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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:

    • 40 percent prestige
    • 20 percent firm culture
    • 10 percent work/life balance
    • 10 percent compensation
    • 10 percent overall job satisfaction
    • 5 percent business outlook
    • 5 percent formal training

  • Ranking History

2018 Vault Accounting 50

1
SCORE
8.497

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

2017 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.327

Deloitte LLP

Deloitte's U.S. operations have more than 78,000 professionals in more than 100 offices who work in four key business areas: audit, advisory, consulting,...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.257

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

2017 Rank
3
4
SCORE
8.003

KPMG LLP

With more than 30,000 employees in more than 100offices across all 50 U.S. states, KPMG LLP has rightfully earned its place among accounting's Big 4....

TRENDING

2017 Rank
5
5
SCORE
7.715

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

2017 Rank
4
6
SCORE
7.200

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 1,400 offices in...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
6
7
SCORE
7.131

Plante Moran

Now in its 93rd year of operation, Midwest-based Plante Moran is the 14th largest accounting firm in the U.S. It is headquartered in Southfield, Mich., a...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
7
8
SCORE
7.072

Moss Adams LLP

Seattle-based Moss Adams is one of the nation's 15 largest accounting firms by revenue. It has 28 offices, located primarily in the western United...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
11
9
SCORE
6.971

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

2017 Rank
24
10
SCORE
6.943

RSM US LLP

RSM US LLP (RSM) is the leading U.S. provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. The firm has more than 9,000 employees...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
8
11
SCORE
6.869

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (commonly known as Baker Tilly) has some 35 offices and more than 2,700 staff members. In October 2014, it merged with...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
9
12
SCORE
6.625

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

2017 Rank
10
13
SCORE
6.578

Friedman LLP

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
12
14
SCORE
6.507

Eide Bailly LLP

One of the 25 largest U.S. accounting firms, Eide Bailly is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Its roots can be traced to 1917 when John A....

TRENDING

2017 Rank
17
15
SCORE
6.305

CohnReznick LLP

New York-headquartered CohnReznick is the 11th largest accounting firm in the U.S. by annual revenues. The firm provides accounting, advisory, and tax...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
14
16
SCORE
6.224

Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP

Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP specializes in providing accounting services to clients considered to be leaders in their industries. This includes many...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
18
17
SCORE
6.174

Armanino LLP

Founded in1969, Armanino is one of the 25 largest accounting firms in the U.S. by revenue. It's also the largest accounting and business consulting firm...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
15
18
SCORE
6.133

Brown Smith Wallace LLP

Brown Smith Wallace is a Midwest accounting firm that focuses on serving companies in the St. Louis area, where it is based, but also serves companies...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
16
19
SCORE
6.112

Withum

Headquartered in Princeton, N.J., WithumSmith+Brown provides a long list of services, including accounting, auditing, employee benefit services, pension...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
13
20
SCORE
6.068

Elliott Davis Decosimo LLC

Elliott Davis Decosimo ranks among the top 30 accounting, tax and consulting firms in the U.S.  As one of the largest firms in the Southeast, with...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
19
21
SCORE
5.922

BPM

Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM) is one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in California by revenues and one of the 50 largest in the U.S. Based...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
45
22
SCORE
5.852

PKF O'Connor Davies

PKF O'Connor Davies is a full-service CPA and advisory firm that provides audit, tax, and management advisory services to domestic and international...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
41
23
SCORE
5.829

Sikich, LLP

Founded in 1982, Sikich LLP is now one of the 35 largest CPA firms in the U.S., as measured by revenues. The firm offers accounting, advisory, investment...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
20
24
SCORE
5.765

Schenck SC

Wisconsin-based Schenck is one of the 50 largest CPA firms in the U.S. by revenues. Schenck provides a wide variety of services, from accounting and...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
21
25
SCORE
5.745

Marks Paneth LLP

Marks Paneth is headquartered in New York City, with additional offices in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. It is one of...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
22
26
SCORE
5.643

Rehmann

Rehmann is one of the 30 largest accounting firms in the U.S. by annual revenue. The firm has the largest tax practice in Michigan, and its roots go back...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
23
27
SCORE
5.577

Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP

Margolin, Winer & Evens is one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Northeast. MWE has annual revenues of $40 million and...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
28
SCORE
1.774

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

2017 Rank
25
29
SCORE
1.634

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

2017 Rank
26
30
SCORE
1.616

EisnerAmper LLP

New York City-based EisnerAmper LLP has 1,300 employees who work out of offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Cayman Islands (where the...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
27
31
SCORE
1.462

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

2017 Rank
28
32
SCORE
1.396

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

2017 Rank
30
33
SCORE
1.359

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

2017 Rank
29
34
SCORE
1.296

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

2017 Rank
32
35
SCORE
1.217

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

2017 Rank
33
36
SCORE
1.202

RubinBrown

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
34
37
SCORE
1.195

UHY Advisors, Inc.

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
31
38
SCORE
1.189

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

2017 Rank
36
39
SCORE
1.167

Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP

Joel Cooperman and Niles Citrin were still in their 20s when they founded their eponymous firm in 1979. The pair started their careers at a larger,...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
37
40
SCORE
1.161

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

2017 Rank
39
41
SCORE
1.126

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

2017 Rank
38
42
SCORE
1.094

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

2017 Rank
35
43
SCORE
1.073

Berdon LLP

Berdon LLP, a full-service accounting and advisory firm, has earned its New York street cred by representing some of the biggest companies in the Big...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
42
44
SCORE
1.067

Novogradac & Company LLP

Climbing to the top In recent years, Novogradac & Company has been inching its way to the top of the charts for the biggest accounting...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
40
45
SCORE
1.000

Weaver LLP

Weaver is a Texas-based accounting firm with a history that goes back some 60 years. The firm's Lone Star State offices are located in Austin, Dallas,...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
43
46
SCORE
0.991

Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.

Two men, two offices In 1956, James T. Schneider and Paul Downs went into business together and remained at the helm until their retirement...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
48
47
SCORE
0.989

Aronson LLC

Founded in 1962, Aronson LLC has become one of the top accounting and consulting operations in the mid-Atlantic region. Firm founder Gerald R. "Jerry"...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
46
48
SCORE
0.984

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

Carr, Riggs, & Ingram is an Alabama-based tax, auditing and consulting firm with offices throughout the Southeast.  In the past several years,...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
44
49
SCORE
0.974

Doeren Mayhew

Founded in 1932, Michigan-based Doeren Mayhew provides accounting, consulting and business services to middle market, closely held companies, nonprofit...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
47
50
SCORE
0.970

Hein & Associates

Western accounting Hein is a regional accounting firm with offices in Denver, Houston, Dallas, and Orange County, Calif. The firm has roots that...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
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