LOS ANGELES (August 28, 2020) – GHJ, a leading Los Angeles accounting firm, was once again named a 2020 IPA Top 200 Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting. The firm moved up the list from 113 in 2019 to 111 this year.
“This recognition means more now than ever,” said GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry. “Being an IPA Top 200 Firm is a testament to our #BeMore culture and our investment in our people, as well as our commitment to innovation and technology in the industry.”
GHJ is made up of diverse employees who work creatively and collectively to help their clients and each other #BeMore every day. This year’s new core values of Bright Minds, Brave Hearts and Bold Actions are reflective of the Firm’s commitment to unparalleled client service.
“We work as a team to put our clients’ goals first and support a culture that ensures work-life balance and attracts exceptional talent,” Barry said. “Our culture of mutual respect, along with our mindset of empowering each other to our full potential, allows us to bring the best to our clients and position ourselves for future success and growth — especially during these unprecedented times during the pandemic.”
A significant part of this growth is reflected in the extensive efforts the Firm put into cultivating employee diversity, expanding alternative hiring practices and hiring remote or nontraditional talent. This strategic effort allows GHJ to continue on a growth trajectory and expand service offerings to clients.
“We work to stay one step ahead of the curve,” Partner and Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Mari-Anne Kehler said. “The health and well-being of our clients, employees and families is at the forefront of everything we do. Through our innovation and problem-solving skills, we have been able to adapt through COVID-19 with our Business Disruption Task Force.”
GHJ is responding to COVID-19 and how it impacts business at a local, regional, national and global level. The Firm has heightened their client experience approach to make sure all clients are getting what they need to thrive through the pandemic.
“In today’s world it is even more important to serve our clients and our community in everything we do, and we have built an amazing team,” Barry said. “I am thrilled that we are once again recognized among the top accounting firms in the country.”
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. This is IPA’s 30th annual ranking of the largest accounting firms in the nation. Firms are ranked by U.S. net revenues and were compiled by analyzing more than 540 responses received this year.
The IPA report is the gold standard of the accounting industry. View this year’s full list of the IPA 100, 200, 300 and 400 Firms.
Founded in 1953, GHJ is a Los Angeles-based accounting 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.
The Firm 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, the Firm is able to partner with other top firms across major cities throughout the U.S. and the world. GHJ’ audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to better serve 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, the firm has 15 partners and more than 160 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients. The firm 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).