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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

2016 Vault Accounting 50

1
SCORE
8.515

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

2015 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.217

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

2015 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.067

Deloitte LLP

Deloitte's U.S. operations have more than 80,000 professionals in more than 100 offices who work in several key business areas: audit & assurance,...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.921

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

2015 Rank
4
5
SCORE
7.396

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

2015 Rank
5
6
SCORE
7.241

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

2015 Rank
6
7
SCORE
7.219

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

2015 Rank
7
8
SCORE
7.032

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

2015 Rank
8
9
SCORE
6.829

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

2015 Rank
11
10
SCORE
6.780

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

2015 Rank
10
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