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Fifth of voters against ICAEW fee increase

ICAEW's AGM voted through changes to subscription fees - while Michael Izza questions the future for small firms carrying out audits

13 Jun 2012

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Grant Thornton's role in Tchenguiz case questioned

A barrister has questioned information Grant Thornton provided to the SFO in its investigation of Mayfair property tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz

28 May 2012

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Ex-R3 president joins Baker Tilly

Steven Law takes a partnership role in Baker Tilly’s insolvency and restructuring team

09 May 2012

Firms begin pitches for RSM Tenon audit

Grant Thornton, KPMG, Ernst & Young and BDO are all reported to be pitching for RSM Tenon’s audit

08 May 2012

Don’t delay reporting changes warn firms

E&Y and Grant Thornton warn Accounting Standards Board delays to implementing financial reporting changes could cost businesses

02 May 2012

Grant Thornton UK CEO wins second term

Scott Barnes is targeting revenue of £500m by 2015, through the organic growth and the acquisition of specialist businesses

19 Apr 2012

GT picks up BDO’s 'risky' Australian practices

The Victoria and New South Wales practices were expelled from BDO International because of ‘unreasonable risks'

18 Apr 2012

Large firms clean up local Audit Commission contracts

BDO, Grant Thornton, Mazars and Littlejohn pickup last of the Audit Commission contracts

19 Mar 2012

Grant Thornton resigns as auditor of Gateley

Before the end of its term in office Grant Thornton steps down as auditor of international law firm

19 Mar 2012

Grant Thornton advises Iceland on buyout

Mid-tier firm advises Iceland on management buyout worth £1.45bn, to buy the business from the discount food chain owner's liquidators

12 Mar 2012

Ten Budget day predictions

With the Budget only two weeks away the tax-and-spending rumour mill is in full flow. Accountancy Age rounds up accountancy firms' predictions.

09 Mar 2012

Grant Thornton appoints Simon Bevan as audit partner

After 30 years at mid-tier rival BDO, Bevan joins Grant Thornton's London audit practice for private clients

07 Mar 2012

Lack of audit work halts launch of DA Partnership employee-owned firm

Plans to change DA Partnership into an employee-owned independent firm are scuppered by disappointing contract wins from the Audit Commission

06 Mar 2012

Big firms scoop up Audit Commission work

Grant Thornton picks up four Audit Commission contracts - DA Partnership picks up just one deal

05 Mar 2012

Ex-KPMG director boosts Grant Thornton’s London team

Former Threshers, Wine Rack and Hilton Manchester administrator, Ian Corfield takes partner role at Grant Thornton

13 Feb 2012

Corporate finance teams cash in on mid-market M&A recovery

Corporate finance teams report steady growth in parts of the M&A market, but deals are taking longer to complete

24 Jan 2012

GT strengthens transactions team

Alan Dale and Hemal Shah take new roles at Grant Thornton

20 Jan 2012

D1 recruits Grant Thornton as auditors

GT replaces E&Y as D1's auditors

16 Dec 2011

E&Y knocks KPMG off NCC audit

Ernst & Young has won NCC Group's audit from KPMG

09 Dec 2011

Mid-tier firms rush to be LinkedIn

Mid-tier firms have embraced LinkedIn, roughly doubling their usage in the past year

08 Dec 2011

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While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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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: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

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