The Rise of The Accountants: How They Broke Capitalism
The world's 'Big Four' accountancy firms - PwC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and KPMG - have become a gilded elite. Up in the high six figures, an average partner salary rivals that of a Premier League footballer. But how has the seemingly humdrum profession of accountancy got to this level? And what is the price we pay for their excesses?
Leading investigative journalists Richard Brooks and Simon Bowers will discuss the profession's rise to global influence and offer a gripping exposé of the industry. From underpinning global tax avoidance to corrupting world football, Richard and Simon will analyze how accountants have used their central role in the economy to sell management consultancy services that send billions in fees its way, while often leaving chaos in its wake.
Investigative Reporter, Private Eye (London)
Investigative Reporter, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists