Baker Newman Noyes Ranked as 8th Fastest Growing Firm in the U.S.

BOSTON, Mass. – Baker Newman Noyes (BNN), a leading accounting and consulting firm, was recently ranked in Accounting Today’s list of the top 100 firms in the country and the 8th fastest growing firm.

The annual list ranks CPA firms by revenue. BNN’s first appearance in the Top 100 results from growth of almost 30% in 2015, allowing it to enter at 96 and rank fourth in the New England region. Overall growth for the Top 100 came in at 9.32%. 

“The firms on the Top 100 represent the best and most successful practices in the profession,” said Daniel Hood, editor-in-chief of Accounting Today.” Joining the list is an indicator that a firm is operating on a different level, and has achieved a rare level of success.”

“2015 was a year of growth for BNN and our clients, particularly in highly regulated industry sectors such as banking and financial services, healthcare, and technology. We continue to deepen our expertise in anticipation of our clients’ needs in these evolving industries,” said Carl Chatto, managing principal.

Some of BNN’s key activities from the year were also highlighted in the report, including merging with New Hampshire-based William Steele & Associates, P.C. (January); the addition of Massachusetts-based community banking firm Shatswell MacLeod & Company’s external audit and tax practices (July); and the addition of Portsmouth, N.H. firm Albert Stowe, CPA, PLLC (November).

Boston’s principal-in-charge, Mark Audi, had this to say: “The firm has built a significant metropolitan and state-wide presence in Massachusetts by drawing upon the long-standing reputation for excellence and strong leadership it is recognized for in Northern New England. Moving into the Top 100, and being recognized for our growth, is a testament to our capabilities to serve clients with the resources of a large firm, while also maintaining the close, personal touch BNN has always been known for. This is an exciting time for BNN.”

The Top 100 Firms report is available at: and was published as a supplement to Accounting Today’s March issue.