INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) has announced that three 2014 Best of the Best firms are being recognized with Pyramid Awards this year at the fourth annual PRIME Symposium, Nov. 3-5, in Indianapolis. The recipients are: Smith & Howard of Atlanta; Richey May of Englewood, Colo.; and Miami-based Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants.
Smith & Howard is the recipient of IPA’s “Pyramid of Excellence” award this year, for the firm’s stellar performance in the 24th annual IPA Survey and Analysis of Firms. The firm scored No. 1 on the IPA Best of the Best Firms list this year. The firm is listed on the IPA 200, at No. 144. Smith & Howard was also named one of the Top 10 Fastest-Growing Firms among the IPA 200 and IPA Best of the Best in 2014.
Richey May is receiving the fourth annual IPA Best of the Best “Fastest-Growing Pyramid Award.” With an impressive 37.5% growth rate, with no mergers to boost that number, the firm has seen continued success in a tentative economic environment. This is the second consecutive year that that Richey May has appeared at No. 1 on IPA’s Fastest-Growing Best of the Best list. In 2013, the firm also took the top honor for overall Fastest-Growing Firms in the Nation, based on more than 475 participating firms.
Berkowitz Pollack Brant is receiving the fourth annual IPA Best of the Best “Pyramid Award” this year. Berkowitz Pollack Brant debuted on the IPA Best of the Best list in 1995, and has been named a Best of the Best firm 16 times during that time span. Berkowitz Pollack Brant is an IPA 100 firm, ranking at No. 85 this year.
The IPA Best of the Best firms come in all sizes and are geographically dispersed across the U.S. They demonstrate long-term consistency and exceptional performance, regardless of outside factors. IPA’s independent ranking of the nation’s best-managed firms is one of the highest honors within the profession today. Selections were based on responses from more than 540 participating accounting firms on over 70 metrics. 2014 is the 19th year for the IPA Best of the Best rankings.
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