Tampa, FL, August 2, 2018 -- Schellman & Company, LLC (Schellman), a leading provider of attestation and compliance services, has been ranked as one of the largest accounting firms in the United States by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA). Previously unranked, Schellman’s annual revenue of nearly $50 million earned the company the 86th spot in the latest “Top 100 Accounting Firms” list, along with the distinction of being a 2018 IPA 100 Fastest-Growing Organic Growth Firm, a 2018 IPA 100 Fastest-Growing All Growth Firm, and a 2018 Fastest-Growing Over $5 Million Firm.
Schellman is unique even among the Top 100 firms, as it is the only firm that does not provide traditional accounting services, such as financial statement audits or tax preparation. Schellman’s practice instead specializes in System and Organization Controls (SOC) examinations, as well as ISO, PCI, HITRUST, and FedRAMP compliance services.
Making history is nothing new at Schellman. Founded in 2002, Schellman was the first CPA firm to provide SOC examinations, formerly known as SAS 70 audits, as its sole service. Later, Schellman became the first CPA firm accredited to perform ISO certifications, and remains the only CPA firm dually accredited by the United States (ANAB) and United Kingdom (UKAS) accreditation bodies. The company was also the first CPA firm accredited as a FedRAMP 3PAO, and is currently the second largest provider of those assessments by any other organization. Accreditation milestones aside, in 2015, Schellman was also named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner—the first and only CPA firm selected for that prestigious honor.
“It is an honor to be included in IPA’s top 100 list for the first year,” said Schellman President Avani Desai. “This is a testament to the priorities we have for our employees and clients which has enabled us to first and foremost provide expertise, value, and quality, above all.”
“It is truly a historic achievement for our team,” said company President, Chris Schellman. “We created a niche in the accounting industry and permanently changed the competitive landscape for specialized firms.”
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