Atlanta, GA — Ah, the City in a Forest (pronounced “Atlanna”, never Hotlanta) where ordering a Coke doesn’t always get you a Coca-Cola, shooting the Hooch isn’t gibberish, and “bless your heart” are fighting words — but you probably knew all of that.
And perhaps more impressive than its 50-something streets named after peaches, ATLiens can lay claim to another honor — the city ranks fourth in the number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered within city boundaries. And to support, the city is home to 70 accounting firms.
It’s on an economic boom, with new companies springing up across the Atlanta area all the time, and this begs an important question for accounting job searchers: which companies are the greatest accounting firms to work for in Atlanta?
Well, we were curious too — so, using company scores from websites that aggregate reviews like GlassDoor and Indeed as a baseline, we created our own list of some of the best accounting companies to work for that were based within a 30-mile commute of Atlanta..
Details are below, but here are your quick top ten.
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Company Description: With employees lauding the great access to leadership team, WBL offers the opportunities and benefits of much larger firms without the soul-numbing workload. Instead, you get one-on-one attention and accelerated opportunities for development, ownership of your own career and work with people enjoying their careers — and an on-site fitness center.
Company Description: This accounting firm focuses on providing its employees, employees citing management that actually values everyone, showing it in how they treat their people. In addition to the standard benefits, employees are given the opportunity to pursue work in the areas they’re interested without limiting their careers.
Company Description: Employees here are exposed to diverse experience and rapid growth opportunities — meanwhile they seem to feel that the management truly cares by offering our people more flexibility and variety, with not only flexible slow season hours but reasonable busy season hours as well.
Company Description: Bennett Thrasher is one of the premier firms in the city, offering prestige alongside the pportunities of a large accounting firm, while also providing a commitment to culture and a family-like work atmosphere with a solid work-life balance.
Company Description: Moore Colson focuses on building strong relationships that enhance teamwork, with employees praising the buddy system — which the firm states is a critical component of their unique “team-based corporate model structure”.
And, free meals during the peak season.
Company Description: Frazier Deeter is one of the younger firms on this list, and its rapid growth includes providing employees with robust, flexible PTO and all of the most cutting-edge technology available and plenty of room for growth within the firm — which is in a beautiful office with a spectacular location.
Company Description: Provides great work-life balance, which is saying something in the accounting industry. Employees feel that coworkers truly care for you and employees are always willing to help you. You also get to work with a lot of quality clients in a variety of areas — and 25 days of PTO and summer Fridays off.
Company Description: Aprio is a fast-paced, agile firm that supports remote work and a flexible schedule — whether you are just starting out, looking to advance into management, or searching for your next leadership role, Aprio offers that opportunity. Employees note that as it’s not so large that you’re just a number, yet still large enough to have numerous avenues for specialization. “If you work hard, management will notice.”
Company Description: In addition to enjoying the location and free lunches, you will have the opportunity to work across multiple departments on a wide variety of challenging accounting, tax and consulting engagements — and cover your CPA exam.
AND it comes with PTO and flex time.
Company Description: Here, the management makes a significant investment in training people in the latest accounting, tax and consulting services and technologies, allowing staff to grow at their own pace, not on a predetermined schedule. They recognize and reward those staff members who excel by allowing their growth to be on a fast track into areas that are of interest to them.
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