The big four : the curious past and perilous future of the global accounting monopoly / Ian D. Gow, Stuart Kells.
By: Gow, Ian D [author.].
Contributor(s): Kells, Stuart [author.] | Gale (Firm).Series: Gale eBooks.Edition: First edition.Description: 1 online resource (x, 260 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781523098033.Subject(s): Accounting firms -- Accounting | Corporate governance -- History | AccountingAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Big four.DDC classification: 338.7/61657 Online resources: Available via Gale eBooks. Click here to access
Includes bibliographical references and index.
pt. 1. Infancy -- pt. 2. Maturity -- pt. 3. The difficulties of adulthood -- pt. 4. The twilight years.
In recent decades, there have been hundreds of court cases and legal prosecutions against the Big Four for failed audits, tax scandals, and breaches of independence. This book explains that today, these firms face an uncertain future--thanks to their push into China, their vulnerability to digital disruption and competition, and the hazards of providing traditional services in a new era of transparency.
Description based on print version record.