Since opening its first office in 1845, Deloitte has grown to become the largest professional services company in the world, in terms of both revenue and number of accredited employees. Today, it is a long-standing member of the ‘Big Four’ accounting firms alongside EY, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The trajectory has spanned almost 180 years, and the company’s growth has been consistent throughout. From its first office in London, the company went on to establish a presence in major cities around the world, from New York to Buenos Aires and beyond. This international footing has been the foundation of Deloitte’s success.
Today, the company employs around 350,000 people across 150 countries and territories. Here in the UAE, Deloitte has over 1,000 professionals supporting the audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory and tax needs of the region. The team is spread across five offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Sharjah.
Deloitte’s full service UAE division works with leading enterprises and institutions in banking and financial services, real estate, leisure and hospitality, construction, public sector activities, trading, manufacturing, telecom, retail and energy and resources.
The company launched an International Tax Center of Excellence in Dubai in 2009, which was ranked tier one in tax services in the International Tax Review’s World Tax briefings just a year later.
Deloitte’s unique position as a global powerhouse with a distinctly local approach is undoubtedly the key to its continued success. The company has garnered much recognition for its work, regularly ranking in Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, being named the Number One Accounting Firm by Inside Public Accounting for ten years in a row, and consistently being a Gartner leader for Security Consulting Services.
Needless to say, this high standard translates into considerable annual revenues – topping almost USD 60bn in 2022.