Adding up: Demand for accounting services will rebound as clients make plans to expand

After experiencing a brief dip during the recession, revenue for the Global Accounting Services industry is expected to increase over the five years to 2017. Industry growth was underpinned by steady economic growth in developed nations as well as continued strength in many emerging nations. In addition, rising global equity values, an increase in investor optimism and an increase in demand for capital market advisory work helped propel revenue growth for the entire Global Accounting Services industry. Over the five years to 2022, a projected expansion in the global economy and global equities will foster revenue growth for the industry's audit and assurance services...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$495bn
Annual Growth 12-17
3.4%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
6.0m
Businesses
1.3m

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Over the five years to 2017, demand for audit, tax, advisory and other accounting-related services has increased modestly, buoyed by steady economic expansion in developed countries (e.g. the United States), strong economic growth in developing nations and an increase in the number of new businesses overall, Consequently, over the five years to 2017, revenue for the Global Accounting Services industry is expected to increase an annualized 3.4% to total $495.5 billion. Furthermore, rising corporate profit rates and global equity markets have led to an increase in global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity over the past five years. Thi...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Global Accounting Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Accounting Services Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World GDP and MSCI World Index in the Global Accounting Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Accounting Services Industry?

    Accounting firms provide a range of financial services related to accounting. These include preparation and auditing of financial statements; tax consulting and preparation of tax returns; bookkeeping; accounting systems design; and financial and business advisory services.

    Industry Products
  • Auditing
  • Tax services
  • Other accounting services
  • Industry Activities
  • Auditing
  • Accountancy
  • Bookkeeping
  • Tax consultancy and advisory
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World GDP
  • MSCI World Index
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • Total value of world trade

  • Current Performance
    Emerging markets lead, developed markets followValue-added service expansionProfit and industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Growth opportunitiesEnterprise and employment expansion
  • Table: Global Accounting Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Accounting Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Manufacturing
  • Global Financial Intermediation
  • Global Public Administration and Defense

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Commercial Real Estate
  • Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing
  • Global Wired Telecommunication Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • Auditing
  • Tax services
  • Other accounting services
  • Chart: Global Accounting Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Energy, healthcare, technology and professional services
  • Banking and financial services
  • Small businesses and individuals
  • Other corporate clients
  • Consumer goods manufacturing and retail
  • Government agencies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Accounting Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Accounting Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Accounting Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, Ernst & Young International, KPMG International,
  • Table: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu - financial performance
  • Table: PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Ernst & Young International - financial performance
  • Table: KPMG International - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Accounting Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Accounting Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • MSCI World Index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Auditing
  • Reviewing a company's financial operations to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Management Accounting
  • Provision of accounting information within an organization, to be used by managers in decision making.
  • Tax Accounting
  • The reporting of information required for compliance with tax regulations.
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