Top Ranked

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

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
11
SCORE
4.623

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

CliftonLarsonAllen is the 8th-largest CPA and consulting firm in the country according to Accounting Today's 2018 Top 100 rankings. The firm is the...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
12
12
SCORE
4.527

CohnReznick LLP

New York-headquartered CohnReznick is the 11th largest accounting firm in the U.S. by annual revenues. The firm provides accounting, advisory, and tax...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
11
13
SCORE
4.458

BKD, LLP

Based in Missouri, the nearly 90-year old BKD brings old-fashioned Midwestern values to the world of big time accounting. BKD promises to go "beyond your...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
14
14
SCORE
4.381

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
13
15
SCORE
4.199

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
16
16
SCORE
3.845

CBIZ MHM, LLC

With offices in most major metropolitan areas and suburban cities throughout the U.S., CBIZ, Inc. delivers financial services as well as benefits and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
17
17
SCORE
3.656

Cherry Bekaert LLP

Richmond, Va.-based  Cherry Bekaert is an accounting and consulting firm with offices throughout the Southeast in states such as North...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
19
18
SCORE
3.564

Marcum LLP

Up, up and away Marcum LLP is a New York-based accounting firm with U.S. offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
18
19
SCORE
3.534

EisnerAmper LLP

New York City-based EisnerAmper LLP has 1,300 employees who work out of offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Cayman Islands (where the...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
15
20
SCORE
3.299

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
20
21
SCORE
3.222

Wipfli LLP

Decades of service  Wipfli LLP began in 1930 when Wisconsin native Clarence Wipfli opened an accounting practice in Wausau, Wis., where the...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
21
22
SCORE
2.978

Cohen & Company

Cohen & Company is an accounting firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to Cleveland, the firm has three offices in Ohio, as well as one in...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
25
23
SCORE
2.972

UHY Advisors, Inc.

Only getting better Formed through the merger of seven regional accounting and other professional service firms, UHY Advisors (formerly...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
24
24
SCORE
2.913

RubinBrown

Almost top 50 In addition to audit, assurance, tax and forensic accounting services, RubinBrown provides investment advisory services to individuals,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
23
25
SCORE
2.905

Mazars USA LLP

New York-based Mazars USA LLP was founded in 1921. Today, the firm has more than 800 professionals and operates out of 10 offices in the U.S., as well as...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
22
26
SCORE
2.886

The Siegfried Group

The Siegfried Group is a Wilmington-Del.-based CPA firm with 16 offices in the U.S. The firm employs more than 300 accounting professionals who serve...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
27
27
SCORE
2.844

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
29
28
SCORE
2.841

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
35
29
SCORE
2.713

Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP

Joel Cooperman and Niles Citrin were still in their 20s when they founded their eponymous firm in 1979. The pair started their careers at a larger,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
26
30
SCORE
2.697

Blum Shapiro & Co, P.C.

BlumShapiro is the largerst regional accounting firm based in New England. It has offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. The firm was...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
31
31
SCORE
2.632

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
39
32
SCORE
2.630

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

Carr, Riggs, & Ingram is an Alabama-based tax, auditing and consulting firm with offices throughout the Southeast, including offices in Georgia,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
43
33
SCORE
2.609

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
28
34
SCORE
2.588

Withum

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
36
35
SCORE
2.571

Novogradac & Company LLP

Climbing to the top In recent years, Novogradac & Company has been inching its way to the top of the charts for the biggest accounting...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
34
36
SCORE
2.568

Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP

Founded in 1923 in New York, Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP (Anchin) is the largest single-office public accounting firm in North America. With a staff...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
30
37
SCORE
2.562

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
38
38
SCORE
2.542

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
48
39
SCORE
2.528

Warren Averett

Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Warren Averett is one of the 35 largest accounting firms in the U.S., as measured by annual revenues. It is also the...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
40
SCORE
2.521

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
33
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