Accounting Reports & Rankings
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April 19, 2013
This annual feature takes an in-depth look at five of the most dynamic firms on our 2013 list of the Top 100 Firms: McGladrey, Macias Gini & O'Connell, Grassi & Co., Mountjoy Chilton Medley, and Wiss & Co.
April 19, 2013
The rich are different from the very rich -- and the strategies and services that financial planners offer each are different as well. This report looks at the different approaches firms need to take to serving mass-affluent, high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients.
Our annual report ranks the biggest accounting firms in the U.S., and in regions across the country.
February 27, 2013
In this special report, pioneering firms and tech experts share their experiences and best practices in moving accounting practices to the cloud.
February 1, 2013
Our fourth annual selection of the best new and improved for accountants
FEBRUARY 05, 2013
Many accountants look on serving nonprofit organizations as a potentially lucrative niche but its actually a set of niches, with different varieties of nonprofits requiring different skill sets and experience. Our field guide identifies some of the more interesting sub-niches.
JANUARY 04, 2013
Our annual guide highlights the most important issues you need to be aware of going into the 2013 filing season, which is shaping up to be one of the most complicated ever.
November 26, 2012
Our fifth annual ranking of the 100 most employee-friendly accounting firms in the U.S.
November 6, 2012
With so many tax issues up in the air in Washington, this filing season looks set to be one of the most challenging ever. Our special report highlights the areas you need to watch out for, and offers some strategies you can help your clients apply now.
November 1, 2012
Today's Technology Pacesetters offer the building blocks of tomorrow's success for accounting resellers and tech consultants
October 9, 2012
Our inaugural Managing Partner Elite report highlights 10 accounting firm leaders who stand out from the crowd.
October 4, 2012
As payroll gets more automated and more mobile, it opens the door to other services.
September 1, 2012
This years Top 100 Most Influential People report includes profiles of the regulators, firm leaders, consultants, technology vendors and practitioners who are leading the profession.
August 1, 2012
Our 2012 Wealth Magnets are talking to their financial planning clients more than ever.
August 22, 2012
If you can access all your information, applications and clients while youre out of the office, what do you need an office for? Cloud-based technologies are helping these accountants get more clients, expand their businesses, and free themselves from their offices.
July 1, 2012
With more than a third of this year's top value-added resellers now carrying cloud accounting and/or ERP products, and most of the remaining firms adding to their existing product lines, it is clear that the VAR 100 are starting to see better times and, at the least, are interested in changing some of their business.
July 1, 2012
The people who make a living advising public accounting firms on how to grow and prosper agree on one thing: This is no time for complacency or traditional thinking.
June 1, 2012
Our special report on the long, slow, march to a paperless environment: What's slowing things down, and how to speed them up.
May 1, 2012
Our annual report features in-depth profiles of four of the most successful firms from our Top 100 Firms list, to see what makes them tick.
February 29, 2012
Our annual ranking of the largest firms in the country, including our expanded Regional Leaders lists of the largest local firms.
February 3, 2012
Every not-for-profit sector is different? which one is right for your firm?
January 3, 2012
Our annual roundup of best practices and strategies from cutting-edge tax firms, and the most critical issues facing tax preparers, from registration to late-breaking legislation.
November 29, 2011
Our fourth annual ranking of the 100 most employee-friendly accounting firms in the U.S.
October 31, 2011
A sneak peak at the new regs, new laws and new technologies that will drive your firms filing season.
September 28, 2011
For many firms, payroll services are a profit center; for others, theyre a headache. We look at the latest developments in the field, from Congress and payroll providers, to help firms decide.
September 5, 2011
Our annual list of the thought leaders and change-makers who are shaping the future of the profession.
August 9, 2011
Our annual ranking of the top accounting resellers.
August 9, 2011
Accounting firms discover new benefits in SaaS.
June 27, 2011
Our annual ranking of the top CPA financial planning firms by assets under management, including the formulas theyre following for success.
June 27, 2011
Knowing what your staff knows and knowing how to charge for it is becoming the key to the future for accounting firms. Plus, our panel of experts shares their ideas on the most important firm initiatives for the next decade.
June 7, 2011
Going paperless is more about processes and best practices than software packages.
April 27, 2011
We take a look under the hood to see what powers four of the fastest-growing firms in the country.
March 7, 2011
Our annual ranking of the largest firms in the country offers a wealth of data on how theyre weathering the tough economy, as well as our newly expanded Regional Leaders lists of the largest local firms.
February 8, 2011
Cutting through the red tape surrounding NFP organizations offers all kinds of rewards.
January 4, 2011
With 2011 shaping up to be one of the most uncertain and complex tax seasons in recent memory, we offer best practices and strategies from cutting-edge tax firms, and a round-up of the most critical issues facing tax preparers.
November 30, 2010
Our third annual ranking of the 100 most employee-friendly accounting firms in the U.S.
November 30, 2010
Our roundtable of technology experts and tech-savvy CPAs explores the issues surrounding the cloud and the best ways accountants can take advantage of it.
November 9, 2010
This special report takes an in-depth look at the flood of legislative changes from 2010 that affect payroll reporting, and also convenes a roundtable of CPAs to highlight the perils, pitfalls, profits and best practices of providing payroll services to clients.
September 20, 2010
The CPA Exam is one of the great milestones of an accountants career, and we offer a comprehensive guide to it from the upcoming changes to the test, to the study and exam-taking strategies that recent candidates have used, to what firms can do to help their staff pass.
September 20, 2010
Paperless and Beyond: Even as more and more firms realize that paperless really means less paper, theyre discovering a wealth of other benefits in digital workflows and document management. This report looks at the past, present and future of the paperless revolution, as well as the best of the current tools and solutions, and takes an in-depth look at a CPA firm thats been a paperless pioneer, WithumSmith+Brown.
September 13, 2010
Find out who made this year's list
August 23, 2010
VAR 100: Still Standing. New this year to Accounting Today, this comprehensive feature ranks the top resellers of accounting software in terms of revenue. See which companies have forged a presence in the VAR marketplace and the product lines they carry. A must-read for any tech-centric CPA firm.
July 19, 2010
Steady hands for unsteady times: Facing volatile markets and uncertain regulation, planners focus on clients
June 21, 2010
Accounting Today debuts a new annual feature
May 24, 2010
As a follow-up to our industry-leading Top 100 Firms ranking, we present "Inside the Top 100 Firms: How They Got There."
March 15, 2010
Accounting Today presents its 2010 list of the Top 100 Firms.
December 14, 2009
The 2009 Best Accounting Firms to Work For rise above the troubled economy
This popular report lists the biggest movers and shakers in the accounting profession. Some names may be familiar. However this year there are a number of new inductees, and while some of the choices may even be considered controversial, we prefer to call them 'cutting edge'.
July 28, 2009
Accounting Today presents 'Inside the Top 100: Why the Best Are the Best.'
Accounting Today has published its latest annual ranking of the Top 100 accounting firms. The 2009 Top 100 Firms can be found bundled with the March 16 issue of Accounting Today and in an e-book on WebCPA
Only 60 accounting firms have been honored as the 2008 Best Firms to Work For by Accounting Today.
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Accounting software dealers are getting bigger and more sophisticated. Over the last three years, the revenue of the smallest of the Top 100 VARs, #100, has moved up $1 million. The "Killer VAR" honor isn't just about size, though. It's about quality and includes firms that are not the biggest, but they have all shown by their operations that they are among the best.
Accounting Today's 19th Annual ranking of the Top 100 Firms, including breakouts
by region, niche services and client categories.
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May 24, 2013
Guests at the Meet the Editors dinner at Keens Steakhouse in New York give their assessments of the many opportunities available to accountants for growing their practices.
May 22, 2013
Attendees at Accounting Today's Meet the Editors Dinner at Keens Steakhouse in New York discuss the top issues confronting accountants.
May 21, 2013
A continued conversation with Marcums Nanette Lee Miller and Janis Cowhey McDonagh about the obstacles women in the accounting profession face when trying to make their way into leadership positions.
May 22, 2013
The IRS recently released statistics covering the year to May 10, 2013.
May 5, 2013
The AICPA's annual list of IT priorities for accounting firms.
April 30, 2013
Our monthly collection of statistics from the world of tax.
April 29, 2013
Help your clients avoid these common pitfalls.
April 23, 2013
These five bad habits can make your confidential information -- and that of your clients -- easy to steal.