Competition by Fees (Houston)

MaloneBailey LLP Houston CompetitionHow MaloneBailey Compares with the Top Houston Firms

Current as of May 2011

The table below represents all Houston offices of national and regional firms as well as all single-office Top 25 firms in Houston that conduct SEC auditing.

MaloneBailey, LLP specializes in auditing smaller SEC companies, so while our average audit size is smaller than the competition, we do more of them than any other firm in Houston. This niche focus has enabled us to develop a thorough understanding of small public company audit complexities and offer high quality and efficient audits. Our commitment to deliver small public company audit services has enabled our practice to become one of the largest SEC practices in Houston by revenue – and we’re still growing.

  Est. SEC
Audit Fees
(per latest
filings 5/11 )
SEC Fees
Per Client
*SEC Client
Including Reg.
Top 100 firms with Houston offices -
Houston SEC revenues only
Ernst & Young $150,000,000 $2,459,016 61
Deloitte & Touche 95,000,000 2,375,000 40
PriceWaterhouseCoopers 103,000,000 2,575,000 40
KPMG 89,000,000 2,617,647 34
Grant Thornton 10,800,000 675,000 16
MaloneBailey, LLP 8,750,000 70,000 125
UHY 6,800,000 485,714 14
BDO Seidman 3,500,000 583,333 6
Hein & Associates 3,600,000 300,000 12
BKD 400,000 400,000 1
Weaver & Tidwell 60,000 - 1
Houston Business Journal’s Top 25
Houston accounting firms not included in the above
Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas 1,250,000 178,571 7
Harper & Pearson 142,000 142,000 1
EEPB 115,000 115,000 1
McConnell & Jones, LLP 50,000 25,000 2


The data above was compiled by MaloneBailey, LLP using the subscription service.  “Per, a subsidiary of Ives, Inc.”

*Number of SEC clients includes only companies that filed their last periodic report no earlier than December 2010.

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