Raffa Named an IPA Best of the Best Firm for 2013

Recognition honors only 50 CPA firms across the country

August 26, 2014—Rockville, MD—Raffa, an accounting firm dedicated to service and citizenship, has been named an IPA Best of the Best Firm for 2013.  Public Accounting’s (IPA’s) annual Best of the Best recognition honors only 50 CPA firms across the country for their overall superior performance on more than 70 IPA criteria. All firms named an IPA Best of the Best earned high scores to earn a spot on this year’sBest of the Best list. Selections were based on responses from more than 500 firms that participated in this year’s IPA Survey and Analysis of Firms.  The criterion is based on everything from staffing, governance, profitability, firm-wide benefits, training etc. 

This is what IPA has to say about the recognition:

Raffa has the right combination of planning, strategy, and execution which distinguish Best of the Best firms from among more than 500 firms that participated in the 23rd IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms.  The IPA Best of the Best CPA firms demonstrate long-term consistency and exceptional performance. In any economy – up or down – clues for what to do, where to focus and how to practice can be found in the IPA Best of the Best. Exceptional client service, commitment to firm wide training, unique benefits for both staff and clients, and specialized client focus all lead to the path of the IPA Best of the Best.  The IPA 2013 Best of the Best firms are well-managed and well-executed examples of how to succeed. The 2013 IPA Best of the Best firms come in all sizes and are geographically dispersed across the U.S. The largest firm to make the list is $418 million and the smallest, at $5.6 million. “The IPA Best of the Best firms represent the pinnacle of high-performing accounting firms in the U.S. Each firm demonstrates the right combination of vision, planning, training, and execution to deliver superior performance,” says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of the accounting trade publication, INSIDE Public Accounting. “We congratulate Raffa, P.C. for being a representative of the best of what the profession has to offer,” he says.


“The success of the Best of the Best firms is a tribute to their leadership and staff. Their performance defies trends by capturing the long-term goals that are needed in order to sustain growth and client service through both prosperous times and down times,” says Kelly Platt, publisher of INSIDE Public Accounting.

A copy of the IPA Best of the Best Firm for 2013 can be found here.

About Public Accounting

The Platt Group was founded in 2006 by husband and wife team Mike and Kelly Platt, who purchased INSIDE Public Accounting from founder Martha Hudson-Sawyer after a 20-year successful run. Both Kelly and Mike have worked in the accounting profession for more than 40 years combined. The Platt Group is dedicated to helping firm leaders, and their firms, achieve their ultimate potential. Whether they are researching the latest trends, benchmarking the leading firms, or working with leaders to share and garner knowledge, the Platts are always looking for ways to help.  Find out more here.

About Raffa

More than a quarter century ago, Raffa was born as an accounting firm dedicated to service and citizenship.

Since then, they have expanded beyond solely providing accounting services, and today, utilize our vast expertise to meet our clients’ needs in an array of areas, often viewed as more of a partner than a vendor. By ensuring clients achieve capacity, compliance and excellence in operations, and by helping them become more effective and efficient, we fuel their ability to fulfill their important missions.

Read more about Raffa here.


Joshua Payette

Raffa Financial Services