• Register
Return to: Home > News > Whatsapp scandal rumbles on at KPMG

Whatsapp scandal rumbles on at KPMG

Two senior financial consultants have left KPMG barely three weeks after their boss Tim Howarth left the firm following an investigation into his conduct. The investigation focused on his use of the Whatsapp messaging service.

The Financial Times reports that Mike Walters, previously head of compliance at Barclays before joining KPMG in 2013 as head of financial risk management, and Harps Sidhu, KPMG’s head of capital markets consulting, are to leave the firm at the end of this month.

KPMG’s financial consulting unit is one of the firm’s largest business groupings in the UK. Lisa Fernihough was appointed as Tim Howarth’s replacement in August.

Top Content

    South Africa: sensing new opportunities

    It has been an interesting couple of years for the profession in South Africa. A number of high-profile scandals have brought the profession and the role of auditors into sharp public focus, brewing a distrust towards accountants and a large expectations gap. Joe Pickard reports.

    read more

    Ghana: a quest for consistency

    Ghana’s current economic profile would suggest a fertile landscape for purveyors of accounting services. But inconsistent approaches to compliance and application of standards – coupled with problems in the banking sector and consequent liquidity constraints – have created a challenging environment. Paul Golden writes.

    read more

    Drone technology: audit takes to the skies

    The movement towards a digitised era has already impacted the auditing profession in a number of ways, from blockchain to artificial intelligence. Now firms are taking to sky and using drone technology in their audits. Mishelle Thurai speaks to Big Four firms to find out more.

    read more

    SBC: a new alliance joins the market

    Jonathan Minter speaks to Paul Tutin, chair of founding firm Streets Chartered Accountants, about why the business and its European partners took the decision to launch their own association.

    read more
Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.