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

2020 Best Accounting Firms for Tax Accounting

1
SCORE
8.752

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

2019 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.451

Deloitte

Deloitte's U.S. operations have over 94,600 professionals in more than 120 offices who work in four key business areas: audit and assurance, risk and...

TRENDING

2019 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.403

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

2019 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.888

KPMG LLP

With more than 32,000 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

2019 Rank
4
5
SCORE
7.103

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

2019 Rank
5
6
SCORE
6.607

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 nearly 1,600 offices...

TRENDING

2019 Rank
6
7
SCORE
6.497

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...

TRENDING

2019 Rank
7
8
SCORE
5.714

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is an advisory, tax, and assurance firm headquartered in Chicago. It is one of the 15 largest CPA firms in...

TRENDING

2019 Rank
10
9
SCORE
5.614

Crowe LLP

Founded in 1942, Crowe LLP is a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm with offices around the world. Crowe LLP has approximately 4,500...

TRENDING

2019 Rank
8
10
SCORE
5.491

Moss Adams LLP

Seattle-based Moss Adams is a professional services firm that provides accounting, consulting, and wealth management services. It has more than 3,070...

TRENDING

2019 Rank
11
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