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Can the Big Four keep winning?

By David Walker As accounting’s Big Four grow larger, their success creates new risks. Could the fairytale bubble burst? The Big Four accounting and audit firms – Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG – are a remarkable global business success story. Their combined revenues now top US$130 billion a year. Collectively, the Four are growing at… Read More Can the Big Four keep winning?

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The top 30 UK accountancy firms for 2017 revealed

Research by CA magazine has revealed the top 30 UK and Scottish accountancy firms, and the top 10 global firms, in 2017. The Big Four accountancy firms continue to dominate the UK and global markets, this year reporting particular growth in the ‘digital transformation’ sector, collectively controlling 21% of the £17.4bn business. Deloitte, PwC, EY, KPMG and… Read More The top 30 UK accountancy firms for 2017 revealed

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Interview with Cindy Hook, CEO of Deloitte Australia

by Leo D’Angelo Fisher Buoyed by a record jump in revenue, the recently appointed CEO of Deloitte Australia is determined to build a bright and diverse future. It doesn’t get much sweeter for a new CEO than to be able to announce a bumper financial result. Unless, of course, it’s an all-time record high. That’s… Read More Interview with Cindy Hook, CEO of Deloitte Australia

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Pricing Issues for Midsize and Large Firm Sales

By Joel Sinkin and Terrence Putney, CPA Big deals come with more complexity, but size has its advantages. It’s no simple task for accounting firm owners to figure out how much they should be paid when they are looking to sell. The job is especially complex for firms with at least five owners.