Big Four

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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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Caledonia Investments swaps Deloitte for KPMG as auditor

KPMG succeeds Deloitte as auditor for investment trust business

10 Nov 2011

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Audit chief accuses Big Four of low-balling

Big Four are low-balling to secure audits, according to mid-tier director Giles Murphy

08 Nov 2011

Graduate job applications up 140% at E&Y

Firm receives 3,200 graduate applications for 800 roles and undergraduate submissions rockets 215% to 1,700

02 Nov 2011

Mid-tier 'worried' after BIS audit reform leak

Mid-tier firms worried about BIS's leaked criticism of EC audit reform ahead of official impact assessment

28 Oct 2011

Big Four audit split: Numbers don’t stack up

Closer examination of Barnier’s audit paper shows proposals might not meet expectations

10 Oct 2011

Audit split could be stalemate for Big Four

Splitting audit and non-audit service provision could hog-tie both sides

07 Oct 2011

Video: Could the Big Four be broken up?

Accountancy Age discusses the implications of European proposals to fundamentally restructure the audit market

04 Oct 2011

KPMG to leave St Albans for Watford

KPMG lines up new office space in Watford

04 Oct 2011

PwC puts Deloitte in place over global figures

PwC can't resist dig at Deloitte as it retakes number one slot

03 Oct 2011

Haymarket Hotel or Deloitte towers?

Deloitte hires Haymarket hotel during the Olympics

28 Sep 2011

'Untold consequences' loom in audit-only landscape

Audit-only firms mooted in Barnier's draft green paper have a thousand potential consequences, critics warn

28 Sep 2011

OFT retires to consider audit competition referral

The OFT's audit competition consultation closed today and the watchdog will now deliberate on referral to the Competition Commission

09 Sep 2011

Video special: Libyan accountant on life in the war zone

Accountancy Age talks to a PwC accountant in Tripoli about the huge impact of the Libyan civil war on the business community

26 Aug 2011

Business and investors to thrash out accounting issues

FRC launches Financial Reporting Lab to enable discussions between corporate and investment communities

23 Aug 2011

Who's riding the IFRS gravy train?

IFRS consultancy work can be lucrative, but who's cashing in the cheques?

22 Aug 2011

Can the Big Four's consulting grip be broken?

The Big Four have swanned in and retaken control of the financial services consulting market. Where does that leave the other players? asks Edward Haigh

10 Aug 2011

Firm favourites: Cosying up to regulators

Firms, institutes and regulators are one big happy family, but what does this mean for professional oversight?

02 Aug 2011

Audit inspectors optimistic despite firm shortcomings

Audit inspectors claim standards are improving at the top-six firms, but the results tell a different story

01 Aug 2011

Audit referred 'provisionally' to Competition Commission

The Competition Commission will examine the audit market subject to a further six-week consultation by the OFT

29 Jul 2011

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.