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US and China commit to cross-border audit inspections

US audit watchdog expects to conduct inspections of mainland Chinese audit firms by the end of the year

18 Jul 2014

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SEC suspends ex-Deloitte risk officer over audit work

Former Deloitte & Touche chief risk officer suspended from auditing public companies for two years

21 May 2014

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Big Four China units appeal US audit ban

Big Four Chinese affiliates appeal SEC ruling barring them from auditing US listed companies

17 Feb 2014

China hits back over Big Four US audit ban

Chinese securities regulator expressed "deep regret" over SEC decision to ban Big Four from auditing Chinese companies listed on US stock exchange

27 Jan 2014

SEC judge suspends Big Four China units

Judge calls for Chinese affiliates of Big Four to be barred from working for any US-listed Chinese companies for six months

23 Jan 2014

SEC bans accountancy firm over failed Chinese company audits

Sherb & Co audits of three US-listed Chinese companies were "riddled with failures" SEC investigation finds

11 Nov 2013

Ex-KPMG partner enters plea agreement to fraud

Scott London enters plea agreement over his role of insider trading while auditor at KPMG US

30 May 2013

Ex-KPMG auditor’s co-conspirator pleads guilty

Bryan Shaw has pleaded guilty to insider-trading, alongside ex-KPMG partner Scott London

07 May 2013

Ex-KPMG partner charged over insider trading

Former KPMG partner charged and released on bail for insider trading in the US. KPMG chairman and CEO says the firm is also planning legal action

12 Apr 2013

FBI investigates ex-KPMG partner over allegations of leaked data

FBI investigate former KPMG partner over allegations he leaked information relating to his audit work at Herbalife and Skechers

10 Apr 2013

SEC grilled over its Deloitte China legal case

Magistrate grills SEC attorney over rules it used to subpoena Deloitte China attorney

18 Mar 2013

Autonomy under investigation by SFO, HP claims

The SFO joins the US Department of Justice and the FRC in investigating allegations that "accounting improprieties" at Autonomy caused HP to overpay for the business

12 Mar 2013

Deloitte and SEC to battle it out in court over Chinese audit

Deloitte requests judge throw out SEC case to force it to reveal documents of audit of Chinese IT company

08 Jan 2013

Big Four caught in US v China audit argument

SEC accuses Chinese affiliates of Big Four and BDO of breaking securities laws by withholding audit paperwork

05 Dec 2012

Deloitte backs its audit of Autonomy

Deloitte defends Autonomy audit following details of accounting misrepresentations and improprieties at the technology company that have come to light

21 Nov 2012

KPMG conducted due diligence of Deloitte audit at Autonomy

HP CEO tells analysts the IT business called in KPMG to conduct due diligence work on Deloitte’s audit of financial statements at Autonomy

20 Nov 2012

IFRS adoption will eventually happen, US investors tell ACCA

It will take four and a half years for most US companies to be ready for IFRS, investors tell ACCA

14 Nov 2012

SEC launches accounting probe of Deloitte audit client

Securities and Exchange Commission launches investigation into possible accounting irregularities at New Oriental Education & Technology Group

31 Jul 2012

IFRS's quality not tarnished by US delay, says ICAEW

ICAEW backs IASB's global convergence project despite lack of a US decision on adoption of IFRS

17 Jul 2012

IASB takes swipe at SEC delay over IFRS

IASB trustees chairman Michael Prada unimpressed by SEC dithering over IFRS adoption

16 Jul 2012

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Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

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