Accounting Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Accounting Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC M6932 | Nov 2014

Adding up: The industry has been broadening its services and increasing consolidation

IBISWorld’s Accounting Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Accounting Services industry's revenue has shown strong growth over the past five years, shrugging off any lingering effects of the global financial crisis on professional service companies. The industry recorded weak growth in 2009-10, before growing strongly in 2010-11. This included strong returns from the four largest firms in the industry. However, weak business conditions resulted in the industry declining slightly in 2012-13. Over the past five years, businesses have increasingly sought to restructure, which requires accounting services for due diligence and auditing. The industry has expanded its advisory services as professional services firms have sought new ways to increase profit... purchase to read more

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The barriers to entry into the industry are low. Despite the presence of some large operators, overall concentration is low, with a large number of small players present. The big four accounting firms account for 19.0% of available market share. These large companies also cater to different markets than the small to medium-size firms, meaning that success for new entrants is not threatened by the dominance of existing firms.

Start-up costs for accounting practices are relatively low, as the industry is labour-intensive (e.g. skills and knowledge) rather than capital-intensive. There are no licences required to operate, and basic bookkeeping requires no formal training... purchase to read more


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What is the Accounting Services Industry?

Firms in this industry provide accounting, auditing and bookkeeping services. The services provided relate to all areas of taxation, financial reporting and auditing. Many firms also offer business advice and assistance.

Industry Products
Audit servicesTax servicesAdvisory servicesBookkeepingInsolvency, reconstruction and bankruptcy
Industry Activities
Accounting Auditing Bookkeeping Tax agent service provision

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