2020 Vault Rankings
In addition to audit, assurance, tax, and forensic accounting services, RubinBrown provides investment advisory services to individuals, businesses, retirement plans, foundations, and endowments through its wholly owned subsidiary RubinBrown Advisors. ABACUS Recruiting, RubinBrown's staffing affiliate, matches HR departments with financial, accounting and bookkeeping job candidates. The RubinBrown Benefits Group bills itself as a "one-stop shop" for employee benefit services, including administration, consulting, and plan design for 401(k), ESOP, 403(b), and profit-sharing plans. For clients with IT needs, the RubinBrown IT Group delivers hardware, software, and other tech consulting services.
RubinBrown's clients cover the gamut: think public and private companies, Fortune 500 corporations, high-net-worth individuals, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. The firm's industry expertise includes media and entertainment, real estate, automotive, home builders, hospitality, contractors, public sector, manufacturing and distribution, mortgage bankers, nonprofits, and professional services.
As you might guess, RubinBrown is named for its founders: Mahlon Rubin and Harvey Brown. In 1952, Mahlon Rubin shared an office with another accountant named Sidney Gornstein, and three years later Harvey Brown moved in. Rubin and Brown hit it off, so in 1958 they formed an official partnership and relocated to Clayton, Mo.They soon merged their practice with that of their old officemate, forming Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Company (RBG).
The firm continued to grow, hiring its 100th employee sometime in the 1980s and establishing its IT, benefits, and investment advisory affiliates in the 1990s and 2000s. Current headquarters in St. Louis opened in 2002, and in early 2005, RBG launched its first-ever rebranding effort, moving forward as RubinBrown. In late 2005, the newly named company opened its second office, in Kansas City, following a merger with Henderson, Warren and Eckinger.
In the 2019 Accounting Today ranking of the country's top-100 firms by revenue, RubinBrown ranked No. 45, with $111 million in annual revenue.
1 North Brentwood Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 290-3300
Employer Type: Private
Managing Partner: John F. Herber
2019 Employees (All Locations): 786
Saint Louis, MO