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Best Accounting Firms to Work For
Prestige isn't everything. These are the firms accountants find the most amenable to a satisfying work experience.
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2022 Best Accounting Firms for Hiring Process
#1
PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP
PwC is widely considered to be the world's most prestigious and progressive accounting firm. It offers extensive career development opportunities, including formal coaching and mentoring, informal mentoring, excellent trainings, and clear promotion paths. It’s also heavily focused on CSR initiatives and improving DE&I. It set a carbon neutrality goal for 2030, and has many offerings for its staff to get more informed about DE&I issues and take anti-bias training.
SCORE 8.766
2021 Ranking #2
PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP
#2
Schellman & Co.
Tampa-based Schellman is the largest CPA firm specializing in attestation and certification services. New hires get extensive informal mentoring and “boot camp” training for certifications. Schellman places an emphasis on volunteering and giving back, and has active affinity groups that promote diversity for women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people of color.
SCORE 8.571
2021 Ranking #1
Schellman & Co.
#3
Plante Moran
Plante Moran is one of the largest and most highly respected U.S. accounting firms. For more than 20 years, it’s been one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” The firm offers interns hands-on experience, networking opportunities with partners, and a “buddy” program. Full-time staff get to rotate through various areas and meet with seniors to speak about career goals. There are dedicated D&I groups for women, Black employees, LGBTQ+ individuals, and veterans.
SCORE 8.505
2021 Ranking #5
Plante Moran
#4
Aprio
Atlanta-based Aprio is one of the 50 largest CPA firms in the U.S. Its interns get real busy-season experience and access to senior managers. Full-time staff get access to extensive trainings and clearly defined promotion timelines. Aprio is focused on charitable giving, and has several women affinity groups and a diversity hiring initiative for Black students.
SCORE 8.352
2021 Ranking #8
Aprio
#5
SCORE 8.273
2021 Ranking #4
#6
Deloitte
Deloitte is part of the prestigious Big 4 and one of the world’s most recognizable brands. It provides audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to 90 percent of the Fortune 500. It offers extensive formal training, mentoring, on-the-job training, and benefits. At Deloitte, DE&I is a huge focus. The firm is committed to educating staff in DE&I issues and is part of OneTen, an organization committed to upskilling, hiring, and advancing one million Black Americans in the next 10 years.
SCORE 8.255
2021 Ranking #3
Deloitte
#7
Withum
Withum is an advisory, tax, and accounting firm headquartered in Princeton, N.J. Services include accounting, auditing, employee benefits, pension plans, tax, litigation support, business valuation, insolvency, transaction advisory services, and management consulting.
SCORE 8.239
2021 Ranking #9
Withum
#8
KPMG LLP
Part of the prestigious Big 4, KPMG offers the ability to drive your own career. Development opportunities include strong training, the ability to move locations and change roles, and the ability to switch practice areas. Wellness offerings are extensive, and there are several valuable affinity groups that support women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
SCORE 8.160
2021 Ranking #14
KPMG LLP
#9
Friedman LLP
Manhattan-based Friedman has been ranked as one of the “Fastest Growing Firms” by Inside Public Accounting. The firm’s “Everyday Workplace Flexibility” program ensures that staff have a healthy work/life balance, and its “Formal Alternative Work Arrangement” program lets employees customize their schedules. Friedman is committed to giving back, and its Women’s Development Network holds various events for women on topics like financial planning and wellness.
SCORE 8.118
2021 Ranking #15
Friedman LLP
#10
Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP
Palo Alto-based Frank, Rimerman + Co. specializes in providing accounting services to industry-leading firms, including many Silicon Valley pioneers. The firm embodies its clients’ entrepreneurial spirit, and offers its staff growth opportunities like soft skill training, technical training, and the ability to rotate through the firm's departments. The firm emphasizes staff wellbeing, and offers mindfulness workshops, busy season yoga and meals, and ergonomic workshops and tools.
SCORE 8.038
2021 Ranking #6
Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP
#11
PKF O'Connor Davies
PKF O'Connor Davies is one of the 30 largest accounting firm in the U.S. The firm truly cares about career development and growth. Interns get meaningful work and the ability to interact with senior professionals, while full-time staff get mentoring opportunities, valuable and useful feedback, and extensive training. A healthy work/life balance can be achieved—the firm understands employees have lives outside of work, and offers plenty of PTO and benefits.
SCORE 8.033
2021 Ranking #7
PKF O'Connor Davies
#12
CBIZ MHM
CBIZ is one of the most highly respected accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the U.S. Its interns get a lot of responsibility, guidance, and opportunities to meet directors and partners. Its full-time staff have access to training conferences, professional development programs, and internal mobility options. The firm routinely gets involved in service activities, and is diverse with respect to women and LGBTQ+ individuals.
SCORE 8.019
2021 Ranking #21
CBIZ MHM
#13
Grassi
Grassi is one of the 100 largest accounting firms in the U.S. Its interns get hands-on experience and work alongside senior managers. Its full-time staff have access to strong training, a great mentoring program, and a very generous benefit package. Grassi takes diversity and inclusion seriously, and has a women’s council that regularly holds events.
SCORE 8.017
2021 Ranking #16
Grassi
#14
Armanino LLP
Armanino is the largest accounting and business consulting firm headquartered in California. Its interns get hands-on experience, great training, and the ability to interact with senior staff. Its full-time staff get access to an internal mobility program, a state-of-the-art training program, a tuition reimbursement program, and bonuses for passing the CPA exam.
SCORE 7.982
2021 Ranking #12
Armanino LLP
#15
Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.
Buffalo-based Freed Maxick is one of the largest accounting firms in its region and a top-100 CPA firm in the U.S. Its internship program offers students hands-on experience in tax and audit, and a lot of interaction with senior managers. Full-time staff get extensive formal and informal trainings as well as CPA exam study materials reimbursements. The firm provides staff with a healthy work/life balance, and regularly promotes physical and mental health and wellness.
SCORE 7.927
2021 Ranking #11
Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.
#16
Baker Tilly
Chicago-based Baker Tilly is one of the oldest and largest CPA firms in the U.S. Its interns are treated like full-time staff, and get access to seniors and managers—who are very willing to help. Full-time staff get formal training, on-the-job training, mentoring, and internal mobility options. The firm is strongly focused on philanthropy and diversity, and has new initiatives in place around D&I. Recently, it’s made great strides when it comes to gender diversity.
SCORE 7.907
2021 Ranking #17
Baker Tilly
#17
Frazier & Deeter
Atlanta-based Frazier & Deeter is one of the 50 largest CPA and advisory firms in the U.S. Its excellent internship program offers students hands-on experience and the opportunity to learn alongside senior managers. Its full-time staff receive extensive structured and informal training and mentoring, and it’s easy to reach out to seniors for help and advice. Benefits are very generous, and include many wellness offerings such as in-office health screenings and group fitness challenges.
SCORE 7.843
2021 Ranking #23
Frazier & Deeter
#18
Moss Adams LLP
Accounting firm Moss Adams is looking for motivated self-starters with strong technical skills. The firm treats interns like full-time staff and allows them to learn alongside senior professionals. Career advisors and mentors help full-time staff navigate the beginning of their careers. Staff also get free Headspace subscriptions, gym memberships, and counseling.
SCORE 7.833
2021 Ranking #13
Moss Adams LLP
#19
Sikich
Accounting firm Sikich is looking for hardworking team players with strong communication skills. The firm’s Sikich Scholars program gives interns hands-on experience and exposure to clients. For its full-time staff, Sikich offers many growth opportunities, including trainings, conferences, internal mobility options, and financial support to take the CPA exam.
SCORE 7.824
2021 Ranking #19
Sikich
#20
CohnReznick LLP
NYC-based CohnReznick is one of the 15 largest accounting firm in the U.S. Interns get a chance to work on year-end audits and network with employees at all levels. Full-time staff have access to career development coaches to discuss goals and performance, and get help with graduate programs, CPA materials, and CPE courses. The firm offers many volunteer opportunities, and is very supportive of LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and military veterans.
SCORE 7.739
2021 Ranking #24
CohnReznick LLP
#21
BDO USA LLP
BDO is a global accounting and advisory firm and one of the most prestigious CPA firms in the U.S. Its internship program gives students hands-on experience while they work alongside senior managers. Its full-time staff have access to informal coaching, formal mentoring, and extensive training. BDO does a lot to promote philanthropic activities and diversity, and has a diverse staff, with partners who identify as LGBTQ+ and are of various races and ethnicities.
SCORE 7.726
2021 Ranking #18
BDO USA LLP
#22
Marks Paneth LLP
NYC-based Marks Paneth is one of the 40 largest CPA firms in the U.S. and eight largest in the Mid-Atlantic region. Recently, it was voted the top accounting firm in New Jersey. The firm offers extensive growth opportunities, including a strong mentor program, internal mobility options, and merit-based promotions. Wellness offerings are plentiful, and include gym membership reimbursements and a program that lets you earn points to reduce your health insurance premiums.
SCORE 7.719
2021 Ranking #25
Marks Paneth LLP
#23
Rehmann
Rehmann is one of the 35 largest U.S. accounting firms and has the largest tax practice in Michigan. Interns get extensive on-the-job training, real-time feedback, and a lot of support from senior managers. Full-time staff get technical trainings, the ability to transfer locations and departments, and mentors who help with skill development and career progression. The firm supports community involvement, and encourages staff to serve on boards of local governments and nonprofits.
SCORE 7.635
2021 Ranking #Not Ranked
Rehmann
#24
Eide Bailly LLP
Eide Bailly is one of the 20 largest accounting firms in the U.S. Its interns get quality training, hands-on experience, and access to senior staff members and clients. Its full-time staff have access to an excellent mentoring and career advisory program, and an “Xchange” program that allows them to rotate through different departments and specialties. Recently, the firm created an inclusion and diversity committee to promote D&I within the firm for all minority groups.
SCORE 7.592
2021 Ranking #20
Eide Bailly LLP
#25
Marcum LLP
NYC-based Marcum is one of the 15 largest accounting firms in the U.S. Its interns get hands-on experience and exposure to partners. Full-time staff get access to mentors and coaches, and can transfer between locations and practice areas. Marcum promotes a healthy work/life balance, offering flexible schedules and alternative work arrangements.
SCORE 7.450
2021 Ranking #Not Ranked
Marcum LLP