Grassi & Co. Earns The Second Annual Pyramid Award From INSIDE Public Accounting

Indianapolis, Ind. (Nov. 2012) – The Platt Group, publishers of INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), is proud to present Grassi & Co. with the prestigious second annual Fastest-Growing Pyramid award. The award was presented Nov. 15 at the 2012 PRIME Symposium in Indianapolis.

New York City-based Grassi & Co. has received INSIDE Public Accounting’s second annual Best of the Best Fastest-Growing “Pyramid Award” for the firm’s ongoing recognition as an IPA Best of the Best Firm.

Grassi celebrated its seventh consecutive year as a Best of the Best Firm in 2012 and was named an IPA Best of the Best Fastest-Growing Firm and a Mover and Shaker in 2012. Grassi & Co. moved up an impressive 29 positions in the rankings, to debut on the IPA 100 list at No. 83. The firm was named an IPA 100 Fastest-Growing Firm, and an IPA All-Star Firm for Long-Range Planning. Grassi & Co.’s managing partner, Lou Grassi, was named one of IPA’s “Most Admired Peers” in a 2012 survey with 430 participating firms responding.

Grassi & Co. is the recipient of the Fastest-Growing Pyramid award – designed to recognize public accounting firms whose leadership, operational, financial and firmwide culture are at the pinnacle of the profession. Upon receiving the award, Lou Grassi said “This is a great profession. I still tell everyone I jump out of bed every day. I’m excited about the profession. I’m excited about the firm and I’m excited about the future.”

Best of the Best firms like Grassi & Co. represent the best of what the profession has to offer. Each of these firms demonstrates the right combination of vision, planning and execution to deliver superior performance and client service, in any economy.

“For a firm to make the IPA Best of the Best list in any given year is a great accomplishment and a well-deserved recognition of outstanding performance,” says Michael Platt, a principal with The Platt Group. “But for Grassi & Co. to have been named a Best of the Best for seven years puts them in rarified air among the elite of the accounting profession.”

The Platt Group last week hosted the second annual PRIME Symposium, which brought together IPA Best of the Best firm leaders to discuss management practices with small groups of colleagues.

“In working with these firms for many years, we’ve seen what makes them tick,” says Kelly Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of the accounting trade publication, INSIDE Public Accounting. “We launched the symposium so these leaders and others could share their knowledge, best practices and to openly discuss their challenges, experiences, and to ask questions and brainstorm solutions with some of the best minds in the business.”

Many of these firms have been named to the IPA Best of the Best list previously. Of the 50 firms named to the list in 2012, 29 were among this elite group in 2011, and 22 were on the list in 2010. To read the full list of Best of the Best firms, go to