The INSIDE Public Accounting Survey and Analysis of Firms is closed. 

Contact IPA to be added to the distribution list for the 2020 survey.

IPA conducts four specialized, in-depth surveys for the accounting profession. The IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms is one of the longest-running and most comprehensive surveys in the U.S. The IPA surveys are open to all North America firms and are launched annually in January.

All data collected will be held in strict confidence. Survey participants are able to benchmark their firm against close to 600 public accounting firms across the U.S. and Canada.

Is Your Firm a Best of the Best or an IPA 400 Firm?

By participating in the IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms, your firm will be included in consideration for rankings and accolades:

  • IPA 100, IPA 200, IPA 300 and IPA 400
  • IPA Best of the Best Firms


Internal Operational Surveys

IPA offers three specialized, in-depth surveys and corresponding reports for the accounting profession. The Information Technology, Human Resources and Firm Administration surveys and corresponding reports provide a more in-depth analysis of a firm’s overall operations.

Uncover trends, compensation data, benefits offered, key process and policies, along with the newest technology and software that firms are utilizing to take them into the future. The internal surveys / reports expand and dig deeper into the operations and best practices of accounting firms across the U.S.



IPA is pleased to partner with leading international associations to offer services, tools and resources not found elsewhere. Partner association members receive access to the benchmarking report(s) and other key benefits. If your association is interested in partnering with IPA, contact