Autonomy auditors criticised in FRC investigation

Audit Autonomy auditors criticised in FRC investigation

11m Aoife Morgan

Autonomy auditors criticised in FRC investigation

Former Deloitte partners failed to act with “professional scepticism” Read More...

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BDO sued for £250m over ‘light-touch’ administration

Accounting Firms BDO sued for £250m over ‘light-touch’ administration

1y Tom Lemmon

BDO sued for £250m over ‘light-touch’ administrati...

A £250m insolvency negligence lawsuit, thought to be the largest of its kind, began this week against BDO in the UK’s High Court. The claimants in the...

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BDO furloughs 700 employees, firms cut pay

Big Four BDO furloughs 700 employees, firms cut pay

2y Shannon Moyer

BDO furloughs 700 employees, firms cut pay

Mid-tier firm furloughs staff two weeks after attending a virtual meeting with several competitors on government assistance Read More...

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Reports suggest Big Four, BDO and Grant Thornton discuss furlough behind closed doors

Big Four Reports suggest Big Four, BDO and Grant Thornton discuss furlough behind closed doors

2y Shannon Moyer

Reports suggest Big Four, BDO and Grant Thornton d...

Top six UK accounting firms met virtually in a meeting organised by the ICAEW to discuss the potential hit their reputations would take if they utilis...

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NMC Health's debt soars

Business NMC Health's debt soars

2y Shannon Moyer

NMC Health's debt soars

UAE-based healthcare company’s debt surges to an estimated $5bn Read More...

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Campbell Dallas and Baldwins North East set to merge

Business Campbell Dallas and Baldwins North East set to merge

2y Tom Lemmon

Campbell Dallas and Baldwins North East set to mer...

Campbell Dallas and Baldwins North East are to merge, according to an internal email seen by Accountancy Age. Chris Horne, managing partner of Campbe...

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Baldwins founder departs, North becomes CEO

Accounting Firms Baldwins founder departs, North becomes CEO

2y Tom Lemmon

Baldwins founder departs, North becomes CEO

Directors of Baldwins - John Baldwin, David Baldwin and Shaun Knight - have all left the business with immediate effect, Cogital Group has confirmed. ...

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ACCA and NTT Data UK extend partnership to drive digital transformation

Company News ACCA and NTT Data UK extend partnership to drive digital transformation

2y Chris Jewers

ACCA and NTT Data UK extend partnership to drive d...

ACCA and NTT Data UK have extended their partnership by five years to push forward the association’s digital transformation efforts. Accountancy Age s...

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Moore Global chairman Richard Moore to step down after 15 years

Company News Moore Global chairman Richard Moore to step down after 15 years

2y Shannon Moyer

Moore Global chairman Richard Moore to step down a...

Following his appointment to chairman in 2004, Richard Moore helped grow the company's revenues from the millions to the billions, operating in over 1...

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BDO's annual report shows overall growth thanks to mid-market focus

Business BDO's annual report shows overall growth thanks to mid-market focus

2y Shannon Moyer

BDO's annual report shows overall growth thanks to...

BDO's annual report shows growth across several sectors within the company, following its February 2019 merger with Moore Stephens. Read More...

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Two partners who quit KPMG over bullying launch own firm

Company News Two partners who quit KPMG over bullying launch own firm

2y Chris Jewers

Two partners who quit KPMG over bullying launch ow...

Maggie Brereton and Ina Kjaer have registered Eos Deal Advisory, naming their firm after the Greek goddess of the dawn, with a plan to break from mach...

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Haysmacintyre appoints new managing partner

Company News Haysmacintyre appoints new managing partner

2y Tom Lemmon

Haysmacintyre appoints new managing partner

haysmacintyre today announced Jeremy Beard as their new Managing Partner. Beard, who has been a partner at the firm for 24 years, takes over from Ian ...

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5 people arrested in Patisserie Valerie scandal

Company News 5 people arrested in Patisserie Valerie scandal

2y Tom Lemmon

5 people arrested in Patisserie Valerie scandal

Five unnamed people have been arrested in connection with the accounting fraud scandal at Patisserie Valerie which led to the collapse of the cafe cha...

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Proposed fines “do little” to tackle late payment problems

Company News Proposed fines “do little” to tackle late payment problems

2y Tom Lemmon

Proposed fines “do little” to tackle late payment ...

On Wednesday this week, the government announced proposals for a range of new powers for the Small Business Commissioner to tackle the problem of late...

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Williams Lea appoints new global chief financial officer

Career Williams Lea appoints new global chief financial officer

2y Dave Beach

Williams Lea appoints new global chief financial o...

Williams Lea have announced the appointment of Dan O’Brien as chief financial officer (CFO). “Williams Lea is at a pivotal point in its rich history ...

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Deloitte appoints first female Managing Partner for Consulting

Big Four Deloitte appoints first female Managing Partner for Consulting

2y Dave Beach

Deloitte appoints first female Managing Partner fo...

Anne-Marie Malley has been appointed managing partner for Consulting in the UK, the first woman in the firm's history to hold the position Read More...

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Mazars acquires healthcare company Hall Liddy

Company News Mazars acquires healthcare company Hall Liddy

2y Dave Beach

Mazars acquires healthcare company Hall Liddy

Mazars has announced the acquisition of Hall Liddy, a medical accounting firm in the NorthWest, with over 2,600 clients.   “The healthcare sector has ...

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HP and Autonomy - The use of evidence in and from foreign proceedings

Company News HP and Autonomy - The use of evidence in and from foreign proceedings

2y Charles Pugh and Edmond Fung

HP and Autonomy - The use of evidence in and from...

Oury Clark solicitors give an insight into the HP and Autonomy accounting fraud case, assessing the use of foreign evidence in proceedings. The trial ...

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HW Fisher announce Compliance on Demand acquisition while Price Bailey partner with Ashtons Legal

Company News HW Fisher announce Compliance on Demand acquisition while Price Bailey partner with Ashtons Legal

2y Tom Lemmon

HW Fisher announce Compliance on Demand acquisitio...

HW Fisher announced their acquisition of Compliance on Demand. Separately, Price Bailey announced a partnership with Ashtons Legal Read More...

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Employee engagement demand prompts Deloitte acquisition

Company News Employee engagement demand prompts Deloitte acquisition

3y Dave Beach

Employee engagement demand prompts Deloitte acquis...

Deloitte has absorbed Stitch Communications to boost its Global Employer Services offering amid heightened client demands for employee engagement. Goo...

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Top 20 shake-up as Saffery Champness hires S&W partner

Career Top 20 shake-up as Saffery Champness hires S&W partner

3y Dave Beach

Top 20 shake-up as Saffery Champness hires S&W par...

New partner appointed at Saffery Champness from Smith & Williamson Read More...

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Poor leadership hits small business while confidence sinks to two year low

Business Poor leadership hits small business while confidence sinks to two year low

3y Tom Lemmon

Poor leadership hits small business while confiden...

A lack of strong leadership, primarily caused by a “soft skills gap”, is preventing SMEs from tackling the myriad of challenges they face, according t...

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Outdated processes mean large firms frequently pay staff incorrectly or late

Company News Outdated processes mean large firms frequently pay staff incorrectly or late

3y Tom Lemmon

Outdated processes mean large firms frequently pay...

Three-quarters of large companies in the UK process payments incorrectly or late due to the continued use of manual data entry in the payroll process,...

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1,000 jobs lost as Jamie Oliver restaurant chain goes into administration

Company News 1,000 jobs lost as Jamie Oliver restaurant chain goes into administration

3y Tom Lemmon

1,000 jobs lost as Jamie Oliver restaurant chain g...

22 of 25 Jamie Oliver-owned restaurants have closed, after the celebrity chef’s restaurant chain went into administration today, resulting in approxim...

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EY and Thomson Reuters announce strategic alliance between Onesource and Tax Technology and Transformation services

Company News EY and Thomson Reuters announce strategic alliance between Onesource and Tax Technology and Transformation services

3y Tom Lemmon

EY and Thomson Reuters announce strategic alliance...

EY and Thomson Reuters will form an alliance which brings together Reuters’ Onesource with EY’s Tax Technology and Transformation services Read More...

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BDO expansion continues with the appointment of three new partners

Company News BDO expansion continues with the appointment of three new partners

3y Emanuela Hawker, Reporter

BDO expansion continues with the appointment of th...

Now that the BDO and Moore Stephens LLP merger is complete, what’s next? Read More...

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KPMG revenues rose by 8 percent this year in strongest growth in a decade

Company News KPMG revenues rose by 8 percent this year in strongest growth in a decade

3y Beth McLoughlin

KPMG revenues rose by 8 percent this year in stron...

The company’s annual review shows strong growth, including in audit practice, over the past year Read More...

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