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.
McKenna | Rochester Tax
“I am fortunate to have been hired by Freed Maxick shortly after my college graduation. I was seeking a position as an entry-level accountant, however I was unsure which area to focus on. Freed Maxick provided me with the opportunity to immerse myself into my chosen field while discovering areas that catered to my professional strengths and interests. I appreciate the welcoming work environment and friendly, professional staff; the people here understand the hurdles of embarking on a new career and provide the support necessary to make their new employees comfortable and confident.
Freed Maxick also understands the value of providing mentoring to ensure their employees become confident, independent professionals. I especially appreciate how Freed Maxick has provided me with exposure to one-on-one client interactions almost immediately after obtaining my position. In addition to learning the business of accounting, I learned the business of collaboration with our clients. I count this experience as an invaluable step in the development of my career.
Personally, Freed Maxick has enabled me to develop career confidence. As I made my transition from college student to professional, Freed Maxick was there to provide me with career and interpersonal support via their Onboarding Training Program. The mentoring and support I have received has been essential in developing the skills to work collaboratively and effectively with other professionals and clients. The resources, training, mentoring and daily support in the work environment has been beneficial to me both personally and professionally.”
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 | 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.”