What does the future of accounting look like?

Accounting Firms What does the future of accounting look like?

2m 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

2m 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

2m 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

2m 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

3m 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

3m 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

3m 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?

3m 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

3m 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

3m 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

3m 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

3m 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

4m 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?

4m 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

4m 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

4m 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

4m 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

4m 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

4m 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

5m 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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Q&A: IFA director of professional standards Ian Waters

Practice Q&A: IFA director of professional standards Ian Waters

5m Sam Alberti

Q&A: IFA director of professional standards Ian Wa...

Accountancy Age spoke with the IFA's newly-appointed director of professional standards, Ian Waters, who outlined his background and the key goals for...

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Qualified accountants urged to promote credentials for legal recognition

Practice Qualified accountants urged to promote credentials for legal recognition

5m Institute of Financial Accountants

Qualified accountants urged to promote credentials...

The Institute of Financial Accounts (IFA) looks at how accountants can do their bit towards legal recognition for the term ‘accountant’ and win themse...

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Accounting community set to reunite at Accountex London

Practice Accounting community set to reunite at Accountex London

5m Accountex | Sponsored

Accounting community set to reunite at Accountex L...

From the 11-12 May, over 9,000 accountancy and finance professionals, 250 global brands and cutting-edge start-ups will be back at ExCeL London for Ac...

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FRC publishes proposal to reclaim powers to ban auditors

Audit FRC publishes proposal to reclaim powers to ban auditors

6m Sam Alberti

FRC publishes proposal to reclaim powers to ban au...

But according to one expert, the industry response could render the move "redundant" Read More...

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FRC to ARGA transition plan sparks industry frustration as audit reform delay persists

Audit FRC to ARGA transition plan sparks industry frustration as audit reform delay persists

6m Sam Alberti

FRC to ARGA transition plan sparks industry frustr...

The Financial Reporting Council’s release of its three-year plan has been welcomed by auditors and accountants, but some argue it highlights the “over...

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One year anniversary of BEIS audit reform whitepaper sparks industry frustration

Audit One year anniversary of BEIS audit reform whitepaper sparks industry frustration

7m Sam Alberti

One year anniversary of BEIS audit reform whitepap...

The need for reform is "now more urgent than ever" Read More...

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Sector Insights: Audit reform delay

Audit Sector Insights: Audit reform delay

7m Sam Alberti

Sector Insights: Audit reform delay

Industry experts give their views on the state of play when it comes to the UK’s upcoming overhaul of the audit sector Read More...

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