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Monthly Archive: November 2005

Audit Concentration Concerns in the UK

Echoing concerns expressed in the United States, the Financial Services Authority has expressed trepidation about the dominance of the Big Four. The Financial Services Authority regulates financial services firms in the UK.

Public companies in the UK, like those in the US, rely heavily on the Big Four for a wide range of audit services.

Public companies gravitate to the Big Four [...]


KPMG: All the Dirt That’s Fit to Type

Forbes may have been a bit harsh in describing KPMG s internal memos as “dim-witted”, but it is clear that somebody was not thinking.
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PCAOB: Finally, Some Relief

As a result of $19 million in excess cash flows, the PCAOB voted unanimously to reduce the fees it charges publicly traded companies Continue reading


Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Announced

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In October, Deloitte & Touche announced its annual Technology Fast 500 list. Continue reading


Accenture Stock Performance

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Accenture management is upbeat on 2006 demand for its consulting and systems integration demand but sees only limited 0-2% price increases Continue reading