Top Ranked

Best Accounting Firms to Work For

Prestige isn't everything. These are the firms accountants find the most amenable to a satisfying work experience.

  • Survey Methodology

    In addition to ranking other firms in terms of prestige, survey respondents were asked to rate their own firms in a variety of categories. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, respondents evaluated their firms in various "quality of life" areas. A firm's score in each category is simply the average of those rankings.

    Firms with fewer than 10 responses for any given question were excluded from that ranking category.

  • Ranking History

2014 Best Accounting Firms for Business Outlook

1
SCORE
9.094

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

American representative  New York-headquartered professional services firm PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP is the U.S. member firm...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
16
2
SCORE
9.057

Moss Adams LLP

Western United States Accounting  Seattle-based Moss Adams is the nation's 15th largest accounting firm by revenue, according to Accounting...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
18
3
SCORE
9.053

Plante Moran

Celebrating more than 90 years of excellence  Now in its 91st year of operation, Michigan-based Plante Moran is one of the largest accounting...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
1
4
SCORE
9.046

Rothstein Kass

Financial services experts   New Jersey's Rothstein Kass was founded in 1959, and over 50 years later, it has grown into the 20th-largest...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
8
5
SCORE
9.016

WithumSmith+Brown, PC

People-focused for 40 years  Headquartered in Princeton, N.J., WithumSmith+Brown provides a long list of services, including accounting, auditing,...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
2
6
SCORE
8.985

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Getting bigger down South  Dixon Hughes Goodman is the largest accounting firm headquartered in the South and the 16th-largest in the nation...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
12
7
SCORE
8.962

Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP

Passion in Palo Alto  Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP specializes in providing accounting services to clients considered to be leaders in their...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
5
8
SCORE
8.921

Eide Bailly LLP

Up in Fargo One of the 25 largest U.S. accounting firms, Eide Bailly has roots that can be traced to 1917 when John A. "Jack" Cull opened...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
3
9
SCORE
8.796

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

On the rise Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (commonly known as Baker Tilly) has 31 offices and nearly 2,500 staff members. In October 2014, it merged...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
15
10
SCORE
8.711

Grant Thornton LLP

Based in Chicago with an international reach  Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. Grant Thornton's...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
7
11
SCORE
8.706

Armanino LLP

Fast-growing firm Founded in 1953, Armanino is one of the 30 largest accounting firms in the U.S. by revenue. It has nearly 600 professionals...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
4
12
SCORE
8.694

Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP (MBAF)

Shining down South Founded in Miami in 1969, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra (commonly known as MBAF) is the largest accounting firm in Florida and...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
13
SCORE
8.680

Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC

Accounting down South Elliott Davis Decosimo is one of the largest accounting, tax, and consulting firms in the Southeast U.S. and one of the...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
13
14
SCORE
8.644

Berdon LLP

New York state of mind Berdon LLP, a full-service accounting and advisory firm, has earned its New York street cred by representing some of the...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
14
15
SCORE
8.642

Schenck SC

Up in Wisconsin Wisconsin-based Schenck is the 49th-largest CPA firm in the U.S. by revenue, according to Accounting Today's 2015 rankings....

TRENDING

2013 Rank
10
16
SCORE
8.632

SS&G, Inc.

Biggest independent in the Buckeye state  SS&G is an independently owned accounting and management consulting firm headquartered in...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
6
17
SCORE
8.620

Deloitte LLP

Known throughout the world Deloitte's U.S. operations have more than 60,000 professionals in 90 cities and works in four key business areas: audit...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
24
18
SCORE
8.547

Friedman LLP

Shorter and stronger  For most of its life, Friedman LLP operated under a much longer moniker: Friedman Alpren & Green LLP. The firm was...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
9
19
SCORE
8.475

Rehmann

From humble roots to national presence  Rehmann was ranked No. 29 in Accounting Today's 2015 list of the nation's largest 100 accounting...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
22
20
SCORE
8.470

Watkins Meegan, L.L.C.

Accounting in the nation's capital  Founded in 1975, Watkins Meegan has more than 200 professionals in four offices in Maryland and Virginia....

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR