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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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

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Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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