Top Ranked

Most Prestigious Accounting Firms

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

  • Survey Methodology

    More than 10,000 accounting professionals filled out Vault's Accounting Survey from November 2013 through January 2014. 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

2015 Most Prestigious Accounting Firms

1
SCORE
8.717

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

2014 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.451

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

2014 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.433

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

2014 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.520

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

2014 Rank
4
5
SCORE
6.677

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

2014 Rank
5
6
SCORE
6.054

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

2014 Rank
6
7
SCORE
5.725

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

2014 Rank
7
8
SCORE
4.517

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

2014 Rank
8
9
SCORE
4.299

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

2014 Rank
9
10
SCORE
4.220

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

2014 Rank
10
11
SCORE
4.035

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

2014 Rank
12
12
SCORE
4.000

Plante Moran

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
11
13
SCORE
3.889

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

2014 Rank
15
14
SCORE
3.768

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

2014 Rank
17
15
SCORE
3.732

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

2014 Rank
13
16
SCORE
3.646

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

2014 Rank
14
17
SCORE
3.638

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

2014 Rank
16
18
SCORE
3.524

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

2014 Rank
18
19
SCORE
3.192

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

2014 Rank
21
20
SCORE
3.166

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

2014 Rank
19
21
SCORE
3.126

ParenteBeard LLC

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
20
22
SCORE
3.082

UHY Advisors, Inc.

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
23
23
SCORE
3.058

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

2014 Rank
25
24
SCORE
2.888

Cohen & Company

Cohen & Company is an accounting firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to Cleveland, the firm has three offices in Ohio, as well as one in...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
24
25
SCORE
2.874

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

2014 Rank
22
26
SCORE
2.788

WeiserMazars

1920s firm rises to No. 20   Formerly known as MR Weiser, New York-based Weiser LLP was founded in 1921. Today, the firm has four offices...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
26
27
SCORE
2.707

Friedman LLP

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
28
28
SCORE
2.691

RubinBrown

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
37
29
SCORE
2.675

Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP

Anchin, Block & Anchin is named for its three founders-Max Anchin, Max Block and David Anchin-who formed the firm in 1923. Today it's no longer just...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
27
30
SCORE
2.598

The Siegfried Group

The Siegfried Group is a Wilmington-Del.-based CPA firm with 16 offices in the U.S. The firm employs more than 300 accounting professionals who serve...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
29

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