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Aprio Earns Top 20 Spot on Vault Accounting 50 List

April 17, 2020

Rankings highlight matters accounting professionals care about most

Aprio, LLP, a nationally-recognized top 50 CPA-led business advisory firm announced today that the firm has earned an overall top 20 spot on the 2021 Vault Accounting 50 and ranked in the top 10 on the most significant selection criteria to the hiring and retention of accounting professionals, including:
  • Vacation Policies (No.2)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives (No.3)
  • Travel Requirements (No.3)
  • Firm Leadership (No.4)
  • Business Outlook (No. 5)
  • Diversity – Minorities (No.5)
  • Hours (No. 6)
  • Work/Life Balance (No.6)
  • Culture (No.7)
  • Overall Diversity (No. 7)
  • Formal Training (No. 7)
  • Satisfaction (No. 7)
  • Hiring Process (No. 8)
  • Informal Training and Mentoring (No. 9)
  • Diversity – Women (No. 9)
  • Relationships with Supervisors (No. 9)

In addition to the firm’s strong rankings, survey comments describe the firm as having “great culture and colleagues – the people are phenomenal” and offering “good opportunities to learn and grow professionally.”

“Having a strong corporate culture has driven high retention rates and attracted new teams in North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama over the past three years. Our team is well cared for and treats our clients the same way. This has fostered innovation and is the single most important factor in the long-term success of our organization,” said Richard Kopelman, CEO and Managing Partner at Aprio. “We’re honored to be recognized by Vault as a leading accounting firm in the U.S. in such a competitive marketplace. This was achieved through the passion, commitment and continuous feedback from the Aprio team.”

Since 1996, Vault has been providing in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company or profession. Vault’s rankings and ratings are regularly featured and cited by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Money and countless other news outlets.

This year’s rankings were based on a survey of more than 10,000 accounting professionals who were asked to rank their own firms in various workplace categories such as culture, compensation, hours and work/life balance, and peer firms in terms of prestige. Vault uses a weighted formula based on these internal and external ratings.

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About Aprio
Aprio is a premier full-service, CPA-led business advisory firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, that advises clients and associates on how to achieve what’s next. Aprio’s associates work as integrated teams across advisory, assurance, tax, outsourced accounting solutions and private client services, bringing the best thinking and personal commitment to each client. Across practices, Aprio brings together proven expertise, deep understanding and strategic foresight for industries including Manufacturing and Distribution; Nonprofit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; and Technology and Blockchain. In 65 years, Aprio has grown to over 475 employees and nearly 80 partners. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 60 languages and work with clients in over 40 countries. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, Aprio also operates in Birmingham, Ala. and Sarasota, Fla. and across the Carolinas. For more, visit

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