SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources.

2016 Centers of Influence

Acquisition International Magazine features global Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions.

2016 Most Innovative Accountancy Firm – USA

The Human Resource Leadership Awards are the only independent awards that promote and advance excellence in the HR profession in the greater Washington D.C. area by recognizing individuals and teams who have demonstrated outsanding leadership and strategic vision within the HR function and by providing scholarships to the HR leaders of the future.

2015 Winner Small Business Leadership Category
2010 Honoree

The Black Book of Outsourcing survey is specifically designed to capture customer satisfaction ratings from users of outsourced services across the globe.

2010 #1   Finance and Accounting Outsource Firm
2010 #11 Top 50 Global Outsourcers
2009 #18 General Accounting Outsourcing
2008 #6   MidMarket Accounting Outsourcing Firms

SmartCEO 100 Best-Run Companies honors 100 companies that have experienced consistent growth and are leaders within their industries. The Best-Run Companies are a gated community of the 100 most proactive, profitable companies in the region. The Best-Run Companies have the vision, talent, customers and internal processes in place to serve as a strong example to others in their same market and industry. They have stood the test of time and have a proven track record outperforming competitors. Their brand has created a strong reputation in the community they serve.

2012 Best-Run Company

The Helios HR Apollo Awards have been inspired by years of witnessing the proactive efforts of employers in the Washington metropolitan area as they create opportunity in their organizations by investing in employee development initiatives. Apollo recognizes those employers that promote employee development.

2011 Winner Small Business Category
2010 Finalist Emerging Business Category
2009 Finalist Emerging Business Category
2008 Finalist Emerging Business Category

The Gazette of Politics and Business selection of Maryland’s most exceptional companies.

2012 #13
2011 #44
2010 #21 (Highest Ranked Public Accounting Firm in the State of Maryland)
2009 #32

Each year SmartCEO magazine issues its SmartCPA Award which recognizes outstanding CPA’s in the Washington area, who exemplify their roles as a leader, innovator and trusted entity for any CEO.

2012 Awarded to Ted Rose, CEO & President & Tim Fargo, Partner
2010 Awarded to Ted Rose, CEO & President & the entire RFS Senior Management Accounting Team: Tim Fargo, Partner and Jeanne M. McMillen, Partner
2008 Awarded to Ted Rose, CEO & President
2006 Awarded to Ted Rose, CEO & President
2005 Awarded to Ted Rose, CEO & President
2004 Awarded to Ted Rose, CEO & President
2003 Awarded to Ted Rose, CEO & President

Washington Business Journal Book of Lists is the recognized leader in providing rankings of the top companies in the DC Metro area in their fields.

2012 # 26 Top CPA Firms in the DC Area
2011 # 40 Top CPA Firms in the DC Area

The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC) educates businesses on how to partner with and support non-profit organizations by helping create successful volunteer/charitable programs that positively impact the business, its employees and the local community.

2009 Corporate Good Citizen Award