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Vault Accounting 50
This VAULT ACCOUNTING 50 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.
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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 8.742
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 8.216
2021 Ranking #2
Deloitte
#3
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 7.930
2021 Ranking #3
KPMG LLP
#4
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 7.454
2021 Ranking #4
BDO USA LLP
#5
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 7.365
2021 Ranking #5
Plante Moran
#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 7.352
2021 Ranking #7
RSM US LLP
#7
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 7.348
2021 Ranking #6
Baker Tilly
#8
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 7.183
2021 Ranking #8
Moss Adams LLP
#9
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 7.101
2021 Ranking #9
CohnReznick LLP
#10
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 6.945
2021 Ranking #13
CBIZ MHM
#11
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 6.930
2021 Ranking #10
Friedman LLP
#12
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 6.851
2021 Ranking #11
Schellman & Co.
#12
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 6.851
2021 Ranking #18
Withum
#14
SCORE 6.674
2021 Ranking #16
#15
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 6.660
2021 Ranking #13
PKF O'Connor Davies
#16
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 6.634
2021 Ranking #15
Armanino LLP
#17
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 6.631
2021 Ranking #17
Eide Bailly LLP
#18
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 6.621
2021 Ranking #12
Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP
#19
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 6.611
2021 Ranking #35
Marcum LLP
#20
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 6.576
2021 Ranking #20
Grassi
#21
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 6.534
2021 Ranking #19
Aprio
#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 6.489
2021 Ranking #27
Marks Paneth LLP
#23
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 6.295
2021 Ranking #23
Mazars USA LLP
#24
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 6.276
2021 Ranking #24
Frazier & Deeter
#25
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 6.265
2021 Ranking #25
Sikich
#26
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 6.234
2021 Ranking #26
Rehmann
#27
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 6.183
2021 Ranking #22
BPM
#28
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 6.127
2021 Ranking #28
Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.
#29
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 3.009
2021 Ranking #29
Ernst & Young LLP (EY)
#30
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 2.469
2021 Ranking #30
Grant Thornton LLP
#31
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 1.868
2021 Ranking #31
Crowe LLP
#32
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 1.670
2021 Ranking #33
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen)
#33
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 1.612
2021 Ranking #32
BKD, LLP
#34
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 1.610
2021 Ranking #36
EisnerAmper LLP
#35
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 1.505
2021 Ranking #34
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
#36
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 1.334
2021 Ranking #37
Cherry Bekaert LLP
#37
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 1.285
2021 Ranking #39
Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP
#38
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 1.208
2021 Ranking #38
Wipfli LLP
#39
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 1.207
2021 Ranking #41
RubinBrown
#40
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 1.196
2021 Ranking #40
UHY Advisors, Inc.
#41
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 1.147
2021 Ranking #43
Cohen & Company
#42
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 1.146
2021 Ranking #41
The Siegfried Group
#43
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 1.134
2021 Ranking #Not Ranked
Squar Milner
#44
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 1.076
2021 Ranking #21
Elliott Davis
#45
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 1.074
2021 Ranking #44
blumshapiro
#46
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 1.073
2021 Ranking #48
Berdon LLP
#47
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 1.045
2021 Ranking #46
Anchin
#48
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 1.015
2021 Ranking #50
Bennett Thrasher LLP
#49
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 1.009
2021 Ranking #45
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
#50
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 1.002
2021 Ranking #47
Novogradac & Company LLP