5 Most Influential Accounting Firms In India
William Welch Deloitte opened an office in Basinghall Street in London in 1845. The first person to be appointed an independent auditor of a public company was Deloitte, namely the Great Western Railway. Deloitte’s India offices of the US are a region within the Deloitte U.S. organization, with offices in 4 major cities in India (Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad). Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, financial advisory and enterprise risk services with more than 200,000 professionals in over 150 countries.
2. Sachin Gujar & Associates (SGA)
The company is listed as TOP CA firm in Pune and was established in 1999 by Mr. Sachin Gujara Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Sachin Gujar & Associates (SGA) has been providing high-end quality services since inception. The company has a professional and dedicated team of qualified staff with other proficient in different fields. The ultimate goal of the company is “To meet clients needs and to exceed their expectations”.
3. PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
One of the most influential accounting firms in the world, the company was founded by Samuel Lowell Price, a London accountant who was joined by two more accountants. Global revenues of PwC climbed by 10% to $35.4billion for the year ending 30 June 2015. In addition to this, advisory services drove PwC’s growth, up 18% to $11.2billion, while tax grew 7.1% and assurance grew 6.2%.
KPMG rose 20 places to rank No. 43 on Fortune’s annual 100 Best Companies to Work For List in 2016. The company regularly appears on Working Mothers’ 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers list. The company is one of the largest professional services companies in the world and its global headquarters is located in Amstelveen, the Netherlands. It employs more than 162,000 people and has 3 lines of services: audit, tax, and advisory.
5. Grant Thornton
Recently, Grant Thornto booked annual global revenues in excess of over $4.7 billion. The company operates in over 130 countries with more than 38,000 people. Alexander Richardson Grant, the namesake of the firm, started his accounting career at Ernst & Ernst (a predecessor of Ernst & Young), but, decided it was time to be his own boss at the age of 26 and opened Alexander Grant & Co. in the year 1924. The company finally became Grant Thornton in its current form as well as seeded the creation of Grant Thornton International in the year 1980 when 50 international accounting firms formed a global organization.