Porter Keadle Moore accounting firm (PKM), recently named the nation’s Best Mid-Sized Accounting Firm to Work For, is supporting a new program to help young people advance in their careers, and the community.
The firm is now a supporting partner of the new Gwinnett Young Professionals Leadership Institute, which the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce launched this month. The program is designed to contribute to the personal and professional development of young professionals and prepare them for positions of increasing responsibility. Georgia Gwinnett College is the presenting partner of the program.
“It’s so important that young people get the opportunity to learn the skills required to be good leaders,” said PKM Partner Greg Foster, who spearheaded the firm’s involvement with the program. Foster, an Audit Partner at the firm, also leads PKM’s Leadership Development program (“PEAK”) and the firm’s Insurance Services Group. “PKM is dedicated to helping prepare young people for the future; it was even named one of the nation’s Best Workplaces for Millennials. Our involvement with this program is a natural outgrowth of that.”
Chamber executives say the program is particularly important, since people aged 18 to 34 are already a powerful force in the workplace. “By 2020, millennials will comprise 50 percent of the United States workforce,” said Sean George, Manager of Membership Services at the Gwinnett Chamber and Gwinnett Young Professionals program manager.
“We are hoping this class of millennials will learn leadership attributes so we can help them strive for and achieve the next level in their careers,” added Vince DeSilva, Gwinnett Chamber’s Senior Vice President of Membership Services.
PKM is also represented within the program itself. The inaugural class includes Shannon Lambe, the firm’s Marketing Manager. The next class will begin in July and applications will be available in March. To register, or for more information, visit gwinnettyoungprofessionals.com
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.