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 Hours

1
SCORE
8.942

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
16
2
SCORE
8.549

Friedman LLP

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

TRENDING

2013 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.391

Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP

Big Apple accountants Holtz Rubinstein Reminick LLP is one of the 25 largest accounting firms in the New York metropolitan area. The firm has two...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
8.383

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

2013 Rank
11
5
SCORE
8.229

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

2013 Rank
1
6
SCORE
8.225

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
7
SCORE
8.221

Withum

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

TRENDING

2013 Rank
3
8
SCORE
8.084

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

2013 Rank
4
9
SCORE
7.949

Plante Moran

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

TRENDING

2013 Rank
6
10
SCORE
7.882

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

2013 Rank
9
11
SCORE
7.857

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

2013 Rank
14
12
SCORE
7.765

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

2013 Rank
12
13
SCORE
7.615

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

2013 Rank
7
14
SCORE
7.580

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

2013 Rank
8
15
SCORE
7.561

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
5
16
SCORE
7.541

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
17
SCORE
7.530

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

2013 Rank
13
18
SCORE
7.289

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

2013 Rank
17
19
SCORE
7.228

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

2013 Rank
NR
20
SCORE
7.118

ParenteBeard LLC

Accounting in the City of Brotherly Love Headquartered in Philadelphia, ParenteBeard has offices in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland,...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
22