Employee Advancement and Retention Network (E.A.R.N.)

Training and development lead to personal and professional growth.


The Employee Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) Initiative began at Freed Maxick as a formal way to achieve retention goals, along with promoting and providing firm-wide advancement and recognition opportunities. We’ve never been a “one size fits all” firm – the uniqueness of our population is what sets us apart from other firms and employers. Through EARN, our employees find mentorship, guidance, knowledge, support, training and a customized approach to their individual success.


Our mission has always been to attract and retain the best and brightest in the public accounting industry. To that end, we hire intelligent, innovative, caring professionals who like interacting with, learning from and developing others.

We will never stop investing in the growth and development of our 300+ employees.

Women’s Initiative

As an industry, we are challenged by an environment where women leave public accounting, well before growing into leadership positions. To address retention and strengthen the diversity of our firm, a core group of employees from a variety of departments and office locations were given the challenge of researching the issue and developing a long-term strategy.

“How do we measure success? By the creation of culture changes and positive experiences of an inclusive work environment.”


Our priorities

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Research & Commitment
Mentoring & Coaching
Career/Life Integration
Community Awareness

“Good sponsorship or mentoring is a critical component to maximizing professional success.”