All four of the dominant international accounting firms (E&Y, Deloitte and Touche, PWC and KPMG) along with Plante and Moran, a Detroit-area (Southfield) regional firm were named to Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work for" by the Great Places to Work Institute of San Francisco. Of the five, Ernst and Young's 25th place rating was tops among accounting firms. The Institute used employee opinions combined with an evaluation of the business's culture and policies. Flexible work hours and upward mobility for women were two of the criteria specifically mentioned in the article.
Congratulations to each of the firms mentioned. If you are job-hunting; keep in mind that your expectations for an employer may or may not coincide with the criteria used by the Great Places to Work Institute.