GHJ Named 2021 IPA Top 200 Firm by Inside Public Accounting

LOS ANGELES, CA (Sept. 23, 2021) – GHJ, a leading accounting and advisory firm, was once again named a 2021 IPA Top 200 Firm by Inside Public Accounting.

“We are proud to once again be recognized as an IPA Top 200 Firm,” said GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry. “As a firm, we are more committed than ever to help our clients navigate through disruption, continue to make strides in diversity, equity and inclusion and, above all, invest in our people.”

The Firm’s commitment to creating diversity of thought is a large factor in its evolution and success. GHJ launched its Women’s Empowerment Cohort six years ago and rolled out its BIPOC (Black and Indigenous People of Color) Cohort last year. In 2021, the firm further expanded the ERG offerings with a Parenting Cohort influenced by the shared challenges the pandemic presented.

“At GHJ, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity,” Partner and Chief Strategy Officer Mari-Anne Kehler said. “We have made great strides this past year through a number of initiatives and will continue to listen to our employees.”

A firm of the future, GHJ continues to be a place where employees can grow and #BeMore. An advocate of hybrid work before COVID, the Firm adopted an “anywhere/anytime” work manifesto to provide employees more flexibility and better work-life balance. This has also allowed the Firm to expand its workforce beyond Los Angeles and source talent across the U.S.

“Hybrid work is here to stay, and we are fortunate to have a head start,” Barry said. “Our Firm’s future looks promising and full of opportunity. This recognition further solidifies that we are on the right path.”

Additionally, during the past year, GHJ responded to the pandemic by creating a task force dedicated to helping businesses navigate through the changes occurring both economically and within laws and the government. The Firm provided guidance on complex legislation such as the Paycheck Protection Program and Emergency Government Disaster Loan and Grant.

“As trusted advisors to our clients, we knew we had to quickly get up-to-speed, act and share our thought leadership so our clients could innovate and adapt to the rapid changes occurring in the marketplace,” said Barry. “Our ability to pivot and understand client’s needs has helped our clients grow and have success during this time of disruption.”

About the IPA Rankings

The 2020 INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms is one of the longest-running benchmarking surveys on accounting firm management. The results of the survey are compiled annually in the IPA National Benchmarking Report and used to rank the IPA 100, 200, 300 and 400 firms. Firms are ranked by U.S. net revenues and were compiled by analyzing more than 500 responses received this year.

The IPA report is the gold standard of the accounting industry. View 2021’s full list of the IPA 100, 200, 300 and 400 Firms.

About GHJ

GHJ is an accounting and advisory firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Previous recipient of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Employee Champion For Life Work Harmony Award and named a “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal eight times since 2008, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.

GHJ works as a business advocate for its clients — providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for growth. Through its affiliation with HLB International, a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, GHJ is able to partner with other top firms across major cities throughout the U.S. and the world. GHJ’s audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to partner with its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 158 countries across the globe.

Also ranked as a top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, GHJ has 15 partners and more than 170 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients. GHJ is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).