Coming Soon! INSIDE Public Accounting’s 2010 Annual Analysis of Firms Survey

2010 marks a milestone for IPA – it marks the 20th anniversary of the compilation and analysis of the IPA National Benchmarking Report. With your assistance and support over the past two decades, IPA has compiled one of the richest sets of data of operational and financial performance for the accounting profession.

Historical data always provides clues to future performance opportunities. What can we expect as we emerge from the recession? What has been the effect on firms who have expanded from a single-office to multiple offices? What are the long-term trends that may not be obvious from one year to the next?

“Now more than ever, MPs need this data, and need to do something with it.” Kelly Bernakevitch, Executive Vice President of Operations, Meyers Norris Penny, LLP

“During tough times, firms can’t get an accurate gauge of performance by comparing to years past, so tools like the IPA National Benchmarking Report are more important than ever. The report allows us to get valuable insight by seeing how our peers are faring and how the industry, as a whole, is performing.” Lisa J. Cines, Managing Officer, Aronson & Company

As we proudly enter our third decade of analyzing the profession, we welcome your input, guidance, suggestions, and ideas on how we can make this data set more valuable to you. We invite you to contact us for any special research projects you are working on where historical data might be helpful. We want to hear from you to learn what else we can offer to help you be more successful.

To those of you who have participated in the past, thank you for your contributions, which help accurately define where the profession is and where it is going. And thank you in advance for your participation again this coming year. To those of you who may not have participated before, we open our doors and invite you to join hundreds of other firms as we join together to explore how everyone is doing collectively; but more important, you can measure how your firm compares against your peers. Participating in the survey will expose new areas for improvement and provide insight on how to be more successful. We hope you join us this coming year in making this data set as robust as possible.

Please contact us at to add your name to the participation list.