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Most Prestigious Accounting Firms
Accounting professionals across the nation rank the prestige of the firms they compete against.
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#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 8.880
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 8.792
2021 Ranking #2
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 8.597
2021 Ranking #3
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 7.987
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 7.055
2021 Ranking #5
Grant Thornton LLP
#6
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 6.467
2021 Ranking #6
BDO USA LLP
#7
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 6.346
2021 Ranking #7
RSM US LLP
#8
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 5.553
2021 Ranking #8
Baker Tilly
#9
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 5.336
2021 Ranking #9
Crowe LLP
#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 5.158
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 5.148
2021 Ranking #11
CohnReznick LLP
#12
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 4.772
2021 Ranking #13
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)
#13
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 4.605
2021 Ranking #12
BKD, LLP
#14
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 4.600
2021 Ranking #17
EisnerAmper LLP
#15
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 4.565
2021 Ranking #16
Marcum LLP
#16
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 4.515
2021 Ranking #14
Plante Moran
#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 4.301
2021 Ranking #15
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
#18
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 4.154
2021 Ranking #18
CBIZ MHM
#19
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 3.832
2021 Ranking #20
Mazars USA LLP
#20
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 3.812
2021 Ranking #19
Cherry Bekaert LLP
#21
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 3.671
2021 Ranking #24
Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP
#22
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 3.663
2021 Ranking #21
Eide Bailly LLP
#23
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 3.575
2021 Ranking #26
Friedman LLP
#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 3.541
2021 Ranking #29
Withum
#25
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 3.525
2021 Ranking #22
Armanino LLP
#26
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 3.451
2021 Ranking #23
Wipfli LLP
#27
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 3.449
2021 Ranking #28
RubinBrown
#28
UHY Advisors, Inc.
UHY is national audit, tax, and consulting firm that prides itself on offering “next level service,” catering to both middle-market and Fortune 500 companies. UHY also prides itself on empowering its people, making sure they flourish. At UHY, you’ll be surrounded by intelligent, caring, and fun collegues who are passionate about performing top-notch work.
SCORE 3.417
2021 Ranking #25
UHY Advisors, Inc.
#29
Cohen & Company
Cohen & Company is one of Inc.’s fastest-growing businesses. It’s a national-known assurance, tax, and advisory firm that serves the Fortune 1000, has a young and lively culture, and lets you make an impact from day one. Cohen & Company encourages its people to have a say in the firm’s business areas and to drive their own careers.
SCORE 3.277
2021 Ranking #30
Cohen & Company
#30
The Siegfried Group
The Siegfried Group is synonymous with innovation and the pursuit of personal goals. The public accounting firm is led by an ambitious entrepreneur whose grown his eponymous company from a small concern into a national powerhouse—which aims to do more than serve its clients; it aims to transform people and improve their lives.
SCORE 3.275
2021 Ranking #27
The Siegfried Group
#31
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 3.257
2021 Ranking #31
PKF O'Connor Davies
#32
Squar Milner
In November 2020, Squar Milner merged with Baker Tilly, the 12th largest CPA firm in the U.S. When it was acquired, Squar Milner was one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in California. Squar Milner was led by Managing Partner Steve Milner, who began his career as a Deloitte & Touche tax consultant, and later served as vice president and corporate controller for Birtcher Real Estate, one of the country’s largest developers and property managers. Milner now leads Baker Tilly's Western Region practice.
SCORE 3.239
2021 Ranking #50
Squar Milner
#33
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 3.167
2021 Ranking #34
Marks Paneth LLP
#34
Elliott Davis
Based in South Carolina, Elliott Davis is one of the top accounting firms in the U.S. It’s consistently named one of the “Best Places to Work” in its major markets. It offers its staff numerous development opportunities, including formal and informal feedback, training, and mentoring. Philanthropy and community outreach are a focus, and Elliott Davis does a great job when it comes to female diversity—women hold many of the firm’s leadership positions.
SCORE 3.074
2021 Ranking #33
Elliott Davis
#35
blumshapiro
In January 2021, blumshapiro merged with CLA, the eighth largest accounting firm in the U.S. as measured by annual revenues. Prior to the merger, blumshapiro was the largest regional accounting firm based in New England with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. The firm had more than 500 employees and was led by Joseph Kask, its CEO.
SCORE 3.068
2021 Ranking #32
blumshapiro
#36
Berdon LLP
NYC-based Berdon is one of the 50 largest accounting firms in the U.S. It offers its interns significant hands-on experience and its full-time staff extensive training. At the staff level, the firm is very diverse with respect to women and minorities—many different cultures and nationalities are represented. In addition, the firm supports many nonprofits.
SCORE 3.066
2021 Ranking #38
Berdon LLP
#37
Anchin
Anchin is a New York City-based tax, assurance, and audit services firm well known for promoting from within—many of its partners and senior managers started their careers there. Anchin aims to creates well-rounded industry experts, offering its staff significant specialized training and growth opportunities.
SCORE 2.987
2021 Ranking #36
Anchin
#38
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 2.948
2021 Ranking #40
Grassi
#39
Bennett Thrasher LLP
Atlanta-based Bennett Thrasher is one of the fastest-growing tax, accounting, and consulting firms in the U.S. It offers great career growth opportunities and benefits, combing the knowledge and expertise of a national accounting firm with the family-like culture of a small firm. Young professionals receive early exposure to a wide range of accounting and financial services.
SCORE 2.900
2021 Ranking #42
Bennett Thrasher LLP
#40
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Carr, Riggs & Ingram is a top accounting and advisory firm that places a strong emphasis on the growth and well-being of its staff. It has a mentor-centric and work/life balance-focused culture, and offers young professionals nearly endless development opportunities. Its partners are accessible and approachable, maintaining an authentic open-door policy.
SCORE 2.882
2021 Ranking #35
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
#41
Novogradac & Company LLP
Novogradac makes a difference in people’s lives. Though this national top-ranked CPA firm works in a wide range of industries, it specializes in affordable housing, community development, and renewable energy. The firm is also dedicated to making a difference in its own people's lives, encouraging its staff to challenge themselves and think creatively to grow their careers.
SCORE 2.864
2021 Ranking #37
Novogradac & Company LLP
#42
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 2.777
2021 Ranking #46
Sikich
#43
BPM
San Francisco-based BPM is one of the 50 largest accounting and advisory firms in the U.S. Recently, it was named one of the best places to work in the Bay Area and one of the fastest growing accounting firms. BPM is very focused on community engagement, giving back, and inclusion initiatives. BPM strongly supports minorities, women, and people of color when it comes to advancement within the firm.
SCORE 2.745
2021 Ranking #39
BPM
#44
The Bonadio Group
The Bonadio Group is a top-50 accounting, audit, tax, and consulting firm that offers cutting-edge services in many industries. It values diverse voices and perspectives among its staff, and has a fast-track path from intern to partner. The firm's “& more” philosophy means going the extra mile for clients and encouraging its people to think differently.
SCORE 2.740
2021 Ranking #41
The Bonadio Group
#45
Whitley Penn
Whitley Penn is a top audit, tax, consulting firm that encourages its people to think entrepreneurially and communicate openly. Its managers have an open-door policy, and the firm takes a holistic approach to hiring, looking for dynamic individuals to join its collaborative team and offering meaningful experience to young professionals.
SCORE 2.708
2021 Ranking #43
Whitley Penn
#46
Aronson LLC
Aronson is a people-driven assurance, tax, and consulting firm that’s committed to providing excellent client service to its deep client roster, the career advancement of its staff, and enriching the communities in which it operates. Aronson has a particularly strong focus on continuing education, wellness, inclusion, and charitable activites and volunteering.
SCORE 2.704
2021 Ranking #49
Aronson LLC
#47
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 2.697
2021 Ranking #45
Frazier & Deeter
#48
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 2.696
2021 Ranking #43
Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP
#49
Doeren Mayhew
Doeren Mayhew is one of the fastest-growing accounting, audit, and assurance firms in the U.S. It goes above and beyond to serve its clients as well as its staff, and has earned “Best of the Best” honors for its top-notch services, culture, and growth opportunities. The firm nurtures, challenges, and rewards its people.
SCORE 2.667
2021 Ranking #48
Doeren Mayhew
#50
SCORE 2.657
2021 Ranking #Not Ranked