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Grant Thornton UK hires four times more school leavers than six years ago

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 17 Aug 2017

Grant Thornton UK has revealed that it is hiring 70 A-level school leavers this year compared to the 19 places of intake in 2011.. read more

Wales Northern Ireland and Scotland lagging behind rest of the UK in company formation

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 14 Aug 2017

A study by UHY Hacker Young has found that 18 out of bottom 20 areas for new business births in the UK are in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland,.... read more

Mid-tier firms top ranking of auditors by fees for UK charities

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 14 Aug 2017

Crowe Clark Whitehill has topped the latest Charity Financials Audit League Table which ranks UK audit firms by fees received from clients in the.... read more

BDO appoints global head of tax

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 8 Aug 2017

BDO has announced the appointment of Robert Aziz as its global head of tax succeeding John Wonfor who will join BDO Canada as national tax office.... read more

Accountancy profession coy about UK Chancellor post Brexit tax remarks

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 31 Jul 2017

UK chancellor Philip Hammond’s remarks to a French newspaper about not wanting to turn the UK into a tax haven after Brexit, contradicting a.... read more

IBRACON regional president and Baker Tilly Brazil partner participates in the launch of Rio de Janeiro’s social observatory

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 31 Jul 2017

The Brazilian institute of auditor (IBRACON) regional president for Rio de Janeiro and Baker Tilly Brazil partner Paulo Buzzi Filho attended the.... read more

News brief, appointment: DFK Australia New Zealand and Praxity

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 28 Jul 2017

DFK Australia New Zealand (DFK ANZ) has appointed its first female chair, Cheree Woolcock to take over Stephen Bushell.. read more

PCAOB sanctions and censures Crowe Horwath Hong Kong

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 27 Jul 2017

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has sanctioned a disciplinary order against Hong Kong-based audit firm Crowe Horwath (CHHK).... read more

Accountants shouldn’t exploit tax regulation loopholes, Accountancy Europe opines

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 20 Jul 2017

Accountants shouldn’t devise and promote tax planning structures or arrangements that are designed to achieve a different result than what is.... read more

DFK International appoints new president

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 19 Jul 2017

Peters, Schönberger & Partner (PSP) partner Roland Graf has been appointed president of DFK International for a three-year term. Graf takes over.... read more

Professionals welcome UK government’s delay of Making Tax Digital but concerns remain

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 18 Jul 2017

The UK Government has delayed its plans for the digital transformation of the tax system (MTD) after professional bodies, businesses and MPs raised.... read more

Skills shortage is a possible threat to business optimism

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 14 Jul 2017

While business optimism has risen to an all-time high of 51% in this year’s second quarter growing fears over workforce skills could impact.... read more

CAQ highlights CPAs role in addressing cybersecurity risks

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 1 Jun 2017

The centre for audit quality (CAQ) has released a new white paper highlighting the role of the audit profession in tackling cybersecurity risks.. read more

Eurozone businesses are divided on the question of an EU-wide single corporate tax rate

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 25 May 2017

Eurozone businesses support for a single corporate tax rate in the European Union varies in terms of function of the rates applied in their own.... read more

KPMG Eastern Caribbean partners go to BDO

  • Author: Rahman Aziz
  • Published: 24 May 2017

KPMG Eastern Caribbean partners have moved to BDO, effective 1 April 2017.. read more

HLB International COO is appointed CEO

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 27 Apr 2017

HLB International has announced the appointment of Marco Donzelli as its chief executive officer (CEO).. read more

Andersen Tax wins first legal battle against Arthur Andersen & Co

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 20 Apr 2017

A USA court has issued an injunction order against Arthur Andersen & Co USA member firm, MoHala Enterprises, giving Andersen Tax its first legal.... read more

EU new cyber security regulation challenges SMEs

  • Author: Sarajuddin Isar
  • Published: 22 Mar 2017

EU Regulation on cyber security, the general data protection regulation (GDPR), will come into force in May 2018, and will require businesses.... read more

IFAC survey reveals number one challenge for SMPs

  • Author: Stephanie Wix
  • Published: 21 Mar 2017

Accountants around the world in small and medium sized practices are facing increased staffing challenges according to an IFAC Global survey of.... read more

Firms’ audit quality procedures not sufficiently robust, UK FRC says

  • Author: IAB and TA editorial
  • Published: 2 Mar 2017

Following its review of the six largest audit firms, The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has said that firms’ audit quality procedures were.... read more


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