KPMG insolvency misconduct “further emphasises” need for independent regulator, MPs say

Insolvency KPMG insolvency misconduct “further emphasises” need for independent regulator, MPs say

4m Sam Alberti

KPMG insolvency misconduct “further emphasises” ne...

The landmark case is said to have exposed patterns of neglect in the profession 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

8m 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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Q+A: Deloitte’s UK managing partner for audit & assurance

Audit Q+A: Deloitte’s UK managing partner for audit & assurance

11m Aoife Morgan

Q+A: Deloitte’s UK managing partner for audit & as...

We spoke with Deloitte’s newest UK managing partner Paul Stephenson on the pandemic and what to expect in the new year Read More...

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Accountancy industry in hiring spree amid downturn

Recruitment Accountancy industry in hiring spree amid downturn

1y Jeremy Chan

Accountancy industry in hiring spree amid downturn

Accountancy firms bolster numbers but remote working providing integration challenges Read More...

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BDO furloughs 700 employees, firms cut pay

Big Four BDO furloughs 700 employees, firms cut pay

2y Shannon Moyer

BDO furloughs 700 employees, firms cut pay

Mid-tier firm furloughs staff two weeks after attending a virtual meeting with several competitors on government assistance Read More...

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Cogital Group set for rebrand

Accounting Firms Cogital Group set for rebrand

2y Tom Lemmon

Cogital Group set for rebrand

Business services provider – and owner of a number of accountancy firms including Baldwins and Campbell Dallas – Cogital Group, is to rebr...

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Winwood: Analytics crucial to future of audit

Audit Winwood: Analytics crucial to future of audit

2y Chris Jewers

Winwood: Analytics crucial to future of audit

Paul Winwood, head of audit at BHP says the ability to drill into numbers in an intelligent manner will shape the future of the industry Read More...

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Humphrey: Audit needs a dynamic repair

Audit Humphrey: Audit needs a dynamic repair

2y Tom Lemmon

Humphrey: Audit needs a dynamic repair

Manchester University’s Professor of accounting, Christopher Humphrey talks to Accountancy Age about the future of audit Read More...

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Exponential small business growth creates new advisory market

Accounting Firms Exponential small business growth creates new advisory market

2y Tom Lemmon

Exponential small business growth creates new advi...

A new accountancy advisory market has arisen as more businesses hit steeper growth trajectories in tighter timeframes, according to Smith and Williams...

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Exclusive: Interview with Sir Donald Brydon – "Last chance saloon" for audit

Accounting Firms Exclusive: Interview with Sir Donald Brydon – "Last chance saloon" for audit

2y Chris Jewers

Exclusive: Interview with Sir Donald Brydon – "Las...

Speaking exclusively to Accountancy Age in the first of a two-part series, Sir Donald Brydon - author of the report into the effectiveness and quality...

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Audit industry stalemate shows signs of shifting

Audit Audit industry stalemate shows signs of shifting

2y Chris Jewers

Audit industry stalemate shows signs of shifting

Signs that the UK’s audit industry would reform had slowed in the New Year, but with Brexit almost over the line and an impending cabinet reshuffle, w...

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Deloitte pursues KPMG over audit of Goals Soccer Centres

Audit Deloitte pursues KPMG over audit of Goals Soccer Centres

2y Chris Jewers

Deloitte pursues KPMG over audit of Goals Soccer C...

Investigations into accounting fraud at Goals has involved HMRC, the FCA, BDO, RSM, Deloitte and could see KPMG on the wrong end of legal action, acco...

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Brydon Report: Industry reacts to findings and audit recommendations

Accounting Firms Brydon Report: Industry reacts to findings and audit recommendations

2y Chris Jewers

Brydon Report: Industry reacts to findings and aud...

Following the release of the Brydon report, in which Sir Donald Brydon has made 64 recommendations on how to improve the troubled UK audit industry, A...

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KPMG announces drop in profits, but shows signs of positive audit investments

Audit KPMG announces drop in profits, but shows signs of positive audit investments

2y Chris Jewers

KPMG announces drop in profits, but shows signs of...

The Big Four firm has announced a drop in profits amid rumours that as many as 65 partners could quite the firm. Read More...

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The top UK accounting scandals of 2019

Big Four The top UK accounting scandals of 2019

2y Shannon Moyer

The top UK accounting scandals of 2019

Looking back on the financial scandals, auditing failures and fraudulent accounting of 2019 that made headlines and instigated industry change. Read M...

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EY announces steady UK growth on the back of increased investment

Accounting Firms EY announces steady UK growth on the back of increased investment

2y Chris Jewers

EY announces steady UK growth on the back of incre...

The Big Four firm has continued its investment in audit quality, talent, technology, environmental sustainability and its regional business. Read More...

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Can technology solve the audit crisis? Key takeaways from our latest podcast

Audit Can technology solve the audit crisis? Key takeaways from our latest podcast

2y Tom Lemmon

Can technology solve the audit crisis? Key takeawa...

Read the key points from our latest thought-provoking podcast with Deloitte’s Katie Canell and Simon Cleveland. Read More...

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The social Impact of losing trust in audit

Audit The social Impact of losing trust in audit

2y Chris Jewers

The social Impact of losing trust in audit

The implications of the public losing trust in audit extends further than the audit industry, to society as a whole. Read More...

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Can mid-tier firms restore trust in audit?

Audit Can mid-tier firms restore trust in audit?

2y Chris Jewers

Can mid-tier firms restore trust in audit?

A study has found the public is lacking trust in audit, but as mid-tier firms look to expand their audit businesses to work with more FTSE350 companie...

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Sports Direct appoints RSM as new auditor

Audit Sports Direct appoints RSM as new auditor

2y Leanna Reeves

Sports Direct appoints RSM as new auditor

Following Grant Thornton’s resignation in August, Sports Direct has assigned RSM as its new auditor, a decision which comes after the big four refused...

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The future of flexible working is here: meet the women at Fitzgerald & Law

People In Business The future of flexible working is here: meet the women at Fitzgerald & Law

2y Accountancy Age, Reporters

The future of flexible working is here: meet the w...

Seven women at accounting practice Fitzgerald & Law spoke to Accountancy Age about the future of flexible working in accounting. With nearly two third...

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Deloitte's FTSE350 proposed cap would present mid-tier firms with audit opportunity

Audit Deloitte's FTSE350 proposed cap would present mid-tier firms with audit opportunity

2y Chris Jewers

Deloitte's FTSE350 proposed cap would present mid-...

This latest suggestion from Deloitte, if implemented by the government, would see the Big Four each restricted to 20 per cent of FTSE 350 market. This...

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Thomas Cook: Case for investigation to be assessed by FRC

Accounting Firms Thomas Cook: Case for investigation to be assessed by FRC

2y Chris Jewers

Thomas Cook: Case for investigation to be assessed...

The FRC has the power to investigate Thomas Cook’s auditors and any accountants that work for the company who are registered with a professional body ...

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PwC annual report shows increased demand due to uncertainty

Big Four PwC annual report shows increased demand due to uncertainty

2y Chris Jewers

PwC annual report shows increased demand due to un...

The firm has increased its UK revenue, which includes revenues for PwC Middle East by 12% to £4.2m for the year ended 30 June 2019. Read More...

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Growth of technology projects helps EY post record global revenues

Technology Growth of technology projects helps EY post record global revenues

2y Chris Jewers

Growth of technology projects helps EY post record...

In its report, the global accounting firm cited its use of artificial intelligence, specifically EY document intelligence, as a system that has allowe...

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ICAEW Chief warns of further audit walk-outs to protect reputation

Audit ICAEW Chief warns of further audit walk-outs to protect reputation

2y Chris Jewers

ICAEW Chief warns of further audit walk-outs to pr...

Michael Izza, ICAEW’s Chief Executive, said that the industry is facing ‘a watershed moment’ as auditors come under heavy scrutiny and criticism over ...

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Deloitte reports revenue rise of 10.9% to £3.97bn

Accounting Firms Deloitte reports revenue rise of 10.9% to £3.97bn

2y Chris Jewers

Deloitte reports revenue rise of 10.9% to £3.97bn

This figure is up from £3.58bn in 2018, where the Big Four firm was second on Accountancy Age’s 50+50 list of accountancy firms. If they posted their ...

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