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Stuart Smith, a former senior auditor at KPMG, has been fined £150,000 and banned for three years after admitting to misleading the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). KPMG and Mr Smith admitted their misconduct in relation to the FRC’s Audit Quality Review (AQR) inspection of the audit o

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has commenced an investigation into the statutory audits by PwC of the consolidated financial statements of Babcock International Group plc for the years ended 31 March 2019 and 2020. The FRC has extended its original investigation, which intended to analyse aud

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has today published its 3-year Plan for 2022-25 as the watchdog prepares to transition to the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA). The plan contains a detailed breakdown of intended expenditure for 2022-23 and a summary of the expected trajectory of

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has fined Mazars £314,000 for failing to comply with the Regulatory Framework for Auditing in its audit of a local government authority’s 2019 financial statements. The FRC's Enforcement Committee found failures in the reviewed audit, which it consid

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is "encouraged" by reporting by applicants on stewardship, according to a new report which analyses reports from the first signatories to the revised Code published in September 2021. According to the report, 'Effective Stewardship Reporting: Examples from 2021

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UK auditors are showing poor professional judgment in a number of cases and must improve their standards, according to a new report published by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). In the latest Developments in Audit 2021 report, the FRC revealed that for the third year running around 30% of audi

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A new report from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has set out the key elements required by audit firms to ensure they are delivering high quality audit. The FRC’s report, What Makes a Good Audit?, highlights the six key attributes that contribute to the running of high-quality audit prac

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Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has been slapped with a financial sanction of nearly £720,000 in connection with failings in its audits of Interserve. Interserve, a major outsourcing company, went into administration in 2019 after financial restructuring plans drawn up by the company’s l

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David Costley-Wood, the former head of KPMG Manchester restructuring, "advanced an untruthful defence" at a disciplinary hearing into KPMG's misconduct in the sale of Silentnight, according to the Financial Reporting Council's (FRC) Independent Disciplinary Tribunal. Last month, KPMG was fined

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has said that listed companies must be more transparent about their use of alternative performance measures such as "underlying profits" and "core operations." This comes after a new review by the watchdog which revealed that listed firms needed to be more open

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The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has fined accountancy firm Grant Thornton more than £2.3 million for failings and a 'serious lack of competence' in its audits of restaurant chain Patisserie Valerie. Patisserie Valerie collapsed in January 2019 as allegations of fraud encompassed the comp

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