Financial Times

Accountancy Correspondent
The Financial Times has an opening for an accountancy correspondent to join the London newsroom.

The role of accountancy correspondent has grown in scope and profile in recent years as financial reporting has come under ever-greater scrutiny. False accounting has been a major factor in a string of corporate scandals, including the collapses of Wirecard and NMC Health. Audit reform has been demanded by a series of independent reviews, and shake up of the industry is under way. Insolvency processes have come under the spotlight, too, as businesses struggle amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

So this job involves covering not only the Big Four accountancy firms and their smaller competitors but also the regulatory bodies that are starting to hold them to account, as well as the investors and politicians demanding higher standards.
5 October 2020