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World Survey: M&A overview

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 3 Feb 2012

World Survey: In 2011, there have been several firm movements as the Big Four branch out into the mid-tier market as well as several strategic.... read more

World Survey: Legal minefield

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 3 Feb 2012

As predicted in last years report, audit firms have been in the firing line of lawyers in the past year. In the UK, the accounting disciplinary.... read more

World Survey: A profession divided by regulation

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 3 Feb 2012

The Big Four business model is under attack as authorities from both sides of the Atlantic consider proposals that could change the way audit firms.... read more

UK survey: Keep calm and carry on

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 19 Dec 2011

Economic hardship, increasing regulatory demands and unprecedented scrutiny of the audit professionare some of the main challenges facing UK firms..... read more

Brazil survey: A year of growth and concentration

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 25 Nov 2011

Strong economic growth, huge infrastructure projects and the business boom expected from forthcomingsports events have all played a part in stellar.... read more

Australia survey: Aussie firms bounce back

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 25 Nov 2011

Accounting firms are in the middle of a two-paced economy, servicing the booming mining sector ofWestern Australia while helping many struggling.... read more

Russia survey: A numbers game

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 31 Oct 2011

A resurgence in non-audit related services has seen firms battle to win clients in a market where growth ishard to achieve. International.... read more

South Africa country survey: A cloudy horizon

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 31 Oct 2011

As the new South African Companies Act takes effect, mid-tier firms are looking at ways of increasingadvisory capacities and growing by.... read more

India survey: Impressive growth masks uncertain future

  • Author: Swati Prasad
  • Published: 5 Oct 2011

Today, the going may be good with both opportunities and growth, but the risk of under-capacity looms large over the profession in India. With a.... read more

India survey: A time of change

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos and Chris Kader
  • Published: 5 Oct 2011

Despite strong results, it is regulation that has most firm leaders talking as the nation still recovers from the aftermath of the Satyam scandal. read more

Japan survey: Earthquake, IFRS shockwaves strike

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos and David Hayes
  • Published: 5 Oct 2011

As Japan rebuilds following the March earthquake, accounting firms are under immense fee pressureand IFRS adoption is in limbo. David Hayes and Ana.... read more

Deloitte revenue grows 8% to $28.8 billion

  • Author: Arvind Hickman
  • Published: 22 Sep 2011

Deloitte, the worlds largest accounting network, has increased global revenues by 8.4 percent to a record $28.8bn laying down a marker to its Big.... read more

Firms report a lack of skilled staff on the market

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 1 Sep 2011

Accounting and finance firms are facing difficulties recruiting skilled staff, according to a report from recruitment specialist Robert Half.The.... read more

KPMG tops Hemscott audit list

  • Author: IAB editorial
  • Published: 1 Sep 2011

Hemscotts Q3 UK ranking has seen KPMG secure the lead again with the highest number of clients across all listed markets.In third quarter 2011,.... read more

France survey: Under pressure

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 30 Aug 2011

Times are tough in France as intense fee pressure has led to concerns over audit quality. Firms are findingit hard to hold onto top talent while.... read more

South Korea survey: Welcome to the K-IFRS era

  • Author: David Hayes and Paul Golden
  • Published: 30 Aug 2011

Korean accounting firms have suffered fee pressure and cautious client spending as the nations economyslowly climbs out of the global financial.... read more

Mexico survey: Solid growth as conditions improve

  • Author: Gundi Jeffrey
  • Published: 22 Jul 2011

Demand in tax, IFRS transition advice and niche consulting services is powering solid single digit growth for Mexican accounting firms. Although.... read more

Netherlands survey: Another year in the red

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 22 Jul 2011

The accounting market has nose dived deeper into the red in The Netherlands, as firms struggle against a lack of transactions related work, severe.... read more

Italy survey: Ready for a fresh start

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 22 Jun 2011

Italian accountancy firms are generally positive about their prospects in spite of concerns over theeconomy and changing political landscape.. read more

Germany survey: Pressure haunts firms as market steadies

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 22 Jun 2011

The accounting profession has contracted in Germany as firms struggle against severe fee pressure and alack of transaction-related work. Nicola.... read more


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