Investigations

Financial Reporting Council

New disciplinary arrangements published by FRC

FRC no longer be required to consult with the professional institutes before beginning an investigation under new disciplinary arrangements

01 Jul 2013

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HMRC employee held in phone-hacking probe

A 50-year-old man employed by HMRC has been arrested in connection with the phone hacking enquiry

17 May 2012

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KPMG faces FRC investigation over HBOS work

HBOS whistleblower and a former KPMG partner, Paul Moore, have formally referred KPMG to the FRC

30 Apr 2012

Keeping Up Appearances - how to spot accounting manipulation

Jeanine Arnold discusses the many forms of accounting manipulation

28 Feb 2012

Accounting litigation experts join Orrick

Matthew Lawson and Simon Willis join London office to provide dispute services for accountants

19 Jan 2012

China accounting lands investors in hot water

China accounting back under spotlight as two more companies give investors a headache

25 Jul 2011

Investor congratulations all round

Investment Management Association protects its own in latest unsurprising study

31 May 2011

ThinFilm under going concern alert

A going concern warning has been issues against Thin Film Electronics, with auditors warning the company is facing serious liquidity issues

08 Apr 2011

PwC India fined for audit debacle

PwC's Indian subsidiaries have been heavily fined for missing accounting manipulation on the part of IT service provider Satyam

06 Apr 2011

New forensic appointment for Mazars

Forensics expert James Gilby joins Mazars

24 Feb 2011

HMRC needs to better target the stick

Hitting the most wealthy tax evaders with prosecution - and ditching the carrot - would reap great benefits for the taxman, says former tax inspector

04 Jan 2011

Accounting fraud pays - or getting caught doesn't hurt. Mostly.

09 Nov 2010

Watchdog investigates PwC over JPMorgan

AADB launches investigation over compliance with FSA rules on client assets

04 Oct 2010

E&Y investigated over Lehman Brothers

The AADB investigates Ernst & Young's role in reporting Lehman Brothers' compliance with the FSA client asset rules.

04 Oct 2010

Miss Sixty administrators accused of misconduct

Miss Sixty administrators Nick O'Reilly and Peter Hollis reported to professional bodies

23 Jul 2010

Ernst & Young US named in Lehman suit

Reports indicate Ernst & Young is named in investor suit over Lehman accounting

26 Apr 2010

AADB investigates iSoft concerns

Audit watch dog announces closed hearing

19 Feb 2010

AADB puts Mazars under the spotlight

Mazars 'surprised' at Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board's investigation of Top 12 firm's advice to Threshers' pension fund

27 Apr 2009

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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

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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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.