The Financial Reporting Council’s disciplinary wing this week announced that two mid-size accountancy firms were the subjects of investigations into their professional independence and competence.

British multinational bank HSBC has ditched KPMG in favour of PwC after more than two decades as the bank’s auditor.


The former head of Grant Thornton’s Manchester and Liverpool offices has gone solo after 25 years with the firm to start up his own consultancy.

Deloitte has been accused of failing to manage conflicts of interest in its advice to the Longbridge car maker and the Phoenix Four directors.


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An accountancy firm that audited a business where one of its principals was a director has been fined and “severely reprimanded” by the ICAEW.

Large listed companies should put their audits out to tender every five years, according to the Competition Commission, which has this morning


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BDO Ireland has been reprimanded by the Irish accountancy regulatory body for issues arising from its audit of the Irish Red Cross (IRC).


Auditors of listed companies will have to give a clearer explanation of the risks faced by their client under a revised standard that hopes to make audit rep