The ‘Big 4’ accounting firms love themselves some sports. Let’s take a look at the CPA connection in the world of sports:
-The global brand will continue it’s visibility worldwide with a strategic partnership for the Summer Olympics in Rio 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.
-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.
-PWC also loves golf as it is a sponsor of the PGA tour event TPC Sawgrass.
-PWC also supports Irish rugby, field hockey and The America’s Cup.
As you can see the ‘Big 4’ 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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