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Australia survey: A Time for Execution

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 19 Nov 2012

A flurry of M&A activity is seeing a power shift under way in Australia. As clients become more cost-conscious and undergo significant strategic.... read more

Japan survey: Firms attempt to surmount Olympus

  • Author: David Hayes
  • Published: 22 Oct 2012

With past accounting fraud scandals and business shock waves following last year’s earthquake starting to fade, Japan’s auditors are again being.... read more

Russia survey: A cold front in Russia

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 22 Oct 2012

These are worrying times for the profession in Russia. A number of firms are battling hard to win new business due to a ‘loss leading’ approach to.... read more

France survey: Solid performance despite lack of optimism

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 26 Sep 2012

Most French firms have reported in the black however good results are being overshadowed by concerns about the continuing economic downturn, the.... read more

South America picks up the Latin beat

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 25 Sep 2012

Gundi Jeffrey reports on the health of four key South American economies and the challenges and opportunities faced by the accountancy firms.... read more

India survey: Surrounded by obstacles

  • Author: Swati Prasad
  • Published: 30 Aug 2012

Today, India is producing more accountants and the market is offering them more opportunities But uncertainty around key regulations is hurting the.... read more

Netherlands survey: Dutch may jump the gun on audit reform

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 30 Aug 2012

A slow economy, relentless fee pressure and a struggle to gain new clients have become perennial problems for the Dutch accountancyprofession..... read more

South Korea: Korean auditors seek clarity and vision

  • Author: David Hayes and Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 31 Jul 2012

South Korea has implemented IFRS but the transition has brought teething problems. David Hayes and Ana Gyorkos find firm leadersfocused on growth.... read more

Mexico: the new American star rises

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 31 Jul 2012

With growing optimism, a prosperous manufacturing sector and littleexposure to problems elsewhere in the world, Mexicos accountingprofession have.... read more

Germany survey: Firms rebuild

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 5 Jul 2012

Although in the middle of the eurozone storm, Germany has found calmer waters close to home as its economy and accounting firms posted solid.... read more

Survey: Italian resilience

  • Author: Sara Perria
  • Published: 5 Jul 2012

Italys austerity measures may be impacting the wider popoulation, but the countrys accountants are yet to fully feel their effects.. read more

Spain survey: It's crunch time

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 11 Jun 2012

With an economy on the brink, Spains accounting fi rms are staying a float by providing countercyclical services and growing via M&A.Ana Gyorkos.... read more

Turkey survey: Commercial code calling

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 11 Jun 2012

For those firms that adopt the right strategy in Turkey, the rewards will be enormous as the CommercialCode is undoubtedly going to herald a.... read more

China survey: An Eastern Powerhouse

  • Author: David Hayes and Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 11 May 2012

Double-digit market growth signals another strong year for Chinese firms. In spite of regulatory challenges, David Hayes and Ana Gyorkos find.... read more

Sweden survey: A year of 'jantelagen'

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 10 May 2012

The Swedish accounting market has proven resilient despite regulation changes that exempt some SMEsfrom audit. Opportunities are arising from.... read more

Swiss survey: Testing times ahead

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 10 Apr 2012

The Swiss accounting market has done relatively well in the past fiscal with 4% market growth. However, pending audit requirement changes and.... read more

Canada survey: Strong growth in evolving market

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 10 Apr 2012

Its been an eventful year for Canadas accounting firms. A sluggish economy, influenced by ongoing recessionary struggles in Europe and the United.... read more

US survey: Firms fight back

  • Author: Sara Perria
  • Published: 6 Mar 2012

As the US moves into an election year, there is much uncertainty over the accounting profession. Severe audit fee pressure a debate over the role.... read more

World Survey: Job prospects in 2012

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 3 Feb 2012

Accounting networks have increased their workforces by an average of 5% despite slow job markets in the US and Europe. The Big Four grew headcount.... read more

World Survey: Building Momentum

  • Author: International Accounting Bulletin editorial
  • Published: 3 Feb 2012

IAB 2012 World Survey: Accounting firms in the West have had to roll up their sleeves to achieve growth while its business as usualin booming.... read more


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