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The Global Accounting Allicance, an alliance of leading professional accountancy bodies in significant capital markets, has created the Global Audit Market Monitor, an annual survey of which firms are auditing the world's 500 largest companies. The monitor shows a regional breakdown by the four largest global audit firms and is intended to provide an objective analysis of the trends in movement of companies against these firms.

Data has been collated for the two financial years starting in 2011 and 2012. Work is currently underway to collect data for the financial year 2013/14 and will be available later in the year.

During the middle of 2014 all Member Bodies of the GAA conducted identical surveys of their members on Succession and Continuity Planning, a critical process for most practitioners. The survey was conducted by Harris Decima in Canada on behalf of the GAA, and there were 4,547 respondents. The results were analysed by both Harris Decima and the Succession Institute in the USA. An article summarising these results can be found on PDF file and this video file. For further information please contact Stephen Harrison, CEO of the GAA at

See article from The Accountant on the Succession Planning Survey results and the results from the AICPA.

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