It represents a 3% fee income rise in local currency taking into account exchange rates.
Three service lines – audit, tax and corporate finance – help boost the Big Four firm’s results increasing revenues by $1.4bn (£0.8bn).
Its audit arm grew by 17% in US dollars with corporate finance not far behind at 14%, while the tax practice achieved just 2% growth.
The firm’s UK results will be released this Thursday.
James S Turley, E&Y chairman and CEO, said: ‘Despite a difficult world economy and the challenges our profession has faced our continued growth over a period of years has enabled us to continue to make investments in our quality-related policies and practices, performance systems, and training.’
Andrew Howson joins the firm from EY, bringing experience in advising private equity and corporate clients across multiple sectors in the UK and Europe
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'