PwC News

PwC to Create 100,000 New Jobs to Help Clients Grappling with ESG Reporting

Accounting firm PwC said on Tuesday it would invest $12 billion over five years to create 100,000 new jobs aimed at helping its clients grapple with climate and diversity reporting and also in artificial intelligence, as part of its new …

Ex-Deloitte Auditor Faces Disciplinary Action for Improper Audit of S. Africa’s Steinhoff

An ex-Deloitte LLP partner is facing disciplinary action in the Netherlands for an improper audit of Steinhoff International Holdings NV prior to the South African retailer’s near collapse more than three years ago. The Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets …

Grant Thornton Staff in UK Want to Stay Home After Pandemic, in New Blow to the Office

In a fresh blow to the office, staff at one of the UK’s largest accountancy firms have given strong support to working mostly from home after the pandemic subsides. A survey of Grant Thornton UK LLP employees found that 88% …

PwC Announces Hybrid Post-COVID Working Model for UK Staff

PricewaterhouseCoopers will give UK staff Friday afternoons off this summer and allow them to choose the amount of time they spend working from home as part of a post-pandemic shakeup of working patterns. The accountancy firm announced its hybrid working …

Britain Targets Big 4 Auditors, Company Directors With Reform Proposals

Britain proposed weakening the market grip of “Big Four” auditors on Thursday and making company directors responsible for spotting fraud after the collapses of retailer BHS and builder Carillion. Directors would have to repay their bonuses if the company went …

UK Company Directors Could Become Personally Liable for Financial Statements

LONDON – Company directors would become personally liable for the accuracy of their financial statements under landmark proposals from Britain’s finance ministry next week to improve corporate behavior, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday. Directors would have to …

Brexit Creates Opportunities for Specialist Legacy Acquisition Insurers

Britain’s impending departure from the European Union is creating expansion opportunities for specialist general insurers who buy and manage policies closed to new customers. Whether Britain leaves the European Union without a deal or under a so-called hard Brexit, British …

Ukraine’s Largest Bank, PrivatBank, Files $3B Lawsuit Against PwC Subsidiaries

Ukraine’s largest bank, PrivatBank, said on Monday [April 1] it had filed a $3 billion lawsuit against the Ukrainian and Cypriot subsidiaries of international accounting firm PwC for alleged breaches during audits of the lender in 2013-2015. It is the …

Cyber Attacks Pose Greatest Threat to UK Businesses, Investors: PwC Survey

Investors and chief executives say cyber attacks pose the greatest threat to businesses operating in the U.K., outweighing other material risks including populism, trade protectionism and over-regulation, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. An annual survey carried out by the accountancy firm …

From Bermuda to Switzerland, Reinsurers Lure Variety of Potential Investors

The $500 billion reinsurance industry is experiencing a flurry of deal talks. One reason: Companies are finally for sale as a rash of natural disasters has depressed valuations and a influx of competitors has made it harder to raise rates. …