Throughout the BEIS report on the Future of Audit there is recurrent emphasis and subliminal blame on audit committees for their role in corporate failure and the seeming inadequacy of the current audit process. There is a danger of ‘one-size-fits-all’ thinking here as any audit committee can only ever be as good as its appointed directors with their differing experiences and biases.  Despite the growth of audit committee expectation since the seminal Cadbury report in 1992, there remain two core areas of focus and accountability – figure integrity and external audit, this...
18/4/2019
15/11/2018
Katharine Bagshaw

Two of the most important ISAs in any audit are ISA 315 on risk assessment and ISA 540 on the audit of estimates. In this blog, Katharine Bagshaw FCA takes an in-depth look at ISA 315. 

12/11/2018
Stuart Chamberlain

With March 2019 rapidly approaching, Brexit is on everyone’s mind – and if you’re an employer or a HR professional, you may be wondering what it might mean for your employees. We sat down with Stuart Chamberlain, senior...

7/11/2018
Kim Staples
7 November is National Stress Awareness Day – and since it’s a health and safety issue like any other, it’s a good time to consider your organisation’s approach to stress.   Taking action against stress has a ...
5/11/2018
Bob Patchett
Christmas is a happy time, but beneath the jollity and goodwill lurk a few potential problems for the manager – and the HR department. Time, therefore, to consider how to prevent these difficulties or to deal with them...
29/10/2018
Anne Cowley

Cryptocurrencies have existed for some years – but with the recent rise of their availability and use in payments, it’s time to consider how we should account for them. Anne Cowley ACA looks at the issue.

25/10/2018
Kim Staples
The prospect of a no-deal Brexit is a particularly daunting one for any company that trades internationally.   Though the government calls it an ‘unlikely’ scenario, it says it’s still important to be prepared, and has...
23/10/2018
Croner-i Staff

Croner-i is thrilled to announce a brand new product in our tax, accounting, and audit range: Navigate Tax. Packed with hands-on, practical resources, it’s a tax guidance system more interactive than most. 

15/10/2018
Kim Staples

A year ago, Croner-i was acquired by Peninsula Group – and in just twelve months, the company has already gone from strength to strength. We sat down with CEO Bertrand Stern-Gillet to find out what Croner-i has been up to, and how the...