Stoy Hayward have issued a joint statement welcoming the report
into competition and choice in the audit market, saying it was a ‘step in the
right direction’ in opening up the market.
The report has recommended 15 suggestions, including firms revealing
profitability on audit work, and helping audit committees that are using more
than one firm on its audit.
must not rest on its laurels,’ said BDO Stoy Hayward managing
partner Jeremy Newman.
‘It is vital that all the recommendations are followed up with some urgency.
It is now a year since the Oxera Report was published and whilst there has been
much debate there has been no tangible action taken to address the real issues
recognised by the FRC and others.’
Grant Thornton CEO Michael Cleary said that a Big Four was not the long term
answer to choice and quality in the audit market, but the capital markets could
manufacture a move away from this in the medium term.
‘Today’s report shines light on the next steps to achieve this change,’ said
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars
An audit partner has been appointed at Grant Thornton in its North West offices
KPMG has been appointed with “immediate” effect as the auditor of Dorcaster
The audit for Ibstock will be taken over by Deloitte following a competitive tender process