INPACT Americas


Welcome INPACT Americas Members



The 2018 INPACT / INSIDE Public Accounting Survey and Analysis of Firms is open for participation.



1.  Please CONFIRM your participation by emailing no later than February 1.

2.  Determine the key contact person or persons in your firm who will complete the survey for your firm. If you are not responsible for the completion and/or submission, please forward the email and survey form to the appropriate person or persons, and alert IPA at to any changes.

3.  Open the survey form, enable editing and save the survey form using the ‘save as’ command.

4.  Review the “Welcome” tab on the survey form.

5.  If your firm participated in the 2017 survey and you would like to obtain a copy of your firm’s 2017 submission, please contact the IPA office at 317-733-1920 or at NOTE: IPA will not release any data without approval from the MP, CFO or CEO. Thank you for your understanding with this request. Once approval is received, we will provide you with your firm’s password-protected, prior-year submission for your reference.

6.  Complete the entire survey no later than May 7 and submit directly to IPA at IPA will not accept scanned copies or PDF copies.

As a benefit of your INPACT Americas membership, you will receive the following products, guides and benefits:

  • A complimentary electronic copy of the IPA 100 firm rankings, along with detailed metrics and benchmarks on the profession. –  Sent in August.
  • A complimentary PDF copy of the Executive Summary of the 2018 IPA National Benchmarking Report – Sent in October.
  • A PDF copy of the 2018 IPA National Benchmarking Report
  • Preferred pricing on the IPA Financial and Operational Report Card and the Internal Operational Reports, which include Firm Administration, Human Resources and Information Technology.
  • Preference for selection in articles written by IPA throughout the year.

If you are interested in purchasing the IPA Internal Operational Reports or the IPA Financial and Operational Report Card, we highly recommend you take advantage of our preferred pre-publication pricing. Pricing is valid through June 29.

Pre-order your reports here. 








Pre-order your 2018 Financial and Operational Report Card and Internal Operational Reports, published in September.


Tools You Can Use



Download the IPA Survey Reference Guide


View our recorded Online Webinar on Best Practices for Completing the IPA Annual Survey & Analysis of Firms.

The monthly INSIDE Public Accounting newsletter contains the latest news and trends in the profession, insights from MPs and other accounting leaders, strategies for firm success and analysis of benchmarking data. Also find rankings of the largest accounting firms in the nation in the IPA 100 [August], 200 [September], 300, as well as the Fastest-Growing firms [October] and Best of the Best firms [September].

Subscribe to the IPA Newsletter

The firm administration, human resources and information technology reports dig deeper into the operations and best practices of participating accounting firms across the U.S. Like IPA’s National Benchmarking Report, the data are broken down by revenue band and geographic region.

View Executive Summaries and Pre-Order the 2018 Report

The IPA Financial and Operational Report Card is a one-page snapshot of your firm’s overall performance in 22 areas compared with more than 500 participating firms, firms in your revenue band and the IPA Best of the Best firms. The Report Card [PDF sent via email] gives you the ability to quickly see where your firm is doing well and the areas that may need extra attention.

View a Sample of the IPA Report Card

Did you merge with or acquire another firm? Did your firm admit a new partner or launch a new practice area? Share your news with the IPA INSIDER group on a regular basis, on the IPA Blog site. Submit your news now.

We’d also like to hear about innovations at your firm. Each month, IPA interviews thought leaders, managing partners, marketing directors, CFOs and others to compile best practices for public accounting firms across the country. How can you help? Suggest an article. Share your ideas. Learn from others.

Mike Platt’s expertise in accounting firm benchmarking trends and analysis has made him a sought-after speaker at partner retreats and conferences. With more than 30 years of experience in the profession, he presents ideas and strategies that help firm owners improve their businesses.

Contact IPA if you are interested in booking Mike Platt for your next event.

If your firm is highlighted in an article in the IPA monthly newsletter or receives an accolade, IPA can provide you with a customized reprint. For a nominal fee, your firm can receive unlimited publishing rights to distribute a reprint of your firm’s rankings in IPA. Provide IPA with your custom PMS colors and a high-resolution .JPEG image of your logo and IPA will do the rest.

Contact Chelsea Summers for more information.

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