2017_Best_of_the_Best_Print[Stockton, CA] The newsletter of the accounting profession, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), has announced that a Stockton CPA firm, Bowman & Company, LLP, has received national recognition as one of 2017’s Best of the Best Accounting Firms.

“Bowman & Company is honored to be listed among the nation’s best accounting firms,” said Daryl Petrick, partner. “We have been blessed to build the firm on a strong foundation that values the character traits of our region. We are disciplined, hard-working, independent, and responsive to the needs of our clients and team members. Our growth has been organic and honors the commitment that our firm has always made to treating people well.”

The Best of the Best recognition honors 50 CPA firms across the country for their overall superior financial and operational performance on more than 70 criteria. The right combination of planning, strategy and execution distinguish the Best of the Best firms from among more than 580 firms that were considered for the honor.

“Best of the Best firms excel by achieving the delicate balance of focus on culture, clients, team, and financial results,” says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of INSIDE Public Accounting. “Best of the Best firms are judged on dozens of metrics that truly take a holistic view of success.” Bowman has achieved this distinction for three years in a row. IPA also revealed that Bowman was one of the highest scoring five firms in the western United States.

Bowman & Company has been serving a diverse group of clients since 1949. The firm has eight partners and employs over 50 accountants and support staff. It has earned a reputation for providing innovative, forward-thinking tax planning strategies, consulting services, and audit and accounting services in a personalized, fun way. Bowman’s principal clients include family-owned businesses, high net worth individuals, agricultural interests, wineries, vineyard owners, real estate owners, affordable housing developers, construction contractors, nonprofit organizations and employee benefit plans.