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McGladrey LLP
Limited Liability Partnership
Member firm of RSM International
Industry Professional services
Founded 1926 as IB McGladrey Co by Ira McGladrey
Headquarters One South Wacker
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Area served
United States
Services Assurance
Revenue Increase $1.47 billion USD (2014)
Number of employees
Slogan Experience the power of being understood.

McGladrey LLP is an assurance, tax and consulting firm, focused on the middle market in the United States and a member of the global accounting network RSM International. It is the 5th largest accounting firm in the United States.[1]

The firm has more than 8,000 employees across 80 cities nationwide providing assurance, tax, and consulting services. Through the McGladrey Alliance, the firm brings an affiliation of 81 independent accounting firms with 150 locations in 47 states and Puerto Rico. RSM International brings together more than 32,500 professionals from over 700 offices located in 100 countries.


Legal structure[edit]

Through a 1999 partnership with H&R Block, McGladrey operated under two separate legal entities:

  • McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
  • RSM McGladrey, Inc.

McGladrey & Pullen operated under the traditional partnership structure as most accounting firms, specializing in audit and attest services. RSM McGladrey was established under the partnership agreement with H&R Block to provide tax and advisory services under an alternative practice structure.

In August 2011, H&R Block announced it was ending its partnership and divesting RSM McGladrey to McGladrey & Pullen, reuniting the firms in a traditional partnership structure. McGladrey & Pullen acquired all employees, assets, and infrastructure from RSM McGladrey. The deal closed on December 1, 2011.

In May 2012, McGladrey & Pullen officially changed its name to McGladrey LLP. The change took effect at the start of the new fiscal year, May 1.

In July 2012, McGladrey changed its headquarters from Bloomington, Minnesota to Chicago.[2]

On October 26, 2015 McGladrey LLP and the rest of its network around the world will officially change their name to RSM. The name change creates a more cohesive global brand with their RSM International(RSMi) network.[3]

Firm accolades[edit]

In 2011, McGladrey was named for the fourth year as one of the Best Places to Launch a Career by BusinessWeek, primarily because of its flexible work environment initiatives and comprehensive training program.[4]

In 2012, McGladrey was named to Working Mother’s Top 100 Companies list for the sixth consecutive year. The firm was listed as a "pacesetter in growth" as a part of the 2008 Accounting Today Top 100 firm rankings, ranking fifth in revenue growth.

In 2013, for its eighth consecutive year, McGladrey was ranked fifth by Accounting Today on their list of Top 100 firms.[5] The publication also ranked McGladrey No. 5 on the list of "Leaders in A&A" and "Leaders in Tax." McGladrey has also been ranked No. 2 in "Pacesetters in Growth" list, which was determined by percent change in revenue.

Team McGladrey[edit]

McGladrey sponsors four professional golfers: PGA Tour professionals Zach Johnson, Chris DiMarco and Davis Love III.[6] They also sponsor a PGA Tour event, The McGladrey Classic.


  1. ^ Accounting Today
  2. ^ "Accounting firm McGladrey shifts HQ to Chicago". Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  3. ^ "McGladrey to Rebrand as RSM".  Text " " ignored (help);
  4. ^ "RSM McGladrey/McGladrey & Pullen Honored as One of BusinessWeek's 'Best Places to...". Reuters. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "McGladrey Inks Deal with PGA TOUR Veteran Davis Love III Makes Team McGladrey a Foursome" (Press release). McGladrey. July 6, 2010. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 

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