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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Auditing, Accounting and Tax Services industry in China has been developing rapidly in recent years. Demand from enterprises and individuals has risen, thanks to the growing economy and changing business environment of China. New rules and regulations issued by the government concerning accounting and auditing standards have also contributed to a more standardized market environment.

In 2017, the industry is expected to generate revenue of $12.1 billion, representing 8.2% growth in 2017 and average annualized growth of 8.2% over the past five years. An increasing number of initial public offerings (IPOs) and higher auditing fees have been the main drivers of industry growth during the past five years. Over the next five years, the same trends will support revenue growth of 7.1%...

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This industry is skill intensive. Providing services requires abundant knowledge and experience concerning tax laws and related regulations. Therefore, the main requirement is to keep pace with the changes to these legislations and rules.


Companies purchasing accounting, taxation and auditing services prefer to choose accounting firms with good reputations. A new accounting firm needs to have a very strong reputation and credibility abroad in order to attract large clients. The importance of reputation, however, is much lower for small clients using mainly accounting and taxation services.


It is necessary to obtain applicable licenses to operate an accounting firm in China. New..

Additional Insights for the Auditing, Accounting & Tax Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Auditing, Accounting & Tax Services Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having a clear market position
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Policies/Legislation and Competition from Substitutes - Accounting Services in the Auditing, Accounting & Tax Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Auditing, Accounting & Tax Services Industry?

    The Auditing, Accounting and Tax Services industry in China provides business services including asset appraisal and liquidation, accounting, auditing, and taxation consultancy.

    Industry Products
    Auditing services
    Taxation services
    Advisory services
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Accounting consultation
    Taxation consultation
    Audit consultation
    Assets appraisal and liquidation
    Consultation of financial activities

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Policies/Legislation
  • Competition from Substitutes - Accounting Services
  • Number of Businesses
  • Industry Systems and Technology - Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping and Payroll Services
  • Real GDP

  • Current Performance
  • The Big Four
  • Second-tier players
  • Small operators
  • Product segments
  • Industry standards and development
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consolidation and competition
  • Table: Auditing, Accounting & Tax Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Auditing, Accounting & Tax Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Natural Gas and Water Production and Supply
  • Construction
  • Information Transmission, Computer Services and Software
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Financial Intermediation

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Stores
  • Internet Services
  • IT Services
  • Software Development

  • Products & Services
  • Auditing services
  • Taxation services
  • Advisory services
  • Other services
  • Chart: Auditing, Accounting & Tax Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Financial advisory and business risk services
  • Post-acquisition audit and bankruptcy services
  • Taxation planning and advisory services
  • Personal financing services

  • Major Markets
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Other sectors
  • Wholesale and retail sectors
  • IT and telecommunications sector
  • Financial intermediation sector
  • Utilities sector
  • Construction sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Auditing, Accounting & Tax Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Wages
  • Profit
  • Purchases, utilities and depreciation
  • Rent
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Auditing, Accounting & Tax Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Qualifications
  • Experienced workforce
  • Credibility
  • Price versus service
  • Brand awareness
  • Service range
  • Tender
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Auditing, Accounting & Tax Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong TianRuihua Certified Public AccountantsBDO China Shu Lun Pan Certified Public AccountantsDeloitte Touche Tohmatsu Hua YongErnst & Young Hua Ming
  • Table: PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian - financial performance
  • Table: Ruihua Certified Public Accountants - financial performance
  • Table: BDO China Shu Lun Pan Certified Public Accountants - financial performance
  • Table: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Hua Yong - financial performance
  • Table: Ernst & Young Hua Ming - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Auditing, Accounting & Tax Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Auditing, Accounting & Tax Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A financial statement review of a company or any other legal entity, resulting in an independent report on whether the financial statements are relevant, accurate, complete and fairly presented.
  • Bookkeeping
  • The recording of financial transactions and accounting activities.
  • Initial Public Offering (Ipo)
  • The offering of shares in a private company for sale to the public.
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