Toledo, Ohio (August 31, 2016) – William Vaughan Company landed among the elite as they were lauded among the top 50 firms across the country, among five located in Ohio.  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 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.