Top accounting firms by revenue in the U.S. in 2018

This statistic shows the largest accounting (CPA) firms in the United States in 2018, in terms of U.S. revenue. According to the rankings, Deloitte LLP was the largest accounting firm in the United States with U.S. revenue of 19.9 billion U.S. dollars.

Leading accounting firms - additional information

Deloitte was the leading CPA firm in the United States in 2018 with a revenue of 19.9 billion U.S. dollars in the fiscal year ending May, 2018. Worldwide, the company generated a revenue of around 43.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2018 – the largest source of this revenue being the Americas at 22.1 billion U.S. dollars. The company also employed well over 286,000 people worldwide.

Accounting services in the U.S.

In 2018, almost 13 percent of U.S. residents aged 30 to 49 years had used an accountancy service within the last 12 months. The number of accountants and auditors has remained at around 1.2 million in recent years. In 2018, there were 1.26 million people employed in these professions, this was forecasted to increase to 1.4 million by 2022. Although the sector is expected to flourish in terms of numbers, there is a considerable gender pay gap within the accounting and auditing industry. In 2017, men earned around 1,389 U.S. dollars per week where as women earned roughly 1,065 U.S. dollars per week for doing the same job.

Top 20 accounting firms in the United States in 2018, by U.S. revenue

Firm (Headquarters, Fiscal Year End)Revenue in the U.S. in billion U.S. dollars
Deloitte LLP**
(New York, May)
19.9
PwC U.S.**
(New York, June)
15.4
Ernst & Young LLP**
(New York, June)
14
KPMG LLP**
(New York, September)
9.46
RSM U.S.
(Chicago, April)
2.14
Grant Thornton LLP
(Chicago, December)
1.87
BDO USA LLP
(Chicago, June )
1.47
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
(December)***
0.95
Crowe Horwath LLP/
(Chicago, December)
0.92
CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann PC
(Cleveland, December)
0.78
Moss Adams LLP
(Seattle, December)
0.69
CohnReznick LLP
(New York, January)
0.65
BKD LLP
(Springfield, Mo., May)
0.59
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
(Chicago, May)
0.58
Marcum LLP
(New York, December)
0.55
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Figures based on company annual reports or Accounting Today estimates.
** Gross revenue.
*** CLA does not have a headquarters location — there is no single place from which the firm is controlled or directed. Individual teams/offices are empowered to make decisions as much as possible.
Figures have been rounded.

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