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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 10,000 accounting professionals filled out Vault's Accounting Survey from December 2019 to February 2020. 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.

2021 Most Prestigious Accounting Firms

#1
SCORE 8.822
2020 Rank 1
#2
SCORE 8.731
2020 Rank 2
#3
SCORE 8.552
2020 Rank 3
#4
SCORE 7.805
2020 Rank 4
#5
SCORE 6.922
2020 Rank 5
#6
SCORE 6.273
2020 Rank 6
#7
SCORE 6.113
2020 Rank 7
#8
SCORE 5.291
2020 Rank 8
#9
SCORE 5.182
2020 Rank 9
#10
SCORE 4.717
2020 Rank 11