Top Ranked

Best Accounting Firms to Work For

Prestige isn't everything. These are the firms accountants find the most amenable to a satisfying work experience.

  • Survey Methodology

    In addition to ranking other firms in terms of prestige, survey respondents were asked to rate their own firms in a variety of categories. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, respondents evaluated their firms in various "quality of life" areas. A firm's score in each category is simply the average of those rankings.

    Firms with fewer than 10 responses for any given question were excluded from that ranking category.

  • Ranking History

2016 Best Accounting Firms for Work/Life Balance

1
SCORE
8.722

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

2015 Rank
2
2
SCORE
8.706

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

2015 Rank
1
3
SCORE
8.534

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

2015 Rank
7
4
SCORE
8.523

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

2015 Rank
3
5
SCORE
8.500

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

2015 Rank
4
6
SCORE
8.408

Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC

Accounting down South Elliott Davis Decosimo is one of the largest accounting, tax, and consulting firms in the Southeast U.S. and one of the...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
8.286

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

2015 Rank
13
8
SCORE
8.138

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

2015 Rank
6
9
SCORE
8.085

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

2015 Rank
18
10
SCORE
8.019

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

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

TRENDING

2015 Rank
15
11
SCORE
7.956

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

2015 Rank
12
12
SCORE
7.866

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

2015 Rank
16
13
SCORE
7.771

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

2015 Rank
20
14
SCORE
7.754

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

2015 Rank
10
15
SCORE
7.744

Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP

Living large on Long Island  Margolin, Winer & Evens is one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Northeast. MWE has...

TRENDING

2015 Rank
23
16
SCORE
7.642

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

2015 Rank
25
17
SCORE
7.591

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

2015 Rank
9
18
SCORE
7.566

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

2015 Rank
11
19
SCORE
7.405

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

2015 Rank
14
20
SCORE
7.384

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

2015 Rank
NR