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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

2017 Best Accounting Firms for Work/Life Balance

1
SCORE
9.085

Plante Moran

Now in its 92nd year of operation, Midwest-based Plante Moran is one of the 15 largest accounting firms in the U.S. It is headquartered in Southfield,...

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2016 Rank
1
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2
SCORE
8.884

Friedman LLP

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
2
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3
SCORE
8.725

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

2016 Rank
17
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4
SCORE
8.627

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...

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2016 Rank
4
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5
SCORE
8.549

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...

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2016 Rank
11
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6
SCORE
8.474

Withum

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

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2016 Rank
3
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7
SCORE
8.341

Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC

Elliott Davis Decosimo is one of the top 30 accounting, tax, and consulting firms in the U.S. The firm is led by Richard E. "Rick" Davis. In addition to...

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2016 Rank
6
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8
SCORE
8.330

Armanino LLP

Founded in1969, Armanino is one of the 25 largest accounting firms in the U.S. by revenue, and the largest accounting and business consulting firm...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
5
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9
SCORE
8.179

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...

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2016 Rank
12
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10
SCORE
7.998

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...

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2016 Rank
10
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11
SCORE
7.995

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (commonly known as Baker Tilly) has some 35 offices and more than 2,500 staff members. In October 2014, it merged with...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
18
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12
SCORE
7.926

Schenck SC

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
8
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13
SCORE
7.917

Eide Bailly LLP

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 an accounting business in...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
7
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14
SCORE
7.912

Moss Adams LLP

Seattle-based Moss Adams is one of the nation's 15 largest accounting firms by revenues. It has 28 offices, located primarily in the western United...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
9
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15
SCORE
7.892

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...

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2016 Rank
NR
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16
SCORE
7.758

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

2016 Rank
19
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17
SCORE
7.633

Marks Paneth LLP

Marks Paneth is headquartered in New York City, and has additional offices in Washington, D.C.; New Jersey; Long Island and Westchester, N.Y. The firm...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
13
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18
SCORE
7.624

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 1,300 offices in...

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2016 Rank
14
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19
SCORE
7.521

Deloitte LLP

Deloitte's U.S. operations have more than 70,000 professionals in more than 100 offices who work in four key business areas: audit, advisory, consulting,...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR
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20
SCORE
7.453

CohnReznick LLP

New York-headquartered CohnReznick is the 11th-largest accounting firm in the U.S. by revenue, according to Accounting Today's 2015 Top 100 Firms...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
20
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