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PwC UK reinforces data analytics services

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 11 Mar 2014

PwC UK has appointed Nick Bouch and David Choi partners to the firm’s financial services risk and regulation team, in a bid to reinforce its data.... read more

EY UK to close Nottingham office

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 6 Mar 2014

EY UK is to close its Nottingham office from 1 July 2014, with the vast majority of staff expected to be relocated to its Birmingham office, which.... read more

Surplus of £5bn could be allocated to UK Lehman creditors: PwC

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 5 Mar 2014

PwC UK, administrators of collapsed bank Lehman Brothers UK operations, have said £5bn ($8.3bn) of surplus could be available for distribution to.... read more

KPMG US acquires mobile technology company

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 4 Mar 2014

KPMG US has acquired Cynergy Systems, a digital and mobile technology company.
Cynergy is headquartered in Baltimore and has offices in.... read more

KPMG global chairman Michael Andrew to retire

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 28 Feb 2014

KPMG ‘s current global chairman Michael Andrew, who has been in the role since 2011, is to retire after being diagnosed with “a serious medical.... read more

Mid-tier get taste of EU bank audits via banking sector review

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 27 Feb 2014

As the European Central Bank (ECB) comprehensive assessment of the European banking sector progresses, the mid-tier firms told the International.... read more

Deloitte opens Rwanda office

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 26 Feb 2014

Deloitte has opened an office in Rwanda’s capital Kigali as part of Deloitte East Africa practice.
The firm in Rwanda will offer assurance,.... read more

KPMG Australia acquires social media company

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 21 Feb 2014

KPMG Australia has acquired Australian social media intelligence company SR7.. read more

Deloitte Anjin facing criticism over Ssangyong redundancies

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 18 Feb 2014

Deloitte’s Korean firm, Deloitte Anjin, has been under the spotlight for its advisory and restructuring work at carmaker Ssangyong as allegations.... read more

PwC UK acquires European IT consultancy

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 17 Feb 2014

PwC UK has acquired European technology consultancy Mokum, which specialises in Oracle applications implementation, managed services and related.... read more

Big Four appeal SEC ban

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 14 Feb 2014

The Big Four in China have appealed the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) six month ban which prohibits them to provide services to US.... read more

Audit needs to evolve to stay relevant: KPMG

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 6 Feb 2014

KPMG has called for the role of auditors to evolve or risk becoming less relevant to stakeholders, following a series of interviews with 16 KPMG.... read more

PwC UK signs agreement helping UK-China business

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 4 Feb 2014

PwC UK and Chinese real estate developer ABP have signed an agreement, which will see PwC helping Chinese companies set up in the UK.. read more

KPMG UK hires head of financial risk

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 30 Jan 2014

KPMG UK has recruited former Barclays head of global compliance Mike Walters as the firm’s head of financial risk management group.. read more

Tax authority audits too time consuming and expensive: KPMG

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 29 Jan 2014

A total of 43% of corporate tax executives feel tax examinations are too long and expensive, according to a KPMG poll.. read more

KPMG to pay SEC $8.2m for breaking auditor independence rules

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 27 Jan 2014

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged KPMG US with violating audit independence rules for three audit clients at various.... read more

SEC judge issues services ban on the Big Four China firms

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 23 Jan 2014

A US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) judge has ruled that all of the Big Four Chinese joint ventures had violated the Sarbanes-Oxley Act,.... read more

Juri passes trialogue agreement on EU audit reform

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 21 Jan 2014

Following the agreement between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union (EU) and the European Commission on the EU audit reform.... read more

KPMG UK Co-op Bank audits under FRC investigation

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 20 Jan 2014

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is to pursue an investigation of KPMG UK’s audit work on the Co-operative (Co-op) Bank, which will focus.... read more

Grant Thornton turning tables in Brazil

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 20 Jan 2014

Almost four years after EY acquired Terco Grant Thornton in Brazil, the mid-tier network announced it has enforced its position as the fifth.... read more


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