E&Y Takes Top Spot Survey of Top 100 Firms | AccountingWEB

E&Y Takes Top Spot Survey of Top 100 Firms

A position that was once the exclusive possession of Arthur Andersen now seems to be up for grabs. The CPA Personnel Report Annual Survey of Accounting Professors placed Ernst & Young in the top spot and Deloitte & Touche in second place. Andersen, which tied for first place with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) last year, and which held the top spot alone for the 17 years prior to 2000, found itself in third place.

PwC is now fourth place, followed by KPMG, BDO Siedman, Grant Thornton, and McGladrey & Pullen.

The annual survey polls accounting faculty members from across the country. Professors are asked to rank the firms in each of seven categories:

  • Overall business outlook
  • Client service
  • Technical reputation
  • Staff training
  • Compensation
  • Career opportunities
  • Work/life balance

The survey results are important because of the influence college professors have in shaping perceptions and career decisions of students.

Wait, there's more!
There's always more at AccountingWEB. We're an active community of financial professionals and journalists who strive to bring you valuable content every day. If you'd like, let us know your interests and we'll send you a few articles every week either in taxation, practice excellence, or just our most popular stories from that week. It's free to sign up and to be a part of our community.
Premium content is currently locked

Editor's Choice

WHAT KIND OF FIRM ARE YOU?
As part of our continued effort to provide valuable resources and insight to our subscribers, we're conducting this brief survey to learn more about your personal experiences in the accounting profession. We will be giving away five $50 Amazon gift cards, and a $250 Amazon gift card to one lucky participant.
This is strictly for internal use and data will not be sold
or shared with any third parties.