In April, we took a preliminary look at FY2009 audit fees, based on the the proxy statements processed at the time. We have updated this analysis with an additional 1,500 filers, bringing the total to 3,636 proxies tracked between January 1 and June 15, 2010.
The preliminary analysis showed PricewaterhouseCoopers with a small increase in total fees. Now, PwC has a change of -0.8%, with KPMG next among at the Big Four at -2.8%. Among the top ten firms by total fees, only ParenteBeard had positive growth at 6.1%.