ATLANTA, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- INSIDE Public Accounting's Best of the Best recognition annually honors 25 firms for their wise management and superior operational performance on more than 50 criteria. Another 25 firms are recognized as Best of the Best Honorable Mentions. More than 385 firms participated in this year's 20th annual IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms. Each of the firms is eligible for the designation, regardless of size.
"Best of the Best firms represent the top 25 accounting firms in the nation. Each firm demonstrates the right combination of vision, planning and execution to deliver superior performance," says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of INSIDE Public Accounting. "Firms that earn this designation represent the best of what the accounting profession has to offer," Platt says.
"The success of these firms is a tribute to their leadership. Their stellar performance defies economic trends by recognizing the long-term goals that are needed in order to sustain growth through both prosperous times and down times," says Kelly Platt, also a principal of the Platt Group.
These Best of the Best firms excelled within an economic environment that took its toll on all firms. Size wasn't a factor – the largest firm to make the cut is $169 million, and two firms are under $10 million. The sweet spot for IPA Best of the Best this year is the $20 million - $60 million range, representing over two-thirds of the firms.
"HA&W is honored to be named to this prestigious list," said Dan Simms, Managing Partner/CEO. "I think it is the result of everyone at the firm focusing on taking care of our clients and doing what is necessary to build a great firm."
Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP is the largest independent accounting and business advisory firm headquartered in Georgia and among the top 50 firms in the United States. The firm's more than 300 professionals provide financial solutions – including accounting, auditing and tax services, forensic and litigation services, management consulting, financial planning, technology consulting and financial staffing – to more than 5,000 clients in a variety of industries. HA&W serves its expanding list of international clients through its membership in Baker Tilly International, an association of leading independent accounting firms worldwide. For more information on HA&W, visit www.hawcpa.com.
SOURCE Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP