San Francisco, CA – Shea Labagh Dobberstein, a leading CPA firm in the Bay Area, has again been named to INSIDE Public Accounting’s (IPA) Best of the Best firms list for 2016. The firm was also named a Top 10 Fastest-Growing Best of the Best firm. This follows a previous ranking by IPA this month as one of the top 200 accounting firms in the country by U.S. net revenues.

The distinction was given to 50 out of over 540 participating firms across the nation in IPA’s 26th Annual Survey and Analysis. These 50 firms are the most successful in the profession. The right combination of planning, strategy and execution distinguish Best of the Best firms, and they are selected for their overall superior financial and operational performance on over 70 IPA criteria.

James Dobberstein, Managing Principal of Shea Labagh Dobberstein, said, “To be named not only a Best of the Best firm, but also one of the Top 10 Fastest-Growing Best of the Best firms is quite an honor. To see our firm continue to grow after more than 70 years in business is further validation of our ongoing dedication to exceptional client service. The leadership team at SLD is extremely proud of our professional staff for making this achievement possible. Congratulations to several of our DFK alliance firms who made it onto this list as well.”

“Best of the Best firms are financially successful, but that’s only part of what makes them exceptional,” says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of INSIDE Public Accounting. “Best of the Best firms are built on a strong foundation of openness, trust and respect for their employees. They are not content to stand still. They plan ahead for the future of the firm and they anticipate the needs of their clients.”IPA_Best_of_the_Best_2016_SLDweb

The IPA Best of the Best firms demonstrate long-term consistency and exceptional performance in any economy and come in all sizes – from 26 employees to 2,400 – and are geographically dispersed across the U.S.

To view the full IPA Best of the Best list, click here.

About Shea Labagh Dobberstein
For over 70 years, SHEA LABAGH DOBBERSTEIN has provided a full spectrum of professional accounting, auditing, tax and consulting services exclusively to privately-held businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations. The business community recognizes us for having the deep expertise and specialized resources of a national firm, coupled with the personalized attention of a San Francisco-based advisor.

About The Platt Group and INSIDE Public Accounting
INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), founded in 1987, is published by The Platt Group. The Platt Group publishes both the award-winning INSIDE Public Accounting newsletter and the award-winning National Benchmarking Report.