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Most Prestigious Accounting Firms

Accounting professionals across the nation rank the prestige of the firms they compete against.

  • Survey Methodology

    More than 8,800 accounting professionals filled out Vault's Accounting Survey from December 2017 to February 2018. The survey consisted of questions about life at the professional's firm (or former firm) and a prestige rating. As for the prestige rating, participants were asked to rate companies other than their own on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most prestigious; participants were asked only to rate firms with which they were familiar, and were not permitted to rate their own (or former) employer. Vault averaged the prestige scores for each firm and ranked them in order.

  • Ranking History

2019 Most Prestigious Accounting Firms

1
SCORE
8.851

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
1
2
SCORE
8.727

Deloitte

Deloitte's U.S. operations have approximately 85,000 professionals in more than 100 offices who work in four key business areas: audit, advisory,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.634

Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

Ernst & Young LLP is a member firm of Big 4 accounting legend EY, a global organization of member firms formally known as Ernst & Young Global...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.967

KPMG LLP

With more than 31,000 employees in more than 110 offices across the U.S., KPMG LLP has rightfully earned its place among accounting's Big 4. KPMG, the...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
4
5
SCORE
6.890

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
5
6
SCORE
6.112

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 approximately 1,500...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
6
7
SCORE
5.618

RSM US LLP

RSM US LLP (RSM) is one of the largest U.S. providers of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market. The firm has nearly 10,000...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
7
8
SCORE
5.142

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
9
9
SCORE
4.823

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
8
10
SCORE
4.638

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
10
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