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Auditor concern raised over Birmingham City missing funds

Owners of Birmingham City FC 'concerned' that its former auditors failed to spot a suspected £2.5m misappropriation of funds

20 Jan 2015

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UK fraud volumes rise while value falls

Number of fraud cases progressing through British Courts rockets 25% in the past 12 months, while monetary value falls

13 Jan 2015

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Former soldier handed jail sentence after tax fraud

Jonathan Lunn sent false invoices to HMRC to cover up an increase in the amount charged for accountancy fees on behalf of his employers' clients

19 Dec 2014

Trainee accountant spared jail over Rodney Trotter ruse

25-year-old Ryan William Flood, admitted 19 offences under the Trademarks Act and was sent to Merthyr Crown Court for sentence

19 Dec 2014

‘Accountant of Auschwitz' to face day in court

Prosecutors proceed with trial of 93-year-old Oskar Gröning, known as the 'the accountant of Auschwitz'

17 Dec 2014

Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

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

20 Nov 2014

GP & Met Police forensic examiner guilty of £700k tax fraud

Khaled Yasin was paid £1.3m as a forensic medical examiner for the Met Police, but only paid tax on £655,955 of that money, deftly avoiding a £300,000 tax bill

18 Nov 2014

Judges reject former Bridge accountant's sentence plea

Michael Worrall, former accountant for collapsed firm Bridge Business Recovery, is rejected in his attempt to reduce his sentence

12 Nov 2014

CIPFA launches global fraud risk register

The public finance body will work alongside its international partner organisations to collate the most common fraud risks currently afflicting government and the public sector

11 Nov 2014

Accountant arrested over suspected £2m VAT fraud

Four men arrested, including an accountant, in dawn raids over alleged VAT scam

06 Nov 2014

BDO anti-fraud experts join PKF Littlejohn

Jim Gee's team of three to provide anti-fraud and forensic services to clients, and those of the PKF network

05 Nov 2014

Audit Commission reveals highest ever levels of council fraud detection

Commission captures a zeitgeistian snapshot of fraud in English councils

22 Oct 2014

Pay £1.6m or another decade in jail, ex-ATT president warned

Former ATT president Andrew Meeson must repay £1.6m over a £5m pension tax fraud, or face a further ten years in jail

01 Oct 2014

Ex-ICAEW accountant jailed for Ponzi scam

Geoffrey Langdale jailed for six years

26 Sep 2014

Farmer jailed over £1.4m VAT fraud

Aston Martin and speedboat purchased before farmer flees to Zimbabawe to avoid prosecution

10 Sep 2014

East India Club reviews processes after £500k fraud

The treasurer of the famous member's club transferred more than half a million pounds into one of his own account to feed his gambling addiction

27 Aug 2014

Deloitte dismisses HP claim plans as 'utterly without merit'

HP plans to sue Deloitte over its auditing of Autonomy's accounts, lawyer tells court

26 Aug 2014

Tchenguiz brothers prepare to take legal action against GT over SFO probe

Lawyers for Vincent Tchenguiz takes first steps in further legal action after agency settles with brothers

04 Aug 2014

NHS accountant jailed over £2m fraud

NHS accountant at two primary care trusts set up standing orders to own accounts in order to buy property

30 Jul 2014

Chantrey Vellacott liquidators welcome Marrache jail terms

Chantrey Vellacott's Adrian Hyde says Marrache sentences sends out 'strong message' that Gilbratar's finance system is robust

07 Jul 2014

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

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Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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