San Francisco, CA – Shea Labagh Dobberstein, a leading Northern California CPA firm, has been named a 2020 INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) Best of the Best Firm. The award is based on the performance in specific key areas of management, growth and strategic vision. Additionally, Shea Labagh Dobberstein received the distinction of a 2020 IPA Top 200 Firm.

For nearly 30 years, the IPA national benchmarking report has been well-respected for offering one of the most independent, thorough and accurate set of statistics in the CPA profession. Best of the Best firms are the peer group against which high-performing firms can benchmark themselves. These companies produce superior financial results, while planning for long-term, sustainable growth.

“Best of the Best firms represent the top performers of their peer group, which is an exceptional accomplishment in the competitive world of public accounting. They excel by leaning in to help clients, being proactive, and seeking solutions – not just selling services,” said Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of IPA. “And while most firms can boast ‘having good people,’ one hallmark that is common across Best of the Best firms is their ability to leverage their team and create employee opportunities by building a work environment that team members are excited about and proud to work for.”

“We are elated to be acknowledged as a Best of the Best firm and Top 200 firm this year,” said James R. Dobberstein, Managing Principal at Shea Labagh Dobberstein. “Through their efforts and dedication, our professional staff have made this achievement possible. They are passionate about their work and strive daily to make a positive difference in their clients’ lives and businesses. The leadership team had done an exceptional job creating a supportive work environment conducive to this. Together, we will reach new highs by continuing to discover innovative ways to create value for our clients and opportunities for our employees.”

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

About Shea Labagh Dobberstein
For over 75 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.