Accountancy Firms Most Attractive Employers: Universum 2010

Lucas Gilmore, “Big 4″ observer
September 30, 2010 /

In a new listing of the world’s most attractive employers by consultants Universum, the Big 4 is being seen as heading the table.

The Big 4 accountancy firms have taken the cake in Universum’s 2010 index which lists the world’s most attractive employers.

KPMG is second on the list, followed by Ernst and Young in the third place, Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the fourth and Deloitte in the fifth. The top place is however taken by Google. Google is also the number 1 company to be listed in the index’s Top 50 engineering companies to work for.

Universum uses the opinions of students to come up the listings every year. This year the listing of the Top 50 most attractive employer to work for has been based on the opinions given out by nearly 130,000 students, who belong to the top academic institutions in the 12 leading economies in the world. The countries in which the survey was done are United States of America, China, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, India, Brazil and Spain.

Universum’s CEO, Michal Kalinowski said in a statement that it is becoming increasingly important for companies to create a strong brand image as an employer in order to secure talent from a talented generation which is demanding as well.

Over the past one year, KPMG has recruited over 15,000 graduates globally, including member firms.

The Chairman of KPMG International, Timothy Flynn said in a statement that the survey results clearly showed that students recognized the importance the profession had in today’s world.

Flynn also said that students have voted for the company because they understand that it enables people to develop skills and values that are “essential for serving our clients and communities in today’s complex global business environment.’


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