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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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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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

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

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

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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.