#1 Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton has clearly invested time and resources in its online presence including its website and social media accounts. The firm posts regularly (8-12x per day) on its primary U.S. Twitter account, and maintains multiple regional Twitter accounts in addition to other business-focused Twitter profiles. and more than 194 thousand people following its LinkedIn account.
The company also maintains multiple geographically-focused Facebook accounts. The firm responds within a few hours to instant messaging inquiries on Facebook, offering today’s demanding clients and prospects a quick and easy way to contact the firm.
The firm’s YouTube account was started in December, 2017 and has 187 videos, accumulating more than 730k+ views.
The company has accumulated numerous and generally positive online reviews on Glassdoor with an average 3.7 stars. Its CEO, Mike McGuire, received an outstanding “Approve of CEO” Glassdoor rating of 91% and was recognized as a Top CEO (#80) in Glassdoor’s Top CEO Awards (Employees Choice) for 2018.
Grant Thornton’s overall digital footprint reflects a modern, tech-savvy approach to engaging clients and doing business.
Bay Area client service professionals*: 237
Bay Area certified public accountants**: NR
Number of employees: 8,500+
2017 revenue: $1.69 billion
Headquarters: Chicago, IL
Year founded: 1924
Company type: Partnership
Specialties: Audit, Tax, and Advisory Services
* As of the 1st quarter of 2018. Client service professionals are defined as individuals who provide services to clients, including CPAs and non-CPAs. All other employees are considered “support employees”.
** As of the 1st quarter of 2018.
Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP is the United States member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, an international organization of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms.
Grant Thornton has offices in 59 commercial centers throughout the United States, is represented by 594 partners and managing directors and has over 8,500 employees.
2019 Pryme Elite for top 25 Mid-sized* Accounting Firms ranked by Pryme Score- San Francisco Bay Area
* Largest firms by number of client service professionals in local offices (based on the San Francisco Business Times 2018 Book of Lists) excluding the top 4 firms by size: KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and Ernst & Young.
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