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Betfair in £80m payout blunder following ICAEW rule change

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 11 Aug 2014

Betfair, the world's largest internet betting platform, has admitted a £80m ($135m) payout to its investors violated Institute of Chartered.... read more

Many in US senate oppose accrual accounting for tax purposes

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 8 Aug 2014

Nearly half of the US senators, 46 out of a 100, have signed a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee opposing a.... read more

ICAEW calls on CMA for greater clarity on audit tendering requirements

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 1 Aug 2014

The UK Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) draft order for audit market remedies lacks clarification of the competitive tendering.... read more

UK competition authority launches consultation on draft order for audit market remedies

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 24 Jul 2014

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a public consultation on a draft order which, once finalised, will put into force some.... read more

UK FRC gives evidence to government committee

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 23 Jul 2014

It was expected to be a grilling, but appearing in front of the UK House of Lords’ economic affairs committee, UK Financial Reporting Council.... read more

Insurance industry hails Solvency II cost and complexity

  • Published: 9 Jul 2014

The insurance industry fears high cost and distraction from the day-to-day business through the implementation of the European Commission’s.... read more

PCAOB finds former PwC partner guilty of audit standards violation

  • Author: IAB
  • Published: 8 Jul 2014

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has issued a disciplinary order against former PwC partner Randall Stone for violating PCAOB.... read more

UK’s anti money laundering regime can be improved: CCAB

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 24 Jun 2014

Whilst the UK has one of the most effective anti-money laundering regime (AMLR), there is room for improvement, a survey by the Consultative.... read more

Skills gap and low-wage jobs underline US economic recovery

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 23 Jun 2014

Minneapolis, USA. The talent gap in high-end job markets and a general increase of low-wage jobs are the two trends defining the fifth year of the.... read more

Coreper agrees negotiating mandate on money laundering

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 19 Jun 2014

The European Union (EU) Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) has agreed on behalf of the Council of the EU (Council) a negotiating mandate.... read more

Big Four China firms in settlement talks with SEC

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 Jun 2014

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

Argentinean profession battles surprising rotation rules

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 30 May 2014

The accountancy profession in Argentina has teamed up in an attempt to convince the government to change audit rules introduced last year by the.... read more

FRC audit inspection continue to expose reoccurring threats

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 28 May 2014

The inspection of UK firm audits has shown that there are still persistent concerns over auditor independence, fees, IT systems and audits of banks.... read more

Chinese regulators look to ban foreign auditors

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 19 May 2014

The Chinese regulators have opened a consultation on proposed rules to ban foreign auditors from auditing mainland Chinese companies, local media.... read more

Analysis: Alibaba flotation throws lifeline in US-China rift

  • Author: Isabella Grotto
  • Published: 14 May 2014

Excitement is mounting for Chinese-based e-commerce giant Alibaba’s listing in New York later this year. As the regulatory audit oversight.... read more

Stakeholders far removed from the audit process most likely to call for change

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 29 Apr 2014

There is a relationship between the level of involvement that financial stakeholders have with the audit process and their overall confidence in.... read more

EU audit reform: Why is the profession concern about implementation?

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 Apr 2014

Most of the provisions included in the EU audit reform passed this morning by the European Parliament (EP), will overwrite national law of member.... read more

Profession raises concerns over EU audit reform implementation

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 Apr 2014

Firms, professional bodies and regulators have welcomed the vote from the European Parliament on the long awaited audit reform, arguing that it.... read more

European Parliament votes in favor of audit reform

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 3 Apr 2014

The European Parliament today passed the EU audit reform with 332 votes in favor, 253 against and 26 abstentions. read more

European Parliament ready to vote audit reform

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 2 Apr 2014

The European Parliament (EP) will vote tomorrow on the proposed EU audit reform agreed in trialogue negotiations between representatives of the.... read more


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