Best Accounting Companies to Work for

John Krautzel
Posted by in Accounting, Auditing & Tax

Now is one of the best times in history to look for an accounting job. Employers report a shortage of skilled people to fill several types of accounting jobs, paving the way for experienced candidates to improve their careers. When you are searching for an accounting job, it makes sense to apply for positions with employers known for providing positive work environments and attractive compensation packages. These are some of the best accounting firms for those seeking employment in the industry.

Most business professionals are aware of the Big Four accounting firms: Deloitte LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, KPMG LLP, and Ernst & Young LLP. All four companies have appeared on several lists of the best companies to work for in the accounting industry. On the list, Ernst & Young landed the top spot, Deloitte came in third, and PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG took the fourth and fifth spots. These four firms are doing very well at bringing in advisory revenue, so one of them may be a good fit if you have consulting experience.

Vault publishes the Vault Accounting 50 to guide accounting professionals in choosing the best firms. Grant Thornton LLP, known for its flexible work environment, landed the third spot on this list. The firm encourages flexibility so that accounting jobs never get in the way of spending time with family or enjoying hobbies. Some of the firm's employees have formal flexibility agreements, but executives and managers encourage everyone to use flexibility to achieve greater work-life balance.

The Vault Accounting 50 includes BDO USA. The firm has also been named one of the best employers for recent graduates. Experience, Inc., publishes a list of the twenty-five best organizations in the country. Companies are chosen for excellence in hiring, training, recruiting, and retaining young talent. In addition to this honor, "Working Mother" magazine named BDO USA one of the best companies; the company received a prestigious award for workplace flexibility. The company was also featured as a leading innovator in "Future Work," which is a book about adapting and thriving in a changing marketplace.

For those looking for tax accounting jobs, Rothstein Kass is a great place to work. In 2013, the company was named one of the one hundred best companies by "Fortune." It was also named one of the best accounting firms for women in 2013. Rothstein Kass gives accounting professionals opportunities to grow their careers and expand their knowledge, making it one of the best places to find an accounting job.

There are many types of accounting jobs available, but you must research each potential employer carefully. Ask current employees about how well they can balance their accounting jobs with their personal lives, and look for reviews and rankings from trusted publications to guide you in your search. Doing a little research before you apply for a new accounting job can save you a lot of time and help you land the best possible job.


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