9am Lowdown: PwC, HMRC recruitment, & Oskar Groening

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Good morning and welcome to Thursdays 9am Lowdown.

In the news

HMRC is seeking to recruit five senior managers to spearhead a major rollout of digital services across the department, with a starting salary of between £80,000 and £90,000. (Public technology)

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Xero has appointed fintech expert and former head of global product at Worldpay Damon Anderson to drive product strategy and direction.

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PwC will pay $1m to settle a civil complaint alleging it conducted a flawed audit into Merrill Lynch's compliance with federal brokerage customer protection rules. (Reuters)

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Oskar Groening, the 96-year-old former SS guard known as the accountant of Auschwitz has been deemed fit to go to prison for his role in mass murder. (Daily Mail)

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Financial advisers, accountants and solicitors with UK resident clients who have an account with offshore money or assets in it have less than 30 days to send a letter provided by HMRC to those clients to avoid a £3,000 penalty. (FT Adviser)

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