Top Ranked

Best Accounting Firms in Each Practice Area

Accountants across the nation rate the top firms in their practice areas.

  • Survey Methodology

    Vault asked accountants to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 the top accounting firms in terms of how strong they were in three practice areas: Audit & Assurance, Tax Accounting, and Forensic Accounting. Respondents were not allowed to rate their own firm and were asked to rate only those firms with which they were familiar. Vault averaged the scores for each firm and ranked them in order.

  • Ranking History

2016 Best Accounting Firms for Audit & Assurance

1
SCORE
8.734

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

2015 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.436

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

2015 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.353

Deloitte

Deloitte's U.S. operations have approximately 85,000 professionals in more than 100 offices who work in four key business areas: audit, advisory,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.767

KPMG LLP

With more than 31,000 employees in more than 110 offices across the U.S., KPMG LLP has rightfully earned its place among accounting's Big 4. KPMG, the...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
4
5
SCORE
6.818

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

2015 Rank
5
6
SCORE
6.406

RSM US LLP

RSM US LLP (RSM) is one of the largest U.S. providers of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market. The firm has nearly 10,000...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
6
7
SCORE
6.197

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 approximately 1,500...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
7
8
SCORE
5.356

Moss Adams LLP

Seattle-based Moss Adams is one of the nation's 15 largest accounting firms by revenue. It has 25 offices, located primarily in the western United...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
9
9
SCORE
5.355

Crowe

Founded in 1942, Crowe is a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm with offices around the world. Crowe has approximately 4,100 employees...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
8
10
SCORE
5.181

BKD, LLP

Based in Missouri, the nearly 90-year old BKD brings old-fashioned Midwestern values to the world of big time accounting. BKD promises to go "beyond your...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
13
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