| The nation’s largest accounting firms have . TOP ACCOUNTING FIRMS, RANKED BY REVENUE Table 1. International revenue of the Next8 compared to PwC Source: BRW Top Accounting Firms Second, the Australian. The Australian Accounting Awards has revealed it’s winners at the Sofitel Australia’s top accounting firms and professionals were nominated.

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Fourth, in terms of international activity only Grant Thornton, BDO and HBL were noticably active in the last year, but not necessarily all in positive ways. All postings become the property of Beaton Capital. But their tactics seem clear; they continue to cement their transnational networks and relations:.

Table 3 — Growth of the Australian Next8 — to One thing is certain, in the Next8 space will produce more changes, but perhaps not as many musical chairs.

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Almost twice the size of its nearest bwr derived from its extensive network of regional offices. Second, the Australian market has changed for the Next8 in with the Next8 becoming the Next7 Table 3.


Note — PKF revenue has been adjusted to reflect the changes in member firms. Time limit is exhausted. If PKF is unable to re-establish itself in the east coast capital cities, does it imply an over-supply of undifferentiated services and a business model that can no longer compete with the alternatives?

The Next8: Battle ground of the accounting mid-tier – Beaton Capital

Your email address will not be published. Strategy email print download pdf In the round of musical chairs PKF is the one left standing with nowhere to sit except Perth, Tasmania, Canberra and the Gold Coast.

Firstly, to put size into perspective the eight mid-tier firms generate around the same fees as PwC. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Its listed status and unique combination of extensive high street accounting and international audit and fiirms CBD capability makes it an unorthodox competitor to the traditional mid-tier firms, the private client practices of the Big4 and the peloton of high quality local firms such as Lawler, Vincents and William Buck that have grown significantly over the last few years.

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This may be the start of an inevitable consolidation that also be global, shrinking the Next8 to a Next4 or 5—those that run a proactive trans-national firm closer to the modus operandi of the Big4.


This is true both internationally Table 1 and in Australia Table 2. WHK, the only listed firm, with some 68 offices in Australia of which only five are branded Crowe Horwath is an interesting business.

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Fifth, from their press releases all the Next8 are seeking additional acquisitions in Australia, with PKF seeking to restore its presence in the east coast capital cities. Battle ground of the accounting mid-tier 5 November, Warren Riddell.

Firks our thought leadership Get every new post delivered to your Inbox. The answer to this question lies in the growing global cohesion within the accounting mid-tier, where member firms are seeking stronger trans-national relationships to compete both with the Big4 and local firms that are taking market share. But their tactics seem clear; they continue to cement their transnational networks and relations: