Accounting Today handed out the awards for the Best Accounting Firms to Work For 2011 at the Accounting Today Growth & Profitability Summit in Las Vegas.

In the small employer category, first place went to Johnson Jacobson & Wilcox of Las Vegas, second place to Mowery & Schoenfeld of Chicago, and third place to Santos, Postal & Co., of Rockville, Md., during Wednesday’s awards ceremony at the Bellagio Hotel.

In the medium employer category, first place went to Lutz & Co., of Omaha, second place to Porter Keadle Moore of Atlanta, and third place went to Wilkin & Guttenplan of East Brunswick, N.J.

In the large employer category, first place was awarded to Kaufman, Rossin & Co. of Miami, second place to WithumSmith+Brown of New Brunswick, N.J., and third place to Kearney & Company, of Alexandria, Va.

The awards were presented by Accounting Today editor-in-chief Bill Carlino and Best Companies Group president Peter Burke.