One of the things I really love most about Freed Maxick, is the fact that a healthy work/life balance is part of the Firm’s corporate culture. We all have families, interests and other responsibilities outside of our day jobs, and the environment here is very conducive to having the time and the encouragement to enjoy things outside of the office. In fact, many of our employees are active and engaged in a large number of different organizations, some sitting on boards, some just volunteering their time to help when needed, but it makes for a really great place to work, when all of your fellow employees are so tapped into their community.

Here is a very short list of just some of the organizations we are proud to say that our employees help support:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association Advocacy Committee
  • Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center
  • Buffalo Museum of Science Board of Managers
  • Buffalo Niagara 360 young professionals
  • Canisius College Council of Accountancy
  • Catholic Health System of WNY
  • City of Buffalo Empire Zone Administrative Board
  • Clarence Heritage Business and Professional Women
  • Epilepsy Association of Greater Rochester
  • Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority
  • Genesee County Business Education Alliance
  • Genesee County Community College Foundation
  • Genesee County Industrial Development Agency
  • Genesee County United Way
  • Italian Heritage Foundation of Rochester
  • Jewish Federation Housing
  • Kaleida Health
  • Leukemia Society of America
  • Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation
  • National Kidney Foundation of Western New York
  • National Tourette Syndrome Foundation
  • Niagara University Advisory Council
  • St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute
  • Shea’s Performing Arts
  • SUNY at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Assoc
  • United Memorial Medical Center

Now me, well, not only am I am member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Buffalo Niagara 360 young professionals program, but I am also a member of the Allentown Village Society,
the volunteer non-for-profit group that runs the annual Allentown Art festival in downtown Buffalo each summer. The group also commits a large number of scholarships to local art students wishing to pursue education in the field of the arts. It’s a great group that works very hard to put on an amazing show each year, enjoyed by many Western New Yorkers and art patrons.

I’m also the founder of the Buffalo Dachshund Club, a group that meets monthly for play dates so that our dachshunds can meet, run around and play off leash in a fenced in dog park or indoor play area. (Check out the feature image of this blog post- that’s us at downtown doggie daycare facility Dog Days of Buffalo!) The club also supports the rescue and adoption of dachshunds that need a foster home or a “forever home”. Look for us at local parades with our “wiener wagon!”

As you can see, working at Freed equals a great corporate culture and an environment and people that understand the importance of work/life balance. When considering where you might like to take your accounting career, definitely consider Freed Maxick!