Top 10 Accounting Firms
The #1 name in the BizVibe Top 10 Accounting Firms Worldwide 2020 ranking is Deloitte, which is a UK-based private firm, as well as the multinational UK-based Professional Services Network. Branded as part of PwC, the company is also considered to be a part of the big 4 accounting firms worldwide, alongside Deloitte, KPMG, and EY.
From taxation to auditing, risk advisory to financial consulting, and legal services to consultancy, Deloitte, or Deloitte LLP, offers a full spectrum of accounting services for some of the biggest behemoths as well as companies of various sizes across multiple industries. In June 2013, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause merged with Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP, and in October 2014, it merged with ParenteBeard, an accountancy firm in Philadelphia, creating Crowe Horwath. As Ernst & Young, or EY, is a multinational accounting firm, Ernst & Young has two headquarters, that is, one is located in New York City, United States, while the other is located in London, United Kingdom.
Deloitte has over 220,000 employees, with each company providing services according to rules and regulations in the countries where they work. Deloitte now employs more than 56,000 people working in more than 80 offices across the U.S. PwC currently employs about 35,000 employees in the U.S. working out of 73 offices.
Grant Thornton provides audit, advisory, productivity, risk consultancy, and tax services to companies across multiple industries, including construction, education, finance, food and agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing, and distribution, nonprofit, private equity, and state and local governments. With revenues of $6.6 billion in 2021, Grant Thornton remains one of the top middle-tier audit firms worldwide, serving clients in more than 130 countries and continuing to grow every year. Deloitte is a top-four accounting organisation and the largest global network of professional services firms, both in terms of revenues and the number of professionals, headquartered in London, England.
With annual revenues of billions, the second largest auditing firm is a major accounting powerhouse and key member of the “Big Four” auditing firms, frequently competing (and at times outperforming) Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited revenue-wise. The four largest firms ranked by PwCs entry level are also often called Big Four accounting firms. The company is the fifth largest private firm in the United States, and its revenues for the 2019 financial year reached $42.4 billion, ranking PwC second behind Deloitte for revenues among largest accounting firms worldwide.