Big Six

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Definition: Big Six


Quick Summary of Big Six


Traditionally the six big accountancy firms: KPMG, PriceWaterhouse, Coopers & Lybrand, Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Andersen. The number fell to five with the creation of PricewaterhouseCoopers following the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand. It then fell to four with the demise of Arthur Andersen (Accenture, initially called Andersen Consulting, was created in 1989).



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Definition Sources


Definitions for Big Six are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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