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
12/10/2018
Kim Staples
 Millennial finance professionals are more likely to delegate work tasks to robots than their older counterparts, according to a new survey.Software company ABBYY commissioned the survey of 1,200 finance pros, and found that those...
8/10/2018
Kim Staples
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed a new workplace right for bereaved parents. Under the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018, parents who lose a child will be entitled...
4/10/2018
Helen MacNeill
Auditors have been using a ‘Bannerman’ paragraph for over 15 years, intended to manage the risk of inadvertently assuming a duty of care to third parties in relation to their audit reports. But with ...
1/10/2018
Jon Herbert
If you’re a health & safety pro, you probably have workplace safety and occupational health on your mind all year round. But every now and then, there are some special days and events to keep an eye out for. Here, expert...
18/9/2018
Kim Staples
Employees are using their free time to do work more and more – especially their commute to and from the office, one study claims. In fact, some researchers say that dealing with emails on your...
5/9/2018
Kim Staples

2 - 8 September is Migraine Awareness Week, and this year the Migraine Trust has released a handbook of guidance on the subject for businesses.  

Despite migraine being the most common...

3/9/2018
Kim Staples

AI is a growing presence in our lives. From Alexa, to smart chatbots, to delivery drones, it’s all changing the way we go about our lives – and how we do our jobs.  

Our team of business experts share some of...

23/8/2018
James Waller
Alternative performance measures (APMs) are often the subject of regulator scrutiny within finance and accounting – just last month the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published a ‘Lab Report’ focusing on their use. But what exactly do...