The Vault Guide to the Top 50 Accounting Firms rates more than 80 top firms in the accounting industry. We chose these firms based on previous industry insider opinion as well as on various factual data, including size in terms of employees and annual U.S. revenues.
The firms we identified were asked to distribute our online survey to their accounting employees. More than 10,000 accounting professionals filled out Vault's 2014 Accounting Survey.
Survey participants were asked to rate and comment on their firm's hiring process, culture, compensation, diversity, training, green practices, business outlook, and more. Participants were also asked to rate companies other than their own in terms of prestige on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most prestigious.
Included in the guide is the Vault Accounting 50, a ranking that showcases the firms deemed by accounting professionals to be the "Best to Work For."