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Akintola Williams Deloitte is the oldest indigenous firm in Nigeria, established in 1952 by Mr. Akintola Williams, FCA, CFR, CBE, the doyen of the accountancy profession.  Through astute management the firm has grown in size and scope of services to become the largest professional services firm in Nigeria.

The firm started operations in Nigeria as Akintola Williams & Co in 1952. Between April 1999 and May 2004, two mergers with existing accounting firms were consummated which resulted in its being the largest professional services firm in Nigeria with a staff of over 600. The firm adopted the business name “Akintola Williams Deloitte” on July 30, 2004. 

Over the years, Deloitte has built up a strong representation in several major African cities and has successfully undertaken a variety of business advisory and consulting assignments for clients in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. With the potent combination of extensive local knowledge, countrywide representation and international expertise, we are able to offer our clients the best services and solutions to meet their needs.

Akintola Williams Deloitte is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and also a part Deloitte Africa practice which has presence in 34 countries in Africa. Deloitte Africa is clustered in English, French and Portuguese speaking areas to better facilitate service delivery to our clients. The Nigerian member firm is part of the English speaking cluster spread across 15 countries in East, Central, Southern and West Africa.

Deloitte is focused on client service through a global strategy executed locally in over 150 countries. With access to intellectual capital of 200,000 people worldwide, our member firms deliver services in the following professional areas:  AuditTaxConsulting, Accounting & Financial Advisory, Corporate Finance and Risk Advisory. Our member firms serve more than one-half of the world largest companies, as well as large national enterprises, public institutions, locally important clients, and successful, fast growing companies.

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