PwC makes Oscar count

FORGET THE KING’S SPEECH, the most important event in this year’s Oscars is PwC getting the results right.

This will be the firm’s 77th year in charge of counting Academy Award ballots. Most interesting though is that PwC has put 1,700 man hours into the job. Now far be it for TS to talk about the vulgar subject of money but based on Lehman figures (234,000 hours for £77m in fees over eight months) the average hourly charge is about £324 per hour meaning a total Oscars cost of £550,800.

Not exactly Lehmans, but nice recurring work if you can get.

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