A significant number of so-called accountants operate outside the regulated sector. In most major European countries the law prohibits abuse of the term ‘accountant’

When is an accountant not really an accountant? And what about a engineer? Consumers may believe they understand the qualifications of someone they(...)

Senator Seán Barrett: “Are the big four accountancy firms beyond rebuke? The State is now taking on the burden of a sector that did not regulate itself.”

The Government must be far stricter in not letting accountancy bodies “off the hook” for failing to do their job, an economist has told the Seanad.Sen(...)

Problems arose because a partner in Deloitte, Maghsoud Einollahi, was giving tax and corporate finance advice to four MG Rover directors and related firms, while Deloitte was acting as auditor to MG Rover

The news that a UK professional services firm can be fined for not managing a conflict of interest must have taken many in Dublin by surprise. Surely (...)

it’s unlikely that Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton will want to be seen to be softer on big firms than his UK counterpart. Photograph: Alan Betson

The UK Competition Commission’s plans to mildly shake up the audit market in that jurisdiction have been met with silence on this side of the water(...)