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Schrödinger’s cat and audit committee effectiveness

Associate Partner Tim Copnell explores the connection between an audit committee and an Austrian cat.
Modified date: 10/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Audit reports - field testing a bold idea

KPMG UK Head of Audit Tony Cates reflects on how the new 'long-form' audit report is the biggest change in audit reporting he's seen in his career.
Modified date: 08/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG's 2014 Global Audit Committee Survey

KPMG’s 2014 Global Audit Committee Survey captures the views of nearly 1,500 audit committee members around the world on a range of issues.
Modified date: 07/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Strategic report – An opportunity (not to be) missed?

After three years in the making, The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors’ Report) Regulations 2013 has finally come into force.
Modified date: 07/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Sharing audit insights – our approach to reporting our findings

KPMG has adopted a bold policy which sees us include findings in new long-form audit reports if a company requests so before the final audit begins.
Modified date: 07/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

CASS Policy Statement PS14/9

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published Policy Statement PS14/9 on 10 June 2014
Modified date: 06/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Audit reports that make a difference

The new narrative section of UK audit reports is a big leap forward. It is without doubt the most significant advance in auditor reporting in decades.
Modified date: 06/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Re-thinking the role of the annual report

Ask a member of the public – or indeed many investment professionals
Modified date: 02/10/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Current and future implications for regulatory reporting

The EBA published final Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) drafts in July 2013.
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA): Client Assets key focus areas

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has increased its focus on firms’ ability to comply with the client assets sourcebook
Modified date: 29/09/2014
Business and industry issue
 

IFRS, financial performance and KPIs

Financial statements & the Annual Report should be important part of how companies communicate with their shareholders about performance & prospects
Modified date: 19/08/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Compliance – the enemy of good communication?

I believe that a disclosure checklist mentality is the enemy of good communication
Modified date: 16/08/2014
Business and industry issue
 

The narrative's the key

I believe that narrative information should be subject to independent assurance.
Modified date: 07/08/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Jimmy Daboo’s personal perspective on new audit reports

Jimmy Daboo talks about new audit reports
Modified date: 10/04/2014
Business and industry issue; Video
 

Corporate reporting: Is it broken?

I believe Corporate Reporting is broke and we need concerted effort to fix it
Modified date: 08/04/2014
Business and industry issue
 

Video: Audit reform and restoring trust

Tony Cates, Head of Audit, talks about corporate reporting and the important role of KPMG in restoring trust.
Modified date: 12/03/2014
Business and industry issue; Video
 

Video: KPMG's New Audit Report

KPMG have produced a short video animation to support the New Audit Report proposition and KPMG’s ‘first in the market’ lead position
Modified date: 02/01/2014
Business and industry issue; KPMG information; Video