Just 12% of local authority audits completed on time, data suggests

Audit Just 12% of local authority audits completed on time, data suggests

2w Sam Alberti

Just 12% of local authority audits completed on ti...

The NAO has warned that these figures pose a threat to accountability in local government Read More...

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Tech update: Help to Grow Digital scheme to wind down

Technology Tech update: Help to Grow Digital scheme to wind down

2w Sam Alberti

Tech update: Help to Grow Digital scheme to wind d...

The scheme will close to new business applications on February 2 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

2m 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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A4S Summit 2022: Audit key to mitigating greenwashing

Accounting Firms A4S Summit 2022: Audit key to mitigating greenwashing

2m Greg Noble

A4S Summit 2022: Audit key to mitigating greenwash...

Audit is integral to tackling greenwashing in global markets, according to industry experts   Read More...

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Top 50+50 2022: Data highlights significant fee income growth across the industry due to increased client demand

Audit Top 50+50 2022: Data highlights significant fee income growth across the industry due to increased client demand

2m Greg Noble

Top 50+50 2022: Data highlights significant fee in...

The wider UK economy continues to struggle in the wake of the pandemic, but increased client demand for accounting and advisory services saw firms rep...

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FRC introduces new measures to support smaller audit firms and ‘improve competition’

Audit FRC introduces new measures to support smaller audit firms and ‘improve competition’

2m Greg Noble

FRC introduces new measures to support smaller aud...

The audit regulator announced new supervisory measures to help smaller audit firms grab market share Read More...

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Q&A: Mazars audit partner Andrew Jones

Accounting Firms Q&A: Mazars audit partner Andrew Jones

2m Greg Noble

Q&A: Mazars audit partner Andrew Jones

Accountancy Age spoke with Mazars’ newly appointed audit partner, Andrew Jones, who outlined his reasoning behind taking the role and what he believes...

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FRC to address ‘failing audit market’ with competitiveness measures

Audit FRC to address ‘failing audit market’ with competitiveness measures

2m Sam Alberti

FRC to address ‘failing audit market’ with competi...

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has unveiled plans to stimulate competition and resilience in the UK audit market, with a view to remedying the ...

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Tech update: Dext to release MTD ITSA solution

Technology Tech update: Dext to release MTD ITSA solution

2m Sam Alberti

Tech update: Dext to release MTD ITSA solution

The move will “simplify and automate” workflows for small businesses Read More...

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Audit reform causing work to ‘cascade down’ through the market

Audit Audit reform causing work to ‘cascade down’ through the market

2m Paul Hanaphy

Audit reform causing work to ‘cascade down’ throug...

Industry leaders say audit changes are already creating opportunities for mid-tier firms Read More...

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UK government must ‘get on’ with audit reform, industry body says

Audit UK government must ‘get on’ with audit reform, industry body says

3m Sam Alberti

UK government must ‘get on’ with audit reform, ind...

The urgency for reform is greater than ever due to the weakening economy, the Chartered IIA argued Read More...

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Tech update: Sage and Microsoft in fresh integration for SMEs

Technology Tech update: Sage and Microsoft in fresh integration for SMEs

3m Sam Alberti

Tech update: Sage and Microsoft in fresh integrati...

The move will “simplify and automate” workflows for small businesses Read More...

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Accounting and audit tech round-up: Sage and Square join forces

Technology Accounting and audit tech round-up: Sage and Square join forces

4m Sam Alberti

Accounting and audit tech round-up: Sage and Squar...

Accountancy Age’s monthly round-up of accounting and audit tech news, including new partnerships, acquisitions and product launches Read More...

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ESG demand will force structure shift among audit firms, experts say

Audit ESG demand will force structure shift among audit firms, experts say

5m Sam Alberti

ESG demand will force structure shift among audit ...

A new ‘coexistence’ of financial audit and ESG advisory teams could emerge due to the nature of sustainability assurance services Read More...

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Accounting and audit tech update: Avalara, HMRC and more

Technology Accounting and audit tech update: Avalara, HMRC and more

5m Sam Alberti

Accounting and audit tech update: Avalara, HMRC an...

Accountancy Age’s monthly round-up of accounting and audit tech news, including new partnerships, acquisitions and product launches 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?

6m Phil Crooks

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

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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Accounting and audit tech update: Microsoft, Xero, and more

Technology Accounting and audit tech update: Microsoft, Xero, and more

6m Sam Alberti

Accounting and audit tech update: Microsoft, Xero,...

Accountancy Age’s monthly round-up of accounting and audit tech news, including new partnerships, acquisitions and product launches 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

7m 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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Accounting watchdog fines Laura Ashley auditor over “serious” breaches

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

7m 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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EY break-up plan could see firm lead industry shake-up

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

7m 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 and audit tech update: Microsoft, Xero and more

Technology Accounting and audit tech update: Microsoft, Xero and more

7m Sam Alberti

Accounting and audit tech update: Microsoft, Xero ...

Accountancy Age’s monthly round-up of accounting and audit tech news, including new partnerships, acquisitions and product launches 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

8m 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

8m 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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Accounting and audit tech update: Sage, IRIS and more…

Technology Accounting and audit tech update: Sage, IRIS and more…

8m Sam Alberti

Accounting and audit tech update: Sage, IRIS and m...

Accountancy Age’s monthly round-up of accounting and audit tech news, including new partnerships, acquisitions and product launches Read More...

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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

9m 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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Overdue audit and corporate governance reforms on the horizon

Corporate Governance Overdue audit and corporate governance reforms on the horizon

9m Anca Thomson

Overdue audit and corporate governance reforms on ...

The UK government’s plans for audit and corporate governance reforms have appeared in this month’s Queen’s Speech, to the relief of many, says Anca Th...

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