2016 IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms



 The IPA 100, 200 and 300 firm rankings and the coveted IPA Best of the Best firms!




…June 2015 through December 2015: May 2, 2016

…January 2016 through February 2016: May 16, 2016

…March 2016 through April 2016: June 3, 2016


Please CONFIRM PARTICIPATION no later than February 19.


(Participation in the IPA MAP survey is REQUIRED for participation in the IO surveys.)

If you’d like to participate in the IO surveys, you may request the survey forms. (This survey and corresponding reports are optional and you will receive a complimentary executive summary of each report, on firm administration, human resources and information technology. If you would like to purchase the three IO Reports, you may do so at a preferred rate.)

Submit completed survey(s) to survey@plattgroupllc.com.


NEED AN EXTENSION? Extensions are granted based on fiscal year ends. Contact IPA if you need an extension.


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What does my firm receive for participating?


  • Electronic Executive Summary of the IPA National Benchmarking Report
  • A copy of the IPA 100 firm rankings, along with a detailed financial and operational analysis of the rankings
  • Consideration for all IPA accolades including our ranking of the top accounting firm in the country, the IPA 100, IPA 200 and IPA 300, as well as the annual list of the Best of the Best and Fastest-Growing firms

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The monthly INSIDE Public Accounting newsletter contains the latest news and trends in the profession, insights form 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].

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.

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 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 Mandi Heiny 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 Page for more information.

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