Vault's rankings are based on exclusive insider information from verified employees in the accounting industry. Each year, Vault surveys thousands of accounting professionals. From the results of these surveys, Vault ranks the top accounting firms in prestige, diversity, quality of life, and overall best to work for.
The VAULT ACCOUNTING 25 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.
Accounting professionals across the nation rank the prestige of the firms they compete against.
Prestige isn't everything. These are the firms accountants find the most amenable to a satisfying work experience.
To determine the Best Firms for Diversity, we used a formula that equally weights the average score in all three diversity categories.
Accountants across the nation rate the top firms in their practice areas.