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EAA junior network – “Meet the Editors”: Beatriz Garcia Osma, European Accounting Review

Dear EAA members, EAA is pleased to continue the new series of “Meet the Editors” events. For the healthy future of our accounting academe, it is essential that PhD students and junior faculty learn how to navigate the increasingly high expectations set on the quality of research work. This series of events provides early career scholars with an opportunity to learn and discuss how to successfully manage the competitive process of paper publication. The second EAA “Meet the Editors” virtual…
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Integrating climate change into accounting education

Do you teach about climate change in your accounting and finance programmes? Are you interested in further integrating climate change in your accounting teaching? This talk, cohosted by the Universities of Birmingham and St Andrews, is for anyone interested in ways to integrate climate change into accounting education. Participation is free and open to all. Register here. Background Climate change threatens life on Planet Earth. Dominant ways of thinking, valuing consequences and making decisions appear…
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Who Audits Public Companies – The Netherlands 2020

This analysis was originally posted by Audit Analytics. In 2020, the Big Four continued their oligopoly across the top three indexes on the Euronext Amsterdam. However, unlike our previous analysis of 2019’s market share, EY no longer holds the highest market share alone. In addition to EY, Deloitte shares most of the Euronext Amsterdam, with both firms having 21 audits or 27.3% of the market share. In this post, we examine the auditor market share of the Euronext…
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Who Audits Public Companies – United Kingdom 2020

This analysis was originally posted by Audit Analytics. This post is a part of Audit Analytics’ series on audit market concentration across select countries in Europe. Overall, the Big Four firms retained 84.3% of the market share for the major UK indices in 2020, a slight decline from the 88% market concentration seen in 2019.1 While PwC signed opinions for 27.5% of major LSE index-listed firms, the rest of the Big Four dropped to 56.8% of the market. Relative…
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Who Audits Public Companies – Spain 2020

This analysis was originally posted by Audit Analytics. The audit market for companies listed on the Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) in Spain is highly concentrated; 21 accounting firms were engaged by 164 companies headquartered in Spain and listed on the Continuous Market at the end of 2020. This reflects an increase of five accounting firms and over 30 companies from 2019. The Big Four account for 77% of engagements, which is an 8% decrease from 2019.…
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Who Audits Public Companies – Italy 2020

This analysis was originally posted by Audit Analytics. For fiscal year 2020, the Big Four firms account for a staggering 98% of the market share across Italy’s top 100 companies on the FTSE MIB and FTSE Italia Mid Cap indexes. Capturing the other 2% of the market is BDO, with just two companies. Italy’s auditor market share for the top companies trading on the Borsa Italiana in 2020 looks similar to 2019, with five firms auditing the…
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Who Audits Public Companies – Germany 2020

This analysis was originally posted by Audit Analytics. &nbsp; This post is a part of Audit Analytics’ series on audit market concentration across select countries in Europe. For fiscal year 2020, 10 accounting firms shared Germany’s audit market of the top companies comprising the DAX 40, MDAX 50, and SDAX 70 indexes trading on XETRA. Unsurprisingly, the Big Four accounted for 91.1% of the market share for these top companies, with KPMG leading as the auditor of…
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Who Audits Public Companies – France

This analysis was originally posted by Audit Analytics. This post is a part of Audit Analytics’ series on audit market concentration across select countries in Europe. The Big Four accounting firms are collectively engaged in 57% of all French engagements, unchanged from the previous year. Deloitte led the way with 16% of all engagements, followed by EY with 15%. Mid-tier firm Mazars was third with 14% of all engagements, while PwC and KPMG round out the top five…
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Financial Restatements in the UK

This analysis was originally posted by Audit Analytics. We will finish our review of accounting quality by looking at financial restatements in the UK. Over the past few years, the number of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange that have restated their financials has grown. This analysis includes companies listed on both the Main Market and the AIM Market. Trends in UK Financial Restatements: 2018 – 2020 In 2018, there were 73 restatements disclosed. Then, by…
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Deadline approaching-Special issue in Sustainability Accounting Management and Policy Journal on The Future of the Global Reporting Initiative

Deadline approaching!!!! 31 January 2022 Don’t miss the chance to submit your contributions for the special issue in Sustainability Accounting Management and Policy Journal on The Future of the Global Reporting Initiative. This special issue aims to contribute to the literature on the historic and future role of #GRI in responding to stakeholder demand for enhanced #ESG information, the contributions GRI has made to the #sustainability reporting space and the practice of sustainability reporting. In…
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