fees for 2011

Big Four increase audit fees by 0.9%, compared to a 2.2% decline by their smaller counterparts in 2011

26 Jun 2012

PwC warned to improve in-house audit training by FRC

Partner training, appraisals, communicating with audit committees and ensuring audit quality is not jeopardised are all areas for improvement at PwC, says FRC

19 Jun 2012

Colin: Nevermind the quality

Big firms make big changes

18 Jun 2012

FRC: Big Four risk swapping quality for quantity in audits

FRC raises concerns that the drive to increase competition could be jeopardising audit quality

15 Jun 2012

Big Four to audit Spanish banks

Firms to gauge whether there are any more losses to eke out of Spain's banks, prior to their recapitalisation

06 Jun 2012

Accountants disappointed with low salary hikes

Of the 1,300 accountants surveyed most expected a salary rise of 13.5% compared to the average that was dished out of 10.3%

10 May 2012

KPMG blames payday blunder on human error

Nearly 11,000 KPMG staff will not receive their pay today as is the norm, due to human error at the firm

27 Apr 2012

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

Will Tesco's problems be answered by rolling heads and improved controls? Hopefully businesses won't be punished with more red tape

Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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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

Colin: Swoop to the rescue

Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

Colin: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

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

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

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