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Brown Smith Wallace – an independent firm associated with Moore North America – is a nationally recognized, top 100, full-service CPA and business advisory firm in Missouri with more than 300 employees. 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; business valuations; data analysis; cybersecurity; employee benefit plan audits; independent insurance consulting; internal audit, IT audit and other related risk services; litigation support; 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.

The firm is the top-ranked St. Louis firm in the 2020 Vault Accounting Firm rankings.  We rank in the Top 5 for more than half of the Quality of Life rankings, coming in at #1 for compensation for the fourth year in a row.

Our firm was named one of St. Louis’ Top Workplaces in 2019 for the seventh consecutive year by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Brown Smith Wallace was honored by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis as a top employer for women in 2018. The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and the American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants named Brown Smith Wallace a 2019 Best Public Accounting Firm for Women as part of its Accounting MOVE Project.

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.

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