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The number of public companies EY audits out of 6,167 in the United States – more than any other Big Four firm. The firm has held the top spot in public company audit engagements for the past two years, according to a 2017 report by Audit Analytics.

£4 million

The tax bill owed by English football club Aston Villa. The club is working with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to resolve the issue and aims to pay in instalments, according to The Guardian.

¥91.8 billion

The amount of annual total revenue recorded by China’s accounting firms at the end of 2017, according to the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The sector has been growing rapidly, with 46 firms posting over 100 million yuan in revenue last year, and 12 seeing revenue above 1 billion yuan.

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