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Tesco financial woes continue in wake of accounting scandal

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 23 Apr 2015

Tesco yesterday announced preliminary annual financial results including a loss worth £6.4bn ($9.5bn) in the wake of the accounting scandal that.... read more

PwC Russia replaces managing partner

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 22 Apr 2015

PwC Russia has appointed a new managing partner, Igor Lotakov, replacing David Gray who served in the role for the past four years.. read more

KPMG US appoints female chief executive

  • Author: IAB editiorial
  • Published: 22 Apr 2015

KPMG US has appointed Lynne Doughtie as chairman and chief executive officer, making her the second Big Four female leader to be appointed this.... read more

EY to pay $10m in Lehman Brothers settlement

  • Published: 16 Apr 2015

EY will pay a $10m settlement for allegedly helping Lehman Brothers deceive investors in the years before the bank’s collapse in 2008, it was.... read more

KMPG US to acquire healthcare consulting firm

  • Published: 14 Apr 2015

KPMG US has entered in an agreement to acquire healthcare consulting firm Beacon Partners.. read more

PwC appoints new financial services risk assurance partner

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 14 Apr 2015

PwC has appointed Melbourne office partner Steve Frizzell as a partner to the firm’s UK financial services risk assurance internal audit services.... read more

Deloitte UK fined £3m over MG Rover advice

  • Published: 13 Apr 2015

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has fined Deloitte £3m over its advice to car manufacturer MG Rover, a significant fine reduction for the.... read more

KPMG UK announces apprenticeship programme

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 9 Apr 2015

KPMG UK has announced KPMG360°, an apprenticeship programme offering school and college leavers a full time paid role with the opportunity to work.... read more

Big Four dominate EFRAG Technical Expert Group appointments

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 7 Apr 2015

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) board has made the last three appointments to its Technical Expert Group (TEG) which took.... read more

Deloitte appoints senior partner for Scotland and Northern Ireland

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 7 Apr 2015

Deloitte has appointed Steve Williams as senior partner for Scotland and Northern Ireland, following the retirement of Ian Steele who had been in.... read more

KPMG partners with Microsoft

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 30 Mar 2015

KPMG has furthered its partnership with Microsoft to provide data and analytics services, including in cloud computing, to clients globally.. read more

KPMG continues to grow cybersecurity services in Australia

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 24 Mar 2015

KPMG Australia has acquired First Point Global, an Australian cyber security technology solutions business, as part of an ongoing strategy of.... read more

PwC phasing out outsourcing in Brazil

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 20 Mar 2015

Dutch professional services firm TMF group has acquired Apriori, PwC Brazil's outsourcing division, as the Big Four firm seeks to move away from.... read more

KPMG US appoints former CIA inspector as managing director

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 19 Mar 2015

KPMG US has appointed David Buckley, former Inspector General for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as managing director in its forensic.... read more

PwC manager under investigation in India

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 16 Mar 2015

India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a chartered accountant working for PwC India in a managerial role as part of an.... read more

EY and Deloitte among top big businesses to work for in UK

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 9 Mar 2015

EY and Deloitte are the only accounting firms to have made it into The Sunday Times top 25 best big companies to work for, according to the ranking.... read more

Diversity top of agenda as women in leadership numbers slump

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 6 Mar 2015

With gender equality and diversity on many corporates agenda, doubts are emerging around the substance and measurable action behind the words of.... read more

IFIAR reiterates concerns over global audit quality

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 4 Mar 2015

Audit firms need to pursue initiatives to improve audit quality and the consistency of audit execution, the International Forum of Independent.... read more

KPMG appoints global head of audit

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 27 Feb 2015

KPMG has appointed US senior partner William O'Mara as global head of audit, effective 1 March 2015.. read more

UK FRC concerned over Grant Thornton UK audits

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 19 Feb 2015

Five out of the eight inspected Grant Thornton UK audits found to require improvements or significant improvements by the UK Financial Reporting.... read more


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