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US SEC charges Deloitte US with violating auditor independence rules

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 Jul 2015

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Deloitte US with violating auditor independence rules when its consulting affiliate.... read more

EY appoints 753 partners globally

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 1 Jul 2015

EY has promoted 753 of its people to partner, its largest increase since 2008 and a 12% increase over 2014.. read more

Singapore Airlines seeks first change of auditors in four decades

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 1 Jul 2015

In a letter to their shareholders, Singapore Airlines has proposed the appointment of KPMG as its new external auditor to replace EY, their.... read more

Deloitte appoints global chairman

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 24 Jun 2015

Deloitte has appointed David Cruickshank as its global chairman.. read more

FRC launches probe into KPMG’s audit of BNY Mellon

  • Author: Loukia Gyftopoulou
  • Published: 24 Jun 2015

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has opened an investigation into the conduct of the audit arm of KPMG UK as the auditors of the Bank of New.... read more

PwC appoints global financial crime leader

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 8 Jun 2015

PwC International has appointed David Grace as global financial crime leader.. read more

PwC UK loses third major audit client in a month

  • Published: 4 Jun 2015

PwC UK has received yet another blow as department store chain John Lewis announced the firm will be replaced by Big Four competitor KPMG UK.. read more

Deloitte appoints first Asia Pacific leader from Japan

  • Published: 2 Jun 2015

Deloitte has appointed its first Asia Pacific leader to come from Japan.. read more

Deloitte enhances female presence in firm's largest annual partner intake

  • Published: 1 Jun 2015

Deloitte UK has promoted 75 new partners, nearly one third of whom are women, in the largest annual intake to the firm's partnership.. read more

Burundi: local firms beneficiate from a small market and language barrier

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 29 May 2015

Pailles, Mauritius/London. The president of Burundi's accountancy professional body, Frederic Gahungu, told International Accounting Bulletin that.... read more

EY US accused by investors of knowing about Wal-Mart Mexico bribery scandal

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 27 May 2015

Some investors of US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores have accused EY in the US of having been aware of alleged bribery cases in the store's Mexico.... read more

Greek profession at a standstill as Grexit looms

  • Published: 26 May 2015

As Greece is immersed in seemingly unfruitful negotiations with its creditors, the accounting sector finds itself trapped in a motionless market.... read more

Deloitte UK appoints chairman

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 26 May 2015

Deloitte UK has elected the firm's board of partners member and vice chairman Nick Owen to the post of chairman, effective 1 June.. read more

PwC loses two large audit clients within a month

  • Published: 19 May 2015

After having its 23-year relationship with Tesco ended, PwC is to lose another major client to a Big Four competitor.. read more

Tesco changes auditor in light of accounting scandal

  • Published: 11 May 2015

Tesco is ending its 23 year relationship with auditor PwC following a £263m accounting scandal that hit the UK grocer last year.. read more

EY appoints partner to fraud investigation team

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 6 May 2015

EY has appointed Rachel Sexton to its fraud investigations and disputes services (FIDS) team in the UK.. read more

PwC appoints insurance head

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 1 May 2015

PwC has appointed Stephen O'Hearn to the post of global insurance leader, effective July.. read more

Deloitte UK appoints independent non-executive

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 28 Apr 2015

Deloitte UK has appointed Ruth Markland as an independent non-executive director, effective 1 June.. read more

Scandal-hit Petrobras publishes audited multi-billion losses

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 27 Apr 2015

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras has accepted a $17bn impairment charge in the latest development of a bribery scandal that has.... read more

EY second Big Four to partner with Microsoft

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 23 Apr 2015

EY has become the second Big Four network to announce an alliance with Microsoft, following a similar partnership between the tech provider and.... read more


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