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Global Accountancy Market: Supply Chain Analysis

Published: 15 September 2023 Code: GDVC003-090

Globaldata’s Global Accountancy Market: Supply Chain Analysis report provides key insights on the supply chain analysis, resources & inputs analysis, accountancy services and marketing & sales analysis.

There are several inputs needed for accountancy firms to operate, the most notable are employees, ICT infrastructure, and office supplies.  Perhaps the most important input is qualified accounts, therefore it is vital for players in this market to recruit and retain highly skilled and qualified employees. Changing the labor supply (that is, experiencing staff turnover) incurs switching costs. This is not just the one-off expenditure needed to recruit replacements, but also the amount spent on the training and development of staff. There has been a trend towards outsourcing for many of the more basic tasks carried out by accountancy firms, such as preparing tax returns, leaving the more complicated and profitable advisory work for the qualified employees working in the accountancy firm.  Another crucial input is specialized accountancy software. Software companies such as IBM provide computer software that records and processes accounting transactions. This is a necessity for most accounting firms and varies in its cost and complexity. Furthermore, large accountancy firms need more specialized technology and therefore rely on a limited range of suppliers to provide this. To understand this more in detail, download the report.

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has been viewed by accounting firms as an "wake up call" to increase the potential for change. Services for the use of cloud technology and common technologies. Over the next few years, AI, cloud technology, machine learning, and data development will redefine roles. Accountants and businesses need to adapt to these changes. Development of artificial intelligence and robotics You can automate complex and repetitive tasks and processes very accurately and save effort. Increased cost and efficiency in the workplace. This allows businesses to focus more on their customers This eliminates the need for accountants to interact with multiple systems and allows them to focus on the actual work. client. Cloud computing is another technology that is changing the role of accountants. Cloud computing support Accountants can perform tasks from anywhere and provide financial information and reports cloud. This opens up new ways for accountants to collaborate with clients, allowing them to be fully involved rather than fully involved. Responsible for repetitive administrative tasks such as bookkeeping.

View additional key findings discussed in the report:

  • Accountancy Services: The global accountancy market is characterized by the presence of four large, dominant players. Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PwC are the leading players and are known as the Big Four. Despite the dominant position of the Big Four firms at the top end of the market, the global accountancy market is fairly fragmented overall, which increases rivalry
  • Dominance of the Big Four continues to be scrutinized: The dominance of the Big Four accountancy firms and such high market concentration has caused major concern in recent years. Calls for the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to consider breaking up the Big Four mounted in 2018, and in October CMA announced it had launched a detailed study of the Big Four’s dominance of the audit sector
  • Marketing & sales: Brand recognition is important in this market, so marketing & sales are at an important stage. There is a range of ways for firms to market themselves, however, globally, the increase in smartphone penetration has caused a shift in the advertising industry to a more digital field. The average amount of time an individual spends on their mobile phone in a single day is approximately 90 minutes, which equates to 23 days over a year, making digital advertising a lucrative avenue to achieve growth

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