The commitment that these firms have made to being great firms and to growth is very impressive.
Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) September 18, 2013
For 20 years, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) has been naming the nation’s Best of the Best firms, Top 100 and Top 200. Firms that are recognized have delivered exceptional financial and operational performance in the most recent fiscal year.
Factors that make the 2013 Best of the Best stand out include a service mix with more non-traditional services, a focus on an international client base, opening ownership to non-CPAs, utilizing non-equity partners, and following best practices for staff development. The Top 100 and Top 200, which is in its 23rd year of ranking accounting firms based on their net revenues, reported three consecutive years of growth since the downturn that lasted through 2010 and some of 2011.
”We are excited to congratulate these eight firms on their achievement,” said Alan Deichler, president of CPAmerica. “The commitment that these firms have made to being great firms and to growth is very impressive.”
CPAmerica congratulates the following firms on their recognition:
Frazier & Deeter, LLC, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, was named to the IPA Top 100 and the Best of the Best Firms for the third year in a row. Frazier & Deeter climbed 11 spots in the Top 100 to reach number 71.
AKT LLP CPAs and Business Consultants, headquartered in Salem, Oregon, was name to the IPA Top 100. AKT climbed 9 spots in the Top 100 to reach number 89.
Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman, CPAs, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, was named to the IPA Top 200 and the Best of the Best Firms for the third year in a row. The firm moved two spots in the ranking from 149 to 147.
VonLehman & Company Inc., headquartered in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, made its IPA Top 200 debut at number 151.
Maxwell Locke & Ritter, LLP, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was named to the IPA Top 200 and the Best of the Best Firms. The firm has appeared in the Best of the Best Firms twice in the last three years. Maxwell Locke & Ritter ranked 175.
Harper & Pearson Company PC, headquartered in Houston, Texas was named to the IPA Top 200, debuting at number 180.
Gray, Gray & Gray LLP, headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts, also made its debut on the IPA Top 200; the firm took number 196.
Kushner LaGraize LLC, headquartered in Metairie, Louisiana, was named to the Best of the Best firms. This is the second time in three years that the firm has been selected as a Best of the Best firm. Kushner LaGraize was also selected as the second Fastest-Growing Best of the Best firm based on net revenue percentage change.
About CPAmerica International:
CPAmerica International is an accounting association tied to the global community. Our firms are independent CPA firms who want to benefit from an international association. CPAmerica provides practice management support, continuing education, marketing, online services and other programs for the improvement of its member firms. As a member of Crowe Horwath International, the association has more than 650 offices worldwide, and combined firm revenues of the alliance approach $3 billion. Learn more about CPAmerica on the CPAmerica blog, LinkedIn and Twitter.