Crowe Horwath International

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Crowe Horwath International
Swiss Verein
Industry Accounting
Professional Services
Corporate Finance

Tax Planning
Founded 1915 (Horwath & Horwath by Ernest and Edmund Horwath)
Headquarters New York, New York, United States
Key people
Kevin McGrath, CEO
Products Professional Services

Crowe Horwath International is a network of accounting and advisory services firms.[1] Crowe Horwath International is ranked among the top 10 global accounting networks. The network consists of 752 offices with over 33,207 employees in 130 countries.[2]


In 1915, Hungarian immigrants Ernest and Edmund Horwath founded Horwath & Horwath in New York.[3][4] The original practice focused on the hospitality industry.[5] The practice later expanded to include accounting, audit and tax offerings.[6] In 1960, the umbrella organization Horwath & Horwath International Associates (HHIA) was established.[7] In 1989, the organization shortened its name to Horwath International.[8] Horwath International rebranded in April 2009 as Crowe Horwath International to build awareness as a network of accounting and advisory services firms.[1][9][10]


Kevin McGrath, the current CEO of Crowe Horwath International, succeeded former CEO Frank Arford in July 2012.[11]

The International Accounting Bulletin named Crowe Horwath International Advisory Firm of the Year in 2013.[12] Crowe Horwath International was named Advisory Firm of the Year for the second time in October 2015 by International Accounting Bulletin.[13] In 2015, the combined revenue of Crowe Horwath International’s member firms reached $3.5 billion.[14]

Global structure[edit]

Crowe Horwath's headquarters and regional lead offices are located as follows: [15]


  1. ^ a b "Horwath International Takes on the Crowe name". Public Accounting Report. April 15, 2009. 
  2. ^ "World Survey". International Accounting Bulletin (557). February 2016. 
  3. ^ Gregory Richards (August 5, 2002). "1990: The other big accounting firm meltdown". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ "PTL's Accounting Firm To File For Bankruptcy". News & Record Greensboro. November 19, 1990. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ "A Proposal to the Hotel Industry". The Alarm Clock. December 1, 1925. 
  6. ^ "Crowe Horwath International History". Crowe Horwath. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Financial Adviser and Placing Agent" (PDF). Aseana Properties Limited. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Horwath International". Trademarks on Call. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Crowe Adds Horwath to Name". Public Accounting Report. September 15, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Crowe Chizek gets new name". Accounting Today. October 6, 2008. 
  11. ^ Daniel Hood (April 11, 2012). "New Chief Named at Crowe Horwath Int'l". Accounting Today. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Crowe Horwath International and Crowe Horwath Global Risk Consulting named IAB Advisory Firm of the Year". Crowe Horwath. March 21, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  13. ^ "2015 International Accounting Bulletin awards winners". International Accounting Bulletin. October 2, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  14. ^ Michael Cohn (February 5, 2015). "Crowe Horwath International Revenue Grows for Year". Accounting Today. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Crowe Horwath Offices". Crowe Horwath. 21 May 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

Seglias, Fernando (2006). Caring Sharing Investing Growing - The Story of Horwath International. Horwath International. 
Ferst, Stanley D.; Seif, Juan A. (1984). The History of Horwath & Horwath International, 1956-1983. Horwath & Horwath International. 

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