Top Ranked

Best Accounting Firms in Each Practice Area

Accountants across the nation rate the top firms in their practice areas.

  • Survey Methodology

    Vault asked accountants to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 the top accounting firms in terms of how strong they were in three practice areas: Audit & Assurance, Tax Accounting, and Forensic Accounting. Respondents were not allowed to rate their own firm and were asked to rate only those firms with which they were familiar. Vault averaged the scores for each firm and ranked them in order.

  • Ranking History

2019 Best Accounting Firms for Audit & Assurance

1
SCORE
8.754

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

American representative New York-headquartered professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) is the U.S. member firm...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
1
2
SCORE
8.497

EY LLP

Use this Overview for EY LLP instead. Actually, LBAC already uses this.

TRENDING

2018 Rank
2
3
SCORE
8.487

Deloitte LLP

Known throughout the world Ranked the No. 1 accounting firm in the U.S. by annual revenue, Deloitte is the U.S. member firm of Deloitte...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
3
4
SCORE
7.844

KPMG LLP

The Big Four's four-lettered firm With approximately 23,000 employees in 87 offices across the U.S., KPMG LLP has rightfully earned its place...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
4
5
SCORE
6.927

Grant Thornton LLP

Based in Chicago with an international reach Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, Ltd. Grant Thornton's service...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
5
6
SCORE
6.266

BDO USA LLP

The U.S. outpost BDO USA, LLP (formerly known as BDO Seidman, LLP) is the U.S. member firm of BDO International Ltd., one of the world's...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
6
7
SCORE
6.209

RSM US LLP

Midwestern giant McGladrey LLP is the fifth-largest U.S. accounting firm by revenue (the largest non-Big 4 entity) and has more than 6,500 employees...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
7
8
SCORE
5.606

Crowe Horwath LLP

THE SCOOP  New era   With a history that dates back to 1942, Crowe Horwath began as a traditional certified public accounting firm...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
8
9
SCORE
5.420

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

What's in a name? Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) has 11 offices and over 1,400 staff members, including more than 150 partners....

TRENDING

2018 Rank
10
10
SCORE
5.351

Moss Adams LLP

  THE SCOOP  Seattle up Seattle-based Moss Adams is the nation's 11th largest accounting firm by revenue, according to Accounting...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
9
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