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1st Global Congratulates Affiliated CPA Firms for Being Named “2017 Best Accounting Firms to Work for” by Accounting Today

Aug 16, 2017

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DALLAS — Aug. 15, 20171st Global, an independent wealth management partner to exceptional CPA firms, would like to commend its affiliated CPA firms that were recognized as “2017 Best Accounting Firms to Work for” by Accounting Today. Overall, six of 1st Global’s partner firms were included in this year’s list.

Congratulations to these 2017 honorees:

  • HeimLantz CPAs & Advisors in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Hughes Pittman & Gupton in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Johanson & Yau in San Jose, California.
  • Porte Brown in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
  • Purk & Associates in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Spire Group in Livingston, New Jersey.

 “We’re grateful to work alongside partners that value their company cultures and people the same way we do,” 1st Global President David Knoch said. “Over and over again, I’m amazed at the collective commitment to provide outstanding service to clients and positively impact the lives of those around them.”

Individual firm rankings in the “Small Firm,” “Midsized Firm” and “Large Firm” categories will be announced in the November issue of Accounting Today. Click here to see the full list of firms that were named “2017 Best Accounting Firms to Work for.”

For more information on 1st Global, visit the company’s website at www.1stGlobal.com.


About the “Best Accounting Firms to Work for” Survey
To be considered for participation, each firm had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements: 1) be a public accounting firm in the U.S.; 2) have a minimum of 15 employees working in the U.S.; and 3) be in business a minimum of one year. Firms from across the United States entered the two-part survey process to determine the “Best Accounting Firms to Work for.” The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings.


About 1st Global
1st Global was founded in 1992 by CPAs who believe that accounting, tax and estate planning firms are uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive wealth management services to their clients. 1st Global is a research and consulting partner that provides CPA, tax and estate planning firms with education, technology, business-building framework and client solutions that make these firms leaders in their professions through dedicated professional client relationships built around wealth management. Around 400 firms have chosen to affiliate with 1st Global, making it one of the largest financial services partners for the tax, accounting and legal professions.

Securities are offered through 1st Global Capital Corp., which is a Member of FINRA and SIPC and is headquartered at 12750 Merit Dr., Ste. 1200 in Dallas, Texas, 214-294-5000. Investment advisory services are offered through 1st Global Advisors, Inc. Additional information about 1st Global is available at www.1stGlobal.com.


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