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PricewaterhouseCoopers
Type Limited Liability Partnership
Founded 1849, London (in 1998, firm took on current name)
Headquarters New York, New York, U.S. [1]
Key people Dennis Nally, CEO
Industry Professional Services
Products Accounting
Audit
Consulting
Financial advisory
Tax
Revenue $25.2 Billion USD (2007) [2]
Employees 146,000
Website www.pwc.com
A former PwC office building (Southwark Towers) in London, England.
The PW logo before the 1998 merger
The C&L logo before the merger

PricewaterhouseCoopers (or PwC) is one of the world's largest professional services firms. It was formed in 1998 from a merger between Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, both formed in London.[3] A limited liability partnership (LLP) has elements of partnerships and corporations. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Professional Services are infrequent, technical, or unique functions performed by independent contractors or consultant whose occupation is the rendering of such services. ... It has been suggested that Accounting scholarship be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Audit (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Consultant (disambiguation). ... Financial Advice is advice given in relation to financial matters such as investing, insurance, borrowing, saving and retirement planning. ... Taxes redirects here. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... Green up arrow for a positive change in revenue from last fiscal year. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 219 KB) The PricewaterhouseCoopers office in Southwark Towers, London, England Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 219 KB) The PricewaterhouseCoopers office in Southwark Towers, London, England Source: http://www. ... Southwark Towers, London Southwark Towers is a skyscraper near London Bridge station, in Southwark, London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links COaLY.gif Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links COaLY.gif Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Professional Services are infrequent, technical, or unique functions performed by independent contractors or consultant whose occupation is the rendering of such services. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


PricewaterhouseCoopers earned aggregated worldwide revenues of $25 billion[4] for fiscal 2007, and employed over 146,000 people[5] in 150 countries.[5]


In the United States, where it is the third largest privately owned organization, it operates as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.[6] A private company is a company that is independently owned. ... A limited liability partnership (LLP) has elements of partnerships and corporations. ...


PricewaterhouseCoopers is a Big Four auditor, alongside KPMG, Ernst & Young and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. The Big 4, sometimes written as the Big Four, are the four largest international accountancy and professional services firms, which handle the vast majority of audits for publicly traded companies as well as many private companies. ... KPMG is one of the largest professional services firms in the world. ... Ernst & Young is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, and one of the Big Four auditors, along with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Deloitte) and KPMG. Ernst & Young is a global organization consisting of many member firms. ... Deloitte & Touche (also referred to as Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and branded as Deloitte. ...

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History

The firm was created by the merger of two large firms "Price Waterhouse" and "Coopers & Lybrand". These two firms each had histories dating back to the nineteenth century.


Price Waterhouse

Samuel Lowell Price, an accountant, started his practice in London in 1849.[7] In 1865 Price went into partnership with William Hopkins Holyland and Edwin Waterhouse. Holyland left shortly after to work alone in accountancy and the firm was known from 1874 as Price, Waterhouse & Co.[7] (The '& Co' and comma were dropped from the name much later.) The original partnership agreement, signed by Price, Holyland and Waterhouse could be found in Southwark Towers-(now under demolition), one of PwC's important legacy offices in London. Accountant, or Qualified Accountant, or Professional Accountant, is a certified accountancy and financial expert in the jurisdiction of many countries. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1865 (MDCCLXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Edwin Waterhouse (1841-1917) was an English accountant. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Southwark Towers, London Southwark Towers is a skyscraper near London Bridge station, in Southwark, London. ...


By the late nineteenth century, Price Waterhouse had gained significant recognition as an accounting firm. As a result of trade between the United Kingdom and the United States of America, Price Waterhouse opened an office in New York in 1890,[7] and the American firm itself soon expanded rapidly. The original British firm opened an office in Liverpool in 1904[7] and then elsewhere in the United Kingdom and countries abroad, each time establishing a separate partnership in each country: the worldwide practice of PW was therefore a federation of collaborating firms that had grown organically rather than being the result of an international merger.[7] Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... This article is about the state. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ...


In a further effort to take advantage of economies of scale, PW and Arthur Andersen had discussed a merger in 1989[8] but the negotiations failed mainly because of conflicts of interest such as Andersen's strong commercial links with IBM and PW's audit of IBM. The increase in output from Q to Q2 causes a decrease in the average cost of each unit from C to C1. ... For the U.S. Supreme Court case commonly known as Arthur Andersen, see Arthur Andersen LLP v. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ...


Coopers & Lybrand

In 1854 William Cooper established his own practice in London, which became Cooper Brothers seven years later when his three brothers joined.[9] For the board game, see 1854 (board game). ...


In the USA in 1898 Robert H. Montgomery, William M. Lybrand, Adam A. Ross Jr. and his brother T. Edward Ross formed Lybrand, Ross Brothers and Montgomery.[3] Coopers & Lybrand is the result of a merger in 1957 between Cooper Brothers & Co; Lybrand, Ross Bros & Montgomery and a Canadian firm McDonald, Currie and Co.[3] In 1990 in certain countries including the UK Coopers & Lybrand merged with Deloitte Haskins & Sells.[3] Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ...


Merger

In 1998 Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand merged to form PricewaterhouseCoopers in an attempt to gain a scale that would put the new firm in a different league.[10]


Sarbanes-Oxley Act

The 2002 indictment of Enron and WorldCom and the subsequent collapse of Arthur Andersen resulted in calls for stringent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules on auditor independence.[11] One such result was the adoption of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which required auditor independence and separation of core audit from general consulting. This forced many of the Big Four to divest their interests in management consulting. However, a major part of the firm's practice is still to provide business advice in addition to its auditing services, notably in taxation and corporate finance.[12] Enron Creditors Recovery Corporation (formerly Enron Corporation) (former NYSE ticker symbol: ENE) was an American energy company based in Houston, Texas. ... For a time, WorldCom (WCOM) was the United States second largest long distance phone company (AT&T was the largest). ... The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, commonly referred to as the SEC, is the United States governing body which has primary responsibility for overseeing the regulation of the securities industry. ... Before the signing ceremony of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, President George Bush meets with Senator Paul Sarbanes, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and other dignitaries in the Blue Room at the White House on July 30, 2002. ...


Structure and Service Lines

PricewaterhouseCoopers offices at Darling Park Tower 2 in Sydney, Australia.

The legal structure of a limited liability partnership is very different to that of a company, and as such the global firm is in fact a collection of member firms, that are run autonomously in their respective jurisdictions. The senior partners of member firms sit on a global board of partners and there is also an 'umbrella' organisation called PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, a UK -based company which provides co-ordination. The current global CEO is Samuel DiPiazza.[13] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 219 KB) The PricewaterhouseCoopers building in Sydney, Australia. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (768x1024, 219 KB) The PricewaterhouseCoopers building in Sydney, Australia. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ... An autonomous (subnational) entity is a subnational entity that has a certain amount of autonomy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A partnership is a type of business entity in which partners (owners) share with each other the profits or losses of the business undertaking in which all have invested. ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr. ...


PricewaterhouseCoopers has three main service lines:[14]

  • Audit and Assurance,
  • Tax, (international tax planning and compliance with local tax laws, transfer pricing)
  • Advisory and Consulting which covers Performance Improvement, Transactions and M&A and Crisis Management in a range of specialist areas such as accountancy and actuarial advisory.

PwC's service lines face the market in each country by broad industry specializations such as: A financial audit, or more accurately, an audit of financial statements, is the examination by an independent third party of the financial statements of a company or any other legal entity (including governments), resulting in the publication of an independent opinion on whether or not those financial statements are relevant... Tax law is the codified system of laws that describes government levies on economic transactions, commonly called taxes. ... Transfer pricing refers to the pricing of goods and services within a multi-divisional organization, particularly in regard to cross-border transactions. ... 2003 US mortality (life) table, Table 1, Page 1 Actuarial science applies mathematical and statistical methods to finance and insurance, particularly to the assessment of risk. ...

  • Consumer and Industrial Products and Service (CIPS),[15]
  • Financial Services (FS),[16]
  • Technology, Information, Communications and Entertainment (TICE),[17]
  • Government & Public Sector (G&PS)[18]

These sub-divisions may vary slightly in some territories.


Clientele

PricewaterhouseCoopers new Melbourne offices at Freshwater Place.

Europe and North America account for about 81% of PwC's annual revenue,[4] with Europe alone accounting for 45%.[4] The firm's dominant practice is auditing which accounts for over 50% of PwC's revenue.[14] This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... Freshwater Place is a 62 floor residential skyscraper in the Southbank district of Melbourne, Australia. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... North American redirects here. ...


As of March 2005, PricewaterhouseCoopers' audit clients included four of the 10 largest public companies in the United States (ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, ChevronTexaco and IBM). PwC also audits four of the 10 largest companies in the United Kingdom (GlaxoSmithKline, Royal Dutch Shell, Barclays and Lloyds TSB). For other uses, see Exon (disambiguation). ... “Ford” redirects here. ... ChevronTexaco Corporation ( NYSE: CVX) is one of the worlds largest global energy companies. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK NYSE: GSK) is a United Kingdom based pharmaceutical, biological, and healthcare company. ... Royal Dutch Shell plc is a multinational oil company of British and Dutch origins. ... Barclays Bank is the fourth largest bank in the United Kingdom. ... Lloyds TSB Group plc is a group of financial services companies, based in the United Kingdom, which was created in 1995 following the merger of the TSB Group and the Lloyds Bank Group. ...


One client, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, gives PwC the unique distinction of having been (in various incarnations) the tabulator and certifier of votes for the Academy Awards since 1934.[19] Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study building on La Cienega Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in the Hollywood, district. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


PwC audits 40 per cent of companies in the FTSE 100 Index[20] and 45 per cent of the Fortune 1000.[21] The FTSE 100 Index (or just the FTSE, pronounced footsie) is a share index of the 100 most highly capitalised companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. ... Fortune 1000 is a reference to a list maintained by the American business magazine Fortune. ...


The following are PwC audit clients that are part of the FT Global 500 (2006), grouped by FT industry


Aerospace & defence: Raytheon, United Technologies, L-3 Communications Corporation
Automobiles & parts: Toyota Motor, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Robert Bosch GmbH, Ford
Banks: Al Rahji Banking & Investment, Bank of America, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Bank of Ireland, Banco Itau, Banco Popular Español, Barclays, Crédit Agricole, BB&T, BNP Paribas, BradescoSamba Financial, Commerzbank, Dexia, DnB NOR, Firstrand Bank Limited, Fortis, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Lloyds TSB, Macquarie Bank, Riyad Bank, Sanpaolo IMI, Sberbank (Russia), SEB, Standard Bank, Suntrust Banks, Westpac Banking Corporation
Beverages: Anheuser-Busch, Miller, SAB
Chemicals: Albemarle, Bayer, E.I. du Pont de Nemours, Praxair, Shin Etsu Chemical, Rohm & Haas
Electricity: Chubu Electric Power, FirstEnergy, Exelon, Unified Energy System, ATCO
Electronic & electrical equipment: Agilent Technologies, Kyocera, LG Philips LCD, Logitech
Fixed line telecommunications: BellSouth, BT Group, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, KPN, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk., Saudi Telecom
Food & drug retailers: Krispy Kreme, Seven & I Holdings Co., Tesco
Food producers: Danone, Kellogg, Unilever
Gas, water & multiutilities: Centrica, E.ON, RWE, National Grid plc
General financial: American Express, Freddie Mac, Franklin Resources, Goldman Sachs, Nikko Cordial, SLM
General industrials: 3M, Honeywell International, Hutchison Whampoa
General retailers: eBay, GUS, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis Partnership
Healthcare equipment & services: Baxter International, HealthSouth Corporation, Medco Health Solutions, Medtronic, Zimmer Holdings, Southern Cross Healthcare
Household goods: Reckitt Benckiser
Industrial engineering: Caterpillar, Volvo
Industrial metals: Alcan, Alcoa, Nippon Steel, Nucor, POSCO, Tenaris
Industrial transportation: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., Deutsche Post
Leisure goods: Nintendo
Life insurance: Legal & General, Protective Life Corporation, Prudential Financial
Media: CBS, Thomson, Viacom, Walt Disney, Pearson
Mining: Barrick Gold, Newmont Mining, Rio Tinto
Mobile telecommunications: Alltel, Bharti Tele-Ventures, KDDI, MTN Group, Sonera, Telia, China Unicom, Vodafone
Nonlife insurance: Ace, American International Group, AMB Generali, AXA, Millea Holdings, Progressive Corporation, Swiss Re, Zurich Financial Services
Oil & gas producers: BG, Burlington Resources, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, EnCana Corporation, Eni, Gazprom, Imperial OilSuncor Energy, Marathon Oil, Royal Dutch Shell, Shell Canada, Stuart Petroleum
Oil equipment & services: Schlumberger
Personal goods: Colgate-Palmolive, L'Oreal, Nike, Richemont
Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology: Biogen Idec, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Genzyme, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi-Aventis, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Wyeth
Retail: Abercrombie & Fitch
Software & computer services: IBM, Yahoo!
Sports: Laureus World Sports Awards
Technology hardware & equipment: Cisco Systems, Corning Inc., Dell, EMC Corporation, Ericsson, Hon Hai Precision Industry, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, STMicroelectronics
Tobacco: Altria, British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, ITC
Travel & leisure: Carnival, Las Vegas Sands, SKYCITY Entertainment Group
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Bank of China Limited (BOC) SEHK: 3988 (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; often abbreviated as 中行) is one of the big four state-owned commercial banks of the Peoples Republic of China. ... My wife and I went to visit our daughter in the UK. I used my Ulster Bank credit card and wasnt charged any extra fees. ... Banco Itaú it is a private-owned bank with its headquaters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. ... Banco Popular Español, S.A., (IBEX-35:POP) is the third largest banking group in Spain. ... Barclays Bank is the fourth largest bank in the United Kingdom. ... Logo Credit Agricole Crédit Agricole SA (CASA) (Euronext: ACA) is the largest banking group in France, fourth biggest in Europe and the sixth largest in the world according to Global Finance magazine. ... The BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) is one of Americas largest banks, offering full-service commercial and retail banking services along with other financial services like insurance, investments, retail brokerage, mortgage, corporate finance, consumer finance, payment services, international banking, leasing, and trust. ... BNP Paribas (Euronext: BNP, TYO: 8665) is one of the main banks in Europe. ... This article is about the bank headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Dexia (Euronext: DEXB, Euronext: DX) is a Belgian-French financial institution, specialized in public finance. ... DnB NOR (OSE: DNBNOR) is Norways largest financial services group with total assets of more than NOK 1. ... Fortis may refer to Fortis (phonetics), a linguistic term Fortis (finance), a financial services company, based in Belgium and the Netherlands Fortis Inc. ... The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ... J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. ... Lloyds TSB Group plc is a group of financial services companies, based in the United Kingdom, which was created in 1995 following the merger of the TSB Group and the Lloyds Bank Group. ... Macquarie Bank Limited is an Australian merchant bank and financial services group, providing a broad range of products and services to investors, corporations and government. ... The Gruppo Sanpaolo IMI is one of Italys major banking and insurance groups and it is based in Turin. ... Sberbank is the largest bank in the Russian Federation. ... SEB or Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, is a North-European financial group for corporate customers, institutions and private individuals. ... Standard Bank of South Africa is South Africas biggest banking group. ... SunTrust Headquarters at SunTrust Plaza in Atlanta, GA. SunTrust Banks, Inc. ... 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Franklin Resources Inc. ... The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ... Nikko Cordial Corporation ) (TYO: 8603 , SGX: N06) is a major Japanese brokerage firm and is the holding company for Nikko Cordial Securities and other subsidiaries. ... SLM stands for: Selective Level Meter Spatial light modulator Sudan Liberation Movement the ATA Airport Code for the spanish city Salamanca This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 3M Company (NYSE: MMM), formerly Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company until 2002, is an American corporation with a worldwide presence. ... Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is a major American multinational corporation that produces electronic control systems and automation equipment. ... Hutchison Whampoa Limited or HWL (Traditional Chinese: , SEHK: 0013) of Hong Kong is a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. ... 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PwC Japan's Assurance (Audit) Service

The Kasumigaseki Building in Kasumigaseki, Tokyo houses PwC Japan Tax Services and PwC HRS. Assurance and advisory services are in Marunouchi, Tokyo.

The member firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata (あらた監査法人 PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata?) and a network firm Misuzu Audit Corporation (the former ChuoAoyama PricewaterhouseCoopers) (みすず監査法人 Misuzu Kansa Hōjin?) provided auditing services in Japan. Misuzu dissolved in July, 2007. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x2048, 845 KB) Kasumigaseki Building, Tokyo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x2048, 845 KB) Kasumigaseki Building, Tokyo. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


From 2000 to 2006, PwC's affiliate of assurance service in Japan was ChuoAoyama Audit Corporation (中央青山監査法人 Chūō-Aoyama Kansa Hōjin?). In May 2006, the Financial Services Agency suspended ChuoAoyama following a suspicious audit of cosmetics company Kanebo in which three of the firm's partners allegedly assisted with accounting fraud and boosted earnings for the company by about $1.9 billion over the course of five years. The accountants involved were reprimanded by the Tokyo District Court but escaped prison time after a judge deemed them to have played a "passive role" in the crime.[22]


Shortly after the suspension of ChuoAoyama, PwC acted quickly to stem any possible client attrition as a result of the scandal. It set up the PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata, and some of ChuoAoyama's accountants (but most of the international divisions) moved to the new firm. ChuoAoyama resumed operations on September 1 under the Misuzu name. However, by this point the two firms combined had 30% fewer clients than did ChuoAoyama prior to its suspension.[23]


Staff

Because PwC's only product is the output of its employees, the firm has a competitive recruiting program. PricewaterhouseCoopers was recently included in Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, coming in at number 58 in 2007.[24] In the UK PwC has been voted number one in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for 4 consecutive years.[25] PricewaterhouseCoopers is one of the top 10 companies for working mothers.[26] In 2007, PwC's Canadian practice was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, as published in Maclean's magazine, one of only a handful of professional services firms to receive this honor.[27] PwC in Ireland was named as the winner of the Best Company to Work for in Ireland 2008 by the Great Place to Work Institute in their annual list of Ireland's top employers.[28] Categories: Magazines stubs | Time Warner subsidiaries | Business magazines ... Canadas Top 100 Employers is an annual competition that recognizes the best places in Canada to work. ... A cover of the Canadian magazine Macleans. ...


Consulting activities

Screenshot of the PwC Consulting webpage indicating the IBM merger

Though the firm's core business is audit, it had created a large professional consulting branch, as did other major accountancy firms, generating much of its fees. Management Consulting Services (MCS) was the fastest growing and often most profitable area of the practice, though it was cyclical. The major cause for growth in the Nineties was the implementation of complex integrated ERP systems such as SAP R/3 for multi-national companies. Image File history File linksMetadata Pwc_Consulting. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pwc_Consulting. ... For other uses, see Audit (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Consultant (disambiguation). ... Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems attempt to integrate several data sources and processes of an organization into a unified system. ... SAP R/3 is the former name of the main enterprise resource planning software produced by SAP AG. Its new name is SAP ERP. // The first version of SAPs flagship enterprise software was a financial Accounting system named R/1. ...


However, PwC came under increasing pressure to avoid conflicts of interests by not providing consulting services to its audit clients. Since it audited a large proportion of the world's largest companies, this was beginning to limit its potential market. These conflicts were going to increase when additional services such as the outsourcing of ERP systems were offered. For these reasons, in 2000, Ernst & Young was the first of the Big Four to sell its consulting services, to Capgemini.[29] Outsourcing is subcontracting a process, such as product design or manufacturing, to a third-party company. ... Ernst & Young is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, and one of the Big Four auditors, along with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Deloitte) and KPMG. Ernst & Young is a global organization consisting of many member firms. ... The Big 4, sometimes written as the Big Four, are the four largest international accountancy and professional services firms, which handle the vast majority of audits for publicly traded companies as well as many private companies. ... Capgemini (Euronext: CAP) is a major French company, one of the worlds largest information technology, management consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies with a staff of 75,000 operating in 30 countries. ...


PwC therefore planned to capitalize on MCS's rapid growth through its sale to Hewlett Packard (for a reported $17 billion) but negotiations broke down in 2000.[30] HP may refer to: Handley Page Aircraft Company Harry Potter, a series of fantasy novels by British writer J. K. Rowling Hello! Project (H!P), a Japanese pop recording project Hewlett-Packard, a computer and computer peripheral company High Point, North Carolina High potency, a term used in biology, pharmacology...


PwC announced in May 2002 that its consulting activities would be spun off as an independent entity. An outside consultancy, Wolff Olins, was hired to create a brand image for the new entity, called "Monday". The firm's CEO, Greg Brenneman described the unusual name as "a real word, concise, recognizable, global and the right fit for a company that works hard to deliver results."[31] These plans were soon revised, however. In October 2002, PricewaterhouseCoopers sold the consultancy business to IBM for approximately $3.9 billion in cash and stock.[32] Management consulting is the process of helping companies to improve or transform themselves. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Brand (disambiguation). ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Greg Brenneman is the current CEO of the Burger King corporation. ... International Business Machines Corporation (IBM, or colloquially, Big Blue) (NYSE: IBM) (incorporated June 15, 1911, in operation since 1888) is headquartered in Armonk, New York, USA. The company manufactures and sells computer hardware, software, and services. ...


PwC also has developed several broader consulting initiatives in the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework, including a global effort to assist corporations with outsourcing, as well as a global political risk assessment with the political risk advisory firm Eurasia Group.[33] In business Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) are the methods and processes used to manage those risks, possible events or circumstances that can have influence on the enterprise in question. ... Eurasia Group is a global political risk consultancy, founded in 1998. ...


Advisory services offered by PwC also include two actuarial consultancy departments; Actuarial and Insurance Management Solutions (AIMS) and a sub branch of "Human Resource Services" (HRS). Actuarial covers mainly 4 areas: pensions, life insurance, non-life insurance and investments. AIMS deals with life and non-life insurance and investments while HRS deals mainly with pensions.[34] Damage from Hurricane Katrina. ... A pension (also known as superannuation) is a retirement plan intended to provide a person with a secure income for life. ... Life insurance or life assurance is a contract between the policy owner and the insurer, where the insurer agrees to pay a sum of money upon the occurrence of the insured individuals or individuals death. ... Casualty insurance is a broad category of insurance that includes almost any coverage that is not related to life, health, or property. ... Investment is a term with several closely related meanings in finance and economics. ...


PwC serves the U.S. Federal Government through their Washington Federal Practice (WFP). PwC has over 2000 professionals based in the Washington Metro Corridor.[35]


Dell, Inc. litigation

On January 31, 2007 PwC was named as a co-defendant in a class action lawsuit filed against Dell, the world's number two PC manufacturer. Taken on behalf of shareholders, the lawsuit alleges that Dell, and its auditors, failed to disclose information about Dell's financial condition.[36] This article is about the corporation Dell, Inc. ... A stylised illustration of a personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals, intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. ...


Notable current and former employees

Business

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Politics and public service

Steve Ciobo Steven Michele Ciobo (pronounced Choe-boe) (born 29 May 1974), Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since November 2001 representing the Division of Moncrieff, Queensland. ... Type Lower house Speaker of the House David Hawker, Liberal since November 16, 2004 Members 150 Political groups ALP (85) Liberal Party (53) National Party (10) Last elections 24 November 2007 Meeting place Parliament House, Canberra, ACT Web site House of Representatives Entrance to the House of Representatives Judicial High... Justine Greening (born April 30, Rotherham) is a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom, and Member of Parliament for Putney winning the seat in the 2005 election on 5 May 2005. ... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons Michael Martin MP Speaker of the House of Lords Hélène Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Plaid Cymru Democratic Unionist... David Philip Heathcoat-Amory (born March 21, 1949) British politician and farmer. ... Mark Gerard Hoban (born 31 March 1964, County Durham) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... John Liu is a New York City politician, currently serving on the New York City Council representing District 20. ... New York City Hall The New York City Council is the lawmaking body of the City of New York. ... Jeffrey John Lucy (born November 6, 1946) is the current Chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australias Capital Markets and Corporations Regulator. ... The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) is an independent Australian government body that acts as Australias corporate regulator. ... For the figure skater, see Robert McNamara (figure skater). ... The United States Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) is the head of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), concerned with the armed services and military matters. ... The World Bank logo The World Bank (the Bank) is a part of the World Bank Group (WBG), is a bank that makes loans to developing countries for development programs with the stated goal of reducing poverty. ... Morten Meyer Morten Andreas Meyer (b. ... Francis John Plowden is a lay member of the Judicial Appointments Commission. ... The Judicial Appointments Commission is responsible for selecting judges in England and Wales. ... John Boothman Stuttard is the current Lord Mayor of London. ... Not to be confused with Mayor of London. ... Paul John Mark Szabo (born May 10, 1948 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... Type Lower House Speaker Peter Milliken, Liberal since January 29, 2001 Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Peter Van Loan, Conservative since January 4, 2007 Opposition House Leader Ralph Goodale, Liberal since January 23, 2006 Members 308 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party Bloc Québécois... Stephen Roy Williams (born 11 October 1966) is a British Liberal Democrat politician who was elected Member of Parliament for Bristol West in the 2005 election. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, is a liberal political party in the United Kingdom formed in 1988 by the merger of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party; the two parties had already been in an alliance for seven years prior to this, since not long...

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References

  1. ^ Hoovers
  2. ^ Facts & figures
  3. ^ a b c d PWC History and milestones
  4. ^ a b c PWC Global Annual Review 2007 Page 35
  5. ^ a b PWC Global Annual Review 2007 Page 39
  6. ^ Forbes - The Largest Private Companies
  7. ^ a b c d e Accounting for Success: a History of Price Waterhouse in America 1890-1990. Harvard Business School Press. ISBN 9780875843285. 
  8. ^ University of Washington: Acounting firms and organisations
  9. ^ A History of Coopers Brothers 1854-1954. 
  10. ^ Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand to merge Weekly Corporate Growth Report 29 September 1997
  11. ^ The lessons of Andersen's fall Business Week 1 July 2002
  12. ^ PWC: Corporate Finance
  13. ^ PWC Global Review 2007 Page 1
  14. ^ a b PWC Global Review 2007 Page 34
  15. ^ PWC: CIPS
  16. ^ PWC: FS
  17. ^ PWC: TICE
  18. ^ PWC: G&PS
  19. ^ PricewaterhouseCoopers to safeguard Hollywood's biggest secret for 72nd year
  20. ^ KPMG closes FTSE 100 gap on PWC Accountancy Age, 13 December 2007
  21. ^ PWC: Energy, utilities and mining
  22. ^ CPAs in Kanebo fraud avoid prison, The Japan Times (registration required), Aug. 10, 2006.
  23. ^ Rocky road for new accounting firm, The Daily Yomiuri, Sep. 2, 2006.
  24. ^ Fortune: Best companies to work for
  25. ^ Times Top 100 Graduate Employers
  26. ^ Working Mother
  27. ^ Reasons for Selection, 2007 Canada's Top 100 Employers.
  28. ^ Ireland's Best Companies to Work for 2008.
  29. ^ Ernst & Young sells consulting unit to Cap Gemini Cnet News, 29 February 2000
  30. ^ Hewlett-Packard drops PWC bid BBC News, 13 November 2000
  31. ^ Monday name change for PwC, BBC News, June 10, 2002.
  32. ^ IBM buying PricewaterhouseCoopers' consulting business Technology, 31 July 2002
  33. ^ PWC: How managing political risk improves global financial performance
  34. ^ Actuarial & Insurance Management Solutions
  35. ^ Washington Federal Practice
  36. ^ United States District Court Writ filed 31 January 2007
  37. ^ OLPC News

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