Big Four

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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

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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

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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

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

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ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Tax powers could be a right old dog fight

Colin imagines how Scotland's new tax powers could play out

Colin: Post-awards emotion

For some, the British Accountancy Awards can be emotionally demanding

Colin: Pre-award jitters

Colin's excited about tonight's British Accountancy Awards

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