Schneider Downs Featured in INSIDE Public Accounting’s  2021 Best of the Best Accounting Firms List

Schneider Downs Featured in INSIDE Public Accounting’s 2021 Best of the Best Accounting Firms List

Carmel, Ind. (August 20, 2021) − Schneider Downs, one of the 60 largest public accounting firms in the United States, was one of the firms named among the “Best of the Best” in the 2021 list.

Continuing a tradition that stretches back more than 25 years, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) has unveiled its list of the Best of the Best public accounting firms in the nation for 2021. Ranked on more than 50 metrics, these top performers within the profession produce superior results while planning for long-term sustainability and growth, offering both clients and staff alike a successful future.

The 2021 IPA Best of the Best – chosen from more than 520 firms that were eligible for this prestigious accolade by participating in IPA’s 31st Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms – are scattered across the U.S. and Canada and come in all sizes, ranging from 11 employees to nearly 3,000.

“Given the challenges, obstacles and uncertainties of 2020, being named an IPA Best of the Best firm is an especially notable achievement,” says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of the accounting trade publication, INSIDE Public Accounting. “Combined with the overarching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic were societal stressors (heightened racial justice awareness and a divisive presidential election), employee stressors (home schooling, remote work and burnout), business stressors (remote onboarding, productivity, engagement and firm culture) and client stressors (shutdowns, cash flow, uncertainty and existential threats for many). Firms that were able to overcome these landmines while turning in stellar performance are to be celebrated.”

According to Steven D. Thompson, Co-CEO of Schneider Downs, appearing on this list represents a further validation of the firm’s continuing efforts to operate in a manner that benefits the firm, its clients and its community.

“It’s always gratifying to be recognized by a highly respected third-party for doing business the right way,” Thompson explained. “The past two years have been fraught with business challenges, and the best we can do each day is make the best decisions that we can. We’re proud to be among such strong and talented firms as the others that comprise the Best of the Best list. It’s really a tribute to our entire team for their efforts to work together as one firm.”

About INSIDE Public Accounting

IPA is a leader in practice management resources for the public accounting profession that include: a monthly practice management newsletter, annual national practice management benchmarking reports, and training. IPA has helped firms across North America grow and thrive since 1985. For more information, to schedule an interview, or to inquire about presentations at meetings or retreats, please contact IPA at (317) 733-1920 or [email protected].  

About Schneider Downs

Schneider Downs is a top 60 independent Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm providing accounting, tax, audit and business consulting services to public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations and global companies.  The firm offers Risk Advisory; Technology Consulting; Software Solutions; Personal Financial Services; Retirement Plan Solutions and Corporate Finance Services.  Schneider Downs is the 13th-largest accounting firm in the Mid-Atlantic region and serves individuals and companies in Pennsylvania (PA), Ohio (OH), West Virginia (WV), New York (NY), Maryland (MD), and additional states in the United States with offices in Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH and Washington D.C.

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