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January 30, 2023 Article 8 min read
We have a saying: "we don’t do the things we do to win awards; we win awards because of what we do.”

Image of group holding handsWe’re honored to have been recognized for our culture and workplace excellence by a number of prestigious organizations. Here’s a quick overview. 

  • FORTUNE magazine — Plante Moran has been named to Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 24 consecutive years.
  • Toledo Blade Top Workplaces 2023 — In January 2023, The Toledo Blade named Plante Moran one of its 2023 Top Workplaces. This is our 10th consecutive year on the list, and we ranked No. 1 in the 35-74 staff category.
  • Entrepreneur Top Franchise Supplier — For the fifth consecutive year, Entrepreneur Magazine named Plante Moran to its list of Top Franchise Suppliers. We ranked No. 6 on the list for 2022.
  • America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms — In December 2022, Plante Moran was named one of the best tax and accounting firms, according to Forbes, for the third consecutive year. Identified firms were noted for their innovation, industry specialization, and value-added services.
  • 2022 Best Places to Work in IT — In December 2022, Plante Moran was ranked the No. 6 midsized company on Insider Pro and Computerworld’s 2022 “100 Best Places to Work in IT” list. This is our fifth consecutive year on the list.
  • Best Workplaces for Parents — In December 2022, Fortune and Great Place to Work® named Plante Moran to their list of “Best Workplaces for Parents” for the sixth consecutive year. We ranked No. 25 on the list.
  • Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces — In November 2022, Plante Moran was named a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press. We ranked first in the “large company” category. This marked the 13th consecutive year we made the list.
  • Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces — In November 2022, the Chicago Tribune named Plante Moran to its list of “Top Workplaces” in the “midsize companies” category. This is our sixth consecutive year on the list.
  • 25 Best Accounting Internships for 2023 — In October 2022, Firsthand recognized Plante Moran as one of the "25 Best Accounting Internships for 2023." We ranked No. 10 on the list.
  • Top Workplaces October 2022 Cultural Excellence Awards – In October 2022, Plante Moran received four Cultural Excellence Awards from Top Workplaces. We were recognized as a top workplace for employee appreciation; professional development; employee well-being; and diversity, equity, & inclusion practices.
  • Forbes 2022 America’s Top RIA Firms — In October 2022, Plante Moran Financial Advisors was named on Forbes’ list of 2022 “America’s Top RIA Firms.” We ranked No. 23 out of 100 firms.
    • Note: Forbes based its rankings on criteria such as best practices and approaches to working with clients, industry experience, revenue trends, assets under management, and compliance records.
  • Barron’s Top 100 RIA Firms — In September 2022, Plante Moran Financial Advisors ranked No. 20 on Barron’s list of the 2022 Top 100 RIA Firms.
  • Best Workplaces for Women — In September 2022, Fortune and Great Place to Work named Plante Moran to their list of “Best Workplaces for Women.” We ranked no. 46 in the large company category, and this is our sixth time being recognized on this list. 
  • Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services — In September 2022, Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work® named Plante Moran as one of their “Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services.” This is our fourth consecutive year on the list, and we ranked No. 7 in the large company category. 
  • Best Places to Work — In September 2022, the Cincinnati Business Courier named Plante Moran to its 2022 Best Places to Work list. This is our sixth year on the list.
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Reader Rankings — In August 2022, Plante Moran was recognized on Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s annual Reader Rankings for the sixth consecutive year. We ranked No. 1 in the business accounting & business partner category, and we were finalists in the forensic accounting provider and wealth management provider categories.*
  • PEOPLE magazine — In August 2022, Plante Moran was named to People magazine’s list of 100 Companies that Care. We ranked No. 61 on the list.
  • Financial Advisor Magazine's 2022 RIA Survey and Ranking — In July 2022, Plante Moran Financial Advisors ranked No. 28 on Financial Advisor Magazine’s annual “RIA Ranking.” This is our 17th consecutive year on the list.
  • Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Award — In June 2022, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) recognized Plante Moran as a BEST Award winner for exceptional learning and talent development practices. This is our fourth consecutive year on the list, and we ranked No. 15.
  • Cleveland Top Workplaces — In June 2022, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com named Plante Moran to its list of “Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio.” We ranked No. 14 in the small business category.
  • 2022 Top Firms by AUM — In June 2022, we were recognized by Accounting Today as the No. 1 firm by assets under management. We earned the top-ranking spot in the "$1 billion-plus club" for the fifth consecutive year.
    • Disclosure: Awards or inclusion on ranking lists are not indicative of PMFA’s future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Selection criteria will be provided upon request.
  • Vault’s guide to the 25 Best Accounting Firms — In April 2022, Vault released its list of "Top 25 Accounting Firms for 2023." Plante Moran ranked No. 5 overall for the third consecutive year.
  • Top Workplaces National Awards — In April 2022, Plante Moran received four “Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Awards” from Top Workplaces™ for compensation & benefits, innovation, great leadership, and purpose & values.
  • RippleMatch’s Campus Forward Award — In February 2022, RippleMatch recognized Plante Moran with a Campus Forward award for excellence in early-career hiring and campus recruiting.
  • Top Workplaces USA — In January 2022, Plante Moran was named to the Top Workplaces™ list of “2022 Top Workplaces USA.” We ranked No. 3 in the 2500+ staff category. 
  • Accounting Today Top 100 Accounting Firms — In 2021, Accounting Today magazine ranked us the #13 accounting firm in the country. We also ranked in the top 30 for tax firms.
  • RIA Channel’s Top 100 Wealth Managers — In December 2021, Plante Moran Financial Advisors were named No. 9 on RIA Channel’s Top 100 Wealth Managers ranking.
  • 20 Best Accounting Internships for 2022 — In November 2021, Firsthand recognized Plante Moran as one of the “20 Best Accounting Internships for 2022.” We ranked No. 11 on the list.
  • Best Places to Work in Columbus — In November 2021, Columbus Business First named Plante Moran one of its “Best Workplaces to Work in Central Ohio” for the seventh year. We ranked No. 5 in the large company category.
  • Baron's Top 100 RIA — In October 2021, Plante Moran Financial Advisors earned a spot on Barron’s list of top 100 registered investment advisor (RIA) firms for 2021.
  • Innovator Award — In September 2021, Plante Moran received the Innovator Award from MindBridge, the world’s leading financial risk discovery platform. Plante Moran is the first-ever recipient of this award.
  • Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Award — In August 2021, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) recognized Plante Moran as a BEST Award winner for our learning and talent development practices that impact the strength of our firm. This is our third consecutive year on the list.
  • West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For — In July 2021, Plante Moran was named one of “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.” This is our 16th consecutive year on the list.
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplaces — In June 2021, the Cleveland Plain Dealer named Plante Moran to its list of "Top Workplaces." We ranked #11 of 105 in the small business category.
  • Best of Colorado — In June 2021, Plante Moran received the Best of Colorado Business Choice award from ColoradoBiz magazine. In the professional services category, we were named the “Best Accounting Firm.”
  • Best Workplaces in Chicago — In May 2021, Great Place to Work® named Plante Moran one of its “Best Workplaces in Chicago.” This is the fourth consecutive year we made the list.
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For — In April 2021, Plante Moran was named one of “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.” This was the 16th consecutive year we received the award.
  • Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services — In April 2021, Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work® named Plante Moran one of its “Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services.” This is our third year on the list.
  • Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation® —Plante Moran was named one of the “Best and Brightest Companies To Work For in the Nation®.” This is the fourth year we were selected for the national list.
  • 2020 Best CPA Firms for Women — In May 2020, we were recognized as one of the Best CPA Firms for Women, according to the Accounting MOVE Project. Firms were ranked on the range, depth, and success of programs and workplace culture proven to remove barriers to women’s success, especially at midlevel and above. This is the eighth consecutive year we received this distinction.
  • Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance — In March 2020, Fortune.com and Great Place to Work® named Plante Moran to their list of “Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™.” This is the second consecutive year we made the list.
  • Best Workplace for Millennials — In July 2019, Fortune.com and Great Place to Work® named Plante Moran to their lists of “100 Best Workplaces for Millennials.” This year we ranked #30.
  • Association for Accounting Marketing — In June 2019, Plante Moran was ranked #1 in the video and multimedia category of the Marketing Achievement Awards for our "Unstoppable" short film. Watch it on our home page
  • Best Companies to Work For in Chicago — In May 2019, Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work named Plante Moran one of its “Best Companies to Work For in Chicago.” We ranked #10 out of 25 top organizations.
  • Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces — In November 2018, Plante Moran was named a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press. We ranked third in the “large company” category. This marked the ninth consecutive year we made the list.
  • Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors — In September 2018, PMFA President John Lesser was named to Barron’s list of the Top 100 Independent Advisors.
*Awards or inclusion on ranking lists are not indicative of PMFA’s future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Payment was not required for inclusion in ranking on awards. Additional criteria will be provided upon request.

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