Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014
In a historic announcement for Smith & Howard, its employees, clients and friends, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) released the selection of the 2014 Best of the Best CPA Firms in the nation. For the fifth consecutive year, Smith & Howard is included as a Best of the Best CPA firm and this year, Smith & Howard was ranked the number one CPA firm in the nation among the Best of the Best firms. In addition, Smith & Howard was ranked as a Best of the Best Fastest-Growing Firm and an IPA 200 Fastest-Growing Firm.
IPA’s annual Best of the Best recognition honors 50 CPA firms across the country for superior performance on more than 70 criteria. Best of the best firms demonstrate “the right combination of vision, planning, training, and execution to deliver superior performance,” says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of the accounting trade publication, INSIDE Public Accounting.
Of the inclusion on the Best of the Best list and the firm’s first year as the number one firm, John Lucht, Managing Partner of Smith & Howard said, “Smith & Howard’s growth and recognition on this elite list speaks to our historical commitment to doing what is right for our clients and our people. We are honored and humbled to be included and are deeply grateful to our loyal clients, employees and friends for their commitment to each other’s success. Our growth value says that 'We will not sacrifice quality for the sake of growth.' IPA’s recognition of the quality of our operations and performance, combined with our recognition as a fast growing firm, underscores our commitment in this area and provides assurance to our clients and future clients that we will continue to provide them with superior quality as we grow.”
Smith & Howard, one of the top Atlanta CPA firms in size and now the top CPA firm in the nation by way of this IPA ranking, provides global expertise and services with a personal, responsive level of service. Services include tax planning and compliance, state and local tax, sales and use tax, assurance, valuation, SOC reporting, CFO/Controller services, M&A, succession planning and more primarily for middle market businesses.