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IAPA begins recruiting law firms

  • Published: 3 Aug 2018

Association IAPA International has begun recruiting law firms, with an initial wave of firms from Romania, Ireland and Turkey.. read more

BDO USA revenue doubles in five years

  • Published: 1 Aug 2018

BDO USA has reported a year-on-year revenue growth for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 of 4.2%.. read more

AICPA recruits Grant Thornton partner for Assurance Services Executive Committee

  • Published: 1 Aug 2018

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has recruited Jim Burton as chair of its Assurance Services Executive Committee (ASEC). Burton is Grant.... read more

Deloitte and Blue Prism form alliance

  • Published: 1 Aug 2018

Deloitte has formed an alliance with Blue Prism, a robotic process automation (RPA) vendor, to bring RPA services to its clients.. read more

KPMG Australia acquires customer experience consultancy

  • Published: 30 Jul 2018

KMPG Australia has acquired U Don’t Know Us (UDKU), a customer experience consultancy.. read more

FRC shows Big Four domination of FTSE 250 audit market

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 25 Jul 2018

Only seven of the UK’s FTSE 250 companies are audited by non-Big Four firms according to research conducted by the UK’s Financial Reporting Council.... read more

Possible collaboration between leading rival firms

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 25 Jul 2018

The Big Four and mid-tier firms have been holding meetings at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to avoid an.... read more

Slow progress for women in the accountancy profession

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 24 Jul 2018

Women in finance and accounting take on average seven more years than their male counterparts to reach executive level, according to research.... read more

Big Four firms appoint risk mangers

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 23 Jul 2018

KPMG UK has appointed Mary O’Conner as the firm’s chief risk officer to oversee its risk management framework, including quality and risk.... read more

Report claims PRA looking at KPMG UK viability

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 20 Jul 2018

The Bank of England’s (BoE) Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has reportedly probed the strength of KPMG’s UK business following a succession.... read more

BDO South Africa to add Grant Thornton Johannesburg

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 18 Jul 2018

BDO South Africa has said it is looking to challenge the dominance of the Big Four in South Africa, as it prepares to add Grant Thornton.... read more

Deloitte to launch Deloitte Asia Pacific

  • Published: 17 Jul 2018

Deloitte will be joining its firms in Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and Southeast Asia in an alliance to create Deloitte Asia Pacific.. read more

MPs question PRA’s scrutiny of Grant Thornton

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 16 Jul 2018

The chairs of three UK Government select committees have written to the Bank of England’s (BoE) Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), questioning.... read more

Big Four reject break up calls

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 13 Jul 2018

The Big Four have insisted on the importance of the continuation of their current model rather than being split up.. read more

UK’s FRC calls for greater powers

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 12 Jul 2018

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has requested more powers following the collapse of Carillion.. read more

Alantra acquires KPMG’S Global Loan Portfolio Advisory Business

  • Published: 12 Jul 2018

Alantra, a global banking and asset management firm, has acquired KMPG UK’s Portfolio Solutions Group business, based in London, which advises.... read more

CEO: Big Four’s influence over EU tax policy is a conflict of interest

  • Published: 10 Jul 2018

A report by the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) has criticised the continued treatment of the Big Four as “neutral and legitimate partners” in.... read more

Former KPMG South Africa partner faces charges for audit work

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 9 Jul 2018

A former KPMG South Africa partner faces six charges from the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), in relation to the work they.... read more

KPMG’s faces Conviviality investigation

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 4 Jul 2018

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched an investigation into KPMG UK in regards to its work for the collapsed wine supplier and.... read more

PwC US told to pay $625.3m in damages

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 3 Jul 2018

PwC US has been ordered by a court to pay $625.3m in damages due to failing to spot a fraud scheme which led to the collapse of Alabama’s Colonial.... read more


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