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September 29, 2023

One Big 4 Firm Isn’t Among the 10 Best Companies for Working Moms

Working Mother released its list of the 100 best companies for 2019 yesterday, and the usual suspects from public accounting are once again on there (in alphabetical order):

  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPMG
  • Moss Adams
  • PwC
  • RSM US

Those are eight of the 12-largest accounting firms in the U.S. that made the list, which is a pretty good showing. By comparison, only five law firms cracked the top 100—none of which were in the top 12 of the most recent Am Law 100.

In addition, no law firms made the top 10 companies for working moms, whereas three of the Big 4 firms were recognized. Last year, Deloitte and EY made the top 10.

So which three firms made this year’s top 10, and which was the odd firm out? When you think of an “odd firm,” KPMG is probably the first to come to mind. But it wasn’t the House of Klynveld that didn’t crack the top 10.

Here are the 10 best (in alphabetical order):

  • AbbVie
  • Astellas Pharma U.S.
  • Bain & Co.
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • Takeda
  • Unilever

No P. Dubs. Kinda surprising that the firm considered the “most prestigious” has been shut out of Working Mother’s top 10 companies for the past two years. But think of it this way, PwC moms: at least you’ve got it better than most lawyer moms.

Bragging rights go to EY, which has been in the top 10 for the past 14 years, followed by Deloitte, which has been a top 10 company for the last 10 years.

And KPMG is just happy to be here:

This year, we are proud that not only is this the firm’s 23rd time on this prestigious list, but we are among the top 10 best companies!

We were just as surprised as you were, KPMG.

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