Big Four Facing Calls for U.K. Breakup
Lawmakers have labeled the four firms a “cozy club incapable of providing the degree of independent challenge needed” for auditing public companies.
Grant Thornton’s Pay Gap Tops Big Four
The firm says its 26.6% disparity reflects the predominance of men in director and other high-level positions.
New PCAOB Chair Closely Linked to Sen. Shelby
The SEC cleans house at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
Higher Pay for Auditors Leads to Fewer Restatements
The more a Big Four firm pays its auditors, the fewer restatements its clients have, finds a new study.
Industry Trails Big 4 in Accounting Ethics: Study
And the Big 4 are ethically superior to smaller public accounting firms, new research finds.
Audit Flaws Up for Deloitte, Down for PwC
The PCAOB's annual inspections find deficiencies in 24% of a sample of Deloitte audits and 22% of PwC's.
Big Four Lead 9% Growth in Consulting Market
Acquisition strategies help Big Four firms to post 12% growth in 2014 to $17.5 billion.
Inside Audit Firms: A CFO’s View
After 15 years in the business, a finance chief describes how audit firms operate, manage growth, and pay their partners.
SEC Raps Big Four Affiliates in China
Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC will collectively pay $2 million to settle cases over failure to deliver documents.
Grant Thornton Gains on Big Four in Workplace Rankings
A new survey ranks Grant Thornton just behind PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, while Rothstein Kass surprises with a "quality of life" win.