PwC bans all-male job shortlists in bid to tackle gender pay gap.

Posted at 2018-12-10

With the highest gender pay gap of the Big Four, PwC implements a new initiative to get more women into top level positions. Big Four firm PwC became the first of its competitors to ban all-male job shortlists at executive level at the start of this month. The announcement came following publication of the firm’s 2018 gender pay gap report, which revealed it had the worst pay gap out of the Big Four. Any comp...

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KPMG to face investigation over audit of failed Bargain Booze owner Conviviality

Posted at 2018-12-09

The accounting watchdog has opened an investigation into KPMG’s audit of Conviviality, the owner of Bargain Booze, which collapsed into administration earlier this year. The Financial Reporting Council is looking into the audit of Conviviality’s financial statements for the year to 30 April 2017. A KPMG spokesperson said:“We believe we conducted our audit appropriately and will co-operate fully with the in...

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