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Former KPMG executive director guilty of fraud

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 18 Oct 2018

Former KPMG executive director Cynthia Holder has pleaded guilty to fraud in relation to a scheme to steal confidential information from the Public.... read more

ICAEW announces vice president for 2019/20

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 18 Oct 2018

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has appointed William Brooks as its next vice president, starting June 2019.. read more

Haddrill takes pay cut as FRC looks to step up enforcement game

  • Published: 15 Oct 2018

Stephen Haddrill, CEO of the UK’s Financial Reporting Council, took a £60,000 pay cut for the 2017/2018 financial year, and chose not to be.... read more

CPA Ireland to fast-track students into the profession

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 10 Oct 2018

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants Ireland (CPA Ireland) has launched a programme to reduce the time it takes for students to enter the.... read more

PCAOB appoints director of internal oversight and performance assurance

  • Published: 10 Oct 2018

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has appointed Ryan Sack as the director of the Office of Internal Oversight and Performance.... read more

CMA launches audit market review

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 9 Oct 2018

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a study of the audit sector in the UK, to examine concerns that it is not working well for.... read more

FRC to consider banning auditors from providing consultancy services

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 8 Oct 2018

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is to consider whether auditors should be banned from providing consulting work for bodies they audit as.... read more

The Digital Accountancy Awards 2018 winners announced

  • Published: 8 Oct 2018

The winners of the Digital Accountancy Forum & Awards 2018 were revealed during a gala dinner held at the Waldorf Hilton in London on 4 October.. read more

Chair of International Integrated Reporting Council appointed amidst the launch of a strategic phase

  • Published: 4 Oct 2018

Dominic Barton has been appointed chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).. read more

WFE ESG guidance aligned with GRI Standards

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 3 Oct 2018

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has revised its sustainability reporting guidance for their member exchanges, which is now aligned with the.... read more

UK business secretary calls for Big Four investigation

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 1 Oct 2018

UK business secretary Greg Clark has called for an investigation into the dominance of the Big Four in the UK audit market in an interview with the.... read more

ISCA launches framework and roadmap for accounting ‘DNA’

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 28 Sep 2018

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) has released a framework to outline development priorities it considers essential for.... read more

Accountants aware of senior staff’s unethical activities

  • Published: 27 Sep 2018

More than one third of accountants are aware of a senior staff member deliberately going ahead with unethical misleading accounts or advice,.... read more

ACCA appoints head of Ireland

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 26 Sep 2018

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has appointed Caitriona Allis as head of ACCA Ireland.. read more

CPA Canada launches climate change fund

  • Published: 24 Sep 2018

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) has agreed to a funding agreement of $1.4m over two years with the Natural Resources.... read more

IIRC report suggests ‘breakthrough phase’ for integrated reporting

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 20 Sep 2018

The International Integrated Reporting Council’s (IIRC) 2017 Integrated Report shows wide ranging support for integrated reporting as more.... read more

MEP complains of ‘Happy Meal’ of tax loopholes

  • Author: Jonathan Minter
  • Published: 19 Sep 2018

European tax laws need to be reformed to end a ‘Happy Meal’ of loopholes for American companies to escape paying taxes Green Party Member of.... read more

ACCA makes senior appointment to executive team

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 18 Sep 2018

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has appointed Maggie McGhee as executive director- governance.. read more

IAASB appoints former PCAOB audit chief as new chair

  • Author: Joe Pickard
  • Published: 17 Sep 2018

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has appointed Martin Baumann as its chair for a three-year term beginning 1.... read more

How an accounting loophole helped enable Lehman Brothers demise 10 years ago

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 14 Sep 2018

This year marks 10 years since financial services firm Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in the US on Monday morning 15 September 2008. The date.... read more


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