Been a while since we’ve ranked anything, thankfully Portland Business Journal came in clutch today and gave the world a good old fashioned ranking of Portland accounting firms.
The full list of 30 firms costs $30 and we don’t have money like that so we’re looking at the five we can see for free. There’s a note at the top that “information was obtained from firm representatives through questionnaires and could not be independently verified by the Portland Business Journal” so keep that in mind.
Sharing this because it includes global CPA numbers and it’s probably good to document that so we can look back twenty years from now and tell our grandchildren stories about the time entities called “accounting firms” employed tens of thousands of people.
|Firm||Metro CPAs||Metro Non-CPA Professionals||Global CPAs|
|Perkins & Co.||75||51||94|
As you can see, Moss Adams comes in #1 with almost 100 CPAs working in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington and Yamhill counties in Oregon as well as Clark and Skamania counties in Washington (that’s how PBJ has defined “metro”). Deloitte employs the most non-CPA professionals in the area but just 71 CPAs, a mere blip against its worldwide 11,217 CPAs. As we know, Moss Adams is headquartered in nearby Seattle, Perkins & Co. and Geffen Mesher are local to Oregon.
Per its last headcount in 2022, Deloitte US employs 129,110 staff, 135,118 professionals total including PPMDs, and 21,279 administrative, bringing its total to 156,397. We’re elaborating on Deloitte because they appear to have the most CPAs globally and Googling “Deloitte US headcount” returned detailed information in under five seconds. Here, have the whole chart just because:11217
|Partners, principals, and managing directors||6,008||5,665||5,932|
|Professionals (partners, principals, and managing directors + staff)||135,118||104,033||95,274|
If the global CPA number above is correct, that means 2.7% of Deloitte’s global workforce of 415,000 are CPAs. Today we learned.