Which Big Four firms are the best employers in the UK?

BIG FOUR firms KPMG, PwC and Deloitte have been included in LinkedIn’s list of the 25 top attracting employers in the UK, along with some of the world’s largest media, technology and financial services firms. KPMG finished the highest of the three professional services firms, landing in at seventh place, while PwC finished in the top […]

PwC sign Women in Finance Charter

IN an effort to create a “gender balance in financial organisations”, Big Four firm PwC has signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter. The Women in Finance Charter asks financial services firms to commit to implement four key industry actions. All businesses that have signed the charter have pledged to: Support the progression […]

CIMA elect former PwC partner Miskin as president

CIMA has elected management consulting veteran Andrew Miskin as its 83rd president, as the institute agrees to a new accounting association with US institute the AICPA. The former IBM, KPMG and PwC employee has 25 years’ experience as a management consultant, and will be responsible for chairing the institute’s governance arrangements and advocating for CIMA and […]

Mobile payments on the agenda for Xero with SME invoice update

FASTER invoice payments and operating via a secure network are two key components of Xero’s update to its online invoicing feature, as the accounting software player looks to hone in on the small business mobile payment market. The update to Xero’s online invoicing feature includes a revamped design to its dashboard, a move that Xero […]

Deloitte propels into SME market with £2.5m accounting services investment

DELOITTE has become the latest Big Four firm to tap into the start-up and SME space, launching its £2.5m investment Propel, a cloud-based accounting and analytics service to the market. The new Deloitte offering is a full bookkeeping and accounting service on a monthly subscription model, presenting the UK’s 5.4 million small business owners with […]

PwC and Deloitte chiefs sign Remain letter

THE MANAGING PARTNERS of Deloitte and PwC are among a number of accountants joining the 1,200 business signatories to Remain’s letter urging people to vote ‘in’ for the EU Referendum. Ian Powell, chairman and senior partner of PwC, is joined by David Sproul, CEO and senior partner Deloitte, stating that British business ‘benefits massively’ from its […]

MHA MacIntyre Hudson picks Berry as Midlands partner

TOP 50 firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson has promoted VAT specialist Neil Berry to tax partner at its Leicester office, as he looks to build on growing the office’s 1000 national and international clients. Berry, who trained with a Big Four firm as a chartered tax adviser, has previously served at Top 50+50 firms Duncan and […]

KPMG strengthens private client team with ex-Deloitte adviser scoop

BIG FOUR firm KPMG has appointed former Deloitte adviser Alexander Marcham as a director in its London private client advisory team. Marcham joins the firm after spending 11 years with Deloitte, firstly as a chartered tax adviser and then as private client senior manager. Specialising in clients from the Middle East, Marcham has advised on […]

Lycamobile offices raided in tax fraud investigation

FRENCH POLICE have raided the offices of international telecoms group Lycamobile, arresting 19 people and charging nine on suspicion of money laundering and tax fraud, it has been reported. Almost €1m (£775,000) was confiscated in raids across Lycamobile’s Paris offices last week, both in its Parisian headquarters and a number of Lycamobile-owned residential and business addresses […]