Smith & Howard Honored as Best of the Best in the Nation - August 2013

INSIDE Public Accounting Unveils the 2013 Best of the Best Accounting Firms

Smith & Howard is proud to announce that the firm has been named to INSIDE Public Accounting’s Best of the Best Firms list for 2013 – the fourth consecutive year the firm has received the honor.

INSIDE Public Accounting’s (IPA’s) annual Best of the Best recognition honors only 50 CPA firms across the country for their overall superior performance on more than 70 IPA criteria. The right combination of planning, strategy, and execution distinguish Best of the Best firms from among more than 500 firms that participated in the 23rd IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms. 

The IPA Best of the Best CPA firms demonstrate long-term consistency and exceptional performance. In any economy – up or down – clues for what to do, where to focus and how to practice can be found in the IPA Best of the Best. Exceptional client service, commitment to firm-wide training, unique benefits for both staff and clients, and specialized client focus all lead to the path of the IPA Best of the Best. 

The IPA 2013 Best of the Best firms are well-managed and well-executed examples of how to succeed. The 2013 IPA Best of the Best firms come in all sizes and are geographically dispersed across the U.S. The largest firm to make the list is $418 million and the smallest, at $5.6 million.

“The IPA Best of the Best firms represent the pinnacle of high-performing accounting firms in the U.S. Each firm demonstrates the right combination of vision, planning, training, and execution to deliver superior performance,” says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of the accounting trade publication, INSIDE Public Accounting. “We congratulate Smith & Howard for being a representative of the best of what the profession has to offer,” he says.

John Lucht, Managing Partner of Smith & Howard noted that the recognition goes to “all our team members for their dedication and commitment to the firm, our clients and our people. They are why we are the Best of the Best.”