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Audit giants see dominance waning

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Audit companies have been preparing for this, with investment in personnel, training and ramping up headcount numbers. For instance, the Grant Thornton network plans to double its auditor numbers across its network from 1,500 to 3,000. Vishesh Chandiok, national managing partner, Grant Thornton India LLP, said: “Several local Indian firms are very competent and the belief that only us international firms are the option is misplaced. Not all 50,000 firms for each company but certainly 50 firms can audit most companies, not only four of five firms.”

Vishesh Chandiok
National Managing Partner, Grant Thornton India LLP

This article appeared in Business Standard on 27th June, 2016