January 25, 2021

Vault 2020 Firm Rankings: Benefits, Comp, Vacation, and Promotion Policies

Earlier this week, we wrote about PwC’s continued dominance on Vault’s Accounting 50 and most prestigious firm rankings. Today, we’re going to focus on four of the 18 “quality of life” rankings that fall under Vault’s latest “Best Accounting Firms to Work For” section. And these four categories are near and dear to your heart: benefits, compensation, vacation policies, and promotion policies.

The results are based on how more than 8,200 accounting professionals rated their own firms in these four areas. This is different from the prestige rankings, in which Vault asked these accounting professionals to only rate their peer firms on prestige, not their own.

Vault ranks the top 25 firms in each quality of life area, so we’ll share the top three firms in benefits, compensation, vacation policies, and promotion policies, and throw in some honorable mentions for each (previous year ranking in parenthesis).

Benefits

1. PwC (1)
2. Untracht Early (NR)
3. Frank, Rimerman + Co. (9)
5. Deloitte (3)
10. BDO USA (10)
12. KPMG (14)
13. CBIZ MHM (18)
14. Grant Thornton (21)
20. RSM US (22)

Compensation

1. Brown Smith Wallace (1)
2. Untracht Early (NR)
3. Frank, Rimerman + Co. (13)
5. PwC (14)
12. BDO USA (16)
17. CBIZ MHM (20)
18. KPMG (9)
22. RSM US (24)
23. Deloitte (18)

Vacation policies

1. Frank, Rimerman + Co. (2)
2. PKF O’Connor Davies (8)
3. Armanino (14)
8. Grant Thornton (24)
9. PwC (6)
18. KPMG (13)
20. Deloitte (23)
21. BDO USA (19)
22. CBIZ MHM (22)
25. RSM US (NR)

Promotion policies

1. PwC (4)
2. Friedman (7)
3. Frank, Rimerman + Co. (1)
4. KPMG (3)
5. BDO USA (13)
6. Deloitte (9)
13. Grant Thornton (12)
18. CBIZ MHM (22)
22. RSM US (25)

We’ll do some more of these types of articles soon highlighting other Vault quality of life category rankings. Mmmkay? Mmmkay.

Related articles:

PwC Once Again Tops Vault Accounting 50 (2020)
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