Birmingham, AL — the Magic City. This most populous city in the AL is named after the second most populous city in the UK, is guarded by Vulcan, has a “Lakeview District” without a lake to view and the world’s largest motorcycle museum — but you probably knew all of that.
And perhaps more importantly than its universities’ biomedical breakthroughs and its storied civil rights history, Birminghamians can lay claim to another honor — four of this great nation’s American Idols and ten of its greatest accounting firms to work for call it home.
Birmingham is home to a thriving banking industry and is currently the tenth largest banking center in the country — and with a Salary.com survey ranking it as second in the nation for building personal net worth, that explains why there are a respectable number of accounting firms in the area.
It’s on an economic boom, with new companies springing up across the Birmingham area all the time, and this begs an important question for accounting job searchers: which companies are the best for employees to work for?
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 Birmingham, AL.
The full list can be found farther down, but first, here’s a quick top ten.
For more AL reading, check out:
Company Description: With employees lauding the great access to leadership team, and ownership of your own career and sometimes the ability to work from home depending on the time of year, DHG has more than a dozen offices, and while the culture surrounding each office is unique, when you go through the doors, you’ll find that their values are constant – people enjoying their careers and enjoying their lives.
Company Description: This accounting firm focuses on providing its employees with a “lucrative” paid time-off plan, purporting a flexible work environment and makes an effort to give paid time off for the CPA exam, pays for the exam, and provides mentors.
Company Description: CRI’s employees are big fans of the diverse experience and rapid growth opportunities — meanwhile they seem to feel that the management truly cares about its employees, getting to know them on a personal basis and providing generous PTO.
Company Description: With an eye towards technology implementation, this Birmingham firm gets props from employees for its very knowledgeable team of accounting professionals, tipping the proverbial hat to a team of thoughtful and supportive coworkers.
Company Description: Kassouf and Co works to make the work environment a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere — with a workout room, massages during the busy season, PTO and catered lunches, you can see that they mean it.
I mean, massages though…
Company Description: If you want an excellent working culture, a family-oriented environment, competitive compensation and the opportunity to develop fully to your professional and personal potential, Borland Benefield is a solid place to start your accounting job search.
Company Description: Founded in 1967 and with its competitive benefits package and diverse array of clients, Horton Lee provides its workers with the opportunity to gain experience in a broad range of areas.
Company Description: The staff is not departmentalized into audit vs. tax, so you will have the opportunity to work across multiple departments on a wide variety of challenging accounting, tax and consulting engagements.
AND it comes with PTO and flex time.
Company Description: Here, the management makes a significant investment in training our people in the latest accounting, tax and consulting services and technologies. We allow our staff to grow at their own pace, not on a predetermined schedule. We 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.
AND dry cleaning, BBQs, summer hours, and profit-sharing.
Company Description: Employees at BMSS love the collegial feel and work-life balance, with management and partners that are committed to developing and nurturing the staff while also getting to know them on a first-name basis.
That’s all for this one, but there’s more to see here at Zippia.
Are you a recent college graduate thinking about moving states? Find out which states college grads tend to stay in and which states they abandon.