Annual Survey & Analysis of Firms

The 2018 MAP, Firm Administration, Human Resources and Information Technology Surveys are open for participation.

Contact IPA for your invitation to participate in the surveys.

The IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms is one of the longest-running and most comprehensive Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) surveys in the U.S. The survey is open to all firms in North America and launches in January every year. All data collected, including salaries, compensation, income, etc., will be held in strict confidence.

Participants are benchmarked against more than 570 firms and may be ranked among this year’s IPA 100, IPA 200, IPA 300 and the coveted IPA Best of the Best firms in the nation.

For your invitation to participate in the 2018 surveys, Contact IPA

Advantages of Survey Participation

  • A complimentary copy of the August issue of the IPA newsletter. This issue highlights the annual IPA 100, IPA 200 and IPA 300 firm rankings, along with a detailed financial and operational analysis of the rankings.
  • A complimentary electronic copy of the Executive Summary of the IPA National Benchmarking Report. If you participate in the Internal Operational survey(s), you will also receive a complimentary executive summary when published in September.
  • Preferred pre-publication pricing on the IPA National Benchmarking Report, the Internal Operational Reports and other benchmarking items including the Financial and Operational Report Card.
  • Preference for selection in IPA articles throughout the year. This is an excellent opportunity to market your firm and leaders.


Internal Operational Surveys

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

Contact IPA for your invitation to participate in 2018.

Association Partnerships

IPA is pleased to partner with some of the leading international associations to offer services, tools and resources not found elsewhere. Partner association members receive full access to the benchmarking report. If your association is interested in partnering with IPA, please contact