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Accounting Today Ranks RSM No. 1 on 2018 VAR 100 List

2018 marks the fourth year of RSM in the No. 1 spot

Jul 31, 2018
Jul 31, 2018
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Andreia DeVries, National Public Relations Manager,, 212.520.1266
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RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – was recently ranked No. 1 on Accounting Today’s annual listing of the Top 100 Value-Added Resellers (VARs). This is the fourth year RSM has held the No. 1 spot on the Top 100 VARs list, with nearly double the revenue of the reseller holding the No. 2 ranking.  

According to the publication, the top resellers and implementers of accounting software are eager to take on the next big technology challenges: data analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain and more. But one of the most significant challenges currently is ‘the identification and recruitment of talent to support growth’ as it most significant challenge. RSM reports that they, “need to identify smart people and match them up with our experienced team members; the clear challenge is finding and onboarding these resources to support demand and also provide high-value capabilities to our clients.”

The Accounting Today VAR 100 article goes on to say that “consistently topping the VAR 100 list is RSM, last year bringing in $320 million. This number includes revenue from its latest purchase this year, Explore Consulting, and earlier in 2018 the firm bought SecureState, a security and privacy consulting firm, bolstering its ability to add security to its extensive technology offerings.”

“It is quite an honor to be ranked in Accounting Today’s prestigious list of Value-Added Resellers, but to hold the No. 1 spot for four consecutive years is truly a testament to the demand for our consulting services from middle market businesses across the country,” said Brian Becker, national consulting leader with RSM US LLP. “At RSM, we understand that cybersecurity is one of the foremost risks of middle market businesses, and we are uniquely positioned to help those businesses anticipate and address any related issues they might face.”

In addition to its audit, tax and consulting services, RSM provides key insights into issues important to middle market business leaders through its monthly publication, The Real Economy, through its quarterly Middle Market Business Index, and other relevant thought leadership, such as a recent Cybersecurity Report.


RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.

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