Accounting Today has again named Porter Keadle Moore accounting firm (PKM) the best mid-sized accounting firm to work for in the nation. This is the eighth year in a row that the Atlanta-based firm has finished first or second in the mid-sized category.
The publication’s December issue profiles PKM in an article that notes the firm understands it must offer its employees much more than just a workplace. Managing Partner Phil Moore credits the win to great employees and partners, as well as a plan instituted in 1996 to give employees a clear idea of what they need to do to advance, then train them to make sure they succeed.
“We haven't done all this to win an award,” the publication quotes Moore as saying. “We did it to create a really good place to work, a place where we'd like to work. The programs are just an extension of who we are,” he added. “Our culture is reflective of who we are as a leadership group. As that becomes attractive, we continue to attract like-minded and like-hearted souls for us to do great work for great clients.”
Firm managers share expectations with young staff members, and let other staff members share information they wished they had known when first starting out. The firm also has an open door policy where people can ask questions and share concerns any time. They even have the opportunity to partake in an exercise called “drill Phil” during advancement orientation where they have the chance to ask the managing partner anything they need or want to know.
This is one of many recent accomplishments for the firm. Earlier this year the Center for Generational Kinetics, in partnership with Best Companies Group, ranked PKM among the nation’s Best Places To Work for Millennials. Also this year, the firm opened its newly-renovated offices in Downtown Atlanta, designed with both Millennials and older generations in mind.
Founded in 1977, Porter Keadle Moore has grown into one of the most respected accounting and advisory firms in the country. PKM represents leading public and private organizations in the financial, insurance and technology industries as well as serving the needs of many small business clients. At PKM, we provide holistic and growth-driven financial solutions built around understanding clients’ business challenges, not just their accounting issues. We develop deep relationships with our clients over years, so that working together is a positive, accretive experience for both parties. For more information, visit www.pkm.com or call 404-588-4200.