Powers of subpoena, search and seizure will boost auditing regulator's reach - CEO

2020-02-11 05:00

Bernard Agulhas, the head of auditing watchdog the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors, says a draft amendment bill will make the auditing watchdog more efficient.

Steinhoff, Tongaat woes raise auditor scrutiny

2019-06-09 13:48

Accounting scandals are spurring auditors to weigh tougher measures for the profession, says Bernard Agulhas, the head of SA’s Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors.

Auditing board wraps up disciplinary hearing of Gupta-linked ex-KPMG auditor

2019-02-15 21:00

IRBA has concludes the disciplinary hearing of a former KPMG auditor who worked on the books of a Gupta-linked company.

How SA can achieve a clean ethics audit

2018-11-27 06:15

Is it SA's auditors who helped the country rot, or a rotten environment that let auditing standards slide? asks Heemal Bhaga Muljee.

Audit watchdog is not 'captured' - CEO

2018-10-09 17:20

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors is not captured and has been making efforts to ensure independence, members of Parliament have heard.

Auditors' watchdog Irba gets teeth with new bill

2018-08-26 07:42

In a Financial Matters Amendment Bill released for comment on Friday, Treasury proposed several changes to the Auditing Profession Act, the law that created Irba.

Gupta wedding under scrutiny as IRBA wraps up disciplinary of ex-KPMG auditor

2018-08-06 09:42

Payment for the infamous Gupta wedding came under scrutiny as the disciplinary hearing into the conduct of a former KPMG auditor who worked on the books of companies owned by the family wrapped up.

IRBA issues R2m in fines, shames some auditors

2018-07-22 06:05

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) handed out R2m in fines this week to 21 auditors that contravened its professional standards, code of conduct and the law.

Ex-KPMG Gupta-firm auditor faces 6 charges at IRBA hearing

2018-07-04 21:29

Audit watchdog IRBA has started its disciplinary hearing of a former KPMG employee linked to the Gupta-owned firm which is alleged to have paid for a Gupta wedding with R26.3m of the state's money.

Auditing regulator IRBA to review KPMG’s turnaround strategy

2018-05-04 18:27

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors will review KPMG’s turnaround strategy to identify “weaknesses in its operations”, as it feels the heat to crack down on allegations of several errant auditors.


Hawks say Steinhoff still hasn't provided results of forensic probe

2019-09-04 14:59

Members of Parliament slammed Steinhoff leadership for 'buying time' and 'malicious compliance' regarding investigations into governance failures that caused the global retailer's share price to plunge.

Gupta-linked ex-KPMG auditor struck from IRBA register for 'egregious dishonesty'

2019-03-28 16:11

The auditor responsible for auditing Gupta-linked company Linkway Trading has been struck from the register of the Independent Regulatory Boards for Auditors. This is the first matter arising from the Gupta Leaks to reach a disciplinary conclusion and sanction, IRBA noted.

Slow progress on Steinhoff sends negative message to investors about SA

2019-02-09 13:40

Unethical behaviour has a major impact, not only on the business involved, but also on the image of the private sector, says Mlondi Mdluli.

Lack of funding limits probes into auditors, MPs told

2018-10-10 07:10

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors needs more funding to be able to implement investigations for the rising number of audit failures, members of Parliament have heard.

Maintaining a clean numbers business

2018-09-16 11:06

The Auditing Profession Act amendments are part of continued regulatory improvement for public protection, writes Bernard Agulhas.

Audit watchdog chair fights Public Protector

2018-08-19 06:03

The chairperson of the local audit watchdog, Abel Dlamini says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is victim of ‘self-induced ignorance’ and ‘dishonesty’.

Is the local auditing watchdog effective?

2018-08-05 10:58

Following numerous corporate scandals across the world, Makhosandile Kwaza asks how regulators miss the red flags.

Irba wraps up evidence into audit of Gupta's Linkway

2018-07-08 07:00

‘Construction firm Linkway does not have any employees … It lacks an apparent commercial purpose’.

Auditing regulator snowed under as 5 investigators struggle with 150 cases

2018-05-10 05:30

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors says resource and personnel constraints have forced it to prioritise high profile cases, and it has a 'critical need' to increase capacity.

Deloitte partners deny 'these allegations'

2018-04-15 06:00

Charges relate to financial statements signed off at African Bank Limited and African Bank Investments.

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