In the third quarter this year, almost 80% of corporations purchased a variety of services from non-Big Four audit firms, often using them for multiple services, according to a survey of 220 CFOs from both public and private companies. Purchased services included:
Information Technology (10%)
Human Resources (8%)
Other in-demand services included benefit plan auditing, SOX compliance testing, transfer pricing, and mergers and acquisitions due diligence.
Source: CFO Outlook Survey , 2007 third quarter, Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, www.cfosurveys.com .