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

2017 Best Accounting Firms for Tax Accounting

1
SCORE
8.509

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
1
2
SCORE
8.147

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
2
3
SCORE
8.073

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
3
4
SCORE
7.364

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
4
5
SCORE
6.597

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
5
6
SCORE
5.873

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
7
7
SCORE
5.131

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
6
8
SCORE
5.107

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

2016 Rank
13
9
SCORE
5.081

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
10
10
SCORE
5.037

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

CliftonLarsonAllen is the 10th-largest CPA and consulting firm in the country according to Accounting Today's 2015 Top 100 rankings. The firm is...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
11
11
SCORE
5.010

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
8
12
SCORE
4.818

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

2016 Rank
16
13
SCORE
4.770

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
9
14
SCORE
4.752

CohnReznick LLP

New York-headquartered CohnReznick is the 11th-largest accounting firm in the U.S. by revenue, according to Accounting Today's 2015 Top 100 Firms...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
12
15
SCORE
4.592

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
15
16
SCORE
4.587

EisnerAmper LLP

Big Apple firm New York City-based EisnerAmper LLP has 1,200 employees who work out of offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
14
17
SCORE
4.339

Marcum LLP

Up, up and away Marcum LLP is a New York-based accounting firm with U.S. offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
20
18
SCORE
4.282

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

2016 Rank
19
19
SCORE
4.242

Cherry Bekaert LLP

Richmond, Va.-based  Cherry Bekaert is an accounting and consulting firm with offices throughout the Southeast in states such as North...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
21
20
SCORE
4.187

CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM) are independent businesses, associated through an alternative practice structure; this means they work jointly...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
17
21
SCORE
4.032

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

2016 Rank
18
22
SCORE
3.904

Blum Shapiro & Co, P.C.

BlumShapiro is the largerst regional accounting firm based in New England. It has offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. The firm was...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
23
SCORE
3.897

UHY Advisors, Inc.

Only getting better Formed through the merger of seven regional accounting and other professional service firms, UHY Advisors (formerly...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
22
24
SCORE
3.855

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
NR
25
SCORE
3.827

RubinBrown

Almost top 50 In addition to audit, assurance, tax and forensic accounting services, RubinBrown provides investment advisory services to individuals,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
24