is the 5th largest accounting firm in the United States
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by revenue and a member of the global accounting network RSM International
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The firm has more than 8,000 employees across 85 offices nationwide providing assurance
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, and consulting services. Through the McGladrey Alliance, the firm brings an affiliation of 93 independent accounting firms with 208 locations in 42 states and Puerto Rico. RSM International brings together more than 27,000 professionals from over 680 offices located in 67 countries.
Through a 1999 partnership with H&R Block
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, McGladrey operated under two separate legal entities:
- McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
- RSM McGladrey, Inc.
McGladrey & Pullen operated under the traditional partnership structure
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as most accounting firms, specializing in audit and attest services. RSM McGladrey was established under the partnership agreement with H&R Block to provide tax and advisory services under an alternative practice structure.
In August 2011, H&R Block announced it was ending its partnership and divesting RSM McGladrey to McGladrey & Pullen, reuniting the firms in a traditional partnership structure. McGladrey & Pullen will acquire all employees, assets, and infrastructure from RSM McGladrey. The deal is expected to close in the fall of 2011.
In 2009, McGladrey was named to Working Mother
’s Top 100 Companies list for the third time. The firm was listed as a “pacesetter in growth” as a part of the 2008 Accounting Today
Top 100 firm rankings, ranking fifth in revenue growth.
In 2009, McGladrey was named for the second consecutive year as one of the Best Places to Launch a Career by BusinessWeek, primarily because of its flexible work environment initiatives and comprehensive training program.
In 2010, for its fourth consecutive year, McGladrey was ranked fifth by Accounting Today
on their list of Top 100 firms. The publication also ranked McGladrey No. 5 on the list of "Leaders in A&A" and "Leaders in Tax." In addition, McGladrey was ranked No. 2 in "Pacesetters in Growth" list, which was determined by percent change in revenue.
McGladrey sponsors four professional golfers: PGA Tour Professionals Zach Johnson
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, Chris DiMarco
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, Davis Love III
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, and LPGA Tour Professional Natalie Gulbis
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In addition, they also sponsor a PGA Tour Event, the McGladrey Classic
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