Atlanta-based Aprio is one of the 50 largest CPA firms in the U.S. Its interns get real busy-season experience and access to senior managers. Full-time staff get access to extensive trainings and clearly defined promotion timelines. Aprio is focused on charitable giving, and has several has several affinity groups for women and a diversity hiring initiative for Black students.
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Aprio is ideally looking for positive, motivated, hardworking candidates eager to learn and grow. Aprio offers valuable internships for students, providing interns with hands-on experience, training, mentoring, and constant support from full-time staff. The firm’s career development and growth opportunities for its full-time staff are extensive, and include a culture of promoting from within, a good mentoring program, and the ability to forge your own career path.
During busy season, the hours can be long, and it can be hard to take time off, but the rest of the year Aprio provides a lot of schedule flexibility and makes it easy for staff to have a healthy work/life balance. The firm’s discretionary time off policy and remote work options get especially rave revi...
About the Company
Founded in 1952, Aprio is an Atlanta-based CPA and business advisory firm that provides advisory, audit and assurance, tax, private client and outsourced accounting services. It is the 26th-largest CPA firms in the U.S., as measured by annual revenues. Industry specialties include manufacturing and distribution, nonprofit and education, professional services, real estate and construction, technology and blockchain and restaurant, franchise, and hospitality.
The firm has 15 offices and employs approximately 1,500 team members. Aprio is led by Richard Kopelman, its CEO and managing director. Twice Kopelman has been named a Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
- “Aprio provides the flexibility needed to attain a good work/life balance for most of the year. I know that as a public accounting firm, we are required to work extension hours during some of the year, but the positive aspect of the flexibility throughout the remainder of the year is certainly a benefit.”
- “They promote work/life balance, recognize employees’ achievements, and prioritize health and well-being. On the down side, busy season requires employees to work over 45 hours per week. And even though we have a great Discretionary Time Off policy, it is sometimes hard to request extended periods of time off.”
- “Work/life balance is very good. PTO and flex time is good. The people are excellent. I really do love my job. Sometimes the weeks can feel long near deadlines, but that's expected across the industry.”
- “The firm is very flexible in terms of when I get my work done. I do work a lot of hours, well above average, but do so because I am motivated to continue to grow. And I can take off in middle of day if I have an appointment and then make up that work at other times.”
Getting Hired Here
- “We are very competitive and have several schools around each of our offices where we focus our efforts. We have an amazing internship program, which we get most of our full-time entry-level hires through. In general, we gravitate to people who aren't interested in maintaining the status quo. We look for people who are good at what they do, are hungry for opportunities, are curious by nature, and have a positive attitude. Come with a growth mentality.”
- “Many candidates are campus hires. Our recruiters often select campus candidates during career fairs and set up interviews at that time. These individuals will interview with three different members of the professional staff teams. Each team member who interviews that candidate will ask various questions and offer their input if the candidate should be hired. The ideal candidate is passionate about the industry, is receptive to learning and working in a team, has a positive attitude, will work towards getting their CPA, and has core accounting knowledge.”
- “The firm is seeking individuals with a passion for the profession and a good education. They hire without regard to race, religion, sex, etc., and stress the importance of working with a diverse group of people across the country as well as internationally.”
- “The firm is looking for someone who is willing to learn and grow, and understands the importance of high-quality work. In addition, the firm tends to look for employees that improve the already excellent and welcoming culture.”