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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

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
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2
SCORE
8.220

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
4
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3
SCORE
8.080

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

2014 Rank
2
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4
SCORE
7.710

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

2014 Rank
6
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5
SCORE
7.572

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
3
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6
SCORE
7.238

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

2014 Rank
5
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7
SCORE
7.030

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

2014 Rank
7
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8
SCORE
6.821

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

2014 Rank
10
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9
SCORE
6.675

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

2014 Rank
11
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10
SCORE
6.462

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
27
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11
SCORE
6.456

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

2014 Rank
9
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12
SCORE
6.396

Rothstein Kass

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2014 Rank
8
13
SCORE
6.322

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
14
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14
SCORE
6.292

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
12
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15
SCORE
6.200

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

2014 Rank
15
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16
SCORE
6.111

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

2014 Rank
17
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17
SCORE
6.062

Withum

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

TRENDING

2014 Rank
13
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18
SCORE
6.034

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...

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2014 Rank
NR
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19
SCORE
5.993

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

2014 Rank
31
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20
SCORE
5.870

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

2014 Rank
16
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