INSIDE Public Accounting launches 20th annual survey and analysis of firms

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The Platt Group and INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) have officially launched their 2010 Annual IPA Survey and Analysis of Firms.

The annual IPA Survey and Analysis of Firms is one of the longest running CPA firm financial and operational benchmarking surveys in the nation and there is no cost associated with participation.  

The year 2010 marks an important milestone for IPA – the 20th anniversary of the survey and the compilation and analysis of the annual award-winning IPA National Benchmarking Report.

For 20 years IPA has compiled the annual Top 100 accounting firms, the Best of the Best, the All-Stars, and new this year, IPA will name ‘Beyond the Top 100’ – a list of the nation’s Top 200 accounting firms. This prestigious ‘Beyond the Top 100’ list will be unveiled in September 2010.

Firms with annual net fees of $10 million and above are encouraged to submit their data for consideration for inclusion in the Top 100 and this one of a kind, prestigious ‘Beyond the Top 100’ list. Firm size is not a criterion to participate in the survey, or for the naming of the Best of the Best or the All-Stars.

Firms of all sizes from small local firms to nationals are consistently named to the IPA Best of the Best list and recognized as IPA All-Stars. The firms participating in the annual survey range in revenue from $1 million to $11 billion.

Firms may contact IPA directly or they may download the survey data entry form on the IPA Web site.

“Many outside elements are affecting the profession today, and we truly believe this year that IPA will uncover unique opportunities, identify difficult challenges, and see a shift in the overall business model of the profession, ” said Kelly Platt, publisher of IPA.

The deadline for inclusion is June 4, 2010. This year’s survey is expected to reveal some surprises that will be identified and included in the final analysis.

Firms participating in the survey will receive a complimentary copy of the August 2010 issue of IPA, highlighting IPA’s Top 100 firms, along with a 20-page, in-depth analysis of the Top 100 firms in the nation. Participants will also receive a complimentary PDF Executive Summary of the IPA National Benchmarking Report including highlights of Fee Growth, Income Growth, Partner and Staff Compensation, Merger Activity, Staff Turnover and much more.

Firms wishing to participate at no cost may download the survey form.

For a recap of past results, visit:

IPA Top 100     

IPA Best of the Best    

About The Platt Group | INSIDE Public Accounting

The Platt Group is the publisher of the award-winning INSIDE Public Accounting newsletter and the award-winning National Benchmarking Report. The Platt Group works with accounting firms and consultants across the nation to provide practical ideas and information that firm leaders can implement to take their firms to the next level.


The Platt Group utilizes a hands-on approach and provides direction to firms and partners to help address the ever-changing landscape of the profession, and helps remove the obstacles that prevent firms and staff from achieving their ultimate potential.

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