Maxwell Locke & Ritter, the largest locally owned and managed accounting firm in Central Texas, has been on the prestigious list of employers for nine consecutive years, first topped the list in 2019, and received a second-place ranking in 2020.  Receiving the top honor twice in three years is a rare and exciting accomplishment for the 150-person firm.

“We are honored and humbled to once again be named the ‘#1 Best Mid-sized Accounting Firm to Work for,’” said Kyle Parks, leading partner at Maxwell Locke & Ritter.

“Thirty years ago, our founders, Earl Maxwell, Tom Locke and Mark Ritter, centered our core values around our people, clients and community. Since our inception, every partner and team member has shared responsibility for our firm’s culture. Each of us takes ownership of fostering a workplace where our people enjoy their jobs and the team they work with, provide exceptional service to their clients, contribute to the community and maintain a healthy work-life balance, honoring their personal and family commitments,” said Parks.

“While this year’s award is further testament that our founders’ dream of creating a truly unique CPA firm experience has come to fruition, we are committed to continued improvement and always doing right by our people, not for hope of recognition, but simply because it’s the right thing to do.”

Accounting Today’s survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the accounting profession, benefiting the industry’s economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is made up of 100 firms from across the United States and is determined through an evaluation of each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics, along with an employee survey to measure the employee experience.

For more information on Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for program, visit

*Accounting Today has small, mid, and large size categories for their Best Accounting Firms to Work for honors. Mid-size firms are those with 50-249 employees.

About Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP

As the largest locally owned and managed accounting firm in the greater Austin area, Maxwell Locke & Ritter provides audits and other attestation services, tax servicesdue diligence services for mergers and acquisitions, and IT security and compliance services to businesses through its unique experienced-hire model. Maxwell Locke & Ritter’s affiliate, ML&R Wealth Management, provides family financial planning, tax services, and wealth management to individuals. Maxwell Locke & Ritter has created a culture that encourages employees to reach their full potential while providing exceptional service to the firm’s clients and the Central Texas community.