Joe Berardino, the embattled head of Andersen in the US, is the person who will have the most influence over the accountancy profession over the coming months, according to Accountancy Age’s second annual financial power top 50 list.
Berardino claims the spot following his appearance before a US congressional committee where he admitted ‘there is some explaining to do’ after his firm’s largest audit client, Enron, became the biggest corporate collapse in US history.
Hard on his heels comes Stephen Alexander of solicitors Class Law, who is masterminding a number of class actions against the Big Five over their work at Equitable, Independent Insurance and Railtrack.
Simon Wright of CareersinAudit.com discusses how an effective cyber defence force is critical to businesses worldwide and how internal auditors can make the transition to a new career in cyber security
The FRC has said that the investigation will 'consider, but not be restricted to, issues regarding misstated accounting balances'
Craig Maxwell joins the audit and assurance team in Scotland
Stephen Grayson to join the audit department in Manchester