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Consultants across the nation rate the top firms in their practice areas.
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2021 Best Consulting Firms for Financial Consulting
#1
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Deloitte is a global provider of audit, tax, financial services and consulting. The firm is one of the Big Four accounting organizations. Services include corporate strategy, marketing and sales strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and innovation; manufacturing operations including supply chain; sector-specific service operations; infrastructure operations including outsourcing advisory and shared services; and financial management.
35.54% of
2020 Ranking #2
Deloitte Consulting LLP
#2
McKinsey & Company
What can we say about McKinsey that hasn’t been said about the reigning titan of the industry? Widely considered the first and last word in consulting, this global juggernaut lives the mantra, “Different Worlds, One McKinsey,” through agile and impactful delivery of solutions across a mind-boggling diversity of practices and clients—all centered on the singular standards that earned the firm its international renown.
34.22% of
2020 Ranking #3
McKinsey & Company
#3
EY (Ernst & Young) LLP Consulting Practice
Ernst & Young is one of the global Big Four accounting firms. They are best known for providing audit, tax, business risk, technology and security risk services, and human capital services. Through four service lines—assurance, consultancy, strategy, and transactions—they help transform businesses.
33.89% of
2020 Ranking #1
EY (Ernst & Young) LLP Consulting Practice
#4
PwC Advisory/Strategy&
When your parent is PwC, you’ve got the infrastructure and the resources to build a one-of-a-kind, at-scale strategy business that broadens its capabilities beyond pure strategy work. By harnessing the power of the PwC network, Strategy& delivers visionary yet pragmatic solutions actionable enough to be effectively implemented by the 100,000+ organizations it serves (including 84% of the Fortune Global 500).
25.79% of
2020 Ranking #4
PwC Advisory/Strategy&
#5
Bain & Company
The “heart” of the Big Three, Bain & Company is known as much for its ambition and future-defining innovations as it is for its culture. “A Bainie never lets another Bainie fail,” as the saying goes, because of the rich and deeply compassionate culture that puts its people first and empowers them to deliver consistently outstanding work on a global scale.
25.16% of
2020 Ranking #5
Bain & Company
#6
Boston Consulting Group
Boston Consulting Group is the second largest consulting firm by revenue and consistently ranks high in our top consulting firms. The firm’s diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise to organizations, helping them to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact. Purpose-driven, the firm strives to drive lasting impact for its employees, clients, and society. "You will be challenged... and rewarded," say insiders.
24.80% of
2020 Ranking #6
Boston Consulting Group
#7
KPMG LLP (Advisory)
KPMG is a multinational professional services network and one of the Big Four accounting firms. Organized as a network of firms that each bring services to clients, KPMG spans strategy and operations, analytics, business integration, business intelligence, business process management, change management, growth enablement, integrated business planning, organizational design, outsourcing, shared services, talent management, technology enablement, and transformation. On the risk management side, they offer advisory services in financial risk management, forensic, internal audit, risk and compliance, and IT. Mainly, however, they are known for and specialize in auditing, internal audit, accounting, forensic accounting, compliance, corporate recovery, assurance, tax, risk management, and financial advisory services.
16.00% of
2020 Ranking #7
KPMG LLP (Advisory)
#8
Accenture
Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve performance and create sustainable value for stakeholders. The company fosters a “culture of cultures,” where its people experience a sense of belonging and can be their best professionally and personally. Creating this inclusive workplace means ensuring people feel comfortable engaging in honest, open dialogue about difficult topics—such as bias and inclusion—without judgment or career limitation.
13.84% of
2020 Ranking #9
Accenture
#9
Oliver Wyman
Consistently recognized throughout the industry as a “Best Place to Work”, Oliver Wyman promises an “environment where exceptional people can thrive.” A large consultancy whose reach spans five continents, Oliver Wyman strives to provide its people with an entrepreneurial, non-hierarchical culture where talent people work alongside one another on complex, high-visibility client engagements. Go-getters who enjoy early responsibility and a fast-paced, driven environment will do well here.
10.04% of
2020 Ranking #8
Oliver Wyman
#10
Grant Thornton LLP (Consulting Practice)
Grant Thornton is one of the world's largest professional services networks. Offering independent audit and insurance, tax, and advisory capabilities, the firm helps businesses grow, operate more effectively, manage risk and regulation, and realize stakeholder value. The consulting unit includes a forensics, investigations, and litigations branch that researches economic foul play and advises corporations involved with criminal abuse lawsuits on how to protect their reputation and avoid costly business interruptions.
6.79% of
2020 Ranking #10
Grant Thornton LLP (Consulting Practice)
#11
Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton offers services in consulting, analytics, digital solutions, engineering, and cyber, and with industries ranging from defense to health to energy to international development. They are a strategic partner for agencies in numerous sectors of the U.S. Government—from health and energy to defense. The firm plays an integral role in the management of these agencies and, by extension, the defense of our nation.
6.76% of
2020 Ranking #11
Booz Allen Hamilton
#12
FTI Consulting, Inc.
FTI Consulting one of the largest global financial consulting companies. They primarily help organizations manage and mitigate financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational, and transactional risks. The firm has been an advisor in some of the most headline-grabbing moments in history, including the Bernie Madoff investigation, the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the Bush vs. Gore dispute, the Major League Baseball Steroid case, and many more.
5.44% of
2020 Ranking #12
FTI Consulting, Inc.
#13
Alvarez & Marsal
Don’t be fooled by Alvarez & Marsal’s deep and well-established reputation for operations and restructuring consulting. In the decades since the firm began, A&M has diversified its expertise across various industries and services. If anything, that heritage of operational work has influenced the firm’s tactical, action-oriented approach to consulting—perfect for jobseekers interested in rolling up their sleeves and digging into a range of complex business issues.
4.60% of
2020 Ranking #13
Alvarez & Marsal
#14
AlixPartners, LLP
With offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, AlixPartners is an international advisory firm that built its reputation through its work in corporate turnaround and restructuring. The firm is often associated with reversing the fortunes of companies in high-impact situations. The ideal hire is someone with around a decade of industry experience, who will be able to hit the ground running and immediately begin impacting a client's business.
4.31% of
2020 Ranking #14
AlixPartners, LLP
#15
L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global managing consultancy with clients ranging from small startups to major private equity firms. Although the firm’s roots are firmly planted in British soil, L.E.K. Consulting’s reach spans almost every major market around the globe. That—coupled with deep industry expertise across a breadth of clients and capabilities—creates a wealth of “big firm” opportunities at a relatively midsize firm.
2.89% of
2020 Ranking #16
L.E.K. Consulting
#16
Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers Watson is a leading HR and actuarial consulting firm that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. The firm designs and delivers solutions that help organizations manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Their unique perspective allows them to see the critical intersections between talent, assets, and ideas—the dynamic formula that drives business performance.
2.45% of
2020 Ranking #20
Willis Towers Watson
#17
Mercer LLC
Mercer is the world's largest human resources consulting firm. A subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan, it is a global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy, and people. The firm has been ranked #1 HR Consulting by Vault for several years running and is arguably the top global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments.
2.37% of
2020 Ranking #19
Mercer LLC
#18
Kearney
Kearney is a global management consulting firm that has long specialized in sourcing, procurement, and operations. The firm works with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, as well as governmental and nonprofit organizations. Their services include analytics, digital transformation and innovation, new market growth, procurement, IT, and sustainability.
2.19% of
2020 Ranking #15
Kearney
#19
Charles River Associates
Charles River Associates is a global consulting firm specializing in management consulting and economic litigation services. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Clients include national and international companies; federal, state, and local government agencies and foreign governments; public and private utilities; and trade associations across multiple industries.
1.94% of
2020 Ranking #17
Charles River Associates
#20
Analysis Group
Known for its academic rigor and the exciting, challenging work, Analysis Group is a firm that offers consultants a high level of intellectual stimulation and fulfillment. The midsize firm has a culture geared towards mentorship and the high-touch, challenging client engagements that provide invaluable hands-on experience. Analysis Group offers an excellent environment to dive into the world of consulting and explore numerous opportunities for finding one’s consulting niche.
1.90% of
2020 Ranking #20
Analysis Group