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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

UK Survey: Steady UK holds it nerve

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 17 Dec 2012

Despite recent growth in the UK accountancy market, UK professional services firms are bracing themselves for slowing growth and other hurdles. Ana.... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Under pressure

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 23 May 2011

The Spanish accounting profession is being plagued by a stagnant economy, intense fee pressure and very little M&A activity although most firms.... read more


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