Number of partners of the leading accounting firms in the U.S. 2019

PricewaterhouseCoopers was the second leading accounting firm with the greatest number of partners as of March 2019, having 3,500 partners employed in the United States.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

PwC is the second largest professional service firm among the Big Four auditors, and the fifth largest private owned company in the United States. Headquartered in London, they operate in over 158 countries and employed over 250,900 people worldwide. In 2018, their assurance service line brought in an aggregated revenue of around 17 billion U.S. dollars. Regionally, most of their aggregated revenue came from the Americas.

Accounting services in the U.S.

The accounting industry in the United States generated 156 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2018. In that same year, there were about 1.26 million accountants and auditors employed. California had the highest employment level in accounting and auditing in the country as of May 2018. However, accountants and auditors in Washington, D.C. had the highest wages, earning on average 98,130 U.S. dollars yearly. Following Washington, D.C., accountants and auditors working in New York earned on average 96,300 U.S. dollars yearly.

Number of partners of the leading accounting firms in the United States as of March 2019*

Accounting firmNumber of partners
Ernst & Young3,500
Grant Thornton623
CBIZ / Mayer Hoffman McCann440
Moss Adams341
Crowe Horwath323
Carr, Riggs & Ingram296
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause282
Plante Moran274
Eide Bailly260
Dixon Hughes Goodman235
Citrin Cooperman & Co.220
Mazars USA**103
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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

as of March 2019

Supplementary notes

* Ranking is based on the leading 25 accounting firms in the United States in the terms of U.S. revenue.
** Changed name from WeiserMazars.

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