PracticeAccounting FirmsA profession in flux

A profession in flux

As part of our 35th birthday celebrations, this edition of Accountancy Age includes a special Top 50 report. As well as our benchmark annual survey of the profession's biggest firms, we take a look at how the top ten has evolved in the last three and a half decades.

Will that top ten look the same in 35 years? No chance. More mergers are inevitable. One question lingers: will the Big Four become a Big Three?

When Andersen disappeared we ran a competition to rename the Big Five.

Final Four was a popular choice, but in the current climate, it might have been suggested more in hope than expectation.

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