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By Jim Peterson

The post-Enron disintegration of Arthur Andersen in 2002 lowered the variety of foreign accounting businesses that audit the majority of the world's greatest public businesses to the surviving vast 4 -- Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC. regardless of marketplace dominance, double-digit annual development and annual international profit above $120 billion in 2014 - the viability of the large 4 and their enterprise version faces severe threats:- frequent dissatisfaction with the normal shape and language in their center product -- the conventional "pass-fail" auditor's file. - The chronic "expectations hole" among their perceived functionality caliber and the acknowledged wishes of data clients. - and particularly, the questionable skill of the massive 4 and their companions to outlive a "black swan" monetary surprise - a litigation judgment or legislations enforcement sanction at the scale that destroyed Arthur Andersen. count number Down seems to be on the complicated demanding situations dealing with the large 4, questions the feasibility and achievability of a number of the proffered "solutions", and proposes an advanced version for large Audit that will be either sustainable for the massive enterprises and healthy to serve the capital markets of the twenty first century.

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