Springfield-based BKD LLP and KPM CPAs & Advisors changed positions on Inside Public Accounting's annual list of the top U.S. accounting firms.
BKD ranked No. 14, while KPM was No. 242, according to the report released late last month. IPA ranks the top 400 accounting firms nationwide by net revenue.
Led by CEO Tom Watson, BKD reported $758.1 million in net revenue. The company's ranking was up from its No. 15 spot in 2020 but down from No. 13 in 2019.
KPM, which is led by Sean Balisle, reported net revenue of $16.2 million, according to the IPA report. The firm ranked No. 239 in 2020 and No. 237 in 2019.
Topping the IPA list is New York-based Deloitte, which reported $23.2 billion in net revenue.
“It turns out that 2020 was a pretty good year for the nation’s largest accounting firms,” said Mike Platt, IPA principal, in a news release. “Not only did they pivot to adapt quickly to working from home, but they added new services, expanded advisory capabilities, continued with technology investments, promoted new partners and grew in both revenue and staff.
"How much of that is sustainable is the question that every leadership team will now be trying to answer.”
Stockton-based black walnut processor Hammons Products Co. is is world’s largest facility of its type.
Marc Thornsberry, a Senior Engineer at CJW, says he joined the company after working in the public sphere. He says CJW had a ton of experience working with the community, and putting their customer's and clients.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares helpful advice and cautionary tips about the importance of tracking cash flow for new or established businesses. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Michael Smith and Chris Sawyer, COO and CEO of Next Level Solutions respectively, discuss how they keep their remote teams and offices in and out of country on the same page. Next Level Solutions was ranked #1 in the Springfield Business Journal's 2021 Dynamic Dozen.
John Oke-Thomas, architect and co-founder of minorities in business, responds to the accusation that minority businesses are only successful because of the priority they have received in lending. He says that if a business uses a loan well, it shows their worth.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares tips for entrepreneurs who are ready to seek funding. Some of her tips apply broadly; some target technology industry businesses. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and startups, and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Hollie Elliott discusses common misconceptions about locating your business in a small town. She says that there are a lot of benefits that people may not consider.
Drawing on his own experience dynamically evolving his company and business model, Jim Meinsen discusses when and how you might need to draw on new technology. Jim and Debbie Meinsen are co-owners of TCI Graphics in Springfield.
John Oke-Thomas, longtime Springfield architect, discusses his philosophy on architecture. He says that future historians will be focused on the sustainability of our contemporary architecture.
Erin Hedlun, director of marketing and communications at Evangel University, says compassion is an important job skill. Hedlun says it is a component of what makes a leader.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistree Pottery, talks about the concepting that went behind the aesthetic of the business.