Top 20 firm Saffery Champness welcomes new IT partner
People In Business

Top 20 firm Saffery Champness welcomes new IT partner

6y Emanuela Hawker , Reporter

Top 20 firm Saffery Champness welcomes new IT part...

From RPC to Saffery Champness, Julie Berry brings 25 years of IT experience to her new role with the top accountancy firm Read More...

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Has the value of audit to investors improved post-HBOS?
Audit

Has the value of audit to investors improved post-HBOS?

9y Richard Crump , Writer

Has the value of audit to investors improved post-...

Audit is no longer described as a 'black box' by investors but, post HBOS, the value it delivers still requires greater clarity, writes Richard Crump ...

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Aggressive audit recruitment tactics symptomatic of market revolution
Audit

Aggressive audit recruitment tactics symptomatic of market revolution

9y Richard Crump , Writer

Aggressive audit recruitment tactics symptomatic o...

Competition for the best audit contracts is spilling into headhunting tactics among largest market players Read More...

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Taking Stock: 16th-century German accountant started style blogging and selfies
Accounting Firms

Taking Stock: 16th-century German accountant started style blogging and sel...

9y Taking Stock

Taking Stock: 16th-century German accountant start...

Some of his outfits reflected social or political events such as a red and yellow number that echoed the Holy Roman Emperor Read More...

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Accountants' phone manner leaves callers cold
Accounting Firms

Accountants' phone manner leaves callers cold

9y Chris Warmoll , Writer

Accountants' phone manner leaves callers cold

Survey reports that less than a quarter (22%) of 1,000 British consumers are happy with way accountancy firms handle their phone calls Read More...

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Use 'The Lab' to end going concern concerns
Regulatory Bodies

Use 'The Lab' to end going concern concerns

10y Richard Crump , Writer

Use 'The Lab' to end going concern concerns

FRC cannot afford another consultation on going concern, it should send the debate to the Financial Reporting Lab Read More...

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Little chance EC can find an accountant without an IFRS opinion
Accounting Standards

Little chance EC can find an accountant without an IFRS opinion

10y Richard Crump , Writer

Little chance EC can find an accountant without an...

ICAEW & Mazars' conflicts of interest with IFRS review indicative of relationship between profession and regulators Read More...

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Defence the best form of attack for KPMG in new audit landscape
Audit

Defence the best form of attack for KPMG in new audit landscape

10y Richard Crump , Writer

Defence the best form of attack for KPMG in new au...

Standard Chartered and British Land have taken a very different approach to tendering under new audit rules Read More...

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Defence the best form of attack for KMPG in new audit landscape
Audit

Defence the best form of attack for KMPG in new audit landscape

10y Richard Crump , Writer

Defence the best form of attack for KMPG in new au...

Standard Chartered and British Land have taken a very different approach to tendering under new audit rules Read More...

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Accountancy insolvencies expose flaw in government audit policy
Audit

Accountancy insolvencies expose flaw in government audit policy

10y Richard Crump , Writer

Accountancy insolvencies expose flaw in government...

A 41% spike in the number of firms going bust can be attributed in part to increased audit thresholds Read More...

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Opinion: EU non-audit black list is a grey area
Audit

Opinion: EU non-audit black list is a grey area

10y Richard Crump , Writer

Opinion: EU non-audit black list is a grey area

Prohibited tax services are open to interpretation, claims Richard Crump Read More...

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Battle over 'prudence' isolates the IASB
Accounting Standards

Battle over 'prudence' isolates the IASB

11y Richard Crump , Writer

Battle over 'prudence' isolates the IASB

The view of the many isn't necessarily right, but the IASB appears to be alone in defending its stance on prudence Read More...

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Competition Commission must roll back on audit rules
Audit

Competition Commission must roll back on audit rules

11y Richard Crump , Writer

Competition Commission must roll back on audit rul...

Competition Commission must heed the view of business and adopt FRC approach to audit tendering rules Read More...

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Another day, another audit rotation
Audit

Another day, another audit rotation

11y Richard Crump , Writer

Another day, another audit rotation

The new fashion of appointing fresh auditors has yet to extend outside the Big Four Read More...

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FRC audit rules should have been given time to take root
Audit

FRC audit rules should have been given time to take root

11y Richard Crump , Writer

FRC audit rules should have been given time to tak...

Mandatory five year audit tendering will do little to improve competition for FTSE 350 work Read More...

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America has put the mockers on EU audit reform
Audit

America has put the mockers on EU audit reform

11y Richard Crump , Writer

America has put the mockers on EU audit reform

Decision to prohibit mandatory rotation in the US puts question mark over EU audit policy Read More...

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Wrangling persists over who should oversee auditing in the EU
Audit

Wrangling persists over who should oversee auditing in the EU

11y Accountancy Age

Wrangling persists over who should oversee auditin...

Supervision, mandatory rotation and a black-list for non-audit services proved contentious when discussed by EU finance ministers Read More...

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Success of FRS 102 needs to be replicated on going concern
Regulatory Bodies

Success of FRS 102 needs to be replicated on going concern

11y Richard Crump , Writer

Success of FRS 102 needs to be replicated on going...

The consultation process for FRS 102 was arguably the most wide-ranging the FRC has ever conducted. It should apply the same rigour to going concern R...

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Audit reforms are a great compromise: no one is happy
Audit

Audit reforms are a great compromise: no one is happy

11y Richard Crump , Writer

Audit reforms are a great compromise: no one is ha...

Neither the Big Four nor mid-tier firms are happy with Sajjad Karim’s proposals for 14-year mandatory audit rotation. The essence of a good compromise...

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Integrating the reporting clutter
Corporate Governance

Integrating the reporting clutter

11y Richard Crump , Writer

Integrating the reporting clutter

Reporting of non-financial information is to be applauded, but will add to the disclosure burden in the short term Read More...

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A bank carve-out would be thin end of reporting wedge
Accounting Standards

A bank carve-out would be thin end of reporting wedge

11y Richard Crump , Writer

A bank carve-out would be thin end of reporting we...

Carving out separate IFRS for banks will not prevent systemic shocks Read More...

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Audit reform aboard the slow train of Europe
Audit

Audit reform aboard the slow train of Europe

11y Richard Crump , Writer

Audit reform aboard the slow train of Europe

An initial vote on controversial reforms of the audit market are due in March, but don't be surprised by more delays Read More...

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Standard setters vie for seat at IASB's top table
Regulatory Bodies

Standard setters vie for seat at IASB's top table

12y Richard Crump , Writer

Standard setters vie for seat at IASB's top table

With limited space, national standard setters could be left scrapping for a seat on the new IASB’s advisory forum. The fight to influence proceedings ...

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FRC practices what it preaches
Audit

FRC practices what it preaches

12y Richard Crump , Writer

FRC practices what it preaches

FRC avoids charge of “do as I say, not as I do”, by changing its auditor Read More...

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Audit competition depends on how you look at it
Audit

Audit competition depends on how you look at it

12y Richard Crump , Writer

Audit competition depends on how you look at it

Big Four and mid-tier views over what constitutes competition are so distant it is questionable whether Competition Commission findings will settle ar...

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AADB sanctions will prompt wistful thinking
Accounting Standards

AADB sanctions will prompt wistful thinking

12y Richard Crump , Writer

AADB sanctions will prompt wistful thinking

The Big Four may look back wistfully at the days when a record fine could be represented by the paltry sum of £1.4m Read More...

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What's the hold up, Barnier?
Audit

What's the hold up, Barnier?

13y Rose Orlik

What's the hold up, Barnier?

Barnier's audit reform publication has been delayed, but is it down to eurozone crisis or stakeholder resistance? Read More...

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