Reports suggest Big Four, BDO and Grant Thornton discuss furlough behind closed doors

Big Four Reports suggest Big Four, BDO and Grant Thornton discuss furlough behind closed doors

1y Shannon Moyer

Reports suggest Big Four, BDO and Grant Thornton d...

Top six UK accounting firms met virtually in a meeting organised by the ICAEW to discuss the potential hit their reputations would take if they utilis...

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People Moves: EY, Crowe, Grant Thornton and more

People Business People Moves: EY, Crowe, Grant Thornton and more

1y Shannon Moyer

People Moves: EY, Crowe, Grant Thornton and more

Throughout the UK, a number of accountancy and advisory firms have promoted staff, welcomed new hires, and celebrated landmark anniversaries with thei...

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Brydon Report: Industry reacts to findings and audit recommendations

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

1y 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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Leadership, strategy and implementation – all three needed to drag Grant Thornton forward

Accounting Firms Leadership, strategy and implementation – all three needed to drag Grant Thornton forward

1y Kevin Reed

Leadership, strategy and implementation – all thre...

Kevin Reed, engagement and communications consultant at Foulger Underwood, discusses how the fortunes of Grant Thornton can be turned around. Read Mor...

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People Moves: New partner and directors announced at Grant Thornton, RSM and more

People In Practice People Moves: New partner and directors announced at Grant Thornton, RSM and more

1y Shannon Moyer

People Moves: New partner and directors announced ...

Firms across the UK have welcomed a wave of talent, with partners joining RSM and Crowe, and several directors joining Grant Thornton, FRP, and DSG Ch...

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People Moves: KPMG UK, Grant Thornton, Markel Tax and more

People Practice People Moves: KPMG UK, Grant Thornton, Markel Tax and more

2y Shannon Moyer

People Moves: KPMG UK, Grant Thornton, Markel Tax ...

Several accountancy and tax firms have hired and promoted staff, including Chiene + Tait, SME-focused Champion Accountants and TaxAssist, among others...

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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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Audit news round-up

Audit Audit news round-up

2y Chris Jewers

Audit news round-up

It has been a busy week for the large accountancy firms, which has seen Grant Thornton quitting Sports Direct leaving the retail giant in audit-limbo,...

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Grant Thornton and BDO appoint new partners

People In Practice Grant Thornton and BDO appoint new partners

2y Tom Lemmon

Grant Thornton and BDO appoint new partners

Grant Thornton and BDO have appointed new partners. Joanne Brown is promoted to partner and public services lead at Grant Thornton, while Ian Bowden a...

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Cyber security: What a difference the board makes

Security Cyber security: What a difference the board makes

2y James Arthur, Head of Cyber Consulting

Cyber security: What a difference the board makes

The cyber threat never stands still, it is always evolving and will always be with us. If your business has not experienced a cyber-attack in the past...

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Patisserie Valerie: Restructuring firm FRP to take over from KPMG

Grant Thornton Patisserie Valerie: Restructuring firm FRP to take over from KPMG

2y Chris Jewers

Patisserie Valerie: Restructuring firm FRP to take...

FRP Advisory, a restructuring firm, were chosen by creditors that include HMRC and Luke Johnson, the former chairman of Patisseries Valerie. Read More...

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Brexit and geopolitics closing some doors, but opening others – Grant Thornton

Brexit & Economy Brexit and geopolitics closing some doors, but opening others – Grant Thornton

2y Chris Jewers

Brexit and geopolitics closing some doors, but ope...

The study found that businesses feel that Brexit has hampered international growth, while also creating a less predictable business environment in Eur...

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Firm launches new AI tool to help businesses with IR35

Technology Firm launches new AI tool to help businesses with IR35

2y Chris Jewers

Firm launches new AI tool to help businesses with ...

The new tool will use AI to undertake status assessments of workers, and will help organisations prepare for impending legislative changes coming in A...

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FRC audit inspection finds no improvement on last year

Accounting Firms FRC audit inspection finds no improvement on last year

2y Chris Jewers

FRC audit inspection finds no improvement on last ...

75% of FTSE 350 audits assessed as good or requiring limited improvements, failing to meet the FRC's 90% target Read More...

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Grant Thornton appoints new head of disputes advisory

People In Practice Grant Thornton appoints new head of disputes advisory

2y Tom Lemmon

Grant Thornton appoints new head of disputes advis...

Grant Thornton UK LLP has appointed Michael Radcliffe to lead its disputes advisory practice. Radcliffe is a Forensics Partner based in London Read Mo...

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Grant Thornton sells £1.7bn wealth advisory arm to focus on "core markets"

Grant Thornton Grant Thornton sells £1.7bn wealth advisory arm to focus on "core markets"

2y Dave Beach

Grant Thornton sells £1.7bn wealth advisory arm to...

Grant Thornton has today confirmed the acquisition of its wealth advisory business by 1825, Standard Life’s wholly owned financial planning and advice...

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Taxing tech giants: the challenges accountants should know

Tax Taxing tech giants: the challenges accountants should know

2y Dave Beach

Taxing tech giants: the challenges accountants sho...

As the OECD delivered its global approach to taxing digital services, tax experts warn current accounting norms are due to be axed, with challenges an...

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Grant Thornton appoints two independent directors to board

People In Business Grant Thornton appoints two independent directors to board

2y Tom Lemmon

Grant Thornton appoints two independent directors ...

Grant Thornton announced the appointment of two independent directors to its board of directors, Aliza Knox and Martin Geh. The appointments are inten...

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Grant Thornton to up audit quality with new appointment

Audit Grant Thornton to up audit quality with new appointment

2y Dave Beach

Grant Thornton to up audit quality with new appoin...

Grant Thornton has today appointed insider Fiona Baldwin as head of audit, several months after the Patisserie Valerie debacle Read More...

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Patisserie Valerie rescued in management buyout backed by Causeway Capital Partners

Audit Patisserie Valerie rescued in management buyout backed by Causeway Capital Partners

2y Lucy Skoulding, Reporter

Patisserie Valerie rescued in management buyout ba...

After being on the brink of complete collapse, Patisserie Valerie and 2,000 of its jobs has been saved Read More...

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How did fraud come about in the Patisserie Valerie case?

Insolvency How did fraud come about in the Patisserie Valerie case?

2y Lucy Skoulding, Reporter

How did fraud come about in the Patisserie Valerie...

Simon Bonney, partner and insolvency expert, said “It is difficult, given the extent of the fraud, that this isn’t something that could have been spot...

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UK tax advisory market set to grow in 2019

Tax UK tax advisory market set to grow in 2019

2y Emanuela Hawker, Reporter

UK tax advisory market set to grow in 2019

Source Global Research has today revealed that the UK’s tax advisory sector could grow fastest in Europe Read More...

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Patisserie Valerie plunges into administration closing 70 cafes immediately

Audit Patisserie Valerie plunges into administration closing 70 cafes immediately

2y Lucy Skoulding, Reporter

Patisserie Valerie plunges into administration clo...

It is thought that up to 900 Patisserie Valerie employees could lose their jobs Read More...

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The Sports Direct privilege decision is a major erosion of fundamental rights

Audit The Sports Direct privilege decision is a major erosion of fundamental rights

2y Hickman and Rose

The Sports Direct privilege decision is a major er...

The High Court in Sports Direct has ruled that the fundamental protections afforded by legal privilege can be sidestepped by the FRC in the course of ...

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Patisserie Valerie: Reflections and future predictions on the cake business fraud scandal

Business Patisserie Valerie: Reflections and future predictions on the cake business fraud scandal

2y Lucy Skoulding, Reporter

Patisserie Valerie: Reflections and future predict...

Accountancy Age catches up with Gavin Pearson, forensic accounting and expert witness partner at Quantuma on the Patisserie Valerie accounting investi...

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Why is there resistance to change in accountancy?

Grant Thornton Why is there resistance to change in accountancy?

2y Emanuela Hawker, Reporter

Why is there resistance to change in accountancy?

If the recent tensions in the Grant Thornton hierarchy have conveyed anything to the wider industry, is it that change is an essential focus for firms...

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Grant Thornton respond to CMA review

Audit Grant Thornton respond to CMA review

2y Emanuela Hawker, Reporter

Grant Thornton respond to CMA review

What does Grant Thornton make of CMA’s reviewing of the auditing process and the powers of the Big Four? Read More...

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