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Roos to head up PwC's hedge fund division

FS tax specialist to use his recent hedge fund experience in new PwC role

14 Jan 2015

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UK fraud volumes rise while value falls

Number of fraud cases progressing through British Courts rockets 25% in the past 12 months, while monetary value falls

13 Jan 2015

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Nexia International breaks $3bn

Nexia International, which includes Smith & Williamson and Saffery Champness in its network, sees Middle-East & Africa region's performance push the network over $3bn

13 Jan 2015

London law firm fined after failure to disclose tax avoidance

LZW Law fined £2,000 and must pay £6,965 in costs after failure to disclose tax avoidance activity

13 Jan 2015

Aero FD and Deloitte set for tribunal after FRC issue formal complaint

Hugh Bevan, John Clennett and Deloitte to face Aero tribunal

12 Jan 2015

Alliotts bolsters international offering with PwC hire

David Gibbs will specialise in international corporate tax

09 Jan 2015

140 current female KPMG US employees join lawsuit against firm

Lawyers representing a class action against KPMG reveal that 142 of the firm's current female employees have opted in to the lawsuit

09 Jan 2015

Online firm Crunch hails deal with Uber cab drivers

Online accounting firm to provide accounting service to Uber's self-employed drivers

09 Jan 2015

AA owner Incisive Media announces refinancing deal with Alchemy

Incisive Media – parent company of Financial Director & Accountancy Age – announces refinancing agreement with private equity firm

08 Jan 2015

RSM annual fees receive 18% boost to $4.4bn

World's seventh-largest global accounting network delivers 18% increase in global fee income, year-on-year, to $4.4bn

08 Jan 2015

Simmonds joins others in move to Quantuma from Baker Tilly

Nick Simmonds follows in the footsteps of several other insolvency staff in move to Quantuma from Baker Tilly

08 Jan 2015

Geoffrey Green to replace Fleck as FRRP chair

Former senior partner of global law firm Ashurst to join body responsible for reviewing company accounts

08 Jan 2015

Northern Ireland set for greater tax powers

Stormont set to receive corporation tax-related powers

08 Jan 2015

One-in-ten 'approached women' join KPMG US lawsuit

Nearly 900 female fee-earners, associated with KPMG US, join gender discrimination class action lawsuit against the firm

07 Jan 2015

KPMG to take on Google and disrupt SME market

For the first time, a Big Four firm can offer services to small businesses for a similar price as high-street accountants, KPMG claims

07 Jan 2015

Deloitte appointed administrators at fashion chain Bank

Deloitte appointed joint administrators to loss-making business after review finds that a "solvent turnaround would not be possible".

07 Jan 2015

ICAEW: Government accounts show need for financial discipline

Whole of Government Accounts report critical of Treasury oversight of government departments

07 Jan 2015

Moore Stephens insolvency head to join Baker Tilly

Phillip Sykes joins Baker Tilly to lead its London restructuring and recovery division - in a welcome fillip for the firm

07 Jan 2015

HMRC turns attention to horsebox owners in evasion clampdown

Owners of horseboxes to be investigated for potential false claims

06 Jan 2015

Saffery Champness wins Kibo Mining audit account

The firm replaces LHM Casey McGrath, which served as the Tanzanian-focussed mining company's auditor since 2008.

05 Jan 2015

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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

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

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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