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Big Four Auditors

E&Y's outsourced auditing raises eyebrows in court

E&Y's outsourced auditing raises eyebrows in court

Imagine there are two new listings with largely identical businesses. Company A has its report signed off by a Hong Kong arm of a Big Four accountancy. Company B's is signed by the accountancy's mainland joint venture. Where will you put your money?

Saturday, 18 May, 2013, 3:29am

Third troubled Deloitte client in months

Trony Solar is the third mainland private enterprise client of auditor Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to have run into accounting disclosure troubles in three months.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Big hiring at Big Four firm

KPMG China is hiring around 1,700 to 2,000 new graduates, up from 1,500 the year before, as the firm continues to demonstrate its commitment to developing the China market and its own expansion.

In September, KPMG is hosting a series of activities in universities - featuring recruitment talks and career fairs - across many Chinese cities, including Hong Kong.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Competitive job search nears climax

The ACCA Job Hunting Competition, a region-wide event organised annually by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, has shortlisted 12 contestants for the final round of the Hong Kong leg.

This year's contest, run as simulated job interviews, received more than 320 applications, out of which 60 students were selected to take the aptitude test.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Big Four looking for a healthy mix

The surge in demand for corporate accounting services in China has led the Big Four firms to recruit more mainland talent, but such is the increase in workload, the need for expatriate experience remains.

7 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Trend to go global is creating more audit work for Big Four

The wave of giant state-owned enterprises in China 'going global' has led to a surge in demand for international accounting expertise to help prepare listing documents and ensure that their financial reports comply with international standards.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Massive manpower shortage fuels frustration

THE MAINLAND GOVERNMENT, with a seemingly insatiable appetite for growth, looks to be well on its way to achieving its goal of doubling its economy by 2020.

As international trade grows and companies flourish, and as Chinese businesses strive to bring their accounting practices up to international standard, the demand for accountancy services has never been higher.

22 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Drive to get numbers up

ACCOUNTANTS AND financial consulting staff are in demand due to a spate of joint ventures and initial public offerings by Chinese firms.

The talent pool for the Big Four accounting firms has become shallow following last year's aggressive recruiting in this sector.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


A twice-monthly column about learning on the job

IF YOU WANT to find out more about the accounting profession, you might want to join an annual internship programme.

One of the largest professional services firms in the world, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, offers its clients auditing, tax, consulting and advisory services.

10 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Staff tug of war with Big Four

WHERE HAVE ALL the accountants gone? They've gone to China with the Big Four accounting firms, most of them.

A rush of initial public offerings (IPOs) by mainland corporations going public has prompted a huge, sudden demand for Hong Kong-based accountants to help prepare their stock market debuts in China.

7 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Chief charts steady course through choppy seas

THE WORLD OF international accounting has been under close scrutiny over the past 12 months, so accepting the regional position of chief executive at 'big four' firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu was not, presumably, a decision taken lightly.

26 Aug 2003 - 12:00am


First Pacific, which controls the biggest phone company in the Philippines and the world's biggest noodle maker, said PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) had resigned as its auditors and would be replaced by Ernst & Young.

10 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Deloitte maintains mainland focus for expansion

International accounting firm Deloitte Touche Tomatsu will focus its regional expansion on China in the next few years.

Robert Campbell, regional managing partner and chief executive for the Asia-Pacific region, said the mainland's World Trade Organisation entry would increase demand for the services of international accounting firms.

26 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

CityU job offers a record

A record number of City University's accountancy graduates have received job offers from the 'Big Five' Certified Public Accountants (CPA) companies. Ninety of its 166 graduates this year have received offers from CPA firms including KPMG, Ernst and Young, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Arthur Andersen.

8 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Price, Coopers start fusing local units

The merger of the Hong Kong operations of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand takes place this month, creating the largest accounting firm in the local market - PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong.

13 Oct 1998 - 12:00am