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New ICAEW President to be ‘ambassador for inclusion’

  • Published: 6 Jun 2019

The ICAEW’s new President for 2019/20, Fiona Wilkinson, will use her role to be an ambassador for inclusion in accountancy and to ensure the.... read more

Deloitte acquires intellectual property firm ClearViewIP

  • Published: 6 Jun 2019

Deloitte has acquired ClearViewIP, a UK-based global intellectual property (IP) consulting and transaction advisory firm for an undisclosed sum..... read more

EY resigns as auditor to Bank of Jinzhou

  • Published: 6 Jun 2019

In a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, China’s Bank of Jinzhou announced that EY firm Ernst & Young Hua Ming Certified Public Accountants.... read more

Bipartisan bill aims to ban US-listed Chinese firms without full audit reports

  • Published: 6 Jun 2019

In a bipartisan, bicameral move, US Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have.... read more

Grant Thornton given leave to appeal AssetCo ruling

  • Published: 5 Jun 2019

Grant Thornton (GT) has been give leave by the UK Court of Appeal to appeal against certain aspects of the judgement handed down by Mr. Justice.... read more

Ignatius Sehoole takes up the reins at KPMG South Africa

  • Published: 5 Jun 2019

Ignatius Sehoole has taken up his role as Chief Executive Officer of KPMG South Africa. He is an experienced leader in the accounting profession,.... read more

Ruchi Bhowmik to lead EY Global Public Policy

  • Published: 5 Jun 2019

EY has appointmed Ruchi Bhowmik as incoming EY Global Vice Chair – Public Policy, effective from 8 July 2019. Bhowmik will oversee EY public policy.... read more

UK law firms under threat from accountancy practices

  • Published: 5 Jun 2019

UK law firms are now under ‘sustained attack’ from accountancy firms and alternative service providers who can offer legal services in a more.... read more

Acting Director Patricia Ledesma to leave PCAOB

  • Published: 5 Jun 2019

The US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has announced that Patricia Ledesma, Acting Director and Chief Economist, Research and.... read more

PWC UK to hire 500, invest £30m a year in audit practice

  • Published: 5 Jun 2019

PwC UK is introducing a package of measures aimed at boosting the quality of its audits. The firm has announced that it will be investing an.... read more

KPMG’s head of UK deal advisory business steps down

  • Published: 4 Jun 2019

Sanjay Thakkar, head of deal advisory at KPMG UK has taken a leave of absence. The news that he has stepped down follows press reports just a few.... read more

Reserve Bank of India bars SR Batliboi & Co for one year

  • Published: 4 Jun 2019

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the country’s central bank, has issued a statement saying that it will not approve EY member firm SR Batliboi & Co.... read more

Wanted - Chair for new UK Accounting Standards Endorsement Board

  • Published: 4 Jun 2019

The UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is seeking to appoint a Chair of the new United Kingdom Accounting Standards.... read more

Tom Seidenstein to lead the IAASB

  • Published: 3 Jun 2019

Thomas R. Seidenstein will become the new chair of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) for a three-year term.... read more

European Commission unveils rules on digitalisation of company reports

  • Published: 3 Jun 2019

The European Commission has put forward new rules to support the digitalisation of corporate reporting with the aim of achieving greater.... read more

Four more years for Punit Renjen at Deloitte

  • Published: 3 Jun 2019

Punit Renjen has been elected to a second, four-year term as Deloitte Global CEO. At the same time, Sharon Thorne begins her term as chair of the.... read more

Grant Thornton UK appoints head of audit

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 3 Jun 2019

Grant Thornton UK has appointed Fiona Baldwin as its head of audit. The post will now form part of the firm’s ‘Strategic Leadership Team’ and.... read more

OECD sets out road map on digital economy's tax challenges

  • Published: 3 Jun 2019

The international community has agreed on a road map for resolving the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy, and committed.... read more

Big Four in control of all UK FTSE 100 audits

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 3 Jun 2019

The Big Four now audit all of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies for the first time since November 2008, according to Adviser Rankings, despite numerous.... read more

Two female partners walk out of KPMG in protest

  • Published: 30 May 2019

Two of KPMG’s star female partners have left the firm over the way it responded to allegations of bullying by a senior male partner. The Financial.... read more


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