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 15 responses for any given question were excluded from that ranking category.

  • Ranking History

2015 Best Accounting Firms for Benefits

1
SCORE
8.180

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

2014 Rank
5
2
SCORE
8.167

Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

The name changer  Ernst & Young LLP is a member firm of Big 4 accounting legend EY, a global organization of member firms formally known...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
3
SCORE
8.144

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

2014 Rank
2
4
SCORE
8.007

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

2014 Rank
9
5
SCORE
7.998

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

2014 Rank
6
6
SCORE
7.925

BDO USA LLP

The U.S. outpost  BDO USA, LLP (formerly known as BDO Seidman, LLP) is the U.S. member firm of BDO International Ltd., one of the world's...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
18
7
SCORE
7.924

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

2014 Rank
3
8
SCORE
7.915

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
7
9
SCORE
7.773

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

2014 Rank
8
10
SCORE
7.695

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

2014 Rank
11
10
SCORE
7.695

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

2014 Rank
13
11
SCORE
7.667

Raffa P.C.

Nonprofit experts  Raffa, P.C. is one of the 100 largest firms in the U.S. as measured by annual revenue. The firm is headquartered...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
12
SCORE
7.571

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

2014 Rank
15
13
SCORE
7.564

Crowe Horwath LLP

New era  With a history that dates back to 1942, Crowe Horwath began as a certified public accounting firm with only two full-time...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
14
SCORE
7.500

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

2014 Rank
1
15
SCORE
7.412

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

2014 Rank
20
16
SCORE
7.391

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

2014 Rank
4
17
SCORE
7.245

CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

Joined at the hip CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM) are independent businesses, associated through an alternative practice structure; this...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
18
SCORE
7.179

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

2014 Rank
NR
19
SCORE
7.155

KPMG LLP

The Big Four's four-lettered firm  With approximately 27,000 employees in more than 100 offices across the U.S., KPMG LLP has rightfully earned...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
7.151

Brown Smith Wallace, LLC

Serving St. Louis Brown Smith Wallace is a Midwest accounting firm that focuses on serving companies in the St. Louis area, where it is based....

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
21
SCORE
7.028

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

2014 Rank
19
22
SCORE
7.008

CohnReznick LLP

One of America's largest firms  New York-headquartered CohnReznick is one of the largest accounting firms in the country. The firm is the result...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
23
SCORE
7.000

Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company LLP

From Minnesota to China  Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company was founded in 1940 to serve the Minneapolis business community. Today, LBLCO employs...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
23
SCORE
7.000

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

2014 Rank
17
24
SCORE
6.968

RSM US LLP

Midwestern giant  McGladrey LLP is one of the largest U.S. providers of assurance, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market. The...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
25
SCORE
6.858

SS&G, Inc.

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
10