I recently featured 10 Well-Designed Financial Advisor web sites. I ended up garnering a new client from that article. Today, I am going to feature something similar, but just a bit different. 10 Well-Designed CPA and Accountant web sites. Quite a few of them are powered by WordPress; others Drupal, and still others are on ASP-based platforms. What they all have in common is good design, great navigation and layout and information easily obtainable with a mouseclick. So here they are, in no particular order. Enjoy.
This ASP-based site is chock full of information and while it is well-organized, I’d have put the Managing Partner’ s Message and Client Testimonials on the front page, not buried in a submenu. The design is crisp, and it’s red. I love red, and it’s not used enough in my opinion. It evokes a sense of power and elegance. At least it does in me. All in all, this is a well done site with crisp clean design elements. Design firm is Multimedia Solutions.
Big Firm Capability; Small Firm Personality is their motto, cleverly depicted by a lion and a kitten. This Drupal-powered site also has lots of information and it is extremely well-organized. I especially like the fact that the menu (Our Firm, Our Services, etc.) and sub-menu (Our People, Submit Your RFP, etc.) is mirrored at the bottom of the page. There are several “layers” of footer information that keeps what’s important at your fingertips. Design team is Archer.
3. Eisner Amper
This is an ASP-based site. Eisner has a lot of informative articles, many pages worth, which you can browse at its Resource Center. There is also a very handy advanced search feature so you can find exactly what you are looking for. Each page has a curved banner image and that swoop or curve is reproduced throughout the site for consistency. The Contact page is very well laid out, with not only a way to contact them via a contact form, but a listing of their worldwide offices as well. The pages aren’t long, but rely on “fat menu” navigation at the top to organize and sort the myriad pages of information. I cannot determine the design team.
This is a WordPress-driven site and it too takes advantage of fat footers and fat top navigation to present all its pages. Front and center are its events, and some instructional videos. The essential information, including the login link to Hein’s client portal, is at the top and bottom of each page. I cannot determine the design team.
This site appears to not be based on any popular CMS but rather on some kind of proprietary system used by the design team, CPA Site Solutions. The site is cleanly designed and well-organized. My only criticisms are that I would have made the affiliation images at the bottom of the front page a bit smaller; they seem to be crowded in there. Also, if you take a peek at the source code, you’ll see a bit of inline styling, and I think that could have been placed directly in the CSS file. I like the green “Get” call to action panels right above the fold on the front page. This way, it’s easy to funnel a site visitor where he/she needs to go.
I cannot tell what content management platform the site uses but it is running the Professional Aqua skin for the Emo theme. This site is smaller compared with the prevoius sites I’ve featured but it is well-organized. I like the contact page which has several options, including driving directions, and a contact form.
This is another site by CPA Site Solutions. Its color palette is navy and light green. I smiled when I saw their “countdown to April 18” on the sidebar. The site design is clean, almost minimalist. I did think the Contact page could have been organized a bit better and de-cluttered.
This is a WordPress-based site with a lot of information and different industries served. It has organized all that on the front page, where your eye is naturally drawn to the center area. But the navigation is also placed at the top and at the bottom. There is “fat footer” navigation at the top (Services), a clean color palette throughout and the footer contains the newsletter signup and the firm’s social media activity. And their main blog page is very well-organized and well-designed. I cannot determine the design team.
This is one of my favorite sites in this collection. I love the design, and the little tabs at the sides of the page. I especially like the Contact bar at the bottom of the home page. This is an ASP-based site. I think they did a really good job on their Our People section, but I would have put a link to a v-Card file for each individual myself. I cannot determine the design team.
10. Travis Wolff
This is also a WordPress-based site. I love the fact that links to their professionals is in the banner on the front pge. And they make good use of their fat footer real estate as well. Nice clean design and all information easy to find. The design team is Livney+Partners. Good job, team!