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Top firms pick smaller accounting firms

Top firms pick smaller accounting firms

by Rick Turoczy on August 28, 2005

Grant Thornton, the fifth-largest accounting firm, followed by BDO Seidman, McGladrey & Pullen, and the Crowe Group are gaining more business from the largest firms, because some businesses like the added attention they get. Others are seeking a smaller invoice because the time charged for audits has gotten larger.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, passed following several accounting scandals in the early 2000s, has increased the number of hours required for a typical audit by more than 30 percent, the New York Times reported.

Top firms pick smaller accounting firms

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