Smith & Howard was recently named as one of the nation’s 2013 Best Accounting Firms to Work for. The annual list of the nation’s 100 Best Accounting Firms to Work for was created by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group.
This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the accounting industry, benefiting the industry’s economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 100 companies.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the United States;
- Have a minimum of 15 employees working in the United States;
- Must be in business a minimum of 1 year; and
- Must be an accounting firm.
Companies from across the United States entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Accounting Firms to Work for. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final ranking.
John Lucht, Managing Partner noted that, “Smith & Howard’s ongoing commitment and attention to our employees is a key tenet of our Values Statement, and a critical piece of our Statement of Purpose: We exist to be valuable to our clients, our people and our community. We are honored to be included on this list and we thank our employees for their dedication and hard work.”
For more information on the Best Accounting Firms to Work for program, visit www.BestAccountingFirmsToWorkFor.com.