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Statistics on accountancy networks and associations

Sources for statistics on accounting networks and associations.

Global: Top networks

Accountancy Age

Accountancy Age publishes an annual survey of the top 40 international accounting networks and associations on its website and in the print edition of the magazine. The survey includes figures for:

  • Combined annual income
  • Number of firms
  • Number of countries
  • Number of partners
  • Number of professional staff
  • Fee income by region

You can access the latest survey at Top 20 International Networks 2020 and Top 20 International Alliances and Associations 2020.

Surveys from previous years are also available on the Accountancy Age web site:

International Accounting Bulletin

The International Accounting Bulletin publishes an annual world survey with league tables for the leading networks and leading associations arranged by fee income (with details of the fee split) and by staff (with details of the number of offices and the split between partners, professional staff and administrative staff). Recent surveys include:

  • World Survey 2021. Published in the February 2021 issue with figures for 2019 and 2020.
  • World Survey 2020. Published in the February 2020 issue with figures for 2018 and 2019. A free-to-access summary of the key findings is available online.
  • World Survey 2019. Published in the February 2019 issue with figures for 2017 and 2018. A free-to-access summary of the key findings is available online.
  • World Survey 2018. Published in the February 2018 issue with figures for 2016 and 2017. A free-to-access summary of the key findings is available online.

The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a run of the International Accounting Bulletin from 1983 to March 2021. To find out more about the availability of issues please see Library holdings: International Accounting Bulletin.

For information on obtaining copies of individual issues of the International Accounting Bulletin please contact the publishers Verdict.

Regional: Top networks

International Accounting Bulletin

The International Accounting Bulletin publishes an annual world survey with league tables for the leading networks and leading associations arranged by fee income (with details of the fee split) and by staff (with details of the number of offices and the split between partners, professional staff and administrative staff). It includes regional tables for:

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • North America

The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a run of the International Accounting Bulletin from 1983 to March 2021. To find out more about the availability of issues please see Library holdings: International Accounting Bulletin.

For information on obtaining copies of individual issues of the International Accounting Bulletin please contact the publishers Verdict.

International: Top networks

The journal International Accounting Bulletin publishes a series of country surveys which provide statistics on top networks and associations. The data available for each country includes a table ranking top networks and associations by fee income (with details of the fee split) and by staff (with details of the number of offices, the split between partners, professional staff and administrative staff and the number of female staff and partners).

To see an up-to-date list of countries covered by these surveys, please see the County Surveys section of the journal's web site. As an indication, countries surveyed in the past have included: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, China, France, Ghana, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vietnam.

The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a run of the International Accounting Bulletin from 1983 to March 2021. To find out more about the availability of issues please see Library holdings: International Accounting Bulletin.

For information on obtaining copies of individual issues of the International Accounting Bulletin please contact the publishers Verdict.

United Kingdom: Top networks

International Accounting Bulletin

The International Accounting Bulletin publishes an annual survey for the United Kingdom with a league table for the leading networks and leading associations in the UK arranged by fee income (with details of the fee split) and by staff (with details of the number of offices, the split between partners, professional staff and administrative staff and the number of female staff and partners).

The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a run of the International Accounting Bulletin from 1983 to March 2021. To find out more about the availability of issues please see Library holdings: International Accounting Bulletin.

For information on obtaining copies of individual issues of the International Accounting Bulletin please contact the publishers Verdict.

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