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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

Turkey survey: A Turkish delight

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 18 May 2011

With foreign investors having regained their confidence and the contents of the new commercial code having been confirmed, Turkish firms are.... read more

Ireland survey: Irish firms battle on

  • Author: Paul Golden
  • Published: 4 Apr 2011

After a traumatic 12 months during which income, fees and headcount fell across the board, it was largely a case of as you were for Irelands.... read more

UK Survey: Consulting investment fuels rebound

  • Author: Nicola Maher and Ana Goyorkos
  • Published: 20 Dec 2010

The UK accounting profession is still reeling in the wake of the financialcrisis with a large number of firms in the red.. read more

Russia survey: Firms see red as 'black audit' a problem

  • Author: Ana Gyorkos
  • Published: 22 Oct 2010

Intense fee pressure, unfair competition and cases of poor audit quality are the major issues Russianaccountancy firms face as they try to restore.... read more

France survey: Winning the battle

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 28 Jul 2010

Intense fee pressure and increased competition have played a big part in slowing down revenue growth of the French accounting industry. Despite.... read more

Germany: Half empty or half full?

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 28 Jun 2010

A severe lack of transactions-related work has impacted heavily on accounting firm revenue with the majority recording a drop. Rising fee pressure.... read more

The Netherlands: Turning defence into attack

  • Author: Arvind Hickman
  • Published: 28 Jun 2010

The Dutch accounting market has contracted as firms roll out cost-cutting and efficiency measures to battlefee pressure, competition and a.... read more

Turkey survey: The worst is over

  • Author: Arvind Hickman
  • Published: 2 Jun 2010

Political instability and recession have slowed the development of firms, but it has been a case of taking thefoot off the revenue pedal rather.... read more

Italy survey: Survival of the fittest

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 27 May 2010

Italys accounting profession has recently fought through one of the hardest years in its history due tothe impact of the global financial downturn..... read more

Poland survey: Green shoots emerge

  • Author: Nicola Maher
  • Published: 26 Apr 2010

Polands accounting firms maintained marginal growth last year despite the nations economic struggles Nicola Maher discovers that, despite increased.... read more

Spain survey: Downturn affects firms

  • Author: Arvind Hickman
  • Published: 26 Apr 2010

Intense fee pressure, high unemployment and a floundering economy have firm leaders worried, but there are still opportunities for growth in Spain. read more

Luck of the Irish runs out

  • Author: Nicholas Moody
  • Published: 13 Jan 2010

Irelands formerly buzzing economy has been one of the worst casualties of the global financial crisis Firms are trying to maintain a positive.... read more

A slow grind

  • Author: Nicholas Moody
  • Published: 23 Dec 2009

In 2008, the UK profession enjoyed the last of the afterglow of the boom years, but in 2009 reality hit hard. read more


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