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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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Top UK firms still performing in turbulent times

At a glance, it could be suggested that 2017 was a year like any other for the UK’s biggest accountancy firms. Revenues climbed, staff numbers swelled, and all while the top 10 firms remained in situ – but there was far more going on behind the scenes. In reality, the firms are working furiously to… Read More Top UK firms still performing in turbulent times

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The shape of things to come

By Cian Molloy What lies in store for the accountancy profession? Cian Molloy investigates how the profession might fare in the years ahead. Since the arrival of the first accountancy software packages more than three decades ago, there have been regular predictions that IT would lead, if not to the death of the accountancy profession,… Read More The shape of things to come

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Interview with Hilary Lindsay, ICAEW president

By Michelle Perry Hilary Lindsay, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ second female President, talks to Michelle Perry about why the profession must invest for the future amid post-Brexit uncertainty and the continuing evolvement of the role of CPAs. As A Plus meets Hilary Lindsay, new President of the Institute of Chartered… Read More Interview with Hilary Lindsay, ICAEW president

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Pharmaceutical as a key growth engine for China

By Susan Lunt Growing at an exceptional rate, China’s pharmaceutical market is poised to overtake Japan to become the world’s second largest. CPAs in the industry should be prepared to embrace change and boost their sector knowledge, writes Susie Lunt. With an old-age ratio anticipated to reach 28.7 percent by 2035, China’s rising elderly population… Read More Pharmaceutical as a key growth engine for China

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Measuring the red tape

By James Kelly Fayez Choudhury, CEO of the International Federation of Accountants, explains to James Kelly the critical role good regulation plays in maintaining a sustainable global profession and how the role of accountants is being challenged by rapid technological change. In 2008, the global financial crisis demonstrated that the then-existing financial regulatory system was in… Read More Measuring the red tape