articles: Audit

CASS rules - a changing world

As we come out of the haze that was the busy audit season, we look back to reflect on lessons learned from the cycle of December CASS audits. One point we have noted is that while firms have generally been preparing a document mapping all CASS rules to the control that mitigates the associated risk, firms have not been revisiting this document, where changes are noted to the CASS rules.

The Budget 2016 – video summary

A sugar-coated Budget for the next generation

In the uncertain global economic environment, the Chancellor’s deficit-reduction goals have become more challenging. But he still managed to strike an up-beat tone when delivering “a Budget that puts the next generation first”.

New Year, New Accounts

Every company is going to see a change in the way their accounts are prepared in the next year. Here are some of the key questions and answers to help you understand what the changes are and how they might affect your company:

It’s the final countdown to FRS102

For those in the investment sector, the adoption of FRS 102 is likely to have a significant impact on the preparation of financial statements. It is worth bearing in mind that the first period of mandatory adoption (any period beginning on or after 1 January 2015) for FRS 102 is rapidly approaching.

An Autumn Statement for “rebuilding Britain”

Five years since delivering his first spending review, George Osborne spent over an hour delivering his 2015 Autumn Statement. He repeatedly stated the Government’s intent to build public services, infrastructure, national defences and strong public finances.

Moore Stephens named Audit Team of the Year 2015

Last night, Moore Stephens was announced as the 2015 winner of the Top 50 Audit Team of the Year at the British Accountancy Awards. This award, which was open to firms placed within the 2014 Accountancy Age Top 50 Survey, seeks to recognise the audit advice that has delivered greatest measurable benefit to clients over the past 12 months.