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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

2015 Vault Accounting 50

1
SCORE
8.354

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.220

Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

The name changer  Ernst & Young LLP is a member firm of Big 4 accounting legend EY, a global organization of member firms formally known...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
4
3
SCORE
8.080

Deloitte LLP

Known throughout the world Deloitte's U.S. operations have more than 60,000 professionals in 90 cities and works in four key business areas: audit...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
2
4
SCORE
7.710

KPMG LLP

The Big Four's four-lettered firm  With approximately 27,000 employees in more than 100 offices across the U.S., KPMG LLP has rightfully earned...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
6
5
SCORE
7.572

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...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
3
6
SCORE
7.238

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

2014 Rank
5
7
SCORE
7.030

RSM US LLP

Midwestern giant  McGladrey LLP is one of the largest U.S. providers of assurance, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market. The...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
7
8
SCORE
6.821

Plante Moran

Celebrating more than 90 years of excellence  Now in its 91st year of operation, Michigan-based Plante Moran is one of the largest accounting...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
10
9
SCORE
6.675

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

On the rise Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (commonly known as Baker Tilly) has 31 offices and nearly 2,500 staff members. In October 2014, it merged...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
11
10
SCORE
6.462

Crowe Horwath LLP

New era  With a history that dates back to 1942, Crowe Horwath began as a certified public accounting firm with only two full-time...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
27
11
SCORE
6.456

Moss Adams LLP

Western United States Accounting  Seattle-based Moss Adams is the nation's 15th largest accounting firm by revenue, according to Accounting...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
9
12
SCORE
6.396

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
8
13
SCORE
6.322

Friedman LLP

Shorter and stronger  For most of its life, Friedman LLP operated under a much longer moniker: Friedman Alpren & Green LLP. The firm was...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
14
14
SCORE
6.292

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Getting bigger down South  Dixon Hughes Goodman is the largest accounting firm headquartered in the South and the 16th-largest in the nation...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
12
15
SCORE
6.200

Eide Bailly LLP

Up in Fargo 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...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
15
16
SCORE
6.111

Armanino LLP

Fast-growing firm Founded in 1953, Armanino is one of the 30 largest accounting firms in the U.S. by revenue. It has nearly 600 professionals...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
17
17
SCORE
6.062

WithumSmith+Brown, PC

People-focused for 40 years  Headquartered in Princeton, N.J., WithumSmith+Brown provides a long list of services, including accounting, auditing,...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
13
18
SCORE
6.034

Brown Smith Wallace, LLC

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
19
SCORE
5.993

CohnReznick LLP

One of America's largest firms  New York-headquartered CohnReznick is one of the largest accounting firms in the country. The firm is the result...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
31
20
SCORE
5.870

Berdon LLP

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
16
21
SCORE
5.838

Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP

Passion in Palo Alto  Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP specializes in providing accounting services to clients considered to be leaders in their...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
20
22
SCORE
5.835

CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

Joined at the hip CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM) are independent businesses, associated through an alternative practice structure; this...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
32
23
SCORE
5.724

Schenck SC

Up in Wisconsin Wisconsin-based Schenck is the 49th-largest CPA firm in the U.S. by revenue, according to Accounting Today's 2015 rankings....

TRENDING

2014 Rank
23
24
SCORE
5.720

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
35
25
SCORE
5.655

SS&G, Inc.

Biggest independent in the Buckeye state  SS&G is an independently owned accounting and management consulting firm headquartered in...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
22
26
SCORE
5.631

Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company LLP

From Minnesota to China  Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company was founded in 1940 to serve the Minneapolis business community. Today, LBLCO employs...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
27
SCORE
5.613

Watkins Meegan, L.L.C.

Accounting in the nation's capital  Founded in 1975, Watkins Meegan has more than 200 professionals in four offices in Maryland and Virginia....

TRENDING

2014 Rank
18
28
SCORE
5.485

Raffa P.C.

Nonprofit experts  Raffa, P.C. is one of the 100 largest firms in the U.S. as measured by annual revenue. The firm is headquartered...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
NR
29
SCORE
5.387

Rehmann

From humble roots to national presence  Rehmann was ranked No. 29 in Accounting Today's 2015 list of the nation's largest 100 accounting...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
25
30
SCORE
5.370

Marks Paneth LLP

On the rise in NYC Marks Paneth is headquartered in New York City, and has additional offices in Washington, D.C.; New Jersey; Long Island...

TRENDING

2014 Rank
41