Top Accounting Firms in the World, List of Top 10 Accounting Firm

Top Accounting Firms in the World: Here is the list of big accounting firms in the world. If we are accounts student, we dream to be associated with the biggest firms when we grow up. If we are into business, we wish that our accounts should be taken care by the biggest and best firms. If we are existing professionals, we wish to be associated with the Biggest Firms. Knowledge about the firms, which are at the top, is very essential. check out top 20 accounting firms in the world, in our next article we also provide top 5 accounting firms in the world and in India with Big 4 Accounting Firms.

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Let us have a look on some of the biggest firms of the world.

1. Deloitte LLP

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly known as Deloitte, is the largest professional services network in the world. It also has the highest number of employees, as compared to other firms. It is also considered a part of the Big 4 Accounting Firms, which are Deloitte, PwC, EY & KPMG.

It is located in more than 150 countries and has about 600 offices in the world. They specialize in Taxation, Audit, Financial Management and other related professional services.

Here is some additional info about Deloitte LLP.

  • Foundation Year: 1845
  • Founders: William Welch Deloitte
  • CEO: Mr. Punit Renjen
  • Revenue in USD: 4620 Crores USD (in 2019)

2. PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

PricewaterhouseCoopers, commonly known as PwC, is a very renowned professional services firm.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, PwC is the second largest professional services firm in the world.

It is also considered a part of the Big 4 Accounting Firms, which are Deloitte, PwC, EY & KPMG.

PwC is located in around 150 countries and has around 750 offices throughout the globe.

PwC specializes in Audit, Taxation & Finance.

Here is some additional info about PwC.

  • Foundation Year: 1998
  • Founders: Samuel Lowell Price, Edwin Waterhouse, William Cooper
  • No. of Employees: 2.5 Lakhs (in 2018)
  • Revenue in USD: 4130 Crores USD (in 2018)

3. Ernst & Young LLP

Ernst & Young Global Ltd., commonly known as E&Y or simply EY, is one of the biggest professional services firms in the world.

It is also headquartered in London, United Kingdom and is a part of the Big 4s.

It’s presence can be felt globally in around 150 countries and it has 700 offices worldwide.

Here is some additional info about EY:

  • CEO: Carmine Di Sibio
  • Foundation Year: 1989
  • Founders: Alwin Charles Ernst & Arthur Young
  • No. of Employees: 2.7 Lakhs (in 2018)
  • Revenue in USD: 3640 Crores USD (in 2019)

4. KPMG LLP

KPMG, is another huge accounting firm. It is headquartered in Amstelveen, Netherlands.

It has around 650 offices spread in around 150 countries.

Here is some additional info about KPMG:

  • CEO: William B. Thomas
  • Foundation Year: 1987
  • Founders: Marwick Mitchell & Co., William Barclay Peat, James Marwick, Klynveld Kraayenhof & Co., Klyvned Main Goerdeler, William Barclay Peat & Co.
  • No. of Employees: 2.07 Lakhs (in 2018)
  • Revenue in USD: 2896 Crores USD (in 2018)

5. BDO Global

Binder Dijker Otte, or commonly known as BDO, is another huge accounting and other professional services firm. Presently, it is the fifth largest firm in this category.

It has offices in 138 countries.

Its headquartered in Zaventem, Belgium.

Here is some additional info about BDO Global:

  • CEO: Keith Farlinger
  • Foundation Year: 1903
  • Founders: Fred Stoy
  • No. of Employees: 0.81 Lakhs (in 2018)
  • Revenue in USD: 900 Crores USD (in 2018)

6. Grand Thornton International

It is the world’s sixth largest professional firm, which provides services like accounting, financial consulting, tax consulting, audit & assurances, etc.

Like most professional services firm, it is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

Here is some additional info about Grand Thornton:

  • CEO: Peter Bodin
  • Foundation Year: 1980
  • No. of Employees: 0.53 Lakhs (in 2018)
  • Revenue in USD: 545 Crores USD (in 2018)

7. Crowe Global

This is an American firm, which is also one of the largest firms in the world. Previously it was known as Crowe Horwarth International. Its headquarters are based in New York, USA.

Here is some additional info about Crowe Global:

  • CEO: David Mellor
  • Foundation Year: 1915
  • Founder: Fred P. Crowe
  • No. of Employees: 0.37 Lakhs (in 2018)

8. RSM US LLP

It is also an American firm, which is based on audit, tax & consulting. It is one of the largest firms world-wide and the fifth largest accounting firm in the USA.

Its headquarters are based in Chicago, USA.

Here is some additional info about RSM US LLP:

  • CEO: Joe Adams
  • Foundation Year: 1926
  • Founder: Joe Adams 
  • No. of Employees: 0.10 Lakhs (in 2019).

9. MOSS ADAMS LLP

It is one of the largest firms in USA. It provides accounting, tax and consulting services.  Its headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Here is some additional info about Moss Adams LLP:

  • CEO: Chris Schmidt
  • Foundation Year: 1913
  • No. of Employees: 3,200 (in 2019).

Apart from these, there are some other huge firms present globally. Here is a list for your reference:

  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Moore Stephens
  • Mazars
  • Haines Watts
  • Saffery Champness
  • Begbies Traynor
  • UHY Hacker Young
  • Kingston Smith
  • Zolfo Cooper
  • MHA Maclytyre Hudson
  • Johnston Carmichel

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