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About Awards & Accreditations

Certified B Corporation Certified B Corporation

B Corps are certified to meet rigorous, independent, and transparent social and environmental performance standards. Raffa is the only national Top 100 firm​ and one of five accounting firms globally to achieve B Corp Certification. Raffa surpassed the minimum score (80) by more than 49 points to re-certify. Learn More.
​Montgomery County, Maryland’s Green Business Certification Program is a voluntary recognition program designed to encourage businesses and other organizations to take steps that reduce their ecological footprint.  Earning Green Business Certification indicates that you are part of an innovative leadership movement to green your business operations and help transition to a sustainable future. Learn More.

508 Compliant

We worked with Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind to ensure our website was 508 compliant. As CLB notes on their website, “It is essential that all users, with or without disabilities, have the ability to access the same information, including images and media files, and to perform common tasks, such as buying merchandise or filling out registration forms.” Learn more.

2018 Best CPA Firm for Equity Leadership

The Accounting MOVE Project recognizes firms with at least 50 employees, where women comprise at least 31% of partners and principals. The Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership list is also based on MOVE survey results and recognizes firms with at least 33% women partners and principals, as 33% is widely recognized as the tipping point for members of any identity group to have individual impact. The Equity Leadership list recognizes firms that have achieved that milestone through any combination of culture, programs or initiatives.

2016 SmartCEO's Healthiest Company Award Winner 200-399 Employees

The Healthiest Company Awards program honors companies that have demonstrated a commitment to their employee populations through health and wellness programs. Through these programs, today’s health conscious companies are not only investing in the strength of their businesses’ futures but also the futures of employees and their families. An independent committee of local business leaders selects finalists based on engagement, effectiveness and ROI.

PrimeGlobal, An Association of Independent Accounting Firms​

Raffa is an independent member firm of PrimeGlobal's North American membership. PrimeGlobal is one of the top five largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world, providing a wide range of tools and resources to help member firms furnish superior accounting, auditing and management services to clients around the globe. PrimeGlobal does not and cannot offer any professional services to clients. Each independent member of PrimeGlobal is a separate firm and an independent legal entity. PrimeGlobal is not a partnership and independent member firms are not acting as agents of PrimeGlobal or other independent member firms.

Accounting Today 2018 Top 100 Firms

Raffa has once again been nationally recognized by Accounting Today for our breadth of quality services and deep bench of expertise across an array of services, including audit, accounting, tax, human resources, technology and consulting services. The most recent report ranks Raffa 85th in the nation and 3rd as a leader in the National Capital Region.


Accounting Today 2018 VAR 100

Raffa again makes Accounting Today’s annual list of top accounting resellers. We were recognized for our support of Dynamics GP and SL and Intacct cloud software.

Inside Public Accounting 2018 Top 100 Firm - Raffa Ranks 84th

​IPA’s annual rankings of the 300 largest firms in the U.S. are listed from the multi-billion-dollar Big 4 to firms of roughly $10 million in net revenue. The list includes firm headquarters, MP, net revenue, ranking in the previous year and percentage change. The rankings are compiled from data gathered in the annual IPA Survey and Analysis of Firms, which attracts participation from nearly 600 firms.

2017 Bob Scott VAR Stars

Raffa ​has been selected as a member of the Bob Scott’s VAR Stars for 2017, a group of 100 organizations honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software. Members of the VAR Stars were selected based on factors such growth, industry leadership and recognition, and innovation.

​Raffa was named to the Bob Scott’s Insights Top 100 VARs for 2017. The Top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations specializing in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software.

2018 ​WBJ's Top 50 Accounting Firm

Raffa ranks 12th on WBJ's Top 50 Accounting Firms in Greater D.C., which is ranked by Metro-area professionals.

​​2017 ​wbj's corporate philanthropy awards

raffa has once again been recognized by washington business journal as #1 for the most volunteer hours by metro-area as well as #11 for the highest Philanthropic Giving​ in the midsize company categories for 2017.

2017 WBJ's Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses

Raffa ranked 15th, by 2016 total revenue, on the Washington Business Journal's 2017 Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses list for another year.

Best of the Best 2014

INSIDE Public Accounting’s (IPA’s) annual Best of the Best

"Recognition honors only 50 CPA firms across the country for their overall superior performance on more than 70 IPA criteria."
2013 IPA All-Star Firm
2013 IPA All-Star Firm

"The IPA All-Star Firms are the best at what they do. These firms, selected solely on their performance in specific areas, are compared with more than 500 participating firms in the IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms."
The Washington-Area's Top Accounting Firms, 2012

The Washington-Area's Top Accounting Firms, 2012
Raffa ranked #18 among the area's top accounting firms in the Washington Business Journal's Book of Lists 2012.
DC Certified Business Enterprise (CBE)
DC Certified Business Enterprise (CBE)

Raffa is a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) - a Local Business Enterprise (LBE) - as designated by D.C.'s Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD).
DC Public Charter School Board list of approved auditors DC Public Charter School Board list of approved auditors

Raffa was again named an approved auditor for the 2016 fiscal year by the DC Public Charter School Board.
Accounting Today, Technology Pacesetter 2011 Accounting Today, Technology Pacesetter 2011

The members of Accounting Today's Technology Pacesetters list of topflight accounting and ERP value-added resellers "remained nimble, often adapting to change sooner than later."

AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center Member
AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center, Member

As a member of the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center, Raffa is committed to adhering to the highest quality standards.
Microsoft Gold Certification, Enterprise Resource Planning Competency Microsoft Gold Certification, Enterprise Resource Planning Competency

"Raffa's Microsoft Gold Enterprise Resource Planning Competency Certification means our clients can trust they are getting the highest level of expertise in strategy, implementation and support for their Dynamics GP and SL products."

AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, Member
AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, Member

As a member of the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, Raffa is committed to adhering to the highest quality standards."
Companies for Causes, Founding Member Companies for Causes, Founding Member

Spearheaded by Tom Raffa, CEOs of several closely-held mid-sized companies in and around D.C. have joined forces to make a collective impact on the D.C. community - far greater than any one of the firms could achieve alone.
Regionally-Recognized Top 50 Corporate Philanthropist Regionally-Recognized Top 50 Corporate Philanthropist

Washington Business Journal has named Raffa a top corporate philanthropist in the Washington, DC region.