INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) unveiled its 2017 Best of the Best accounting firms in the country last month, and AC Lordi was among the 50 firms honored on this list. The group, the highest performers within the profession, are ranked on more than 70 metrics. The 2017 Best of the Best firms produce superior financial results while planning for long-term, sustainable growth.
In 2017, 587 firms were eligible for this accolade by participating in IPA’s 27th Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms. IPA uses a proprietary formula to determine the Best of the Best firms. In addition to superior financial results, key areas of focus include staffing, training, governance, organizational structure, decision-making and strategic focus. The IPA Best of the Best firms are scattered across the U.S. and Canada and come in all sizes – from 27 employees to 2,615.
“Best of the Best firms excel by achieving the delicate balance of focus on culture, clients, team and financial results,” says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of the accounting trade publication, INSIDE Public Accounting. “Best of the Best firms are judged on dozens of metrics that truly take a holistic view of success. Their strategic focus on all areas that make accounting firms great have produced the results that merit this sought-after accolade.”
AC Lordi was also named as a 2017 IPA 200 Fastest-Growing Organic Growth Firm, and well as a 2017 IPA 200 Firm, which ranks the largest accounting firms in the nation.
A full list of the 2017 IPA Best of the Best firms can be found on the INSIDE Public Accounting website.