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Mid-tier UK firm surpasses Big Four on gender pay gap

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 29 Nov 2017

UK accountancy firm Kingston Smith (Morison KSi) has announced a gender pay gap of 7% which has surpassed the UK gender pay gaps of PwC, Deloitte.... read more

Deloitte and PwC sign Tech Talent Charter

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 27 Nov 2017

Deloitte and PwC have signed the Tech Talent Charter, aiming to increase the number of women involved in technology-related roles.. read more

Organisations are still at high risk of common cyber-attacks

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 23 Nov 2017

Cyber-attacks pose high risks for organisations as common attacks remain successful in exploiting vulnerabilities already known to the.... read more

UK FRC opens an investigation into Mitie Group accounts

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 21 Nov 2017

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced that in conclusion of reviewing the annual report and accounts of Mitie Group it will open.... read more

Italian antitrust authority fines Big Four total of $26.6m for restrictive competition

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 16 Nov 2017

Italy’s antitrust authority has sanctioned the Big Four for €23.7m ($26.6m) altogether, following a violation of Article 101 of the Treaty on the.... read more

Registrations for the World Congress of Accountants open

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 16 Nov 2017

Registrations for the World Congress of Accountants 2018 (WCOA 2018) have opened. The congress will take place in Sydney, Australia, which last.... read more

EY partners with SAP on blockchain digital solution

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 15 Nov 2017

EY and digital system provider SAP have partnered to offer business digital solution to implement blockchain across their business operations.. read more

Bidcorp reappoints KPMG South Africa as external auditor despite recent scandals

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 14 Nov 2017

Bidcorp, a multinational food-service group, has reappointed KPMG South Africa as its external auditor despite the recent scandals surrounding the.... read more

EY reports 3% growth in Italy

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 7 Nov 2017

EY Italy has reported a fee income growth of 3% for the year ending in June 2017 according to their transparency report 2017.. read more

Analysis: IFAC’s role in international audit standards setting could be scrapped

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 Nov 2017

The Monitoring Group, which oversees the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), will release a public consultation laying out several.... read more

Accounting networks contribute to World Bank's Doing Business 2017

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 2 Nov 2017

The World Bank Group has released the 2017 edition of its flagship publication Doing Business which counts among its global contributors, the Big.... read more

BP appoints first black female CEO

  • Author: The Accountant,IAB
  • Published: 1 Nov 2017

Chartered accountant Priscillah Mabelane has taken over as BP Southern Africa (BPSA) CEO from Daniel Odogwu, in September.. read more

EY UK reports 9.2% growth

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 1 Nov 2017

EY UK has reported fee income growth of 9.2% to £2.3bn ($3.1bn) for the year ending 30 June 2017, up from £2.1b in the previous year. This means.... read more

Baker Tilly International elects new chairman

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 31 Oct 2017

Baker Tilly International’s board of directors has elected the immediate past chairman of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Timothy Christen.... read more

News brief, appointments: KPMG and Deloitte

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 30 Oct 2017

KPMG has announced the appointment of James Liddy as chairman for its financial services practice. Liddy will also be the line of business leader.... read more

SEC approves enhanced auditor’s reporting model

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 30 Oct 2017

The USA Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a Public Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) rule that requires significant.... read more

Preliminary report calls Big Four a “cartel-like group”

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 25 Oct 2017

The Maturity Institute, a not for profit company which rates how well organizations are performing today and the probability that they will.... read more

Fintech is the biggest disruptor but fintech strategy is missing

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 20 Oct 2017

Fintech is seen as the biggest disruptor according to financial institutions, but less than half have a fintech strategy, according to a KPMG survey.. read more

South African institute to fund independent inquiry into KPMG staff’s conduct

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 19 Oct 2017

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has announced it will fund an independent inquiry into the alleged misconduct of.... read more

Former PwC partner and IFAC member joins valuation standard setter board of trustees

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 18 Oct 2017

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), the global standard setter for valuation practice and the valuation profession, has appointed.... read more


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