INSIDE Public Accounting releases 2009 Benchmarking Report

INSIDE Public Accounting has releases its 2009 IPA National Benchmarking Report, the annual collection of economic and management statistics about the accounting profession. 

Details and statistics gathered from the INSIDE Public Accounting Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms is presented in more than 50+ pages of detailed tables, broken out by firm size and geographic region - and new in 2009, corresponding graphs. Also included in the analyses are statistics for the IPA Best of the Best, intended to provide benchmarking data for the 25 best-managed CPA firms in the country.
"Given the challenging business climate today, knowing where you stand in comparison to your peers is more important than it has ever been," said Michael Platt, principal with the Platt Group, publisher of INSIDE Public Accounting.
"CPA firms derive significant benefit from benchmarking against other firms their size and from other firms in their geographic region," said Kelly Platt, principal of the Platt Group. "Best of the Best comparative data is also included which gives firms the opportunity to benchmark against the best managed firms in the country," she adds.
The 19th annual 2009 IPA National Benchmarking Report (based on fiscal year 2008-2009 data) contains information representing more than 18,200 CPA partners and 200,000 total staff. The CPA firms that participated in this year's survey represent an aggregate of $45.7 billion in net fees.
Details Included in the report: Fees - Fees by Practice and Niche Areas - Personnel Costs - Net Income per Partner - Staff Salaries- Partner Charge Hours - Partner Compensation - Benefits Offered - Fees per Charge Hour - Administrative Salaries - Partner Level Workloads - Realization - Marketing Staff Salaries - Outsourcing Trends - Professional Staff Chg. Hrs. - Partner Retirement Issues - Marketing Costs - Growth Trends - Training Requirements - Key Staff Salaries - Retirement Plans - The IPA Top 100 Firms - The IPA All-Star Firms - The IPA Best of the Best Firms, and much more... 
To order the full IPA 2009 National Benchmarking Report, please go to:
IPA also ranks the Top 100 Accounting Firms in the nation. To view the complete IPA Top 100 firms, go to:
Each year, IPA names the IPA Best of the Best, the Honorable Mentions and the Best of the Best by Region, a detailed look at some of the best managed CPA firms in the nation. Please visit: 
About INSIDE Public Accounting:

IPA was founded in 1987, and is published by The Platt Group. Michael Platt and Kelly Platt are the principals of The Platt Group, located in Carmel, Indiana. INSIDE Public Accounting is a monthly newsletter which reports and analyzes the news, trends, strategies and politics that affect the nation's public accounting firms, providing them with the information and resources they need to compete and operate more profitably. 
You may order complete copies of the IPA Best of the Best, All-Stars or Top 100 firm issues, reprint information and pricing: (317) 733-1920;

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