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Brown Smith Wallace is a nationally ranked, top 100, full-service CPA and business advisory firm and one of the Midwest region’s most prominent locally owned public accounting firms with a staff of more than 300. The firm serves its long-term base of family owned, private companies with audit, accounting and tax services as well as a wide variety of business consulting services.

We provide many of the St. Louis area’s largest companies with value-added consulting services such as business performance consulting; data analysis; cybersecurity; employee benefit plan audits; independent insurance consulting; internal audit, IT audit and other related risk services; litigation support, valuation and other transaction advisory services; and specialty tax services such as family wealth planning, state and local taxes (including sales and use tax consulting), credits and incentives, property tax and international tax services.

Brown Smith Wallace serves a wide variety of industries with particular expertise in broker-dealers, captive insurance companies, construction, financial institutions, health care, high-net-worth families and individuals, insurance companies, manufacturing and distribution, not-for-profit organizations, private equity firms, public sector, real estate, retail and startups.


We take great pride in ranking among the most prestigious firms in our profession. Brown Smith Wallace is nationally recognized as a “Top 100 Firm” by Accounting Today and INSIDE Public Accounting.

In 2016, for the eighth time, we were recognized as a Best Accounting Firm to Work For by Accounting Today, the premier news vehicle for the profession. Brown Smith Wallace was named to the 2018 Vault Accounting 50, a ranking of the 50 best accounting employers to work for in North America. For the fourth consecutive year, our firm was the highest ranked St. Louis based firm.

Our firm was also named one of St. Louis’ Top Workplaces in 2017 for the fifth consecutive year by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The firm also received the inaugural Work/Life Balance Impact Award presented by the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants in 2009.

Commitment to Quality

We are registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Center for Public Company Accounting Firms and the AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Quality Center.

Brown Smith Wallace is proud to have received the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for exceptional standards for ethical business practices and service. Exceptional client satisfaction and long-term client relationships have been our cornerstone since the firm was founded in 1972.

We have the depth of technical expertise necessary to make A Measurable Difference for organizations like yours. Please contact us today for more information.

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