Accounting Today’s Top 100 Firms List Ranks RSM No. 5

2021 marks the 15th consecutive No. 5 ranking



Authored by RSM US LLP

RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – was recently ranked the fifth largest accounting, tax and consulting services firm in the U.S. for the 15th year in a row by Accounting Today.

The publication’s report, “Not too bad, for a pandemic,” showed that in spite of the shattering impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on so many sectors of the economy, the accounting profession saw growth in 2020. The publication goes on to say that this was not surprising, given how extraordinarily busy firms were, first in adapting to remote work mandated by the virus, then using lessons learned and best practices to help clients through the year.

Now firms are looking beyond the pandemic in their plans for future growth. M&A remains the most common strategy, backed up by a deepening commitment to advisory services. Firms portfolios for growth include everything from geographic expansion and more scientific business development efforts, to deepening their talent benches and their capacity for innovation. In addition to retaining top talent, firms are reporting actively fostering diversity, equity and inclusion. 

RSM activities highlighted in this year’s Top 100 Firms report were the firm’s January 2021 transaction with San Francisco-based Salesforce consultancy MondayCall LLC, and 2020 transaction with Washington, D.C.-based Tate & Tryon.

“2020 was an unprecedented year – for our industry, our firm, our clients and our people,” said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO with RSM US LLP. “Our people rose to the challenge, pivoting quickly to working remotely while providing our clients with the same high-quality service we provided before the pandemic. Thanks to our people’s commitment and innovation, and to our clients’ loyalty, we were resilient in the face of 2020’s challenges, and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with clients to reimagine the future in 2021 and beyond.”


RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.

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