Deloitte was the first person to be appointed an independent auditor of a public company, namely the Great Western Railway. Griffiths as branch managers. That was Deloitte's first overseas venture. Other branches were soon opened in Chicago and Buenos Aires.
The merger between Touche Ross and Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells was thought by many industry experts to be an unlikely match, despite the fact that the accounting industry is one with a long history of mergers and acquisitions—over the years more and more partners have become concentrated in a shrinking number of firms.
For example, Deloitte, Haskins and Sells traces its history back to the mids in Englandwhen William Welch Deloitte devised the double entry accounting system to help the Great Western Railway to deal with its large capital stock. In those days, as companies grew, due to their size and complexity, new problems were presented over how to depreciate fixed capital.
The system devised by Deloitte solved this problem and was instrumental in the passage in of the Joint Stock Banking Act in England, which required firms to provide balance sheets and income statements.
A number of leading firms were established at this time, including Deloitte in and Price Water-house. Changes in tax legislation, such as the introduction of an income tax in the United States inwere critical for the growth of accounting as a profession.
Thus, as Archibald Richards points out in his historical account of the company, the evolution of accounting as a profession can only be understood in the context of the developing business community. In other words, accountancy became indispensable to any well-run business, and the practice of accountants has roughly paralleled business trends.
Deloitte has evolved for this entire period, moving with the needs of business. For example, in the late s and early s Deloitte began offering administration services for k retirement plans for companies.
Using leased software, Deloitte administered 20 investment funds, offered myriad services for participants, and provided consultants in such areas as legal issues, plan design issues, employee communications, and compliance issues.
The service was set up nationwide and administered through regional consulting offices in over 15 offices with a staff of over people.
The company also moved increasingly toward management consulting. The origins of Touche Ross, the other partner in the Deloitte Touche marriage, can also be traced back to England.
Founded inthe firm initially provided services needed by investment trust companies. Starting with a staff of 11 that included only two accountants, the firm grew rapidly through directorships, receiverships, and reconstruction, rather than by additional audits.
The s were rough years for the company, but by the end of World War IIthe firm had a staff of 67 total and was called George A. Expansion continued in America, Canadaand overseas, both through internal expansion and by merger.
The firm eventually assumed its position as one of the Big Eight. By the s Touche Ross was the third largest accounting firm in the United Kingdom.
By the firm included 74 offices, partners, and staff in America and, through Touche Ross International, offices in 45 countries. Also contributing to the instability of the pre-merger period was a problem that large accounting firms shared; that is, many of the economic disasters of the s, specifically leveraged buyouts and the savings and loan scandal, took place under the watch of Big Eight accounting firms.
But under the lead of J. Michael Cook and Ed Kangos at Touche, the firms were able to hammer out a merger agreement. Besides, both firms, had Fortune clients locked up: After the merger, the Deloitte contingent largely took control of the new firm, with long-time Deloitte chief J.
Cook was a life-long Deloitte employee who, inat the age of 43, had become chairman of Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells. Competition had created an environment where the accounting industry was no longer a bunch of bookkeepers but a broad-based consulting practice serving a network of multinational organizations that included corporate, governmental, and financial institutions.
The long held view that these accounting firms played a disinterested neutral advisory role was burst asunder. The competition for clients had obviously intensified in the deregulated savings and loan environment of the s.
In another venture in JulyDeloitte launched Microcomputer Asset Management Services, which will also help companies comply with software-licensing laws. In general, many of the Big Six were accused of negligent auditing practices that may have overstated the value of failing thrifts.
The settlements for the allegedly faulty audits are under negotiation with the federal government regulators Resolution Trust Corporation. It keeps adding new partners and has launched a program to accelerate the promotion of women to the level of partner.
The firm is also seeing growth prospects in Asiaespecially Korea. Jones, Edgar, Accountancy and the British Economy — Macmillan Publishing Company, Macmillan Publishing Company, Inc. Swanson, Theodor, Touche Ross: Sarich Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.Deloitte Services LP includes internal support areas such as Marketing and Communications, Human Resources/Talent, Information Technology, Facilities Management, and Financial Support Services.
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