Top Ranked

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 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

2013 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.102

KPMG LLP

With more than 29,000 employees in more than 100 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 leading U.S. providers of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market. The firm has more than 8,000...

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 some 1,300 offices in...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
7
8
SCORE
4.287

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

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 revenues. It has 28 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 2,500 staff members. In October 2014, it merged with...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
12
11
SCORE
3.811

Plante Moran

Plante Moran is looking for hardworking, motivated, personable candidates who excel in school and have bright personalities. The firm's internship...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
11
12
SCORE
3.752

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

CliftonLarsonAllen is the 10th-largest CPA and consulting firm in the country according to Accounting Today's 2015 Top 100 rankings. The firm is...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
14
13
SCORE
3.697

Rothstein Kass

Financial services experts   New Jersey's Rothstein Kass was founded in 1959, and over 50 years later, it has grown into the 20th-largest...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
17
14
SCORE
3.560

EisnerAmper LLP

Big Apple firm New York City-based EisnerAmper LLP has 1,200 employees who work out of offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and 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 revenue, according to Accounting Today's 2015 Top 100 Firms...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
13
18
SCORE
3.309

CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. (MHM) are independent businesses, associated through an alternative practice structure; this means they work jointly...

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

Accounting in the City of Brotherly Love Headquartered in Philadelphia, ParenteBeard has offices in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland,...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
21

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