Accounting firms play an essential role in the support of large companies. As an industry grows, so does the need for exceptional accounting services. Because of this symbiotic trend, top-level accounting firms such as the ones mentioned below flourish when aligned with competitive businesses.
PwC is an international professional services firm that is composed of several branches, including ones dedicated to accounting and consulting. Based on revenue alone, PwC’s accounting branch comes in second in the U.S. The company recently expanded their business by acquiring Booz & Company, a merger which took more than a year to complete. As a result, the firm opened its doors to new, high-performing clients that were previously loyal to Booz & Company.
Individuals who want to increase their exposure in the industry should consider this firm. Employees in PwC are known for their ability to perform tasks consistently without compromising the firm’s standards and reputation. The company is stable and provides several career growth opportunities for determined candidates.
Another company that has an accounting and consulting branch is Deloitte. The company can be broken down into four branches, which includes Deloitte & Touche LLP, the branch that specializes in accounting. When it comes to specialization, the firm regularly works on projects related to taxes, financial advisory, and auditing. The company is the top earning accounting firm in the U.S. and started Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a network of tightly knit, global firms.
Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young was named one of the best accounting firms to work for by Vault in 2012. The company boasts a thriving work culture and provides ample support for dedicated employees. The accounting branch takes pride in services related to transaction advisory, taxes, and auditing. Accountants in the firm are exposed to a wide range of industries due to the company’s diverse pool of clients. Such industries range from pharmaceutical and media to financial and technology.
Grant Thornton has been named the number one accounting firm in several official rankings. Unlike the other three companies mentioned previously, Grant Thornton does not hold “Big 4” status in their consulting branch. However, this does not discredit the company in any way. The firm has strategically partnered with international companies in Australia and U.K. The business takes on accounting projects related to audit, taxes, and financial advisory. Its global reach extends to the following sectors: construction, real estate, financial, technology, and healthcare.
McGladery is a leading provider in tax, assurance, and other accounting-related services for mid-level companies. The firm has an extensive reach through more than 75 branches in the America. McGladery is also an active member of RSM International, a global organization of independent accounting and consulting firms. Employees in the company can expect to contribute to the growth of the business in a competitive work environment.
College graduates who are interested in a rewarding accounting career should consider participating in an internship program under one of the firms above. Such credentials boost the value of one’s resume and increase the possibility of being offered a stable position within the facilitating company.
An online bachelor’s degree in accounting from UAB’s Collat School of Business can help prepare you to pursue an advanced degree or professional certification.