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Malta’s EU presidency’s priorities in financial services and taxation

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 12 Jan 2017

Malta has set a list of priorities for its presidency of the EU Council running from 1 January to June 2017. This includes a significant list of.... read more

Sustainability reporting and corporate governance round up

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 16 Dec 2016

Latest news in sustainability reporting and corporate governance. read more

FEE celebrates 30th years anniversary with a rebranding and change in leadership

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 8 Dec 2016

The Federation of European Accountants (FEE) has rebranded into Accountancy Europe and welcomed a new president.. read more

Deloitte Brazil first Big Four to admit violating quality control standards to the PCAOB

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 6 Dec 2016

Deloitte Brazilian member firm, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Auditores Independentes, will pay a record $8m civil penalty to settle charges including.... read more

FRC to investigate KPMG and PwC

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 28 Jun 2016

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched two major investigations related to audit work of two of the Big Four firms, KPMG and PwC.. read more

Analysis: The big Brexit gamble and the profession

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 26 Jun 2016

Brexit has multiple dimensions politically and economically and puts Britain in uncharted territory. It also has the same ramifications for the.... read more

Russian firms brace themselves for wave of accountancy body mergers

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 26 Oct 2015

As a consequence of a law passed by the Russian government last December, and currently being implemented, Russia’s self-regulated audit institutes.... read more

Smaller companies' audit quality continues to suffer

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 29 May 2015

The UK's Financial Reporting Council (FRC)'s annual audit quality review (AQR) has found the audits of smaller clients are far more likely to.... read more

Turkey: Surge in audit opportunities challenged by fee pressure

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 22 May 2015

Fee pressure is threatening the benefits of a sudden influx of audit-seeking clients into the Turkish market, the International Accounting.... read more

Countdown for Singapore’s new companies act

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 15 Apr 2015

The Singaporean regulator, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), has adopted a two phase implementation approach for the.... 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

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

Bank of England auditor reporting changes looming

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 3 Mar 2015

The Bank of England has requested that auditors of Britain's largest banks present it with written reports, while also assuming the power to issue.... read more

EU Accounting Directive implementation sparks power struggle in Bulgaria

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 27 Feb 2015

Amendments to accounting rules proposed by Bulgaria's Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA) have been met with alarm by the country's.... read more

Mysterious research firm has a go at EY's audit of commodity trading firm and IFRS rules

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 19 Feb 2015

The little-known research company, Iceberg Research, made headlines this week with a so called independent report and research into the alleged.... read more

Effectiveness of audit committees challenged by audit reforms

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 26 Jan 2015

Audit committees from around the world are calling for better information around technology and greater diversity of thinking amongst committee.... read more

FRC to investigate PwC UK over Tesco accounting blunder

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 22 Dec 2014

The UK's Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched an investigation into the work of PwC as external auditor to Tesco, as the accounting.... read more

UK government kick-starts EU audit implementation, takes up 10+10 rotation option

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 18 Dec 2014

The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has started the debate on the options left by the EU audit reform by publishing a.... read more

US and Chinese regulatory standoff continues

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 17 Dec 2014

The US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again granted an extension order to the court hearings on the six months ban prohibiting Big Four.... read more

Businesses sceptical of OECD BEPS project

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 15 Dec 2014

Businesses across the world are sceptical about the success of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD)'s Base Erosion.... read more

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