By The Numbers


Largest Firms Grow

As a group, the 100 largest independent public accounting firms experienced revenue growth for the third straight year. In 1998, the firms (ranked by net revenue for the most recent fiscal year), generated $24.8 billion in net revenue, 20.7% more than in 1997. Ninety of the 100 firms had revenue growth: 58 of them grew by double-digit margins.

Source: Strafford Publications, Inc., Public Accounting Report, Atlanta.


How to make the most of a negotiation

Negotiators are made, not born. In this sponsored report, we cover strategies and tactics to help you head into 2017 ready to take on business deals, salary discussions and more.


Will the Affordable Care Act be repealed?

The results of the 2016 presidential election are likely to have a big impact on federal tax policy in the coming years. Eddie Adkins, CPA, a partner in the Washington National Tax Office at Grant Thornton, discusses what parts of the ACA might survive the repeal of most of the law.


Deflecting clients’ requests for defense and indemnity

Client requests for defense and indemnity by the CPA firm are on the rise. Requests for such clauses are unnecessary and unfair, and, in some cases, are unenforceable.