Big Four Accounting Firms Slashed UK Job Postings by 62% in 2023


The Big Four accounting firms slashed UK recruitment by more than 60% last year as demand for both audit and consulting staff collapsed, according to figures released Monday.

The total number of vacancies posted by Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, fell to 764 in 2023 from 1,996 the year before, marking a 62% drop, according to Vacancysoft, which tracks the number of jobs advertised by firms. Vacancies fell across all accounting firms in the UK in 2023, but the decrease was less dramatic, at 23%. This means big firms lost ground to their smaller …

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