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 Firm Leadership

1
SCORE
9.377

Plante Moran

Plante Moran is looking for hardworking, motivated, personable candidates who excel in school and have bright personalities. The firm's internship...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
3
2
SCORE
9.136

Brown Smith Wallace LLP

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
3
SCORE
9.073

Friedman LLP

Headquartered in Manhattan with locations throughout New Jersey, Long Island, Philadelphia, and Beijing, Friedman LLP has been providing accounting, tax,...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
7
4
SCORE
9.042

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

New York-headquartered professional services firm PwC LLP is the U.S. member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, whose network of firms...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
4
5
SCORE
8.971

Armanino LLP

Founded in1969, Armanino is one of the 25 largest accounting firms in the U.S. by revenue, and the largest accounting and business consulting firm...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
10
6
SCORE
8.946

Withum

Headquartered in Princeton, N.J., WithumSmith+Brown provides a long list of services, including accounting, auditing, employee benefit services, pension...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
2
7
SCORE
8.853

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
8
SCORE
8.846

BDO USA LLP

BDO USA, LLP is the U.S. member firm of BDO International Ltd., one of the world's largest accounting and consulting networks, with some 1,300 offices in...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
17
8
SCORE
8.846

Eide Bailly LLP

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 an accounting business in...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
5
9
SCORE
8.794

Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP

Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP specializes in providing accounting services to clients considered to be leaders in their industries. This includes many...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
9
10
SCORE
8.770

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (commonly known as Baker Tilly) has some 35 offices and more than 2,500 staff members. In October 2014, it merged with...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
12
11
SCORE
8.667

Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
12
SCORE
8.573

Grant Thornton LLP

Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world's largest organizations of independent...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
15
13
SCORE
8.540

Raffa P.C.

Raffa, P.C. is one of the 100 largest firms in the U.S. as measured by annual revenue. The firm is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and it specializes...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
14
SCORE
8.519

Schenck SC

Wisconsin-based Schenck is one of the 50 largest CPA firms in the U.S. by revenue. Schenck provides a wide variety of services, from accounting and...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
18
15
SCORE
8.514

KPMG LLP

With more than 29,000 employees in more than 100 offices across the U.S., KPMG LLP has rightfully earned its place among accounting's Big 4. KPMG, the...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
16
SCORE
8.492

Berdon LLP

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
8
17
SCORE
8.472

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
14
18
SCORE
8.342

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Dixon Hughes Goodman is the largest accounting firm headquartered in the South and one of the 20 largest in the nation by revenues. Headquartered in...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
6
19
SCORE
8.272

Deloitte LLP

Deloitte's U.S. operations have more than 70,000 professionals in more than 100 offices who work in four key business areas: audit, advisory, consulting,...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
20
20
SCORE
8.246

Moss Adams LLP

Seattle-based Moss Adams is one of the nation's 15 largest accounting firms by revenues. It has 28 offices, located primarily in the western United...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
8
21
SCORE
8.161

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...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
22
SCORE
8.128

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
11
23
SCORE
8.048

RSM US LLP

RSM US LLP (RSM) is one of the leading U.S. providers of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market. The firm has more than 8,000...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
24
SCORE
8.000

Wipfli LLP

Decades of service  Wipfli LLP began in 1930 when Wisconsin native Clarence Wipfli opened an accounting practice in Wausau, Wis., where the...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
25
SCORE
7.977

Rehmann

Rehmann is one of the 30 largest accounting firms in the U.S. by annual revenue. The firm has the largest tax practice in Michigan, and its roots go back...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
19

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