The list identifies the country’s top 100 firms in the industry to work for based on a yearly survey conducted by Accounting Today in partnership with Best Companies Group. The program is designed to “identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the accounting profession, benefiting its economy, workforce and businesses,” according to the publication.
“We aim to attract the very best in the field and we recognize that successfully recruiting and retaining talented professionals means fostering a great work environment and knowing what that means to our team,” said Kirk Jacobson, co-founder and managing partner at JWA. “In order to compete for the best professionals, we aim to provide a robust culture, work-life balance and ample opportunities for professional growth and career development, including an average of more than 100 hours of yearly continuing education and leadership training.”
To be considered for the Accounting Today list, companies had to fulfill several eligibility requirements, including:
• Be a public accounting firm in the U.S.
• Have a minimum of 15 employees working in the U.S.
• Be in business for at least one year.
Companies from across the United States entered the two-part survey process. The first consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part was worth about 25 percent of the evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure employee experience. This part was worth about 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.
Best Companies Group managed the registration and survey process, analyzed data, and determined the final ranking.
Accounting Today will release individual firm rankings in the Small Firm, Midsized Firm and Large Firm categories in its November issue.
About JW Advisors
JW Advisors is a consulting firm based in Las Vegas, specializing in business financial consulting, litigation support and forensic accounting, assurance and tax services. JW Advisors is a leading Nevada CPA firm serving auto dealerships and businesses in other highly specialized fields such as helping business owners preparing to exit their business to develop and implement effective transition strategies. Kirk Jacobson and Chris Wilcox founded the firm in 2015. Visit www.jwacpas.com.