Accountancy

Global leaders in the accountancy industry

The UK's offer

  • Tap into strong domestic demand for accountancy services worth £26bn annually
  • Select from a pool of over 160,000 accountancy students in the UK and Ireland
  • Benefit from a leading market for accountancy services, with many of the largest global firms headquartered in London
  • Access the expertise of over 5,000 UK registered audit firms

Internationally recognised accountancy expertise in the UK

The accountancy industry in the UK is performing very strongly on the back of long-term investment into the profession and a sustained ability to attract high-quality talent, leading to one of the highest concentrations of accountancy professionals anywhere in the world.

Many of the largest global firms are headquartered in London, with offices UK wide, making the UK a leading market for accountancy, and the ideal location for individuals and firms from all sectors to tap financial expertise across an array of services. 

 

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A growing market

The UK's top 100 accountancy firms have seen significant revenue growth in recent years, despite the challenging backdrop of the pandemic.

In 2021, revenues increased to over £18bn, for the first time. The number of accountancy jobs has also increased in recent years, rising to 430,000 jobs in the UK in 2020 – up 12% from 2015 and compared to a 2% increase for all sectors.

The UK's top 100 accountancy firms have seen revenues grow

£2.3bn

in UK accounting services exports

in 2020

Over £18bn

in total UK fee income generated

by the UK’s top 100 accounting firms in 2021

£26bn

contribution to UK GDP

from the UK accountancy profession in 2019

Major exporter

The UK has an outstanding international reputation for high quality professional services, is a major provider of accountancy expertise to individuals and companies worldwide, and exports more accountancy services than it imports.

Top accountancy expertise

The UK’s 7 accountancy bodies have nearly 575,000 members worldwide. They play a key role in the development of accounting skills around the world.

Top accountancy expertise

UK global leader

UK accounting exports have more than doubled in the last decade

UK global leader

Everything you need

The UK offers you everything you need to grow your business.

We have a global outlook, which means we understand your business needs. The depth and breadth of our offer mean unparalleled opportunities for you to grow. Innovation is what we do - creating an inspirational ecosystem where you can thrive. 

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