February 28, 2021

Which Big 4 Firm Audits the Most Large Accelerated Filers?

This is a question you've probably never asked yourself but now that you're here, you're dying to know.

Our friends over at Audit Analytics broke it down and figured out not only which of the Big 4 audits the most large accelerated and accelerated filers but also how many of those filers are audited by always a bridesmaid but never a bride firms Grant Thornton and BDO.

Now, you may think you know how this is going to shake out but trust me, you don't.

Of 3,107 total large accelerated and accelerated filers, EY comes out on top with 793 or 25.5%. PwC comes in second with 609 or 19.6% while butt of many a joke and red-headed stepchild of the Big 4 KPMG comes in third with 557 or 17.9%. That leaves Deloitte pulling up the rear with 518 or 16.7%.

Grant Thornton lags behind with 157 or 5.1% and BDO is close behind them with 126 or 4.1%.

Another 97 firms make up the rest with a combined 347 clients for a share of 11.1%.

Notably, KPMG actually comes in second on accelerated filers, with PwC coming in 4th. Now when does that ever happen?!

 

chart by Audit Analytics

If you enjoy this sort of stuff, you may also be interested in Audit Analytics' Public Company Auditor Market Share: 2014 Update. Nerd away, children!

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