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January 27, 2023

Meet This Firm: OUM & Co. LLP

OUM & Co.

Meet This Firm is a series of video interviews featuring the best accounting employers across the United States for high performing accounting professionals and CPAs. Please enjoy this sponsored post courtesy of OUM & Co. LLP, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships.

Five things you need to know about OUM & Co. LLP:

1. Mid-sized firm headquartered in downtown San Francisco

2. Everyone knows who you are

3. Promotions based on personal performance, not random ratios or statistics

4. Open door, ego-free culture

5. Named a 2016 Top-10 CPA firm in U.S. for women (MOVE Project)

This forward-thinking firm understands what it means to be a top-performer. Since it was founded by three former Big-4 partners in 1976, OUM’s firm leaders have made it a priority to provide their staff with the same high level of training they received, as well as state-of-the-art technology and connection to resources like a world-wide association of CPA firms.

But not everything is like the Big 4: the firm prides itself on its policy of merit-based promotions. Talented professionals are recognized for their contributions and achievements, period. There is no timetable or quota on the number of accountants at a particular level. A mentorship program coaches staff in developing technical and soft skills according to their personal plan.

A culture that embraces the value of one’s personal life is another pillar of OUM’s culture. The staff and partners often get together socially outside of working hours. This attests to the fact that they enjoy each other’s company. (And that’s a good thing since the firm is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a trip to Hawaii for all employees and a plus one.)

If you are looking for a new opportunity in California, OUM & Co., CPAs might be the place for you. Check out what Partner Doug Pallotta had to say in his interview below. And to see all current job openings at OUM, click here.

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