October 17, 2021

Inside Public Accounting

Number of the Day: 53

The average age of a non-Big 4 public accounting firm partner hasn’t really changed at all in the last three years. In late December 2018, CPA Journal analyzed the results of the 2018 NYSSCPA–Rosenberg Practice Management Survey and mentioned this in regards to partners’ ages: Partners have gotten slightly younger, both in terms of average […]

Number of the Day: $2,626

A question we’ve often been asked through the years from aspiring CPA candidates is: Do accounting firms give out bonuses for completing the CPA exam, and if so, how much? The answer is, yes, many public accounting firms do throw some money new CPAs’ way for passing all four parts of the exam, but the […]

Number of the Day: 73%

Deloitte US made national headlines last Tuesday when CEO Joe Ucuzoglu told employees in an email that the firm “will require PPMDs and professionals to be vaccinated [against COVID-19] to access US Deloitte facilities,” effective Oct. 11, which led Adrienne to speculate that the other Big 4 firms will eventually fall in line behind Deloitte […]

Number of the Day: $860,668

Things that are recession-proof during a global pandemic: Amazon Costco Netflix Alcohol Public accounting firms According to INSIDE Public Accounting, top-line growth for the top 100 public accounting firms this past year was 8.3%, which seemed like a pipe dream in March and April 2020 as the Rona was starting to rage in the U.S. […]

Listicle of the Day: INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 400 Firms For 2021 (UPDATE)

[Updated original post from July 26 to reflect BDO USA taking over sixth place in revenue from Grant Thornton.] INSIDE Public Accounting just came out with its ranking of the top 400 firms in the U.S. based on revenue, and there’s two big changes in the top 10. The most notable change is BDO USA […]

Number of the Day: $547,841

As the Paycheck Protection Program has again thrown out a life raft of relief loans this past week to struggling small businesses, our friends at INSIDE Public Accounting recently surveyed 110 managing partners and CEOs to find out how their firms worked to serve clients with PPP-related advice and assistance in 2020. What the survey […]

Number of the Day: $502,417

Last week we posted that the average annual compensation of equity partners who work in the top 100 public accounting firms in the U.S. (excluding the Big 4), as ranked by INSIDE Public Accounting, was $682,000, according to IPA’s latest practice management survey. For context, those firms range from RSM US ($2.7 billion of revenue) […]

Number of the Day: $682,000

That is the average annual compensation of equity partners in the top 100 accounting firms (excluding the Big 4) in the U.S., according to INSIDE Public Accounting’s latest practice management survey. That is up 3.3% from the average annual equity partner compensation of $660,000 at firms ranked No. 5 to No. 100 last year. Other […]

Listicle of the Day: No Major Shake-Ups In 2020 INSIDE Public Accounting Top 100 Firms

INSIDE Public Accounting just came out with its annual ranking of the top 100 (plus 101-400) accounting firms in the U.S. based on net revenues, and the largest firms are right where they were last year. No, PwC didn’t leapfrog Deloitte for the top spot. Yes, KPMG is still fourth. And no, BDO USA didn’t […]

Accounting Firm List Mania: INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 100 for 2019

This year’s list from IPA features only one change among the top 10 accounting firms in the U.S.: CliftonLarsonAllen (or CLA, as the cool kids call them) leapfrogged over Crowe into the eighth spot. But there was quite a bit of jockeying in spots 11 through 16, with Baker Tilly now knocking on the door […]

Accounting Firm List Mania: Inside Public Accounting’s Top 100

Big news this year boys and girls! PwC jumped E&Y this year in IPA’s list. Other notable moves are the result of mergers including Dixon Hughes Goodman and EisnerAmper. Previous year’s ranking is in parenthesis.

1. (1) Deloitte
2. (3) PwC
3. (2) Ernst & Young
4. (4) KPMG
5. (5) McGladrey


6. (6) Grant Thornton
7. (7) CBIZ/Mayer Hoffman McCann
8. (8) BDO
9. (9) Crowe Horwath
10. (10) BKD
11. (11) Moss Adams
12. (12) Plante & Moran
13. (20/33) Dixon Hughes Goodman
14. (13) Clifton Gunderson
15. (24/27) EisnerAmper
16. (15) Marcum
17. (14) Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
18. (16) J.H. Cohn
19. (18) LarsonAllen
20. (19) Reznick Group
21. (17) UHY Advisors
22. (21) ParenteBeard
23. (22) Rothstein Kass
24. (23) Eide Bailly
25. (25) WeiserMazars

If you want to peruse the rest of the list, check it out here.