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South African regulator plans changes to sanctions as investigation into Deloitte audit of Steinhoff begins

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 15 Dec 2017

The South African regulator Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) has proposed to lift the limit on the level of fines it can issue as.... read more

KPMG announces global revenue growth of 4%

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 14 Dec 2017

KPMG has announced annual revenues of US$26.4bn in the year to 30 September 2017, up 4% compared to the previous year.. read more

UK FRC consults on revised corporate governance code and guidance but warnings remain over significant change

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 6 Dec 2017

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published for consultation a revised corporate governance code to reflect the changing business.... read more

News brief: KPMG overtakes PwC and Deloitte in UK FTSE audit rankings

  • Author: Federica Tedeschi
  • Published: 4 Dec 2017

KPMG has overtaken PwC in the FTSE 250 and Deloitte in the FTSE 100 audit rankings, according to the Auditor Rankings list from Adviser Rankings.. read more

UK FRC admits it should have acted faster over HBOS audits investigation

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 30 Nov 2017

The Financial Reporting Council has admitted in a letter to the Treasury Committee that it should have acted faster during its early enquiries in.... read more

Canadian regulator publishes inspections report on Big Four

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 30 Nov 2017

The Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) has published a public inspections report on PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG which has found that their.... read more

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


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