Moss Adams LLP at a Glance


  • “You control your career—your opportunity and advancement is what you make it”
  • “The people; I enjoy spending time with and greatly respect my colleagues at all levels”
  • “Reasonable hours compared to the Big 4”


  • “Hours during busy season”
  • “Pay is competitive with other public accounting firms but still fairly low considering the hours we put in”
  • “Sometimes you have to sacrifice your personal life to ensure that a project is completed on time”

The Buzz

  • “Solid West Coast firm”
  • “Midsize firm”
  • “Well-respected, well-known competitor; doing many things right”
  • “Never heard of them”

About Moss Adams LLP

Western United States Accounting 

Seattle-based Moss Adams is the nation's 15th largest accounting firm by revenue, according to Accounting Today's 2015 rankings. It has 24 offices, located primarily in the western United States, and its clients include public, private, and not-for-profit enterprises. The firm operates through three main service lines (assurance, consulting, and tax), and serves industries includes apparel, communications and media, construction, automotive, financial services, agribusiness, forest products, health care, life sciences, manufacturing and consumer products, not-for-profit, government, real estate, hospitality, restaurants, technology, tribal government and gaming, and utilities. It also offers services to private clients and high-net-worth individuals, providing investment banking and asset management services through two affiliate companies: Moss Adams Capital LLC and Moss Adams Wealth Advisors LLC. 

The firm's history dates back to 1913, when Seattle accountant John G. McIntosh opened a small firm that provided services to the region's lumber industry. Six years later McIntosh partnered with Albert Moss and Edwin Adams. Moss Adams, as the firm became known, spread beyond the Pacific Northwest-Washington and Oregon-in the 1960s, when it opened several offices in California. It later expanded to Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, and, most recently, Texas. 

The largest accounting and consulting firm headquartered in the West, Moss Adams has approximately 2,000 personnel, including more than 250 partners. It booked nearly $430 million in revenues in its latest fiscal year. It is led by Chris Schmidt, its chairman and CEO. Moss Adams is a founding member of Praxity, AISBL, a global alliance of more than 100 independent accounting and auditing companies spread across more than 97 countries and territories.

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Moss Adams LLP

999 Third Avenue
Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98104-4019
Phone: (206) 302-6800
Fax: (206) 652-2098


  • Employer Type: Private Partnership
  • Chairman & CEO: Chris Schmidt
  • 2015 Employees: 2,000

Major Office Locations

  • Seattle, WA

Vault Company ID: 29005

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