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Accounting Services in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Accounting Services in Canada

Over the five years to 2018, an expanding Canadian economy, in addition to an increasingly complex regulatory and tax structure, has bolstered demand for the Accounting Services industry in Canada. As a result, industry revenue is expected to rise. Industry growth has been propelled by an increase in the total number of Canadian businesses, which expanded the potential pool of clientele for accounting firms. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is projected to grow. Anticipated growth in the total number of Canadian businesses will underpin industry revenue growth. Additionally, as multinational companies expand into Canada, they will rely on domestic accounting firms to provide insight into federal tax incentive programs. Likewise, as Canadian companies expand overseas, accounting services firms will be needed to advise businesses on global tax issues, such as transfer pricing.

This industry audits the accounting records of public and private organizations and attests to compliance with generally accepted accounting practices. Accounting services establishments provide a variety of accounting services, including auditing accounting records, designing accounting systems, preparing financial statements, developing budgets and providing advice on matters related to accounting.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of businesses
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table PricewaterhouseCoopers (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table KPMG International (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Ernst & Young (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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