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Most Prestigious Accounting Firms

Accounting professionals across the nation rank the prestige of the firms they compete against.

  • Survey Methodology

    More than 8,600 accounting professionals filled out Vault's Accounting Survey from December 2016 to February 2017. The survey consisted of questions about life at the professional's firm (or former firm) and a prestige rating. As for the prestige rating, participants were asked to rate companies other than their own on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most prestigious; participants were asked only to rate firms with which they were familiar, and were not permitted to rate their own (or former) employer. Vault averaged the prestige scores for each firm and ranked them in order.

  • Ranking History

2018 Most Prestigious Accounting Firms

1
SCORE
8.799

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

American representative New York-headquartered professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) is the U.S. member firm...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.675

Deloitte LLP

Known throughout the world Ranked the No. 1 accounting firm in the U.S. by annual revenue, Deloitte is the U.S. member firm of Deloitte...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.604

EY LLP

Use this Overview for EY LLP instead. Actually, LBAC already uses this.

TRENDING

2017 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.891

KPMG LLP

The Big Four's four-lettered firm With approximately 23,000 employees in 87 offices across the U.S., KPMG LLP has rightfully earned its place...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
4
5
SCORE
6.838

Grant Thornton LLP

Based in Chicago with an international reach Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, Ltd. Grant Thornton's service...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
5
6
SCORE
6.030

BDO USA LLP

The U.S. outpost BDO USA, LLP (formerly known as BDO Seidman, LLP) is the U.S. member firm of BDO International Ltd., one of the world's...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
6
7
SCORE
5.746

RSM US LLP

Midwestern giant McGladrey LLP is the fifth-largest U.S. accounting firm by revenue (the largest non-Big 4 entity) and has more than 6,500 employees...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
7
8
SCORE
4.937

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

What's in a name? Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) has 11 offices and over 1,400 staff members, including more than 150 partners....

TRENDING

2017 Rank
9
9
SCORE
4.900

Crowe Horwath LLP

THE SCOOP  New era   With a history that dates back to 1942, Crowe Horwath began as a traditional certified public accounting firm...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
8
10
SCORE
4.673

Moss Adams LLP

  THE SCOOP  Seattle up Seattle-based Moss Adams is the nation's 11th largest accounting firm by revenue, according to Accounting...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
10
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