• Year-on-year growth of 16.4%, including 13.3% organic growth, demonstrates the strength of Mazars’ integrated partnership model
• Highest growth since 2007 confirms Mazars’ position as a leading international audit, tax and advisory firm in a concentrated market
• Double-digit growth in all regions and all service lines suggests the relevance of, and confidence in, Mazars’ international development and balanced multidisciplinary strategy
• In Poland, revenues increased by 18.4%
• Employment growth of 26% with the promotion of 2 new partners
• Opening of a new office in Wroclaw
• Certification of ISO 27001:2017 for the international standard regarding management of information security
14 February 2023: Mazars, the international audit, tax and advisory firm, today releases its global financial results for the 2021/2022 financial year, highlighting double-digit year-on-year growth of 16.4%, reaching €2.45bn in fee income. The increase in revenue comprises strong growth across all regions and services, both audit and non-audit (full details below).
Such financial performance confirms Mazars’ strong international position and the relevance of its uniquely integrated model, as well as boosting confidence in the firm’s continuing ability to create value for clients. In a fast-changing environment, Mazars supports companies of all sizes in their quest to grow responsibly; comply with an increasing number of complex regulations; embrace transformations to enhance their business operations or internal systems; and meet the expectations of regulators, talent and society to secure long-term performance.
“2022 was an eventful year that tested the agility of companies everywhere. These disruptions, coming on top of longer-term trends including digitisation and sustainability, can be challenging, but they also offer vast opportunities to grow, develop and explore new ways to create value. In this unsettled context, Mazars’ role, more than ever, is to be a trusted partner to clients,” says Hervé Hélias, CEO and Chairman of Mazars Group.
Mazars, a leading audit and advisory market player in Poland
In Poland, the firm reported revenue of PLN 65,6 mln year ended 31 August 2022, up from PLN 55,4 mln during the previous year (+18,4% growth y/y). Mazars also strengthened its capacities during that period, increasing the number of employees in its Polish offices from 300 to 380 (+26% growth y/y).
Despite challenging times related to the war in Ukraine, economic slowdown, higher interest rates and lower PLN/EUR exchange rate, Mazars in Poland confirmed its dynamic development in all service lines. With the further deployment of the firm’s One24 strategy, Mazars has set a clear direction for growth and in achieving its purpose of building the economic foundations of a fair and prosperous world. Michel Kiviatkowski Partner Zarządzający
The main achievements of this year included among others:
- the promotion of one new international CARL Partner for Payroll and of one new Local Partner for Financial Services,
- the opening of a new office in Wrocław,
- the further strengthening of our market presence in audit and advisory, both in Industry & Services as well as in Financial Services sectors,
- the creation of a new Warsaw-based Quantitative and Risk Analysis team acting as Center of Excellence for the whole Mazars Group,
- the creation of a Sustainability department,
- tthe further development of our international desk strategies, notably the French Desk, the German Desk and the US & UK Desk,
- the ISO 27001:2017 certification obtained by Mazars Poland for the international standard regarding the management of information security.
Balanced growth across regions and portfolio of activities worldwide
Strong performance across regions and services throughout the world reflects, on the one hand, Mazars’ international expansion, operating at scale effectively as ‘one team, one firm’, with a presence in nearly 100 countries. On the other hand, it highlights the relevance of the firm’s multidisciplinary approach: Mazars’ development strategy is to keep the right balance between its regulated services and its tax, consulting or advisory services. The firm is convinced this diverse portfolio is essential to the quality of audit, the relevance of the services rendered to clients, the attraction and retention of the best talent and, ultimately, the public interest.
Commenting on the firm’s financial results, Hélias continues: “Despite a complex global environment, 2022 was an excellent year for Mazars across geographies and service lines. Our performance confirms the quality and relevance of our services. Mazars’ ability to continuously grow its audit position among large and listed companies offers choice and a different perspective in a highly concentrated market; this competition is essential for the healthy functioning of financial markets. We also offer a deep understanding of sector-specific environments, issues and trends, and stand out as a leading audit firm in financial services, working with some of the largest organisations in the industry.”
Beyond financials: technology and sustainability as key business priorities to retain talent, foster quality and enhance client experience
In 2022, Mazars’ annual C-suite barometer highlighted that technology and sustainability are the top two trends expected to have the biggest impact on businesses. Everywhere, leaders are under pressure to adapt and digitise their business and operations, change the way they work and ensure sustainable growth to remain attractive and competitive. Mazars is not exempt from such trends, and these remain critical investment areas for the firm.
“At a time when audit is at a crossroads, Mazars has an ambitious programme to reinvent and digitise audit for the benefit of clients, auditors and the entire business ecosystem. We are investing in technologies that bring real-time added value to our clients’ decision-making and experience, and equally more advanced data analytics tools to enhance the work of our auditors. We are also focusing our efforts on further upgrading a wide spectrum of technology-powered advisory services, including tax, legal, financial advisory, consulting and sustainability services,” Hélias adds.
As well as technology, sustainability has become an important foundation of business performance and reputation in society.
Hélias continues: “Like most organisations today, we have a responsibility to evolve our business model to be sustainable over the long run. In this regard, we have a clearly defined sustainability strategy built on five pillars – integrity, people, environment, community and offering sustainability services to our clients. Beyond keeping our own promises, we have the duty to help our clients transform by targeting ESG resources where they’re most needed and helping them overcome challenges to non-financial reporting. This is why Mazars is investing massively in upskilling teams, particularly by creating hybrid auditors, bilingual in financial and non-financial information, and ensuring their career progression.”
As auditors and advisors, Mazars has a pivotal role to play in restoring trust in society and fostering greater transparency. Now, more than ever, businesses must ensure that the actions they take today will contribute to the future they want to build tomorrow. “At Mazars, we intend to do just that: transform and invest where it counts to help our clients navigate this evolving landscape and grow responsibly,” Hélias concludes.
Mazars 2021/2022 global financial results highlights
- Fee income as at 31 August 2022: €2.45bn
- Double-digit year-on-year growth at 16.4%, including forex impact of +2.9% and 13.3% organic growth
- Growth in service lines:
- Audit (43%) +15.5% [Mazars audits 2,700 public interest entities worldwide, of which 1,300 are headquartered in Europe and 960 are listed on a regulated market, including 480 listed in Europe. Mazars is ranked fifth in the European audit market for listed European companies.]
- Consulting (11%) +9.6%
- Financial advisory (8%) +29.7%
- Legal (2%) +18.6%
- Outsourcing (18%) +14.3%
- Tax (18%) +15.9%
- Growth in regions:
- Africa & Middle East +21.7%
- Americas +22.4%
- Asia Pacific +17.1%
- Europe +14.6%
- Six new countries in Mazars’ integrated partnership: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia and Zimbabwe.