Top 50 accountancy firms survey 2005

The 2005 Accountancy Age Top 50 survey is now available, revealing
the most in-depth information on the UK’s 50 biggest accountancy firms.

Scroll down the page for news about growth rates, how a lack of qualified
staff is stifling further potential growth as well as analysis of key markets
including governance, consultancy, tax and insolvency.

To view an abridged version of this year Top 50 table, go to

For those who missed out on the special magazine issue, a PDF version of the
fully table, including a breakdown of audit, consultancy, corporate finance
revenues, can be downloaded




50 – dark side of the boom

Our Top 50 survey reveals that fee income is ballooning, but the bubble could be
burst by endemic recruitment problems

50 – Big Four return to consultancy in disguise

Ernst & Young’s re-entry into the advisory services market is of
huge significance to the profession and, of course, the Big Four

50 – Davids take on goliaths at their own game

The mid-tier is where the action is in the accountancy sector

50 – crushing regulation drives audit fee windfall

Increased regulation has led to an audit fees bonanza, especially for the larger
mid-tier firms

50 – treasury plugs leaky finances at firms’ cost

Accounting firms have managed to maintain a steady income stream from tax
advisory services over the past year

50 – moving Ford-ward

On the frontline: Tony Ford – the senior partner who has led a
small firm to 26th in the Top 50

50 – the need to reveal more

Is it time firms went further in how much financial information
they reveal?

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