Big Four

Big Four

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 offices at More London Riverside

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

Audit sale

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

Female accountants paid fifth less than male counterparts

Women accountants are closing the pay gap but still average just 81% of their male equivalents

23 Apr 2012

Big Four rank high up on corporate responsibility index

Big Four firms pick up gongs in the Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index awards

20 Mar 2012

Mid-tier firm sole entrant in best companies list

Johnston Carmichael is the only firm to make it into the best companies to work for in the UK league table

05 Mar 2012

Lords worried about watered down audit reform

Lords committee seems disappointed that the EC hasn't gone further in reforming the audit market

16 Feb 2012

Lawson urges tougher audit reforms from Brussels

Former chancellor urges European Commission to create rules for auditors

08 Feb 2012

Deloitte bolsters global services division

Big Four firm recruits sixth partner in six months to its global employer services practice

20 Dec 2011

Audit market 'barriers' worry Competition Commission

Competition Commission flags up high barriers to entry as one issue among many affecting the audit market

08 Dec 2011

Mid-tier chiefs urge EU to hold nerve on audit reform

Mid-tier firms call on Michel Barnier to stick with radical proposals to open up the audit market

28 Nov 2011

Audit competition inquiry accelerates

The Big Four and Grant Thornton have submitted strong initial statements to the Competition Commission's audit inquiry

23 Nov 2011

November is the cruelest month (for audit)

PwC racks up four embarrassing audit exposures with E&Y and KPMG hot on their heels

11 Nov 2011

PwC named top brand for sustainability services

Survey into environmental consulting firms shows Big Four lead the way with PwC coming out tops

10 Nov 2011

Didn’t they do well?

Questions asked as Big Four scrap into the top 300 of the first carbon league table

10 Nov 2011

Caledonia Investments swaps Deloitte for KPMG as auditor

KPMG succeeds Deloitte as auditor for investment trust business

10 Nov 2011

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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

Audit magnifying glass

New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

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

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