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Hein and Associates has been named to Inside Public Accounting’s (IPA) 2013 All-Star Firm list, in the Top Training Firm category. The category consists of only ten groups, and the full report will be distributed in the 23rd IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms in October 2013. All-Star firms are recognized for deriving a higher percentage of their revenue from specialty practices than all other participating firms. IPA, a national publication focused on the accounting profession, compared more than 500 participating firms in this year’s report, and lauds its selections for coming in all sizes and being geographically diverse. Hein’s award is based solely on its performance and results in the training business.

Hein was named to IPA’s annual “Best of the Best” list in September 2013. The list honors 50 firms across the country for their overall superior performance on more than 70 IPA criteria. The group was also awarded the distinction in 2009, 2011 and 2012, and received Honorable Mention in 2010.

Kelly Platt, principal of the Platt Group and managing editor of Inside Public Accounting, said: “We explore profitability from several perspectives to provide a view of how firms at the top of the profession are performing. The IPA All-Star Firms are the best at what they do, be it health care consulting, litigation support, employee benefits or another specialty niche.”

Brian Mandell-Rice, managing partner at Hein, said: “We are extremely honored to receive the 2013 IPA All-Star Firm award as one of the Top Training Firms in the nation. We are dedicated to professional staff training to serve our clients and the firms that employ them. At Hein, we focus on a long-term strategic vision that benefits both clients and employees and believe this award represents our commitment to that end.”

Hein & Associates is a leading accounting and advisory firm, and has served both public and private companies for more than 30 years. According to its web site, Hein is ranked among the Top 25 auditors serving SEC registrants in Accounting News Report, and Accounting Today lists Hein among the nation’s overall Top 100 accounting and advisory firms.

INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), founded in 1987, is published by The Platt Group. The Platt Group holds more than 26 years of independent reporting and more than 23 years of surveying and benchmarking experience. The group publishes both the award-winning INSIDE Public Accounting newsletter and the award-winning National Benchmarking Report.

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