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INSIDE Public Accounting Unveils The Best of the Best Accounting Firms

Bowman & Company of Stockton is proud to announce that it has been named to INSIDE Public Accounting’s Best of the Best Firms list for 2012.


NSIDE Public Accounting’s (“IPA”) annual Best of the Best recognition honors 50 firms for their overall stellar performance on more than 50 criteria. This year, more than 430 firms participated in the 22nd IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms. Bowman & Company of Stockton is the only firm in the San Joaquin Valley to achieve the distinction of being included as one of the Best of the Best.


Best of the Best firms demonstrate long-term consistency and exceptional performance, regardless of outside factors. Of the 50 firms named to the list this year, 29 were among the Best of the Best last year, and 22 were on the list in 2010. In any economy – up or down – clues for what to do, where to focus and how to practice can be found in the Best of the Best.


“Bowman & Company is honored to be listed among the nation’s best firms,” said Daryl Petrick, partner. “We have had the privilege of building a relationship with many of Stockton’s most influential businesses and families because of the leadership of our founding partner, Herb Bowman, who still comes into the office every day at the age of 90. His leadership over these many years has helped our firm to flourish.”


The IPA 2012 Best of the Best firms stand out as well-managed and well-executed examples of how to succeed. Best of the Best firms come in all sizes and are geographically dispersed. The largest firm to make the cut earned $401.8 million in revenue and the smallest earned $5.3 million. Despite the economy, these firms turned in solid results.


“Best of the Best firms represent the top firms in the nation. Each firm demonstrates the right combination of vision, planning and execution to deliver superior performance,” says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of the accounting trade publication, INSIDE Public Accounting. “Firms that earn this designation represent the best of what the accounting profession has to offer. The success of these firms is a tribute to their leadership and staff. Their performance defies economic 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. We salute all of these firms and recognize their overall management strategies,” Platt concludes.