Advisers must deepen understanding of cryptoassets as client demand increases, industry figures say

Digital assets Advisers must deepen understanding of cryptoassets as client demand increases, industry figures say

9h Sonia Sharma

Advisers must deepen understanding of cryptoassets...

One expert also stressed the importance of collaboration on cryptoassets between HMRC and the accounting profession Read More...

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Audit under fire: Is the worst yet to come?

Audit Audit under fire: Is the worst yet to come?

15h Phil Brooks

Audit under fire: Is the worst yet to come?

Auditors have been feeling the heat recently after a series of high-profile failures, but what lies ahead and are they solely to blame? Read More...

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PwC hit with multi-million pound sanctions over BT audits

Big Four PwC hit with multi-million pound sanctions over BT audits

2d Rebecca Whittaker

PwC hit with multi-million pound sanctions over BT...

The accounting regulator also handed partner Richard Hughes a £42,000 fine Read More...

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BoE rate hike could push UK into recession and add billions to household costs, experts warn

Accounting Firms BoE rate hike could push UK into recession and add billions to household costs, experts warn

5d Rebecca Whittaker

BoE rate hike could push UK into recession and add...

Analysis by Mazars shows annual interest payments will increase to £25.7bn straight away Read More...

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Neglect of upskilling detrimental to accounting profession, experts say

Accounting Firms Neglect of upskilling detrimental to accounting profession, experts say

6d Sam Alberti

Neglect of upskilling detrimental to accounting pr...

Nearly half of accountants have left a role due to a lack of training opportunities, new research indicates Read More...

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The Mid-Tier Power Index - Last chance to apply!

Accounting Firms The Mid-Tier Power Index - Last chance to apply!

6d Sam Alberti

The Mid-Tier Power Index - Last chance to apply!

Just four days remain for UK accounting firms to secure their entries for the brand new industry ranking Read More...

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Q&A: Azets CFO on the importance of financial strategy in accountancy

Accounting Firms Q&A: Azets CFO on the importance of financial strategy in accountancy

1w Sam Alberti

Q&A: Azets CFO on the importance of financial stra...

During a conversation with Accountancy Age, Azets' newly appointed CFO Beth Crosier breaks down the importance of financial strategy when it comes to ...

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What does the future of accounting look like?

Accounting Firms What does the future of accounting look like?

1w Institute of Financial Accountants

What does the future of accounting look like?

In a world full of uncertainty, disruption and change, now’s the time for accountants to position themselves as being vital in their roles during this...

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Burnout sweeps through accounting industry causing surge in mistakes on the job

Accounting Firms Burnout sweeps through accounting industry causing surge in mistakes on the job

2w Rebecca Whittaker

Burnout sweeps through accounting industry causing...

Burnout is leading to mistakes as survey finds 85% of accountants reopened their books at least once over the last year to fix errors Read More...

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The Mid-Tier Power Index – Two weeks remaining

Accounting Firms The Mid-Tier Power Index – Two weeks remaining

2w Sam Alberti

The Mid-Tier Power Index – Two weeks remaining

Time is running out for firms to secure their entries for the Accountancy Age’s new ranking Read More...

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Audit Quality Review: “Long-term improvement” still required, FRC says

Accounting Firms Audit Quality Review: “Long-term improvement” still required, FRC says

3w Rebecca Whittaker

Audit Quality Review: “Long-term improvement” stil...

The FRC regulator’s audit quality scores show a slight improvement despite “unacceptable” reviews from Mazars and BDO Read More...

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Audit firms asked to address exam cheating following Big Four scandals

Accounting Firms Audit firms asked to address exam cheating following Big Four scandals

3w Rebecca Whittaker

Audit firms asked to address exam cheating followi...

The FRC intervention to prevent cheating in the UK follows huge fines issued to firms in the US, Australia, and Canada Read More...

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Grant Thornton handed £2m fine by FRC over “fundamental” failings in Sports Direct audit

Accounting Firms Grant Thornton handed £2m fine by FRC over “fundamental” failings in Sports Direct audit

3w Sam Alberti

Grant Thornton handed £2m fine by FRC over “fundam...

The judgement concludes more than five years of probes into the audit firm’s accounts Read More...

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Accounting watchdog fines Laura Ashley auditor over “serious” breaches

Administration Accounting watchdog fines Laura Ashley auditor over “serious” breaches

4w Rebecca Whittaker

Accounting watchdog fines Laura Ashley auditor ove...

UHY Hacker Young and audit engagement partner Martin Jones face fines of more than £300,00 following Laura Ashley audit breaches. Read More...

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35 under 35: Where are they now?

Accounting Firms 35 under 35: Where are they now?

4w Rebecca Whittaker

35 under 35: Where are they now?

Ten years ago, Accountancy Age’s first 35 under 35 awards celebrated the rising stars within the industry, so we tracked some of the inaugural winners...

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Talent shortages a key driver of accountancy M&A activity, experts say

Accounting Firms Talent shortages a key driver of accountancy M&A activity, experts say

4w Sam Alberti

Talent shortages a key driver of accountancy M&A a...

The need to plug skills gaps and address talent shortages is driving deal activity in the accounting industry Read More...

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EY break-up plan could see firm lead industry shake-up

Accounting Firms EY break-up plan could see firm lead industry shake-up

1m Rob Griffin

EY break-up plan could see firm lead industry shak...

Industry observers believe splitting audit and consulting operations could reduce risk of reputational damage Read More...

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Accounting firms must “discover, create and train” talent amid global shortage

Accounting Firms Accounting firms must “discover, create and train” talent amid global shortage

1m Patricia Cullen

Accounting firms must “discover, create and train”...

Though challenging in the short term, firms may reap long-term benefits from being forced into alternative strategies Read More...

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Reflections on the continuing absence of audit reforms

Audit Reflections on the continuing absence of audit reforms

1m Stephen Baker

Reflections on the continuing absence of audit ref...

The government has promised a new dawn for audit reform. Stephen Baker, senior partner at Baker & Partners, asks whether it will it be another false d...

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A lawyer’s perspective on audit reform

Audit A lawyer’s perspective on audit reform

2m Richard Highley and Julian Bubb-Humfryes

A lawyer’s perspective on audit reform

Richard Highley and Julian Bubb-Humfryes of DAC Beachcroft LLP ask whether the criticism levelled at the UK government over its "watered down” plans t...

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“Vendor lock-in” – Are mid-tier accounting firms suffering from low-quality tech?

Accounting Firms “Vendor lock-in” – Are mid-tier accounting firms suffering from low-quality tech?

2m Sam Alberti

“Vendor lock-in” – Are mid-tier accounting firms s...

Though costly, bespoke-made solutions could be the answer for some firms Read More...

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Introducing the Accountancy Age Mid-Tier Power Index

Accounting Firms Introducing the Accountancy Age Mid-Tier Power Index

2m Accountancy Age, Reporters

Introducing the Accountancy Age Mid-Tier Power Ind...

Entries for the inaugural ranking are open now Read More...

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Q&A: Mazars on dissecting the UK’s draft audit reform bill

Accounting Firms Q&A: Mazars on dissecting the UK’s draft audit reform bill

2m Sam Alberti

Q&A: Mazars on dissecting the UK’s draft audit ref...

During a conversation with Accountancy Age, Mazars partner Bob Neate breaks down the draft audit reform bill, warning of a potential capacity issue fo...

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Blunted audit reforms risk “pick ’n’ mix approach” to reporting

Audit Blunted audit reforms risk “pick ’n’ mix approach” to reporting

2m Sam Alberti

Blunted audit reforms risk “pick ’n’ mix approach”...

The FRC and major audit firms have criticised the UK government’s watered-down proposals Read More...

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Q&A: Moore Global CEO on culture and commoditisation

Accounting Firms Q&A: Moore Global CEO on culture and commoditisation

3m Sam Alberti

Q&A: Moore Global CEO on culture and commoditisati...

During a conversation with Accountancy Age, Colella outlined his “unique” background and his plans to separate Moore Global from the competition Read ...

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KPMG hit with £4.5m fine over Rolls-Royce bribery scandal

Audit KPMG hit with £4.5m fine over Rolls-Royce bribery scandal

3m Sam Alberti

KPMG hit with £4.5m fine over Rolls-Royce bribery ...

The big four auditor is being penalised for “conspiracy to corrupt and a failure to prevent bribery” Read More...

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Spotlight on crypto at Accountex London

Practice Spotlight on crypto at Accountex London

3m Accountex | Sponsored

Spotlight on crypto at Accountex London

With cryptocurrencies becoming increasingly popular during the past few years, many are familiar with terms like blockchain and bitcoin, but Accountex...

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