The Big 4 Accounting Firms Love Sports, Especially Golf

By December 13, 2013Accounting

The Big 4 accounting firms love themselves some sports.  Let’s take a look at the CPA connection in the world of sports:

Big 4 Accounting: Ernst & YoungErnst & Young:

-The global brand will continue it’s visibility worldwide with a strategic partnership for the Summer Olympics inRio 2016.

-In golf connections, E&Y is sponsor of the Ryder Cup.

-Fun fact: Former E&Y employee and Home Depot founder, Arthur Blank is the owner of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.

-E&Y is also into field hockey, soccer and advancing women in sports.


Big 4 Accounting: KPMGKMPG:

-Most notably the KPMG logo is prominently displayed on the visor of pro golfer Phil Mickelson, we all know how he feels about having to pay taxes on this.  KPMG also supports LPGA golfer Stacy Lewis.

-KPMG wins on the sports diversity front, supporting the Yorkshire Jets which compete in something called Netball?

-Olympic sponsorships include the last Summer games in London and they are currently involved in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.



Big 4 Accounting: DeloitteDeloitte:

-Deloitte’s annual review of The Soccer Football Money League is an interesting read.  Fun fact: Real Madrid has the most revenue of any sports team in the world.

-I hear Deloitte University may make the NCAA tournament this year.



Big 4 Accounting: PWPWC:

-PWC also loves golf as it is a sponsor of the PGA tour event TPC Sawgrass.

-They published a study on the Outlook of the Global Sports Market.

-PWC also supports Irish rugby, field hockey and The America’s Cup.


 As you can see the Big 4 accounting firms are heavily involved in the sports world, but oddly not very involved with the Big 4 American sports.  Through various sponsorships these accounting giants spend money all over the world (except on overtime for their employees!).  If I missed any sports connections, please add them in the comment section!

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