Crowe Horwath LLP at a Glance


  • “Wonderful, friendly, helpful coworkers”
  • “Schedule flexibility”
  • “Opportunity to work with a variety of clients in a variety of industries, and the ability to take on greater levels of responsibility early on”


  • “Busy season hours”
  • “Work/life imbalance”
  • “Stressful”

The Buzz

  • “Very impressive leadership and partners; very personable people”
  • “Okay mid-tier firm”
  • “Good firm, excellent in nonprofit space”
  • “A step below the Big 4”

About Crowe Horwath LLP

With a history that dates back to 1942, Crowe Horwath began as a certified public accounting firm with only two full-time employees. Crowe established its consulting group in the 1960s, and today is one of the most respected and recognized firms of its kind. Touting itself as "The Unique Alternative to the Big Four," Crowe gives four reasons why its services are among the best: the higher level of service and value it brings to clients, the core competencies of its thought leaders, its innovative approach to client needs, and a high level of service commitment.  

In 1991, Crowe became a member of Horwath International, a worldwide organization of accounting and consulting firms. The affiliation increased Crowe's ability to serve clients with international needs. Formerly known as Crowe Chizek & Company, the firm changed its name in 2008 to Crowe Horwath to strengthen its alignment with Horwath International. In 2009, Horwath International changed its name to Crowe Horwath International.  

Crowe has approximately 3,000 employees serving out of 28 offices from coast to coast. The firm provides audit, performance, risk consulting and tax services to companies in numerous sectors, including construction, education, finance, food and agriculture, health care, manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profit, private equity, and state and local government. By revenue, Crowe is the eighth-largest accounting firm in the country, according to Accounting Today's 2015 Top 100 Accounting Firms rankings. The firm booked $686 million in revenue in its latest fiscal year.

Crowe Horwath LLP

225 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (630) 574-7878
Fax: (630) 574-1608


  • Employer Type: Private Partnership
  • CEO: Jim Powers
  • 2016 Employees: 3,000

Major Office Locations

  • Chicago, IL