Top Columbus accounting firms ranked by number of CPAs

Chloe Teasley
Dan Valerio, the managing partner of Ernst & Young's Columbus office

The Columbus CEO accounting firms leaderboard, which has been running since 2007, this year shows that Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte are Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively. Ernst & Young has 143 CPAs, Pricewaterhouse has 115 CPAs and Deloitte has 104 CPAs. Deloitte has more total employees than Ernst & Young, however, with 430 compared with 349.

Closing out the 10-company list, Clark Schaefer Hackett has 26 CPAs. There were 24 total respondents to the 2019 Columbus CEO Accounting Firms survey.

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Here is the ranking of the region's top accounting firms.

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