Meet the 2018 Best Small Firms to Work For

Each year, Accounting Today and Best Companies Group select the Best Accounting Firms to Work For in three categories: Small, Midsized and Large. This slideshow includes the best in the Small Firm Category (firms from 15-49 employees), with their rankings and select information on the firms, as well as photos the firms submitted themselves (or, occasionally, their Web site).

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Best Firms 2018 - Anglin Reichman
No. 47: Anglin Reichmann Snellgrove & Armstrong
One of many competitions at the firm's Field Day 2018.

Headquarters: Huntsville, Alabama
Best Firms 2018 - Davidson Holland
No. 46: Davidson, Holland, Whitesell & Co.
Staff members at the Employee Eclipse Viewing Party last summer.

Headquarters: Hickory, N.C.
Best Firms 2018 - WeberMessick
No. 45: WeberMessick
Headquarters: Baltimore
Best Firms 2018 - HeinfeldMeech
No. 44: HeinfeldMeech
"Onesie Day" at the Phoenix office in December 2017.

Headquarters: Tucson, Arizona
Best Firms 2018 - Wilson Lewis
No. 43: Wilson Lewis
Employees enjoying games at Skyline Park in Atlanta at one of the firm's two April 15 parties.

Headquarters: Atlanta
Best Firms 2018 - gish Seiden
No. 42: gish SEIDEN
Marking a major milestone for the firm.

Headquarters: Woodland Hills, California
Best Firms 2018 - PAAST
No. 41: PAAST
Staff attending 2018’s Mercedez Benz Corporate run.

Headquarters: Miami
Best Firms 2018 - DK Partners
No. 40: DK Partners
As a sponsor of the 2017 CASA Superhero Run, "Dogs are a must!"

Headquarters: Austin, Texas
Best Firms 2018 - May & Co. 2
No. 39: May & Co.
Headquarters: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Best Firms 2018 - Jones and Kolb
No. 38: Jones and Kolb
Headquarters: Atlanta
Best Firms 2018 - Bormel Grice
No. 37: Bormel, Grice & Huyett
Staff enjoying a Baltimore Oriole's game.

Headquarters: Laurel, Maryland
Best Firms 2018 - Wheeler
No. 36: Wheeler Accountants
Celebrating Christmas with ugly sweaters.

Headquarters: San Jose, California
Best Firms 2018 - Fair Anderson
No. 35: Fair, Anderson & Langerman
Headquarters: Las Vegas
Best Firms 2018 - Miller Grossbard
No. 34: Miller Grossbard Advisors
Firm staff with the Houston skyline behind them.

Headquarters: Houston
Best Firms 2018 - Bland Garvey 2
No. 33: Bland Garvey
Headquarters: Richardson, Texas
Best Firms 2018 - E Cohen & Co.
No. 32: E. Cohen and Co.
Casino Night at the firm's holiday party.

Headquarters: Rockville, Maryland
Best Firms 2018 - Duckett Ladd
No. 31: Duckett Ladd
Office greeter Sadie.

Headquarters: Springfield, Missouri
Best Firms 2018 - Haefele Flanagan
No. 30: Haefele Flanagan
Employees at the 2017 Open House event, which was themed "Haefele Flanagan's 50th Anniversary Golden Gala."

Headquarters: Maple Shade, N.J.
Best Firms 2018 - Elliott Robinson
No. 29: Elliott, Robinson & Co.
The annual Back-to-School Bash held at the office for staff and their families with inflatables, carnival games, giveaways, hamburgers, hot dogs, and frozen custard.

Headquarters: Springfield, Missouri
Best Firms 2018 - Blackman Sloop
No. 28: Blackman & Sloop CPAs
A "Wine & Design" teambuilding event, where each employee painted a canvas block, and those pieces were put together as one big mural.

Headquarters: Chapel Hill, N.C.
Best Firms 2018 - Pittman & Brooks
No. 27: Pittman & Brooks
The firm attended the Annual XCM Conference in Austin, Texas, and staff took a Segway tour of the city.

Headquarters: Portland, Oregon
Best Firms 2018 - Cornwell Jackson
No. 26: Cornwell Jackson
Staff at the annual summer pool party.

Headquarters: Plano, Texas
Best Firms - Davis Hodgdon
No. 25: Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs
Headquarters: Williston, Vermont
Best Firms 2018 - Santos Postal
No. 24: Santos, Postal & Co.
Team members sorting food (mostly) at Manna Food Center.

Headquarters: Rockville, Maryland
Best Firms 2018 - May & Co.
No. 23: mAccounting
The firm says goodbye to its service dog in training, Oreo, with a lunch and celebration as she prepares to finish up her training and meet her "furever" family.

Headquarters: Indianapolis
Best Firms 2018 - Lanigan Ryan
No. 22: Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle
Staff gather on the steps of their all-inclusive Cancun hotel on a firm-sponsored trip in November 2017.

Headquarters: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Best firms 2018 - Damitz Brooks
No. 21: Damitz, Brooks, Nightingale, Turner & Morrisset
The Fun In the Sun (FITS) Lunch Bunch Program.

Headquarters: Santa Barbara, California
Best Firms 2018 - Realize
No. 20: Realize CPA
A firm barbecue.

Headquarters: San Francisco
Best Firms 2018 - RLH
No. 19: RLH CPAs
A firm original game -- "Pin the $ on the CPA," from its After Tax Season Party at Dutch's Daughter.

Headquarters: Hanover, Pennsylvania
2018 Best Firms - Wilson Toellner Lake
No. 18: Wilson Toellner CPA
In October 2017 the entire firm met at its Lake Ozark, Missouri, location for a team building outing at an Escape Room, where teams were selected and staff worked together to solve puzzles and escape before time ran out. "Fortunately, all four groups escaped!"

Headquarters: Sedalia, Missouri
Best Firms 2018 - Homes Lowry
No. 17: Homes, Lowry, Horn & Johnson
The first HLHJ Ping Pong Tournament.

Headquarters: Fairfax, Virginia
Best Firms 2018 - KNAV
No. 16: KNAV
Celebrating a win against the British Consulate General.

Headquarters: Atlanta
Best firms 2018 - HeimLantz
No. 15: HeimLantz CPAs
When a team member's husband was diagnosed with cancer, the office designed and ordered "Team Bill" shirts to support the team member and her husband, as well as providing food and offering rides to treatment.

Headquarters: Annapolis, Maryland
Best Firms 2018 - Sansiveri Kimball
No. 14: Sansiveri, Kimball & Co.
Employees enjoy a beautiful day by the water at the firm's annual all-employee firm retreat & holiday party at the Squantum Club in East Providence, R.I.

Headquarters: Providence, R.I.
Best Firms 2018 - KRS
No. 13: KRS CPAs
Red Nose Day at the firm.

Headquarters: Paramus, N.J.
Best Firms 2018 - Ennis Pellum
No. 12: Ennis, Pellum & Associates CPAs
The firm's 2018 busy season fun event program was the EPA University Intercollegiate Intermural challenge. Complete with team names, mottos and theme songs, as well as Intercollegiate presidents and Board of Regents, the event involved four competitions.

Headquarters: Jacksonville, Florida
Best Firms 2018 - Barnes Saly
No. 11: Barnes Saly & Co.
The presentation of a check for $8,150.00, to the Joyce P. Murtha Breast Care Center, raised at Barnes Saly's 9th Bingo for a Cause.

Headquarters: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Best Firms 2018 - Rudler
No. 10: Rudler
Employees dressed up as “Bean Counters” handed out Halloween treats for Commonwealth Bank & Trust Trunk-or-Treat to benefit The Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky.

Headquarters: Fort Wright, Kentucky
Best Firms 2018 - Williams Benator Libby
No. 9: Williams Benator & Libby
The firm's annual family outing to an Atlanta Braves game at SunTrust Park, with managing partner Bruce Benator, associates and their children.

Headquarters: Atlanta
Best Firms 2018 - Whipplewood
No. 8: WhippleWood CPAs
The firm's team in the Fight for Air Climb 2018 -- the Sums of Anarchy.

Headquarters: Littleton, Colorado
Best Firms 2018 - Johanson & Yau
No. 7: Johanson & Yau
Staff members hanging out at the local dog park.

Headquarters: San Jose, California
Best  Firms 2018 - LevitZacks
No. 6: LevitZacks CPAs
Fifteen firm volunteers and golfers joined over 90 players at LevitZack's 4th annual Get a Grip Post Tax Day networking golf tournament.

Headquarters: San Diego
Best Firms 2018 - Klein Hall
No. 5: Klein Hall CPAs
The firm's team participating in the Paws for Tails 5k Charity Walk.

Headquarters: Aurora, Illinois
Brinker Simpson
No. 4: Brinker Simpson & Co.
Headquarters: Springfield, Pennsylvania
Best Firms 2018 - Brink Key Chludzinski
No. 3: Brink, Key & Chludzinski
"We are not your typical group of accountants," the firm reports. "We work hard so we can play hard."

Headquarters: Portage, Michigan
Best Firms 2018 - ATKG
No. 2: ATKG
Staff dress up for Fight Night 2018 to raise money for the Real Estate Council of San Antonio.

Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas
Staff from GMS Surgent at an axe-throwing event
No. 1: GMS Surgent CPAs
Firm staff throwing axes at the annual outing.

Headquarters: Devon, Pennsylvania