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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 7,900 accounting professionals filled out Vault's 2013 Accounting Survey from December 2012 through February 2013. 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

2014 Most Prestigious Accounting Firms

1
SCORE
8.549

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

2013 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.227

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

2013 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.132

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

2013 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.102

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

2013 Rank
4
5
SCORE
6.566

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

2013 Rank
5
6
SCORE
5.786

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

2013 Rank
6
7
SCORE
5.548

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

2013 Rank
7
8
SCORE
4.287

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

2013 Rank
10
9
SCORE
4.251

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

2013 Rank
8
10
SCORE
3.938

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

2013 Rank
12
11
SCORE
3.811

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

2013 Rank
11
12
SCORE
3.752

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

2013 Rank
14
13
SCORE
3.697

Rothstein Kass

TRENDING

2013 Rank
17
14
SCORE
3.560

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

2013 Rank
16
15
SCORE
3.522

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

2013 Rank
15
16
SCORE
3.483

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

2013 Rank
19
17
SCORE
3.464

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

2013 Rank
13
18
SCORE
3.309

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

2013 Rank
22
19
SCORE
3.134

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

2013 Rank
20
20
SCORE
3.059

ParenteBeard LLC

TRENDING

2013 Rank
21
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