Business is booming. With regulation driving audits revenues, the avoidance
clampdown fuelling tax and a burst of M&A activity, accountancy firms have
rarely looked healthier.
Read on for our full analysis.
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Top 50 post record revenues
Accountancy Age’s Top 50, published today, reveals that the profession’s biggest
firms drew £7.64bn in revenue, exceeding the 2002 figure of £7.4bn for the first
Top 50: road to where?
The profession is enjoying unprecedented growth and bucking the economic trend –
but the figures on female and ethnic minority partners are a cause for concern
The last year has seen unprecedented growth across the sectors, with booming
revenues in tax, consultancy, corporate finance and audit. But there is a note
of caution as the downward global economic cycle is likely to bite.
Alex Hawkes discovers firms’ tax departments are in rude health
Kevin Reed reports on last year’s booming revenues in consultancy
Hay in the sunshine
Nicholas Neveling sees accountants taking advantage of the merger and
acquisition boom of last year
Having a ball
Gavin Hinks looks at what seems to be the most successful year ever in
audit, reporting a huge 21% increase in audit fees
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements