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February 6, 2023

Why Auditors Love Working at Portland’s Perkins & Co

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“You have to be damn good to work here.”

That’s a common saying at Portland, Oregon-based Perkins & Co But if you’ve got the “damn good-ness,” this is a firm that’s prepared to reward auditors—often in unique ways you won’t find at the Big 4. And, lucky for you, they’re hiring now.

Check out the video below to see two Perkins & Co employees describe the flexibility, culture, and rapid advancement opportunities that brought them to the firm—and kept them there.

Perkins & Co prides itself on allowing employees to engage in big opportunities early on, allowing newer employees to manage client engagements and have their voices heard on complex issues. Unsurprisingly, their employees tend to stick around for a while: the company-wide average length of service is 7.6 years, including entry-level hires.

Their culture takes a “work together, play together” attitude that allows casual dress, open communication with mentors, flexible work schedules, telecommuting, and an overall focus on work/life balance. Travel requirements are also much more reasonable than you’ll find at the Big 4, with most trips taking you only a short distance and giving you plenty of nights in your own bed.

They’re also heavily dedicated to community service, sponsoring close to 100 professional and nonprofit organizations.

And, perhaps most importantly, Perkins & Co is proving that this model results in real business benefits that help grow the firm and advance the careers of its employees.

Latest reported numbers show them growing at 25.7% total and 8.8% organically, which far outpaces the CPA firm average. They’ve received Inavero’s Best of Accounting™ Award four years straight—every year since the award’s inception—an honor less than 1% of US and Canadian firms can claim.

They’re also ranked #115 on the Inside Public Accounting 2017 IPA 200 Firms list, jumping up from the #137 spot last year, and listed #4 in terms of total growth. Plus they’re tied with Moss Adams as the largest public accounting firm in Oregon, ranked by number of CPAs on staff.

If you’re looking for a firm that offers a flexible culture, a focus on community service, and provides a career runway rather than just a job, Perkins & Co might be the right place for you. They’re hiring now, so don’t miss out on this opportunity.

If this sounds interesting to you, connect with Perkins & Co. Their recruitment team who would love to speak to you about the audit opportunities that interest you and whether Perkins & Co is the right fit.

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