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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, 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:

    40 percent prestige
    20 percent firm culture
    10 percent work/life balance
    10 percent compensation
    10 percent overall job satisfaction
    5 percent business outlook
    5 percent formal training

  • Ranking History

2014 Vault Accounting 50

1
SCORE
8.281

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

American representative  New York-headquartered professional services firm PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP is the U.S. member firm...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
4
2
SCORE
7.794

Deloitte LLP

Known throughout the world Deloitte's U.S. operations have more than 60,000 professionals in 90 cities and works in four key business areas: audit...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
3
3
SCORE
7.681

Grant Thornton LLP

Based in Chicago with an international reach  Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. Grant Thornton's...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
2
4
SCORE
7.219

Ernst & Young LLP (EY)

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

TRENDING

2013 Rank
1
5
SCORE
6.903

BDO USA LLP

The U.S. outpost  BDO USA, LLP (formerly known as BDO Seidman, LLP) is the U.S. member firm of BDO International Ltd., one of the world's...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
29
6
SCORE
6.899

KPMG LLP

The Big Four's four-lettered firm  With approximately 27,000 employees in more than 100 offices across the U.S., KPMG LLP has rightfully earned...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
5
7
SCORE
6.836

RSM US LLP

Midwestern giant  McGladrey LLP is one of the largest U.S. providers of assurance, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market. The...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
28
8
SCORE
6.826

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
9
9
SCORE
6.708

Moss Adams LLP

Western United States Accounting  Seattle-based Moss Adams is the nation's 15th largest accounting firm by revenue, according to Accounting...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
7
10
SCORE
6.645

Plante Moran

Celebrating more than 90 years of excellence  Now in its 91st year of operation, Michigan-based Plante Moran is one of the largest accounting...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
6
11
SCORE
6.496

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

On the rise Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (commonly known as Baker Tilly) has 31 offices and nearly 2,500 staff members. In October 2014, it merged...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
8
12
SCORE
6.398

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Getting bigger down South  Dixon Hughes Goodman is the largest accounting firm headquartered in the South and the 16th-largest in the nation...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
14
13
SCORE
6.190

WithumSmith+Brown, PC

People-focused for 40 years  Headquartered in Princeton, N.J., WithumSmith+Brown provides a long list of services, including accounting, auditing,...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
13
14
SCORE
6.178

Friedman LLP

Shorter and stronger  For most of its life, Friedman LLP operated under a much longer moniker: Friedman Alpren & Green LLP. The firm was...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
12
15
SCORE
6.107

Eide Bailly LLP

Up in Fargo One of the 25 largest U.S. accounting firms, Eide Bailly has roots that can be traced to 1917 when John A. "Jack" Cull opened...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
10
16
SCORE
5.999

Berdon LLP

New York state of mind Berdon LLP, a full-service accounting and advisory firm, has earned its New York street cred by representing some of the...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
17
17
SCORE
5.908

Armanino LLP

Fast-growing firm Founded in 1953, Armanino is one of the 30 largest accounting firms in the U.S. by revenue. It has nearly 600 professionals...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
16
18
SCORE
5.864

Watkins Meegan, L.L.C.

Accounting in the nation's capital  Founded in 1975, Watkins Meegan has more than 200 professionals in four offices in Maryland and Virginia....

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2013 Rank
NR
19
SCORE
5.823

Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP

Big Apple accountants Holtz Rubinstein Reminick LLP is one of the 25 largest accounting firms in the New York metropolitan area. The firm has two...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
44
20
SCORE
5.817

Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP

Passion in Palo Alto  Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP specializes in providing accounting services to clients considered to be leaders in their...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
20
21
SCORE
5.810

Elliott Davis Decosimo, LLC

Accounting down South Elliott Davis Decosimo is one of the largest accounting, tax, and consulting firms in the Southeast U.S. and one of the...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
15
22
SCORE
5.779

SS&G, Inc.

Biggest independent in the Buckeye state  SS&G is an independently owned accounting and management consulting firm headquartered in...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
18
23
SCORE
5.753

Schenck SC

Up in Wisconsin Wisconsin-based Schenck is the 49th-largest CPA firm in the U.S. by revenue, according to Accounting Today's 2015 rankings....

TRENDING

2013 Rank
19
24
SCORE
5.691

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
26
25
SCORE
5.552

Rehmann

From humble roots to national presence  Rehmann was ranked No. 29 in Accounting Today's 2015 list of the nation's largest 100 accounting...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
27
26
SCORE
5.328

Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP (MBAF)

Shining down South Founded in Miami in 1969, Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra (commonly known as MBAF) is the largest accounting firm in Florida and...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
NR
27
SCORE
1.715

Crowe Horwath LLP

New era  With a history that dates back to 1942, Crowe Horwath began as a certified public accounting firm with only two full-time...

TRENDING

2013 Rank
31
28
SCORE
1.501

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

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

TRENDING

2013 Rank
32
29
SCORE
1.424

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
34
30
SCORE
1.409

BKD, LLP

Small town values   Based in Missouri, the nearly 90-year old BKD brings old-fashioned Midwestern values to the world of big time accounting....

TRENDING

2013 Rank
33