BKD Named to IPA 2021 Best of the Best Accounting Firms

News Release

NATIONAL OFFICE – BKD CPAs & Advisors has been named to INSIDE Public Accounting’s (IPA) 2021 Best of the Best Accounting Firms list and is a Top-Scoring Best of the Best firm this year. This marks the firm’s 11th consecutive year of being recognized as a Best of the Best firm.

“Given the challenges, obstacles and uncertainties of 2020, being named an IPA Best of the Best firm is an especially notable achievement,” said Michael Platt, principal of The Platt Group and publisher of IPA, an accounting trade publication. 

“Combined with the overarching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic were societal stressors (heightened racial justice awareness and a divisive presidential election), employee stressors (home schooling, remote work and burnout), business stressors (remote onboarding, productivity, engagement and firm culture) and client stressors (shutdowns, cash flow, uncertainty and existential threats for many). Firms that were able to overcome these landmines while turning in stellar performance are to be celebrated.”

The Best of the Best selections were based on responses from more than 520 firms that participated in this year’s IPA Survey and Analysis of Firms. According to IPA, those named to the list focus on producing results while planning for long-term sustainability and growth, offering both clients and staff a successful future. Actions that may have contributed to BKD’s ranking include its investments in employees during the pandemic, PeopleFirst policies and market growth through acquisitions (Hamernik and Strategic Sourcing Results).

In addition to the Best of the Best honors, BKD once again appears on IPA’s Top 100 Firms list at number 14. For more information, visit IPA’s website.

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