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Vault Accounting 50

This VAULT ACCOUNTING 50 is compiled using a weighted formula that reflects the issues accounting professionals care most about, combining quality of life rankings (such as culture, satisfaction, work/life balance, and compensation) with overall prestige.

  • Survey Methodology

    When Vault asks accounting professionals what matters most to them in choosing an employer, they continually tell us that although prestige is important, it's not the only determining factor. In addition to prestige, accounting professionals find the following factors extremely important: firm culture, type of work, location, work/life balance, compensation, business outlook, and training opportunities.

    As a result of these findings, Vault has compiled a weighted formula that reflects the issues job seekers care about most. We believe that this formula showcases those accounting firms deemed the Best to Work For. The Vault Accounting 50 is based on the following:

    • 35 percent prestige
    • 20 percent firm culture
    • 10 percent satisfaction
    • 10 percent compensation
    • 10 percent work/life balance
    • 5 percent business outlook
    • 5 percent formal training
    • 5 percent informal training

  • Ranking History

2019 Vault Accounting 50

1
SCORE
8.624

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.358

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

2018 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.187

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

2018 Rank
4
4
SCORE
7.665

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

2018 Rank
5
5
SCORE
7.422

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

2018 Rank
6
6
SCORE
7.414

Plante Moran

Celebrating nearly 90 years of excellence Now in its 89th year of operation, Michigan-based Plante Moran is the 11th-largest accounting firm in the...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
7
7
SCORE
7.316

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

2018 Rank
9
8
SCORE
7.003

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

2018 Rank
11
9
SCORE
6.898

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

2018 Rank
8
10
SCORE
6.873

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

2018 Rank
10
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