IPA Releases its 2009 Award-Winning National Benchmarking Report on the Accounting Profession

The INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) National Benchmarking Report is one of the most complete, accurate and up-to-date set of economic and management statistics available about the accounting profession.

Details and statistics gathered from the INSIDE Public Accounting Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms is presented in more than 50+ pages of detailed tables, broken out by firm size and geographic region – and new in 2009, corresponding graphs. Also included in the analyses are statistics for the IPA Best of the Best, intended to provide benchmarking data for the 25 best-managed CPA firms in the country.

The 2009 IPA National Benchmarking Report (based on fiscal year 2008-2009 data) contains information representing more than 18,200 partners and 200,000 total staff. The firms that participated in this year’s survey represent an aggregate of $45.7 billion in net fees.

Included in the report:

Fees – Fees by Practice Area – Personnel Costs – Net Income per Partner – Staff Salaries- Partner Charge Hours – Partner Compensation – Benefits Offered – Fees per Charge Hour – Administrative Salaries – Partner Level Workloads – Realization – Marketing Staff Salaries – Outsourcing Trends – Professional Staff Chg. Hrs. – Partner Retirement Issues – Marketing Costs – Growth Trends – Niche Areas – Training Requirements – Marketing Staff Salaries – Retirement Plans – The IPA Top 100 Firms – The All-Star Firms – The Best of the Best Firms and much more…

About INSIDE Public Accounting: IPA was founded in 1987, and is published by The Platt Group. Michael Platt and Kelly Platt are the principals of The Platt Group, located in Carmel, Indiana. INSIDE Public Accounting’s monthly newsletter, reports and analyzes the news, trends, strategies and politics that affect the nation’s public accounting firms, providing them with the information and resources they need to compete and operate more profitably.