Crowe Horwath LLP (Consulting Practice) at a Glance


  • "Flexibility and self-made opportunity."
  • "Opportunities to bid on engagements with government clients."
  • "Culture and opportunities to advance."
  • "Flexible work schedule, good people, competitive wages."


  • "Limited market awareness."
  • "The hours are long and travel extensive."
  • "With growth comes more administrative headaches."
  • "I think they don't spend enough money on the infrastructure of the firm to be able to move up market."

The Buzz

  • "Focused, small."
  • "Exclusive accounting firm."
  • "Not quite the Big Four."
  • "IT focused."

About Crowe Horwath LLP (Consulting Practice)

New Era

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 currently has approximately 3,000 employees serving out of 28 offices, mainly located in the Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast. 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 2014 Top 100 Accounting Firms rankings. The firm booked $665 million in revenue in its latest fiscal year.



February 2014

Crowe Metals Accelerator earns "Certified for Microsoft Dynamics" accreditation

Crowe announced that its Crowe Metals Accelerator has been awarded the "Certified for Microsoft Dynamics" accreditation. Successfully meeting all certification requirements signifies that the Crowe solution has met Microsoft Corp's highest standard for partner-developed software, becoming the first Microsoft Dynamics AX certified solution for the metals industry.The Crowe Metals Accelerator works with Microsoft's leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology, Microsoft Dynamics AX, with processes that are specifically configured for producers, processors, fabricators and service centers in the metals industry.


November 2013

Crowe Horwath LLP names Derek Bang its first chief innovation officer

Crowe named Derek Bang as its first chief innovation officer, effective Oct. 1. Bang, a CPA and a partner with the firm, will be responsible for leading the New Product Development team and continuing the firm's history of creating innovative solutions for its clients.

Bang, who has specialized in healthcare industry consulting, led the development of the first patented Crowe software product, Crowe® Revenue Cycle Analytics (RCA). A healthcare revenue analysis and reporting application, Crowe RCA is just one of several solutions that Crowe has developed in recent years. Another, the Crowe Tax Risk Assessment and Control (C-TRAC®) solution, is the only IRS-approved tax-exempt Form 990 software. These two solutions and several others have contributed more than $100 million in revenue over the past five years. Crowe currently has 10 new solutions and revisions of existing solutions in various phases of development.


October 2013

Crowe Horwath LLP, CHAN HEALTHCARE complete strategic partnership.

Crowe Horwath LLP and CHAN HEALTHCARE LLC finalized the transaction to combine resources, creating one of the largest providers of internal audit and financial advisory services in the U.S. healthcare industry. CHAN HEALTHCARE was formerly co-owned by Ascension and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), which retain a minority position in the combined enterprise. Both will also continue their client relationship with CHAN HEALTHCARE. By combining resources, the two organizations will strengthen existing services to meet the internal audit, risk management and financial advisory needs of the changing healthcare industry.

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Crowe Horwath LLP (Consulting Practice)

70 West Madison Street
Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60602-4903
Phone: (630) 574-7878
Fax: (630) 574-1608


  • Employer Type: Public
  • CEO: Charles Allen
  • 2014 Employees: 3,000

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Bankruptcy and Insolvency
    Corporate Finance
    Forensic Services
    Fresh Start Accounting
    Restructuring Advisory
    Transaction Services
    Merger and Acquisition Integration

Major Office Locations

  • Chicago, IL (HQ)
  • 28 offices across the U.S.