St. Louis, - Anders has been named one of the 2015 Best of the Best Firms in the U.S., and the only firm in St. Louis.  One of only 50 to receive this honor, Anders was among more than 500 firms that completed this year's INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) survey, which is now in its 25th year. Recipients of the IPA Best of the Best Award were selected based on overall superior financial and operational performance on more than 70 IPA criteria, including planning, strategy and execution.

The IPA Best of the Best CPA firms demonstrate long-term consistency and exceptional performance in any economy - up or down. Exceptional client service, commitment to firmwide training and prized staff benefits are features of the IPA Best of the Best.

The IPA Best of the Best firms come in all sizes - from 25 employees to 2,300 - and are geographically dispersed across the U.S.

"Best of the Best firms aren't just successful in a financial sense - they're firing on all cylinders," says Michael Platt, principal of the Platt Group and publisher of the accounting trade publication, INSIDE Public Accounting. "We look at the whole firm: How do they treat their employees? Are they offering specialized services to their clients? Are they planning now for a new leadership team in the future?"

Kelly Platt, publisher of INSIDE Public Accounting, says the Best of the Best firms are a model for others to follow. "Best of the Best firms have vision. They commit to long-range planning and provide an environment in which their professionals thrive and their clients succeed."

About INSIDE Public Accounting

INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), founded in 1987, is published by The Platt Group. The Platt Group publishes both the award-winning INSIDE Public Accounting newsletter and the award-winning National Benchmarking Report. The Platt Group also consults with firms to help them become more successful. The Platt Group works with managing partners, CFOs and thought leaders across the nation to provide practical ideas, benchmarking data and information to take firms to the next level of improvement.