Top 100 Firms Report Solid Growth Amidst Staffing Challenges

Top 100 overall revenue chart
Source: AccountingToday

Attest, M&A and SALT lead top trending niches.

Accounting Today’s annual listing of its Top 100 firms reflects what the industry as a whole is seeing: Business is good and it’s getting better.

Overall growth was a healthy 8.44 percent, similar to but slightly higher than recent years.

Firms with revenues between $100 million and $1 billion outpaced the others in growth mode, although mergers had a great deal to do with that.

The most difficult challenge cited was – no surprise – recruiting and retaining qualified staff, especially those with three to five years of experience. Pressure is being put on the talent pool by retiring Baby Boomers only exacerbates the problem. Tools to counter it include: