KPMG

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

PCAOB inspection finds deficiencies in a number of KPMG US audits

The 2013 inspection included reviews of portions of 50 audits performed by the Big Four firm and a review of its audit work.

24 Oct 2014

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200 female employees join class action against KPMG US

KPMG US female employees, past and present, opt in to gender discrimination class action against the firm

23 Oct 2014

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MPs blast KPMG over failings at Co-op Bank

KPMG, the FSA and Co-op Bank leadership criticised for role in 'sorry tale' of failing to discover accounting black hole sooner

23 Oct 2014

KPMG pulls sponsorship of LSE sports union over ‘offensive' leaflets

"Homophobic", "misogynistic" and "classist" flyers were confiscated soon after complaints made to the student union

22 Oct 2014

KPMG launches £40m enterprise offering for SMEs

KPMG to provide online accounting and tax services to small and start up enterprises via the cloud

21 Oct 2014

KPMG outs itself as firm that must address diversity imbalance

Big Four firm in drive to improve diversity profile

14 Oct 2014

Thousands of female staff offered chance to join anti-KPMG lawsuit

Past and current female staff of KPMG in the US emailed an opportunity to join a class action suit against the firm

07 Oct 2014

KPMG to deliver Royal Mail audit

Newly-privatised postal company ends 27-year audit relationship with EY

06 Oct 2014

Big Four firms pick up two more audits

Safestore swaps PwC for Deloitte, while Coms picks KPMG following Jeffreys Henry term

03 Oct 2014

KPMG awarded multi-disciplinary licence

First Big Four firm to be awarded an alternative business structure licence by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority; but firm will not set up a separate legal practice

01 Oct 2014

KPMG staff offered ‘leg up' mortgage ladder

KPMG staff offered preferential rates to secure a mortgage

30 Sep 2014

KPMG called in to review project controls at Balfour Beatty

Big Four firm called in as Balfour Beatty's UK construction services division sees margins eroded

30 Sep 2014

KPMG replaces PwC as Grainger auditors

Property owner Grainger replaces auditors following first tender in ten years

29 Sep 2014

KPMG and Oracle partner to provide cloud offering

KPMG and Oracle to provide finance and tax transformation services through tie-up

25 Sep 2014

KPMG overhauls approach to its audit reports

KPMG invites listed audit clients to include broader qualitative commentary from the auditors in annual reports

23 Sep 2014

KPMG anoints 52 new partners

Big Four firm brings in more female partners, but is striving to improve its gender balance

01 Sep 2014

KPMG administrators set offer deadline for stricken Ferguson shipyard

KPMG joint administrators set deadline of 5pm today for offers for Ferguson Shipbuilders

21 Aug 2014

Ex-KPMG senior partner to head Grant Thornton assurance

Andrew Vials leaves KPMG technical reporting role to lead GT’s National Assurance Services

21 Aug 2014

KPMG retains £12m Old Mutual audit contract

The firm will be reappointed to continue its work after 2016, following the bank’s tender

07 Aug 2014

KPMG and Crowe Clark Whitehill win audit tenders

KPMG replaces EY as auditor for Computacenter, while CCW succeeds BDO at Tertiary Minerals

30 Jul 2014

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