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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

2019 Best Accounting Firms for Work/Life Balance

1
SCORE
9.328

Plante Moran

Now in its 94th year of operation, Midwest-based Plante Moran is the 15th largest accounting firm in the U.S., as measured by revenues. It is...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
2
2
SCORE
9.096

Friedman LLP

Headquartered in Manhattan with locations throughout New Jersey, Long Island, Philadelphia, and Beijing, Friedman LLP has been providing accounting, tax,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
1
3
SCORE
8.775

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...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
3
4
SCORE
8.644

Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP

Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP specializes in providing accounting services to clients considered to be leaders in their industries. This includes many...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
5
5
SCORE
8.625

PKF O'Connor Davies

PKF O'Connor Davies is a full-service CPA and advisory firm that provides audit, tax, and management advisory services to domestic and international...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
14
6
SCORE
8.492

Elliott Davis

Elliott Davis ranks among the top 40 accounting, tax, and consulting firms in the U.S. As one of the largest firms in the Southeast, with offices in...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
7
7
SCORE
8.464

Crowe Horwath LLP

Founded in 1942, Crowe is a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm with offices around the world. Crowe has approximately 4,100 employees...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
8
8
SCORE
8.440

BPM

Founded in 1986, BPM is the 50th largest public accounting and advisory firm in the country as measured by annual revenues. The firm has six offices...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
10
9
SCORE
8.410

Eide Bailly LLP

One of the 25 largest U.S. accounting firms, Eide Bailly celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017. Its roots can be traced to 1917 when John A. Cull...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
6
10
SCORE
8.363

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

2018 Rank
15
11
SCORE
8.323

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

2018 Rank
13
12
SCORE
8.310

Schenck SC

Wisconsin-based Schenck is one of the 55 largest CPA firms in the U.S. by total revenues. Schenck provides a wide variety of services, from accounting...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
16
13
SCORE
8.270

Rehmann

Rehmann is one of the 40 largest accounting firms in the U.S. by annual revenue. The firm has the largest tax practice in Michigan, and its roots go back...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
18
14
SCORE
8.209

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

2018 Rank
9
15
SCORE
8.084

Moss Adams LLP

Seattle-based Moss Adams is one of the nation's 15 largest accounting firms by revenue. It has 25 offices, located primarily in the western United...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
4
16
SCORE
8.036

Sikich, LLP

Founded in 1982, Sikich LLP is now one of the 30 largest CPA firms in the U.S., with $152 million in annual revenues. It is also the third largest CPA...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
17
17
SCORE
8.012

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

2018 Rank
11
18
SCORE
7.953

Marks Paneth LLP

Marks Paneth is headquartered in New York City, with additional offices throughout the East Coast. It is one of the 50 largest CPA firms in the U.S. by...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
21
19
SCORE
7.907

Withum

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
12
20
SCORE
7.905

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

2018 Rank
19
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