Grant Thornton UK LLP has been recognised for its significant action to improve social mobility in the workplace.   In what is believed to be the world’s first-ever Social Mobility Employer Index, the firm ranks first out of the Top 50 employers who have taken the most action to improve...
Following KPMG’s strong performance in the inaugural ranking of UK’s top-performing businesses for social mobility, Melanie Richards, Vice Chair of KPMG in the UK, calls social mobility the critical social issue of our time. Melanie Richards siad: Social mobility is no longer just a matter of fairness but an economic necessity....
PwC has announced an alliance with CodeBase, Europe’s largest incubator, to help accelerate its growth in a move that reinforces the professional services firm’s commitment to startup and scale-up technology companies in Scotland. More than quadrupling in size since its March 2014 launch, CodeBase in Edinburgh is home to over...
PKF International rings in 2017 with a new member – Zhongxingcai Guanghua (ZG) Certified Public Accountants LLP – joining its global network of independent firms. Several representatives attended the signing, which took place in Beijing on 23rd December 2016, including Mr Gengchun Yao, Chairman at ZG; representatives from the Chinese...
Baker Tilly International have announced the appointment of a member firm in the Seychelles. Located in the largest island of the Seychelles, Mahé, Mathur Associates has one partner and eight professional staff. While the main service line focus is audit, the firm also provides accounting, taxation and advisory services. The firm...
Moving from traditional hourly billing to value pricing has been the subject of hot debate for years with most firms reluctant to change. However, as accounting firms turn to machines to increase efficiency and consulting services to grow profits, value pricing suddenly makes more sense. Imagine taking a long-haul flight...
A checklist produced by chartered accountants Rouse Partners, prompting firms to consider the potential risks posed by Brexit and its business impact, has been commended by political and current affairs think-tank the Holyrood Forum, Edinburgh, and Praxity alliance members worldwide. The Forum used the Buckinghamshire-based firm’s Brexit Business Impact Checklist...
Reports on audit quality reviews of the six largest audit firms have been published today by the FRC.The reports set out the principal findings arising from the 2015/16 reviews of BDO, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, KPMG and PwC.The FRC has responded to feedback, from audit committee chairs and others,...
ICAEW and PwC have launched their IPSAS Certificate, which provides a high quality, flexible and accessible certified learning programme for public sector accountants. ...
PwC has announced that it has conditionally agreed to acquire a leading European technology consulting business, Outbox Group, bolstering its ability to offer specialised cloud-based solutions and transformational services for clients across the UK and Europe. The Polish-based Outbox specialises in customer, digital and technology services working with leading platforms...