Smith + Howard: 2016 Best of the Best Firm

by: Smith and Howard

August 25, 2016

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We are pleased to announce that Smith and Howard has been recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting as a 2016 Best of the Best Accounting Firm in the nation.

This is the seventh year INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) included Smith and Howard among this elite group of accounting firms. The firm has landed as the #1 firm in the nation for the past two years, and this year came in at #2 in the nation and #1 among Atlanta firms on this list of outstanding accounting firms from around the country.

IPA’s annual Best of the Best recognition honors 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 540 firms that participated in IPA’s 26th Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms.

“Best of the Best firms are built on a strong foundation that consider the needs of staff, owners and clients as the three key constituencies of any successful business,” said Michael Platt, Principal of the Platt Group and Publisher of the accounting trade publication, INSIDE Public Accounting.

“They are not content to stand still. They plan ahead for the future of the firm and they anticipate the needs of their clients.”

“When setting our firm-wide goals in 2016, I challenged the firm to stay the course, serve our clients well and focus on collaboration firm-wide. Our inclusion on this year’s list is an acknowledgement of the success of their efforts, including the hard work and dedication of each person in our firm.” said Managing Partner, John Lucht.

“It is an honor to receive this award and recognition. We have tremendous admiration for all of the firms on the IPA Best of the Best list and are honored to be included among them.”

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