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BlackRock offloads Tesco stock

Crisis at stricken retailer deepens as second largest shareholder BlackRock offloads shares

25 Sep 2014

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FRC 'closely monitoring' Tesco situation

FRC keeping close eye on developments following Tesco's profit overstatements

24 Sep 2014

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Tesco suspends execs and calls in Deloitte over overstating profits

Huge overstatement sees execs suspended, including UK FD, and Deloitte called in to investigate

22 Sep 2014

Feature

NHS Trusts in audit A&E

Better care, dwindling finance. NHS finance directors are again having to rethink the structures and processes that underpin their trusts

18 Sep 2014

Analysis

Betfair dragged into true and fair row

Investor group uses Betfair as example of disconnect between law and accounting rules

18 Sep 2014

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Investors urged to reject Betfair’s accounts

Pirc recommends investors reject Betfair's accounts after it paid illegal dividends out of capital between 2011 and 2013

04 Sep 2014

Opinion

Agrarian revolution: The Rural Payments Agency's accounts

The Rural Payments Agency's FD talks of its successful efforts to avoid another set of qualified accounts

03 Sep 2014

Analysis

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

10 Jul 2014

Feature

The Uncooperative: How the Co-op found itself in a governance crisis

The governance and management of the Co-operative Group has been damned in two separate reviews. Richard Crump looks at where it can go from here

23 Jun 2014

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KPMG's audit discovers Portugese bank irregularities

Espirito Santo International, which holds a stake in Banco Espirito, in a "serious financial condition"

22 May 2014

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UK accounting watchdog launches C2000 probe

FRC probe follows conclusion of independent investigation into distributor's UK and European accounting practices

13 May 2014

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Redhall's finance function review leads to £500k provision

Redhall Group take a £500k exceptional provision as it looks to improve finance function systems and controls

02 May 2014

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FRC to expose companies that fail to report accurate information

Companies will be forced to admit to FRC inquiries, under reporting watchdog proposals

16 Apr 2014

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Co-op Bank to raise £400m as losses widen

Co-operative Bank to launch £400m rights issue following discovery of costs related to past misconduct

24 Mar 2014

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Autonomy’s Lynch claims HP ‘misleading’ its shareholders

Mike Lynch reignites war of words with HP boss Meg Whitman in open letter sent to HP shareholders

20 Mar 2014

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Speedy Hire suffers £2.7m charge on accounting irregularities

Deloitte/Addleshaw Goddard review finds accounting irregularities deliberately undertaken by a small number of employees at Speedy Hire

03 Mar 2014

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Trinity Mirror faces £925m impairment charges

Asset and investment revaluations lead to impairment charges

04 Feb 2014

News

Autonomy overstated profits by 80%, HP claims

HP drastically revises the 2010 performance of Autonomy in restated accounts filed on Companies House

04 Feb 2014

Analysis

PwC: RSA's problems limited to Irish operation

Reviews involving auditors, external assurance and internal audit, outline extent of financial and control issues at RSA's Irish division

09 Jan 2014

News

Speedy Hire CEO quits as accounting irregularities found

Certain control processes within rental group's Gulf-based international business "repeatedly and deliberately circumvented"

29 Nov 2013

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Latest Opinion

The Secret FD: The FD futurist

The Secret FD has doubts about the role of the CFO as a chief future officer

Automation has made certain professions an endangered species

The list of professions that have been automated or redistributed out of existence is growing fast

Implications from Scotland's ‘No' stretch far beyond the UK

With uncertainty over Scotland's future removed, the Bank of England can think more clearly about the timing of the first policy tightening

Latest Analysis

No relief of payment obligations for third-party users

The use of third-party service providers does not relieve companies from payment card industry compliance obligations

Micro-reporting gets smaller

A less onerous reporting standard regime looks set to benefit small entities, says Chris Warmall

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