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PCAOB fines Deloitte Canada for lack of independence

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 17 Oct 2018

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has fined Deloitte Canada $350,000 for failing to maintain its independence during three.... read more

SEC suspends former BDO accountants

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 16 Oct 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended three former BDO US accountants for ‘predating’ audit work papers.. read more

Grant Thornton UK CEO to stand down

  • Published: 15 Oct 2018

Sacha Romanovitch, CEO of Grant Thornton UK (GT UK), is to stand down as CEO.. read more

Patisserie Valerie CFO arrested as chain suffers accounting turmoil

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 12 Oct 2018

Patisserie Valerie CFO Chris Marsh has been arrested for fraud as the company faces collapse, following the discovery of significant accounting.... read more

Former partner at Morison KSi member firm charged with fraud

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 11 Oct 2018

Steven Henning, a former partner of Morison KSi member firm Marks Paneth has been charged with wire fraud in the US.. read more

BLSA lifts suspension on KPMG South Africa

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 9 Oct 2018

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), an association of leaders from some of the largest companies within the country, has lifted its suspension.... read more

CMA launches audit market review

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 9 Oct 2018

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a study of the audit sector in the UK, to examine concerns that it is not working well for.... read more

FRC to consider banning auditors from providing consultancy services

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 8 Oct 2018

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is to consider whether auditors should be banned from providing consulting work for bodies they audit as.... read more

BDO UK partner pay leapfrogs KPMG counterparts following revenue growth

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 8 Oct 2018

The average partner at BDO UK was paid £531,000 ($693,730) for FY18, £12,000 more than what the average partner at KPMG was paid in FY17.. read more

The Digital Accountancy Awards 2018 winners announced

  • Published: 8 Oct 2018

The winners of the Digital Accountancy Forum & Awards 2018 were revealed during a gala dinner held at the Waldorf Hilton in London on 4 October.. read more

KPMG South Africa begins search for new CEO

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 3 Oct 2018

KPMG South Africa CEO Nhlamulo Dlomu has left the South African firm to take up a global position.. read more

LEA Global hires CEO

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 2 Oct 2018

Leading Edge Alliance Global (LEA) has appointed Erica Ishida to the association’s newly created position of CEO.. read more

PwC chairman claims Big Four break up won’t fix market issues as PwC posts 7% growth.

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 2 Oct 2018

PwC global revenues grew 7% globally in local currency (or 10% in USD) to $41.3bn for the year ending 30 June 2018.. read more

HLB International launches rebrand

  • Published: 1 Oct 2018

HLB International has launched a rebrand in an attempt to support the network’s transformation to a modern advisory and accounting mid-tier network.. read more

Ex-EY partner calls for talks after sexual harassment claim

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 1 Oct 2018

Former EY partner Karen Ward has called on EY to practise what it preaches with regards to gender discrimination in an open letter to the firm seen.... read more

UK business secretary calls for Big Four investigation

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 1 Oct 2018

UK business secretary Greg Clark has called for an investigation into the dominance of the Big Four in the UK audit market in an interview with the.... read more

Crowe acquires technology-focused firm

  • Published: 28 Sep 2018

Crowe in the UK has acquired Accounting for Entrepreneurs, a Gloucestershire based firm focusing on entrepreneurs.. read more

Accountants aware of senior staff’s unethical activities

  • Published: 27 Sep 2018

More than one third of accountants are aware of a senior staff member deliberately going ahead with unethical misleading accounts or advice,.... read more

KPMG South Africa continues to lose staff and clients

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 27 Sep 2018

KPMG has continued to lose both clients and staff following the controversy surrounding the work the firm conducted for the Gupta family, according.... read more

Morison KSi names new CEO

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 25 Sep 2018

Morison KSi has appointed Amanda Long as its chief executive officer, effective 7 January 2019.. read more


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