The 12 largest auditors of SEC registrants (Ernst & Young/New York; PwC/New York; KPMG/New York; Deloitte/New York; Grant Thornton/Chicago; BDO USA/Chicago; McGladrey & Pullen/Minneapolis; MaloneBailey/Houston; Crowe Horwath/Oak Brook, Ill.; M&K/Houston; Marcum/Melville, N.Y. and De Joya Griffith & Co./Henderson, Nev.) audit more than half, 53.9%, of the SEC registrant clients, according to the 2012 SEC registrant auditor analysis by AuditAnalytics.com and ANR.
KPMG’s first place finish in ANR’s analysis of the fourth quarter SEC auditor change data marked the first time in 2011 a firm made a return trip to the quarterly audit winner’s circle.
In searching for a reason to explain Ernst & Young’s Q1 2011 overall first place finish in ANR’s auditor change rankings you don’t need to look much further than the fact the firm won three engagements in excess of $1 billion in annual revenue, while only one other $1 billion pus engagement traded hands in the quarter.
ANR’s auditor change analysis is based on quarterly SEC auditor change data compiled by AuditAnalytics.com.
Ernst & Young holds the largest share of benefit plan audits according to ANR's benefit plan auditor analysis , compiled by AuditAnalytics.com.
The firm audits 229 total benefit plans, good for an overall share of 15.2%. Deloitte holds the second-largest total of benefit plans with 11.9% or 180. KPMG rounds out the top three with 171 total benefit plans audited, good for an 11.3% share. PwC placed No. 4 in the total number of benefit plans audited with 132.