The report by Elisabeth Marx, a director of recruitment company Hanover Fox International, found that 41% of FTSE 100 chief executive come from an accountancy background compared to just 24% when the survey was last carried out in 1996. The figures will offer a boost to ambitious accountants across the country.
The survey also found that the average age of CEOs had risen from 49 to 52 despite an increase in the number of people under 45 taking on the role. The average tenure for a chief executive in their role has also fallen from 5.6 to 4.05 years.
Two new audit partners have been appointed at the firm BDO in its audit practice following continued growth and investment
Changes to the tax system is urged to support the growth of entrepreneurs, found a report from the Grant Thornton UK, the Institute of Directors, and the Prelude Group
Six new partners have been revealed by top ten firm Mazars
Investment in people, tech and businesses impacts on EY's profit per partner figure