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November 22, 2022

Which Big 4 Firm Had the Most Elijah Watt Sells Award Winners in 2021?

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For years I would copy paste the entire list of Elijah Watt Sells Award winners on this here website even though I’m sure winners Googling themselves were the only ones reading said list. This year I’m continuing the tradition from last year and skipping past that to get right to the one thing all you pissing contest enthusiasts really want to know: which Big 4 firm scored the most Elijah Watt Sells winners in 2021?

From the full list of 57 winners our totals are:

  • PwC: 11
  • EY: 10
  • KPMG: 6
  • Deloitte: 3

You’ll note Deloitte got so few winners that they were actually tied for 4th place with RSM, with Grant Thornton right behind them with two wins. This is quite a change from 2020 when Deloitte turned their 2019 last place rank into the top spot. Temporarily, I guess.

  • Deloitte – 14
  • EY – 14
  • PwC – 13
  • KPMG – 11

You’ll also note there were fewer winners this time around compared to 2020, 57 versus 89. The 57 winners obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the CPA exam, passed all four sections on their first attempt, and completed testing in 2021. Congrats to each and every one of you! If you’re reading this, that is. Which you’re probably not because I didn’t copy paste your name here.

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