Facts and figures
PwC has offices in 776 locations in 157 countries.
PwC people as of June 2013:
|Client service staff
|Practice support staff
NEW YORK, 1 October 2013 – PwC reported record total gross revenues of US$32.1 billion for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2013. All of PwC's largest firms and each of its major service lines continued to grow, a strong performance amidst challenging markets and circumstances. At constant exchange rates, PwC's total global revenues rose by 4%.
For more information go Building trust in a time of change -- 2013 Global Annual Review
- In FY13, PwC firms provided services to 421 companies in the Fortune Global 500 and 452 in the FT Global 500
- At 30 June 2013, a total of 2,511 PwC people were on long-term international assignments
- In 2013, we were named the 4th most attractive employer in the world for business students by Universum
- PwC was named the 4th most powerful brand in the 2013 BrandFinance Global 500
- In several 2013 IDC Marketscape reports, PwC was rated a leader worldwide in Organizational & Change Consulting, strongest worldwide in Governance, Risk and Compliance Consulting, and a leader in Business Consulting to the retail and public sectors
- PwC Brazil has been named The Most Admired Audit Company by Carta Capital/ TNS InterScience for over 10 years
- PwC China was ranked #1 in the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) Top China Accounting Firms 2013 for the 11th consecutive year
- PwC was named 2013 Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year in Belgium, Russia and Switzerland by International Tax Review
- PwC Switzerland was highly commended in the category Best Advisory Firms in HFMWeek's 2013 European Hedge Fund Services Awards
- PwC UK placed #1 in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers for 2013 and #11 in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For
- PwC UK was also named the Best Performing Accountancy Brand for the second year in a row at the Managing Partners' Forum Awards
- PwC US ranked #2 on DiversityInc’s 2013 Top Companies for Diversity list, and, for the ninth consecutive year, was named among Fortune's 100 Best Places to Work
- The US Treasury has honoured the PwC-supported Bhutan Green Power Project to bring clean hydropower to rural households, schools and clinics in Bhutan.
PwC has been created by the merger of two firms—Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand—each with historical roots going back some 150 years. Set out below are some key milestones in the history of both firms.
- 1849 – Samuel Lowell Price sets up in business in London.
- 1854 – William Cooper establishes his own practice in London, which seven years later becomes Cooper Brothers.
- 1865 – Price, Holyland and Waterhouse join forces in partnership 1874 Name changes to Price, Waterhouse & Co.
- 1898 – Robert H. Montgomery, William M. Lybrand, Adam A. Ross Jr. and his brother T. Edward Ross form Lybrand, Ross Brothers and Montgomery.
- 1957 – Cooper Brothers & Co (UK), McDonald, Currie and Co (Canada) and Lybrand, Ross Bros & Montgomery (US) merge to form Coopers & Lybrand.
- 1982 – Price Waterhouse World Firm formed.
- 1990 – Coopers & Lybrand merges with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in a number of countries around the world.
- 1998 – Worldwide merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand to create PwC.