Our Employees

Work, learn, and grow your career.

Freed Maxick has worked hard to achieve a positive environment. We want to share with you how some of our employees view corporate culture, their work environment and how they balance their career, life and play.

Chris | Rochester Audit

“I moved back to Rochester in 2009 and joined the Freed Maxick Audit and Assurance practice as a Senior Accountant.  At the time I was moving my family, and the Firm was very accommodating during the transition. There is something to be said about the level of care given to a new employee at Freed.  At a time when I might have been overwhelmed moving and starting a new job, the Firm’s communication and onboarding process made a huge difference.

As a Freed Maxick employee I feel supported by the Firm.  I am now a Senior Manager, and I can attribute much of my growth to the training opportunities I’ve been given.  They helped me grow both personally and professionally. Directors are accessible, and provide mentoring and constructive feedback. I feel fortunate to have developed personal relationships with them and many others here at the Firm.

Overall, Freed Maxick is a progressive firm with unique benefits.  With a focus on career development, work/life balance, and community involvement my experience here has been a truly positive one.  I look forward to being a part of the next generation of leadership at Freed Maxick.”

Dave Porter - Buffalo Rochester NY

David | Batavia Tax

“I began my career at Freed Maxick straight out of college, with no experience in public accounting. The people at Freed were very helpful and supportive as I went through the transition from college student to working professional. Furthermore, the Firm is very cognizant of studying requirements for the CPA exam and offers great incentives for passing the CPA exam on a timely basis.

The Firm puts a great focus on enabling employees when it comes to career development. They are providing greater transparency when it comes to promotion and upward movement, as well as personal evaluations so you know what your areas of strength are and where there is room for improvement. Moreover, they will provide whatever help you need to continue your career growth, whether it comes in the form of internal or external trainings.

Personally, the greatest benefit Freed offers is the schedule flexibility we are given. Our technology gives us the ability to work virtually from anywhere, which is a big help when you have young children. Working on your own schedule is great, and gives me extra time to do things like spend a Friday afternoon at home with my wife and kids or play an extra round of golf in the summer.”

Kaitlyn Pettit - Buffalo Rochester NY

Kaitlyn | Buffalo Audit

“I began working full-time as a Staff Accountant in the Audit and Attest Department at Freed Maxick in the fall of 2015. When interviewing in the fall of my graduate studies, I was looking for a firm that would allow me the best opportunity to grow and succeed within the accounting profession. Freed Maxick was and still is that firm.

As a new staff, I think it is also very easy to feel intimidated by those in high-level management and the work you are performing, but I have never felt that way at Freed Maxick. The culture at Freed Maxick is very different from many firms out there. If I ever have questions about my work or need advice I can reach out to anyone at any level from staff to management. This open door policy has improved my work and helped me develop strong professional relationships with senior leadership at the firm.

The firm encourages all of its professionals to obtain CPA licensure as well as other various professional certifications however, they take it a step farther and offer their employees the resources to accomplish their career goals. When you start at the firm each individual is given a Performance Advisor who works closely to track your career development and assist you on our journey in completing the exam. In addition, if you have strong interest in a particular industry or type of accounting service, this individual can assist you with getting exposure and developing your skills based on these interests. I have utilized this resource which, I believe has lent to my continued growth and development as a professional.

Freed Maxick has demonstrated a strong commitment in supporting its employees and I truly believe that it cares about the well-being and opinions of each individual employee. Freed Maxick continuously challenges me and has helped me grow as a professional. Freed remains one of the best career decisions I have ever made.”