Top Ranked

Vault Accounting 50

This VAULT ACCOUNTING 50 is compiled using a weighted formula that reflects the issues accounting professionals care most about, combining quality of life rankings (such as culture, satisfaction, work/life balance, and compensation) with overall prestige.

  • Survey Methodology

    When Vault asks accounting professionals what matters most to them in choosing an employer, they continually tell us that although prestige is important, it's not the only determining factor. In addition to prestige, accounting professionals find the following factors extremely important: firm culture, type of work, location, work/life balance, compensation, business outlook, and training opportunities.

    As a result of these findings, Vault has compiled a weighted formula that reflects the issues job seekers care about most. We believe that this formula showcases those accounting firms deemed the Best to Work For. The Vault Accounting 50 is based on the following:

    • 35 percent prestige
    • 20 percent firm culture
    • 10 percent satisfaction
    • 10 percent compensation
    • 10 percent work/life balance
    • 5 percent business outlook
    • 5 percent formal training
    • 5 percent informal training

  • Ranking History

2019 Vault Accounting 50

1
SCORE
8.624

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
8.358

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
8.187

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
4
SCORE
7.665

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
5
SCORE
7.422

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
6
SCORE
7.414

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
7
7
SCORE
7.316

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
8
SCORE
7.003

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
11
9
SCORE
6.898

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
8
10
SCORE
6.873

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
10
11
SCORE
6.822

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
12
12
SCORE
6.626

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
14
13
SCORE
6.594

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
13
14
SCORE
6.581

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
16
15
SCORE
6.445

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...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
18
16
SCORE
6.442

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
31
17
SCORE
6.434

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
20
18
SCORE
6.414

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
17
19
SCORE
6.374

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
22
20
SCORE
6.368

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
21
21
SCORE
6.255

Withum

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
19
22
SCORE
6.153

Schenck SC

Wisconsin-based Schenck is one of the 55 largest CPA firms in the U.S. by total revenues. Schenck provides a wide variety of services, from accounting...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
24
23
SCORE
6.099

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
23
24
SCORE
6.018

Rehmann

Rehmann is one of the 40 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

2018 Rank
26
25
SCORE
6.015

Marks Paneth LLP

Marks Paneth is headquartered in New York City, with additional offices throughout the East Coast. It is one of the 50 largest CPA firms in the U.S. by...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
25
26
SCORE
5.750

MBE CPAs

MBE CPAs is an accounting firm that operates out of seven offices in Wisconsin: Baraboo, Dells-Delton, Mauston, Reedsburg, Sun Prairie, Tomah, and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
27
SCORE
5.488

Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP

Margolin, Winer & Evens is one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Northeast. MWE has annual revenues of $40 million and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
27
28
SCORE
3.022

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
29
SCORE
1.618

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
28
30
SCORE
1.584

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
15
31
SCORE
1.560

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
29
32
SCORE
1.280

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
33
33
SCORE
1.247

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
32
34
SCORE
1.237

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
30
35
SCORE
1.128

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
34
36
SCORE
1.042

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
38
37
SCORE
1.040

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
37
38
SCORE
1.020

RubinBrown

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
36
39
SCORE
1.017

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
35
40
SCORE
1.010

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
40
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