Q&A: KPMG senior partner James Kergon

Accounting Firms Q&A: KPMG senior partner James Kergon

3m Sam Alberti

Q&A: KPMG senior partner James Kergon

Accountancy Age spoke with KPMG senior partner for Scotland James Kergon, who outlined his background and the key goals for his tenure Read More...

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KPMG, PwC's Eddie Stobart audits under FRC investigation

Audit KPMG, PwC's Eddie Stobart audits under FRC investigation

2y Shannon Moyer

KPMG, PwC's Eddie Stobart audits under FRC investi...

Audits for Eddie Stobart’s 2017 and 2018 accounts found errors dating back several years Read More...

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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

2y 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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FRC fines KPMG £700,000 for poor audit

Audit FRC fines KPMG £700,000 for poor audit

2y Tom Lemmon

FRC fines KPMG £700,000 for poor audit

The FRC has fined KPMG UK £700,000 and reprimanded KPMG UK’s former senior partner for Manchester, Nicola Quayle for a “failure to apply sufficient pr...

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People Moves: RSM, KPMG, BHP and more

People Business People Moves: RSM, KPMG, BHP and more

2y Shannon Moyer

People Moves: RSM, KPMG, BHP and more

This week’s round-up features an ex-Barclays leader joining KPMG, a founder stepping down from his role at Milsted Langdon, and several promotions and...

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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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People Moves: EY, KPMG UK, UHY and more

People Business People Moves: EY, KPMG UK, UHY and more

2y Shannon Moyer

People Moves: EY, KPMG UK, UHY and more

Throughout the UK, firms are bolstering their workforce and welcoming new talent—from shake-ups at the Big Four, to ten trainees receiving their prof...

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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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KPMG partner cull – between a rock and a hard place?

Accounting Firms KPMG partner cull – between a rock and a hard place?

2y Tom Lemmon

KPMG partner cull – between a rock and a hard plac...

In recent weeks, rumours around the Big Four firm potentially culling a significant number of UK partners have swirled, with the Financial Times repor...

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PwC review finds M&C Saatchi accounting errors totalling £11.6m

Big Four PwC review finds M&C Saatchi accounting errors totalling £11.6m

2y Shannon Moyer

PwC review finds M&C Saatchi accounting errors tot...

Advertising agency M&C Saatchi has taken a £11.6m hit following an internal review by PwC, doubling the original £6.4m loss the company announced in A...

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KPMG to manage Thomas Cook liquidation

Professional Services KPMG to manage Thomas Cook liquidation

2y Chris Jewers

KPMG to manage Thomas Cook liquidation

KPMG will manage the liquidation of the more than 550 Thomas Cook high-street branches across the UK, while AlixPartners has been appointed to liquida...

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The Big Four commit to disability inclusion with The Valuable 500

Big Four The Big Four commit to disability inclusion with The Valuable 500

2y Shannon Moyer

The Big Four commit to disability inclusion with T...

The inclusion campaign is aimed at large companies, requiring the commitment of a chair or chief executive officer, to put disability inclusion at the...

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Two partners who quit KPMG over bullying launch own firm

Company News Two partners who quit KPMG over bullying launch own firm

2y Chris Jewers

Two partners who quit KPMG over bullying launch ow...

Maggie Brereton and Ina Kjaer have registered Eos Deal Advisory, naming their firm after the Greek goddess of the dawn, with a plan to break from mach...

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Audit news round-up - Deloitte top of the world, PCAOB finds audits lacking

Audit Audit news round-up - Deloitte top of the world, PCAOB finds audits lacking

2y Chris Jewers

Audit news round-up - Deloitte top of the world, P...

A round-up of the key audit news in the last week, commencing from the 26th August 2019. Read More...

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Value of Fraud Cases reaching UK Courts decreased in H1 2019

Security Value of Fraud Cases reaching UK Courts decreased in H1 2019

2y Chris Jewers

Value of Fraud Cases reaching UK Courts decreased ...

Roy Waligora, KPMG UK head of investigations said: “We are noting a worrying move from criminals simply hacking as a means to an end to being industri...

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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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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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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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BAA Shortlist: KPMG and MHA MacIntyre Hudson lead the way with 4 nominations

British Accountancy Awards BAA Shortlist: KPMG and MHA MacIntyre Hudson lead the way with 4 nominations

2y Tom Lemmon

BAA Shortlist: KPMG and MHA MacIntyre Hudson lead ...

The British Accountancy Awards have today been announced. KPMG and MHA MacIntyre Hudson LLP lead the field with four nominations each, while Sean Lock...

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KPMG: We will not tolerate bad behaviour

Big Four KPMG: We will not tolerate bad behaviour

2y Dave Beach

KPMG: We will not tolerate bad behaviour

After a KPMG partner stepped down amid bullying allegations, two senior female executives at KPMG weigh in on allegation processes, inclusive attitude...

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KPMG slapped with $50m fine over past audit work

Audit KPMG slapped with $50m fine over past audit work

2y Tom Lemmon

KPMG slapped with $50m fine over past audit work

KPMG has agreed to pay a $50m penalty after the American Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged the firm with altering past audit work after...

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KPMG bullying allegations “only scratching the surface” in industry

Big Four KPMG bullying allegations “only scratching the surface” in industry

2y Dave Beach

KPMG bullying allegations “only scratching the sur...

As KPMG's Sanjay Thakkar steps down amid a complaint to the FRC, a legal specialist suggests more investigations are likely in professional services R...

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KPMG kick off World Environment day with Blue Planet II producer

Green KPMG kick off World Environment day with Blue Planet II producer

3y Tom Lemmon

KPMG kick off World Environment day with Blue Plan...

KPMG began World Environment day today by hosting a series of events around the UK with the award-winning producer of BBC’s Blue Planet II, Mark Brown...

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"Women are voting with their feet" - CM Murray on KPMG departures

Kpmg "Women are voting with their feet" - CM Murray on KPMG departures

3y Beth McLoughlin

"Women are voting with their feet" - CM Murray on ...

CM Murray's managing partner Clare Murray looks at the implications of reports that two senior female partners left KPMG over the way a bullying compl...

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Life as an accountant on the Isle of Man

Career Life as an accountant on the Isle of Man

3y Tom Lemmon

Life as an accountant on the Isle of Man

Clare Kelly is a senior tax manager at KPMG in the Isle of Man. She was born and bred on the rugged, green island so has a unique perspective on life ...

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Businesses watching politics with “resignation” as battle for PM hots up

Brexit & Economy Businesses watching politics with “resignation” as battle for PM hots up

3y Tom Lemmon

Businesses watching politics with “resignation” as...

KPMG Head of Brexit, James Stewart has said that businesses are watching the unfolding political drama with "resignation" as 10 MPs step forward to le...

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