Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) was recently named as one of the 2011 Best Accounting Firms to Work for. The annual list of “Best Accounting Firms” was created by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group.
The award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the accounting industry, benefiting the nation’s economy, its workforce and businesses. TBC is a recipient of the award in the Medium-Sized Companies category, which includes firms with 50 – 249 employees. There were 45 companies honored in this category throughout the United States.
TBC is an Albany-based accounting and advisory firm that was founded in 1971. This was the first year that the firm was nominated for the award, and as such, it is the first time TBC has garnered the “Best Accounting Firms” award.
“This award is particularly meaningful this year, given that we are in our 40th anniversary year and our employees have been the most important ingredient to our successes over the last four decades,” said managing partner, Robert H. Kind. “As we continue to grow and prosper, our goal is to empower our CPAs and professional staff with the tools and knowledge to provide a higher standard of excellence for our clients and business partners. In doing so, we understand that creating an exceptional place to come to work is key and we are happy to be recognized as one of the best accounting firms to work for in the country.”
Accounting firms from across the country entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Accounting Firms to Work for. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated firm’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top firms and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.
With over 70 employees, 15 of which have more than 25 years of employment at TBC, the firm credits much of its success to the dedication, commitment and longevity of its employees. The firm regularly hosts employee outings, promotes wellness and has a year round commitment to work life balance. Employees are given support for the CPA Exam and other professional designations, as well as opportunities to further their industry knowledge through Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses and conferences, but locally and nationally.
TBC offers accounting and auditing, personal and corporate tax, trusts and estates, business advisory, valuation and pension services for a diversified clientele. TBC serves four primary markets: commercial businesses, governmental, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals. Commercial clientele includes construction contractors, distributors, manufacturers, professional service firms, real estate developers, retailers, technology companies and wholesalers among other businesses.