Inside Public Accounting Unveils the Top 50 Accounting Firms.


Maumee, Ohio – William Vaughan Company landed among the elite as they were lauded among the top 50 firms across the country. INSIDE Public Accounting’s (IPA) annual “Best of the Best” recognizes these firms for their overall superior financial and operational performance on more than 70 IPA criteria. The right combination of planning, strategy and execution distinguish Best of the Best nominees from more than 540 firms that participated in IPA’s 26th Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms.


"We are honored to be recognized among the "Best of the Best".  Our firm is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our clients, and this recognition speaks directly to our financial and operational performance and integrity." said Aaron Swiggum, managing partner of William Vaughan Company.


"WVC is home to a talented and committed team who not only believe in our mission but also assure that our firm strives to remain among the elite,” he added.


IPA considers a wide variety of metrics to evaluate who is a Best of the Best firm, including metrics that measure growth, profitability, income, productivity, accountability, turnover, professional development and governance. The IPA Best of the Best firms come in all sizes – from 26 employees to 2,400 – and are geographically dispersed across the U.S. and Canada.


“Best of the Best firms are financially successful, but that’s only part of what makes them exceptional,” says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of the accounting trade publication, INSIDE Public Accounting. “Best of the Best firms are built on a strong foundation that consider the needs of staff, owners and clients as the three key constituencies of any successful business. They are not content to stand still. They plan ahead for the future of the firm and they anticipate the needs of their clients.”


About William Vaughan Company

William Vaughan Company is a Maumee-based public accounting firm providing a vast array of audit, tax, and consulting services to clients locally, nationally and internationally. The firms commitment to excellence has resulted in sustained growth since their  inception in 1959. 


Currently, William Vaughan Company has more than 60 professionals, including eight partners, who focus on serving primarily privately held businesses. Recognized for its unique culture, WVC has been recognized as one of the “Top Accounting Firm to Work For” by Accounting Today. For the past three years, the firm has also been designated as one of “The Best of Lake Erie West” businesses, as well as being voted one of the top workplaces by Toledo’s daily newspaper, The Blade for the second consecutive year. WVC was recognized in 2016 by INSIDE Public Accounting, for the second consecutive year, as one of the top 300 firms in the country.


About INSIDE Public Accounting

INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), founded in 1987, is published by The Platt Group. The Platt Group publishes both the award-winning INSIDE Public Accounting newsletter and the award-winning National Benchmarking Report. The Platt Group also consults with firms to help them become more successful. The Platt Group works with managing partners, CFOs and thought leaders across the nation to provide practical ideas, benchmarking data and information to take firms to the next level of improvement.