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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 2019 and Top 20 International Alliances and Associations 2019

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).

The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a run of the International Accounting Bulletin from 1983 to date. The latest edition is available in the Library.

Regional: Top networks

International Accounting Bulletin
The International Accounting Bulletin publishes occasional regional surveys 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). Examples published in 2009 included surveys for the Middle East (International Accounting Bulletin, 29 May 2009) and Europe (International Accounting Bulletin, 19 June 2009).

The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a run of the International Accounting Bulletin from 1983 to date. The latest edition is available in the Library.

To find out more about the availability of older 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, Timetric.

International: Top networks

The journal 'International Accounting Bulletin' from Timetric is published twice a month and includes a series of country surveys which provide statistics on top firms and networks. The data available for each country usually includes a table of the top networks or associations of independent firms.

To see an up-to-date list of countries covered by these surveys you should consult the magazine, but as an indication the countries surveyed in the past have included:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • United States

The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a run of the International Accounting Bulletin from 1983 to date. The latest edition is available in the Library.

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 and the split between partners, professional staff and administrative staff).

The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a run of the International Accounting Bulletin from 1983 to date. The latest edition is available in the Library.

This page has been published by the ICAEW Library & Information Service as part of the Knowledge guide to statistics on the accountancy profession.

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