Thursday, January 24, 2008

All Big4 Firms On Fortune's 100 Best Companies To Work For

All Big Four firms recently made it to the recent Fortune magazine's listing of Top 100 US Companies to work for. This ranking is highly anticipated and widely quoted. Deloitte even carried a press release on their inclusion on their website.

Leading the pack in the list was Ernst and Young at #57, followed by KPMG at #71, PricewaterhouseCoopers at #90, and Deloitte at #95.

And here are more interesting numbers from the report. Keep in mind that these are the US firms of the larger international Big Four partnerships, and while some numbers pertain to the US, some others (such as revenue) are for the global firm:

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

GAO Finds Big4 Audit Share is a Whopping 98%

The US Government Accountability Office just released a very interesting report on the state of the Audit industry as it relates principally to the Big4 audit firms and their smaller-sized competitors. This is a complex area and the GAO study attempts to address many of the intricate dimensions, including questions such as:


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

E & Y Spells Out the Top 10 Risks for Global Business

In a recent fascinating study, Ernst and Young spells out their findings on the top strategic risks facing global businesses, based on discussions with 70 top risk analysts.

These Top 10 are:

  1. Regulatory and compliance risk
  2. Global financial shocks
  3. Aging consumers and workforce
  4. The inability to capitalize on emerging markets
  5. Industry consolidation/transition
  6. Energy shocks
  7. Execution of strategic transactions
  8. Cost inflation
  9. Radical greening
  10. Consumer demand shifts