Audit committees must take climate change "a lot more seriously"

ESG Audit committees must take climate change "a lot more seriously"

4m Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

Audit committees must take climate change "a lot m...

Research has shown that the majority are not discussing such matters regularly Read More...

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BDO appointed new auditor of Game Digital as Deloitte ditched

Audit BDO appointed new auditor of Game Digital as Deloitte ditched

5y Stephanie Wix, Writer

BDO appointed new auditor of Game Digital as Deloi...

BDO has scooped the audit role from Deloitte who were the previous auditors for Game Digital Read More...

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Audit Reform: A talent tightrope

Audit Audit Reform: A talent tightrope

6y James Roberts, BDO

Audit Reform: A talent tightrope

While everyone values audit quality highly we must be be careful that we don’t let it deter talent. We need to guard against its commoditisation and t...

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Three ways audit executives can increase impact and influence

Audit Three ways audit executives can increase impact and influence

6y Richard Crump, Writer

Three ways audit executives can increase impact an...

As a change-agent, internal audit has a lot going for it, but many internal audit functions need to upgrade their skills. Read More...

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Audit Reform: Hard labour for audit committee chairs?

Audit Audit Reform: Hard labour for audit committee chairs?

6y James Roberts, BDO

Audit Reform: Hard labour for audit committee chai...

Audit committee chair is now very much the lynchpin of good company governance, and can consequently expect more public scrutiny Read More...

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Ex-KPMG senior partner joins Urban&Civic as audit chair

Audit Ex-KPMG senior partner joins Urban&Civic as audit chair

6y Richard Crump, Writer

Ex-KPMG senior partner joins Urban&Civic as au...

KPMG’s former senior partner for London has joined property development and investment company Urban&Civic as a non-executive director Read More...

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Audit Reform: The Re-tender Roundabout

Audit Audit Reform: The Re-tender Roundabout

6y James Roberts, BDO

Audit Reform: The Re-tender Roundabout

BDO senior audit partner James Roberts looks at how reform of the large company audit market has affected tendering activity among audit firms Read Mo...

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BDO gives mixed assessment on audit committee reports

Audit BDO gives mixed assessment on audit committee reports

6y Chris Warmoll, Writer

BDO gives mixed assessment on audit committee repo...

Average number of meetings held by audit committees continues to creep up, as does the proportion of female committee members Read More...

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Audit committee chairs survey shows professional scepticism needs boosting

Audit Audit committee chairs survey shows professional scepticism needs boosting

6y Chris Warmoll, Writer

Audit committee chairs survey shows professional s...

The lowest overall scores were for questions on professional scepticism and the auditor's response to regulatory oversight Read More...

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Tough risk assurance systems still lacking, says IIA report

Accounting Standards Tough risk assurance systems still lacking, says IIA report

7y Chris Warmoll, Writer

Tough risk assurance systems still lacking, says I...

Boards will not get an adequate overview of the effectiveness of risk management processes as a result, the institute stresses Read More...

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Three ex-Big Five staffers join FRC's Conduct Committee

Regulatory Bodies Three ex-Big Five staffers join FRC's Conduct Committee

7y Chris Warmoll, Writer

Three ex-Big Five staffers join FRC's Conduct Comm...

The Conduct Committee is responsible for overseeing the FRC's Conduct Division in its work promoting high quality corporate reporting Read More...

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Isobel Sharp joins IMI audit committee

People In Practice Isobel Sharp joins IMI audit committee

7y Richard Crump, Writer

Isobel Sharp joins IMI audit committee

Key figure in technical accounting and corporate governance joins IMI as a non exec Read More...

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Cox checks out at Morrisons as Richards takes up audit chair

Audit Cox checks out at Morrisons as Richards takes up audit chair

7y Chris Warmoll, Writer

Cox checks out at Morrisons as Richards takes up a...

Richards is currently senior independent director of Grainger, where she also chairs the audit and remuneration committees Read More...

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PwC flying high after retaining easyjet audit despite 10-way tender

Audit PwC flying high after retaining easyjet audit despite 10-way tender

7y Chris Warmoll, Writer

PwC flying high after retaining easyjet audit desp...

The re-appointment of the Big Four firm will be recommended to shareholders for approval at its AGM in February 2016 Read More...

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IIA urges greater assurance on reporting environmental and social impacts

Accounting Standards IIA urges greater assurance on reporting environmental and social impacts

7y Chris Warmoll, Writer

IIA urges greater assurance on reporting environme...

A 2017 deadline for large companies to publish a wide range of non-financial information has increased its relevance to boards, IIA says Read More...

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Internal audit code helps drive behavioural shift in boardroom, survey finds

Accounting Standards Internal audit code helps drive behavioural shift in boardroom, survey finds

7y Chris Warmoll, Writer

Internal audit code helps drive behavioural shift ...

Among the bigger shifts in corporate behaviour was access to the board Read More...

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Watchdog issues review of audit governance code

Audit Watchdog issues review of audit governance code

7y Chris Warmoll, Writer

Watchdog issues review of audit governance code

The FRC issues a clarion call for the adoption of an independent voice at international level in the firms' global networks, as it launches audit gove...

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Grant Thornton assurance expert joins MartinCo as audit chair

Accounting Firms Grant Thornton assurance expert joins MartinCo as audit chair

7y Richard Crump, Writer

Grant Thornton assurance expert joins MartinCo as ...

Grant Thornton partner Phil Crooks joins property franchise as audit chair Read More...

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Ex-PwC FS head replaces Rosemary Thorne as Santander UK audit chair

People Business Ex-PwC FS head replaces Rosemary Thorne as Santander UK audit chair

7y Kevin Reed, Writer

Ex-PwC FS head replaces Rosemary Thorne as Santand...

Chris Jones to serve as Santander UK audit committee chairman Read More...

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FRC audit quality inspection raps Mazars

Audit FRC audit quality inspection raps Mazars

7y Chris Warmoll, Writer

FRC audit quality inspection raps Mazars

In four out of the five audits, the FRC "noted weaknesses in or omissions from communications with audit committees" Read More...

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Whitbread ditches long-term auditor for Deloitte

Audit Whitbread ditches long-term auditor for Deloitte

7y Kevin Reed, Writer

Whitbread ditches long-term auditor for Deloitte

EY's 60-year audit relationship ends with hotel owner, with Deloitte taking its place Read More...

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Political and economic insecurity set to dog audit committees in 2015

Audit Political and economic insecurity set to dog audit committees in 2015

7y Chris Warmoll, Writer

Political and economic insecurity set to dog audit...

Audit committee members finding it "increasingly difficult" to oversee major risks in addition to financial reporting constraints Read More...

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EY hired as Sainsbury's ends audit relationship with PwC

Accounting Firms EY hired as Sainsbury's ends audit relationship with PwC

7y Richard Crump, Writer

EY hired as Sainsbury's ends audit relationship wi...

Sainsbury's ditches PwC as auditors with EY to vet supermarket's accounts from 2016 Read More...

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Changing of the audit guard at G4S

Accounting Firms Changing of the audit guard at G4S

7y Chris Warmoll, Writer

Changing of the audit guard at G4S

PwC will formally take over as the group's auditor for the year ending 31 December 2015 Read More...

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FRC's Roger Marshall joins EFRAG Board

Audit FRC's Roger Marshall joins EFRAG Board

7y Chris Warmoll, Writer

FRC's Roger Marshall joins EFRAG Board

The ex-PwC audit partner, who chaired the Big Four firm's global audit policy board between 2003 and 2007, takes on the new role with immediate effect...

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Three-horse race for RBS audit account

Accounting Firms Three-horse race for RBS audit account

7y Chris Warmoll, Writer

Three-horse race for RBS audit account

With RBS set to announce its Q3 2014 interim results on Friday, expectations are growing that the bank may use the event to declare the winner Read Mo...

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LIVE BLOG: Tesco's trading update

Company News LIVE BLOG: Tesco's trading update

7y Kevin Reed, Writer

LIVE BLOG: Tesco's trading update

Welcome to the Accountancy Age/Financial Director live blog, where we will cover all the relevant issues and opinions that arise from Tesco's crucial ...

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