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Best Accounting Firms in Each Practice Area
Accountants across the nation rate the top firms in their practice areas.
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2022 Best Accounting Firms for Audit & Assurance
#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 8.655
2021 Ranking #1
PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP
#2
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 8.463
2021 Ranking #3
Deloitte
#3
Ernst & Young LLP (EY)
EY is one of the prestigious Big 4 accounting firms. It offers endless career development opportunities, including coaching, mentoring, training, web-based learning, and experience working with multinational clients. DE&I are core to EY’s DNA. EY is extremely transparent about its diversity goals and progress, and has been named a best employer for diversity.
SCORE 8.319
2021 Ranking #2
Ernst & Young LLP (EY)
#4
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 7.683
2021 Ranking #4
KPMG LLP
#5
Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton is one of the world's most prestigious and highly respected accounting firms. An internship or job with the firm will open doors throughout your career. Interns get hands-on experience and a clear idea of what it’s like to work for the firm full time, while staff get extensive mentoring opportunities and the ability to take charge of their own careers—you can progress very quickly if you so desire and perform well.
SCORE 7.047
2021 Ranking #5
Grant Thornton LLP
#6
RSM US LLP
RSM is the leading U.S. provider of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market. Interns get hands-on experience with clients, and full-time staff get extensive training and mentoring. RSM has an “own your future” mentality that rewards staff for taking charge of their careers. RSM participates in numerous charity events, and its 11 D&I networking groups offer webinars, conferences, and various events.
SCORE 6.643
2021 Ranking #6
RSM US LLP
#7
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 6.598
2021 Ranking #7
BDO USA LLP
#8
Crowe LLP
Crowe is a leading global accounting firm. Its interns get hands-on experience in tax and audit, and full-time staff get extensive training and mentoring, merit-based promotions, and the ability to move among business units. Crowe focuses on hiring and retaining women and minorities, and staff are encouraged to give back to their communities.
SCORE 5.836
2021 Ranking #8
Crowe LLP
#9
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 5.791
2021 Ranking #9
Baker Tilly
#10
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 5.673
2021 Ranking #10
Moss Adams LLP
#11
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 5.584
2021 Ranking #12
CohnReznick LLP
#12
BKD, LLP
BKD is a “best of the best” CPA firm with Midwestern roots and values. When it comes to serving its clients and investing in its people, it leads with passion, respect, integrity, discipline, and excellence. Embedded into its culture are true inclusion, acceptance, and equality—the firm is committed to challenging unconscious biases and maintaining a safe and welcoming workplace.
SCORE 5.475
2021 Ranking #11
BKD, LLP
#13
EisnerAmper LLP
EisnerAmper is a leading accounting firm based in NYC. It has a team-oriented culture, and managers have an open-door policy. The firm is diverse with respect to gender and encourages the retention of women through flex-time arrangements. The number of minority employees is increasing, and the firm is committed to several environmental programs.
SCORE 5.436
2021 Ranking #17
EisnerAmper LLP
#14
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)
CLA is one of the 10 largest audit, tax, and consulting firms in the U.S. It has offices in more than 120 locations, and its staff are given a lot of responsibility, and access to extensive training and mentors. The culture is collegial and collaborative, and managers have an open-door policy. CLA really helps its people find careers that fit.
SCORE 5.355
2021 Ranking #15
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)
#15
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 5.267
2021 Ranking #14
Plante Moran
#16
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 5.143
2021 Ranking #16
Marcum LLP
#17
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
DHG is the largest accounting firm headquartered in the South. Career development opportunities include internal mobility options, good training offerings, and an “anytime feedback” policy. DHG has a family-like culture and allows staff to create flexible schedules. D&I is a focus—a women’s program empowering women in the workplace is particularly effective.
SCORE 5.133
2021 Ranking #13
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
#18
Cherry Bekaert LLP
Cherry Bekaert is a leading accounting and consulting firm with offices throughout the Southeast. The firm has a friendly, collaborative culture, and partners have an open-door policy. Career development opportunities are extensive—the firm supports valuable training and mentoring offerings—and a healthy work/life balance can be achieved.
SCORE 4.840
2021 Ranking #18
Cherry Bekaert LLP
#19
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 4.828
2021 Ranking #19
CBIZ MHM
#20
Mazars USA LLP
Mazars is a leading accounting firm on a mission to help build the economic foundations of a fair and prosperous world. Interns are provided with a very supportive environment—senior staff are helpful, willing to teach, and answer questions. Its full-time staff receive valuable trainings, career coaches, mentoring from partners, and internal mobility options. Mazars has a firmwide volunteer day, and recently created a new diversity committee and hosted a diversity training
SCORE 4.822
2021 Ranking #22
Mazars USA LLP
#21
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 4.775
2021 Ranking #20
Eide Bailly LLP
#22
Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP
Citrin Cooperman is a top-ranked, forward-thinking accounting and advisory firm that promotes collaboration. It combines the supportive, teamwork, family-like culture of a small firm with the resources and know-how of a national firm. Citrin Cooperman values fresh perspectives, growth mindsets, entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for problem solving.
SCORE 4.688
2021 Ranking #25
Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP
#23
RubinBrown
RubinBrown is top-50 tax, assurance, and advisory firm that’s widely known for its integrity and decades of industry experience. It’s also widely known for its collaborative, entrepreneurial, caring, family-like culture. The firm places a high value on uniqueness, respects its people’s differences, and encourages its team members to actively participate in their communities.
SCORE 4.587
2021 Ranking #24
RubinBrown
#24
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 4.586
2021 Ranking #Not Ranked
Withum
#25
Wipfli LLP
Wipfli is a leading accounting firm looking for exceptional candidates with srong technical abilities and teamwork skills. Interns get a lot of training and are given real work to do, and full-time staff get valuable training and can move among various areas of the firm. A healthy work/life balance can be achieved at the firm, and compensation is very competitive.
SCORE 4.550
2021 Ranking #23
Wipfli LLP