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Leading SEC Registrant Auditors for 2012

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 and ANR.


KPMG Wins Q4 Audit Crown

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.


ANR’s 2011 Who Audits the Banks


E&Y Places First in Q1 Auditor Change Rankings

Q1 Audit Rankings

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


E&Y Holds Largest Share of Benefit Plan Audits

Top 10 Benefit Plans

Ernst & Young holds the largest share of benefit plan audits according to ANR's benefit plan auditor analysis , compiled by

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.

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