Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2023: PwC maintain top spot
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Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2023: PwC maintain top spot

7m Rebeca Clark

Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2023: PwC maintain top...

Celebrating excellence in the accounting profession, Accountancy Age's Top 50+50 2023 spotlights the top accountancy firms in the UK. Brought to...

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Big four advisory cuts do not reflect mid-tier market
Accounting Firms

Big four advisory cuts do not reflect mid-tier market

8m Greg Noble

Big four advisory cuts do not reflect mid-tier mar...

The recent redundancies at KPMG will affect around 110 staff members in the UK Read More...

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Audit sector can tackle Big Four dominance through collaboration, experts say
Audit

Audit sector can tackle Big Four dominance through collaboration, experts s...

8m Dan Cave

Audit sector can tackle Big Four dominance through...

Fines, regulatory oversight and greater investigations are sparking worries that sector control by giants will continue Read More...

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Audit reform omission shows it is ‘not a priority’ for government
Audit

Audit reform omission shows it is ‘not a priority’ for government

10m Greg Noble

Audit reform omission shows it is ‘not a priority’...

Ministers had committed to overhauling the audit and corporate governance systems in response to scandals at companies like retailer BHS in 2016 and P...

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Audit scandals rendering profession ‘unattractive’ to newcomers
Accounting Firms

Audit scandals rendering profession ‘unattractive’ to newcomers

10m Greg Noble

Audit scandals rendering profession ‘unattractive’...

The FRC has overseen a major uptick in audit enforcement activity recently, with the regulator issuing fines of £33.3m in 2022, a 77% increase from th...

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Mid-tier advisory services see growth amid Big Four cuts
Accounting Firms

Mid-tier advisory services see growth amid Big Four cuts

1y Greg Noble

Mid-tier advisory services see growth amid Big Fou...

Last month it was reported that Deloitte would be cutting approximately 1,200 jobs in the United States, making it the latest of the Big Four accounti...

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FRC to investigate Deloitte’s audit of Joules
Audit

FRC to investigate Deloitte’s audit of Joules

1y Greg Noble

FRC to investigate Deloitte’s audit of Joules

The investigation comes six months after Deloitte were hit with a £1.25m fine Read More...

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April People Moves: Big Four firm announces new head of ESG
Accounting Firms

April People Moves: Big Four firm announces new head of ESG

1y Greg Noble

April People Moves: Big Four firm announces new he...

This month saw a flurry of appointments and promotions from the industries mid-tier firms Read More...

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AI assisted sustainability assurance can address market capacity shortage
ESG

AI assisted sustainability assurance can address market capacity shortage

1y Greg Noble

AI assisted sustainability assurance can address m...

80% of ESG reporting had limited assurance in 2021, a 3% drop from 2019 Read More...

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EY split timeline: The abandoned break-up plan
Audit

EY split timeline: The abandoned break-up plan

1y Sam Alberti

EY split timeline: The abandoned break-up plan

After years of deliberations and millions of dollars spent, EY has officially pulled the plug on its greatly anticipated break-up plan Read More...

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March people moves: KPMG, Deloitte, PwC make senior hires
Big Four

March people moves: KPMG, Deloitte, PwC make senior hires

1y Greg Noble

March people moves: KPMG, Deloitte, PwC make senio...

The big four had a busy month with a number of new directors joining the firms Read More...

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People Moves Update: A wave of activity across mid-market firms
Accounting Firms

People Moves Update: A wave of activity across mid-market firms

1y Greg Noble

People Moves Update: A wave of activity across mid...

January proved to be a busy time for people moves in the accounting industry Read More...

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

People Moves Update: A series of mid-market appointments

1y 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

1y 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

2y 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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Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2022: PwC back on top
Accounting Firms

Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2022: PwC back on top

2y Sam Alberti

Top 50+50 Accountancy Firms 2022: PwC back on top

Celebrating excellence in the accounting profession, Accountancy Age's Top 50+50 2022 spotlights the top accountancy firms in the UK Read More...

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Accountancy market primed to poach Big Six business, experts say
Accounting Firms

Accountancy market primed to poach Big Six business, experts say

2y Paul Hanaphy

Accountancy market primed to poach Big Six busines...

Leaders at mid-tier firms maintain they can compete with the Big Six on Read More...

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Q&A: EY’s Dr Matthew Bell on the necessity of sustainability reporting and the urgent need for change
ESG

Q&A: EY’s Dr Matthew Bell on the necessity of sustainability reporting and ...

2y Rebecca Whittaker

Q&A: EY’s Dr Matthew Bell on the necessity of sust...

During a conversation with Accountancy Age, Dr Matthew Bell, global climate change and sustainability service leader at EY, highlights the need to “ra...

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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

2y 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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EY break-up plan could see firm lead industry shake-up
Accounting Firms

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

2y 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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KPMG hit with £4.5m fine over Rolls-Royce bribery scandal
Audit

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

2y 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

2y 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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KPMG insolvency misconduct “further emphasises” need for independent regulator, MPs say
Insolvency

KPMG insolvency misconduct “further emphasises” need for independent regula...

3y 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

3y 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

4y 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

4y 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

4y 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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