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UK survey: Retendering edicts herald the ‘new normal

  • Author: IAB editiorial
  • Published: 13 Dec 2013

This year the so-called ‘new normal’ went beyond simply adjusting to changed business conditions and now includes adhering to new audit retendering.... read more

South Africa: Face of the profession twenty years on

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 22 Nov 2013

As opportunities open up for South African firms across the continent, regulation and fee pressure are slowing domestic growth. Vincent Huck and.... read more

Australia: New measures and mergers down under

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 22 Nov 2013

A change of government, industry consolidation and regulatory developments have made for an interesting 12 months in the Australian accounting.... read more

Japan: On the long path back to growth

  • Author: David Hayes
  • Published: 24 Oct 2013

Japan’s accounting market has faced strong downward pressure on audit and tax fees during the past year as companies and other organisations look.... read more

Russia: Between innovation and old practices

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 24 Oct 2013

As Russia’s accounting industry finds itself between regulatory changes enhancing the quality of the profession and old practices harming its.... read more

Signs of recovery but little euphoria for French firms

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 24 Sep 2013

Cramped between tight regulations and a stagnant economy, French firms try to make the most of a difficult market. Vincent Huck reports. read more

Mixed fortunes for Latin American profession

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 23 Sep 2013

Uneven economic development and uncertainty around local regulation are just two of the challenges facing the accounting profession in Latin.... read more

Dutch prepare for market changes

  • Author: Vincent Huck
  • Published: 23 Aug 2013

Regulatory changes have heralded a fresh wind of change in a slow economic climate for the Dutch accountancy profession. Vincent Huck reports. read more

Contrasting fortunes in Asia-Pacific

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 23 Aug 2013

Another year of double-digit growth marks the vast opportunities across Asia-Pacific for accounting firms despite the slowing economy. Paul Golden.... read more

Mexico: A year of optimism and growth

  • Published: 24 Jul 2013

Accounting firm leaders speak positively about the past fiscal year and demonstrate optimism about the future as strong organic growth is backed by.... read more

Korean profession faces uphill struggle

  • Author: David Hayes
  • Published: 24 Jul 2013

Pressure on audit fees and declining appetite for advisory services are the main reasons behind slower growth of South Korea’s accounting firms..... read more

German SMEs play the leitmotif of growth

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 24 Jun 2013

The German accounting profession appears to have maintained the growth momentum that it recaptured following uncertainty at the height of the.... read more

Italy survey: Tough times for Italian profession

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 24 Jun 2013

Although its economy continues to struggle alongside those of other southern European nations, the positive attitude often exhibited by Italy’s.... read more

Profession benefits from Spain’s quixotic struggle

  • Author: Carlos Martin Tornero
  • Published: 21 May 2013

Spain’s economic turmoil has gone a long way in shaking up the Spanish profession and while firms return to growth, the struggle is not over yet as.... read more

Not so prosperous on the Bosphorus

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 21 May 2013

A boom in audit services was anticipated in Turkey just 12 months ago, but the thresholds determined by the recently-introduced Commercial Code.... read more

Canada survey: Steady under pressure

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 23 Apr 2013

It’s been another year of growth for most Canadian firms despite regulation on auditors and firms stiffening and fee pressure persisting. Gundi.... read more

Africa: On the move

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 22 Apr 2013

Rapid infrastructure developments, diminishing opportunities in mature economies and vast natural resources are just some of the reasons for.... read more

Brazil Survey: Going for goal

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 22 Mar 2013

Despite economic slowdown Brazil’s accounting firms report strong growth and emerging opportunities from upcoming sporting events such as the FIFA.... read more

Polish audit in crisis

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 22 Mar 2013

Heavy fee discounting, little quality oversight, a fragmented market and frequent retendering are pushing audit services in Poland near to.... read more

US market gets fast and furious

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 25 Feb 2013

There’s a hive of headhunting and M&A activity in the US as firms seek to bring in the talent and expertise to capitalise on the opportunities to.... read more


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