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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

2018 Best Accounting Firms for Work/Life Balance

1
SCORE
9.376

Friedman LLP

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
2
2
SCORE
9.355

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

2017 Rank
1
3
SCORE
8.728

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

2017 Rank
4
4
SCORE
8.658

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

2017 Rank
14
5
SCORE
8.580

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

2017 Rank
9
6
SCORE
8.566

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

2017 Rank
13
7
SCORE
8.436

Elliott Davis Decosimo LLC

Elliott Davis Decosimo ranks among the top 30 accounting, tax and consulting firms in the U.S.  As one of the largest firms in the Southeast, with...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
7
8
SCORE
8.396

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

2017 Rank
NR
9
SCORE
8.363

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

2017 Rank
5
10
SCORE
8.286

BPM

Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM) is one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in California by revenues and one of the 50 largest in the U.S. Based...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
11
SCORE
8.205

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

2017 Rank
3
12
SCORE
8.203

Withum

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

TRENDING

2017 Rank
6
13
SCORE
8.180

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

2017 Rank
8
14
SCORE
8.133

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

2017 Rank
NR
15
SCORE
8.123

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

2017 Rank
10
16
SCORE
8.102

Schenck SC

Wisconsin-based Schenck is one of the 50 largest CPA firms in the U.S. by revenues. Schenck provides a wide variety of services, from accounting and...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
12
17
SCORE
8.062

Sikich, LLP

Founded in 1982, Sikich LLP is now one of the 35 largest CPA firms in the U.S., as measured by revenues. The firm offers accounting, advisory, investment...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
15
18
SCORE
8.056

Rehmann

Rehmann is one of the 30 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

2017 Rank
16
19
SCORE
8.053

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

2017 Rank
11
20
SCORE
8.000

Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP

Margolin, Winer & Evens is one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Northeast. MWE has annual revenues of $40 million and...

TRENDING

2017 Rank
NR
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