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

2017 Best Accounting Firms for Compensation

1
SCORE
7.780

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

2016 Rank
4
2
SCORE
7.725

Plante Moran

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
3
3
SCORE
7.679

Withum

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
5
4
SCORE
7.656

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

2016 Rank
11
5
SCORE
7.560

Friedman LLP

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
2
6
SCORE
7.549

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

2016 Rank
1
7
SCORE
7.474

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

2016 Rank
7
8
SCORE
7.470

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

2016 Rank
10
9
SCORE
7.442

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

2016 Rank
19
10
SCORE
7.387

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

2016 Rank
6
11
SCORE
7.354

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

2016 Rank
15
12
SCORE
7.320

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

2016 Rank
8
13
SCORE
7.263

Marks Paneth LLP

Marks Paneth is headquartered in New York City, and has additional offices in Washington, D.C.; New Jersey; Long Island and Westchester, N.Y. The firm...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
20
14
SCORE
7.205

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

2016 Rank
16
15
SCORE
7.154

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

2016 Rank
18
16
SCORE
7.138

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

2016 Rank
9
17
SCORE
7.105

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

2016 Rank
17
18
SCORE
7.096

Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC

Elliott Davis Decosimo is one of the top 30 accounting, tax, and consulting firms in the U.S. The firm is led by Richard E. "Rick" Davis. In addition to...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
13
19
SCORE
7.044

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

2016 Rank
14
20
SCORE
6.885

Sikich, LLP

Founded in 1982, Sikich LLP is now one of the 35 largest CPA firms in the U.S., as measured by revenues. The firm offers accounting, advisory, investment...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
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