People Moves Update: A series of mid-market appointments

Big Four People Moves Update: A series of mid-market appointments

4w Greg Noble

People Moves Update: A series of mid-market appoin...

December highlighted a flurry of movements for the mid-market accounting firms Read More...

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Deloitte hit with £1.25m FRC fine over SIG audit

Accounting Firms Deloitte hit with £1.25m FRC fine over SIG audit

1m Sam Alberti

Deloitte hit with £1.25m FRC fine over SIG audit

The Big Four firm was found guilty of breaches in relation to cash and the audit of supplier rebates Read More...

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WATCH: EY global head of assurance talent on the firm's impending split

Big Four WATCH: EY global head of assurance talent on the firm's impending split

2m Sam Alberti

WATCH: EY global head of assurance talent on the f...

EY's global head of assurance talent on the firm's prospective split, contending with staff poaching, and much more Read More...

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Q&A: KPMG head of tax policy discusses ‘levelling up’ and Truss’ tax cuts

Big Four Q&A: KPMG head of tax policy discusses ‘levelling up’ and Truss’ tax cuts

5m Rebecca Whittaker

Q&A: KPMG head of tax policy discusses ‘levelling ...

Head of tax at KPMG UK says devolution needs to be considered as a component of leveling up 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

6m 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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Audit firms asked to address exam cheating following Big Four scandals

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

6m 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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Reflections on the continuing absence of audit reform

Audit Reflections on the continuing absence of audit reform

7m 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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KPMG hit with £4.5m fine over Rolls-Royce bribery scandal

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

8m 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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An update on KPMG’s Carillion and Regenersis misconduct

Big Four An update on KPMG’s Carillion and Regenersis misconduct

1y Andrew Pavlovic

An update on KPMG’s Carillion and Regenersis misco...

CM Murray’s Andrew Pavlovic shares insights on KPMG’s tribunal hearing, shedding light on the regulatory implications for the firm and individuals inv...

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Head of FRC says managed shared audit might not be possible

Audit Head of FRC says managed shared audit might not be possible

2y Tom Lemmon

Head of FRC says managed shared audit might not be...

Proposals on auditing the UK’s largest firms lack sufficient stakeholder support, says Financial Reporting Council CEO Sir Jon Thompson Read More...

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‘Tick-box’ fears over FRC’s revised auditing standard on fraud

Audit ‘Tick-box’ fears over FRC’s revised auditing standard on fraud

2y Tom Lemmon

‘Tick-box’ fears over FRC’s revised auditing stand...

FRC’s revised ISA (UK) 240 standard draws mixed response Read More...

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FRC launches investigation into Lookers audit

Big Four FRC launches investigation into Lookers audit

2y Aoife Morgan

FRC launches investigation into Lookers audit

Regulatory body has launched an investigation into Deloitte’s auditing practices for the years ending 2017 and 2018 Read More...

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Sir Martin Sorrell: Reforms contradict policy

Audit Sir Martin Sorrell: Reforms contradict policy

2y Tom Lemmon

Sir Martin Sorrell: Reforms contradict policy

Former CEO of FTSE 100 company WPP concerned reforms may discourage listing in the UK Read More...

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‘Once in a generation’ audit reforms published

Accounting Firms ‘Once in a generation’ audit reforms published

2y Tom Lemmon

‘Once in a generation’ audit reforms published

Breaking news and reaction as BEIS publish consultation white paper outlining steps for audit and corporate governance reform Read More...

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Big Four “jumping before they’re pushed” ahead of audit reforms

Audit Big Four “jumping before they’re pushed” ahead of audit reforms

2y Aoife Morgan

Big Four “jumping before they’re pushed” ahead of ...

KPMG UK confirms sale of restructuring arm to HIG Capital in £400m deal Read More...

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Audit reforms will be published ‘shortly’ says government

Audit Audit reforms will be published ‘shortly’ says government

2y Tom Lemmon

Audit reforms will be published ‘shortly’ says gov...

Industry fears delay after reports that Downing St was blocking publication Read More...

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Budget 2021: Pandemic could trigger a review of UK tax policy

Big Four Budget 2021: Pandemic could trigger a review of UK tax policy

2y Amanda Tickel

Budget 2021: Pandemic could trigger a review of UK...

Timing is everything when it comes to tax rises says Amanda Tickel, Deloitte’s new head of tax policy Read More...

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KPMG UK assembles most diverse board in its 150-year history

Big Four KPMG UK assembles most diverse board in its 150-year history

2y Aoife Morgan

KPMG UK assembles most diverse board in its 150-ye...

The Big Four firm has assembled the most diverse board of directors in its 150-year history following the departure of its former chairman and senior ...

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Audit reforms must not descend into ‘checklist’ exercise

Audit Audit reforms must not descend into ‘checklist’ exercise

2y Tom Lemmon

Audit reforms must not descend into ‘checklist’ ex...

Government must be wary of following Sarbanes-Oxley pitfalls, says Engine B’s head of audit Read More...

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Mazars global head: Audit reforms having little impact

Accounting Firms Mazars global head: Audit reforms having little impact

2y Tom Lemmon

Mazars global head: Audit reforms having little im...

Auditors outside of the Big Four yet to step into FTSE 100 market Read More...

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KPMG chief economist: Negative interest rates ‘unlikely’ but government support key

Big Four KPMG chief economist: Negative interest rates ‘unlikely’ but government support key

2y Tom Lemmon

KPMG chief economist: Negative interest rates ‘unl...

ACCA adds that “fear indices” are still unusually high Read More...

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Video: Tech no ‘silver bullet’ for audit

Audit Video: Tech no ‘silver bullet’ for audit

2y Tom Lemmon

Video: Tech no ‘silver bullet’ for audit

Audit technology will be a valuable tool but can’t singlehandedly prevent further scandals Read More...

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Report: Auditors brace for “imminent” proposals

Audit Report: Auditors brace for “imminent” proposals

2y Tom Lemmon

Report: Auditors brace for “imminent” proposals

BEIS’s initial recommendations and consultations on audit reform expected to be made public before Christmas with full implementation in 2023 Read Mor...

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Industry divided over SEC auditor independence reforms

Audit Industry divided over SEC auditor independence reforms

2y Tom Lemmon

Industry divided over SEC auditor independence ref...

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s reforms to the Auditor Independence Framework have exposed deep divisions in the sector over where t...

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Deloitte partners face £19m insolvency lawsuit

Big Four Deloitte partners face £19m insolvency lawsuit

2y Tom Lemmon

Deloitte partners face £19m insolvency lawsuit

Relationship between insolvency practitioners and banks under spotlight again Read More...

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Auditors must “stop pretending” it’s not their job to catch fraud

Audit Auditors must “stop pretending” it’s not their job to catch fraud

2y Tom Lemmon

Auditors must “stop pretending” it’s not their job...

President and founder of audit tech company Confirmation calls on auditors to get serious about catching fraud Read More...

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BEIS committee MP calls for patience over audit reform

Audit BEIS committee MP calls for patience over audit reform

3y Tom Lemmon

BEIS committee MP calls for patience over audit re...

Conservative MP “wouldn’t read into” failure of government to bring legislation forward since the Brydon report was published Read More...

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