From schools to banks, every organisation must keep their finances in order and their books balanced. Fundamentally, it is an accountant’s job to ensure that the money going in and going out of an organisation adds up.
The world’s biggest accountancy firms are based in London, and several of these are the only firms capable of auditing large international businesses.

London has the world's largest accounting market.

$320 Billion

premiums per year

Audit
Advisory

Accounting

From schools to banks, every organisation must keep their finances in order and their books balanced. Fundamentally, it is an accountant’s job to ensure that the money going in and going out of an organisation adds up.
The world’s biggest accountancy firms are based in London, and several of these are the only firms capable of auditing large international businesses.


Audit

Auditors examine the fundamentals of a business to understand its performance, assets and risks. They can be internal (focussed on finance and risk management) or external (independent and statutory), both provide a vital function across businesses of all sectors and sizes.


Advisory

Management consultants are problem solvers, change makers and efficiency drivers. No business is perfect, and a consultant will identify the weaknesses and threats facing a business as well as improvements and solutions.

 


London has the world's largest accounting market.

$320 Billion

premiums per year


Who are "The Big 4"?

The big four are the giants of the professional services world – all based in London. They are Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC.
Between them, they audit virtually all the FTSE 100 companies and more than 90% of FTSE 250 companies, as well as many of the very biggest international corporations.


Is there more to Accountancy than calculators & receipts?

Yes! ‘Doing the books’ is just one aspect of professional services. From risk management, to business recovery, to forensic accounting, there are all sorts of fascinating things that an “accountant” can get involved in.