Armanino is one of the 20 largest accounting and business consulting firms in the U.S and has been named one of IPA’s "Best of the Best" accounting firms. Armanino's interns get hands-on experience, great training, and the ability to interact with senior staff. Its full-time staff get access to an internal mobility program, a state-of-the-art training program, a tuition reimbursement program, and bonuses for passing the CPA exam.
Armanino is ideally looking for bright, hardworking, positive, personable team players. Armanino’s valuable internship program provides students with hands-on experience, many learning and networking opportunities, and a good look at what a full-time position with the firm is like. For its full-time staff, Armanino offers extensive growth opportunities, including excellent training, mentoring, CPA sponsorship, and a collaborative culture in which people are always willing to help.
Although hours can be long and the work demanding during the busy tax seasons, a good work/life balance can be achieved outside of the busy periods. The firm offers a lot of schedule flexibility, remote work options, and a generous amount of PTO. While salaries are said to be competitiv...
About the Company
Founded in 1969, Armanino is now the 18th-largest accounting firm in the U.S. by annual revenues. The California-based firm booked $595 million in revenues in its latest fiscal year, a 30 percent increase compared to its revenues in the previous year. Armanino’s recent era of growth was ushered in by a focus on investing in consulting, risk assurance and advisory, business management/family office capabilities, and blockchain. In the past decade, Armanino has more than doubled its headcount and has opened offices in some of the fastest-growing cities in the country.
Since 2001, the firm has been named to INSIDE Public Accounting’s Best of the Best Firms list nearly 20 times. The list recognizes firms that produce superior financial and operational results, along with focusing on maintaining a solid foundation for future success. Ar...
- “Armanino really embraces the new remote and/or hybrid work environment and allows its employees a ton of flexibility. We have unlimited PTO within reason (four to five weeks for non-partners), and it's easy to take PTO as long as you plan in advance. Overall, Armanino has been very flexible to adjust to my personal needs to maintain a good work/life balance.”
- “Armanino keeps a close eye when employees start to ‘burn hot.’ Of course, many tasks have deadlines, but with as much flexibility as possible, my team encourages taking breaks and recharging when needed. As long as I complete my work, I have the flexibility I need day-to-day.”
- “Hours rarely push 55 in busy season, which is great compared to other firms. Armanino ensures you take at least four weeks PTO a year, and it's not hard to get extra approved.”
- “The best aspect of my firm's quality of life are the people I work with. I work with an engaging and supportive team that consistently pushes me in an upward direction. Outside of my specific team, the firm as a whole is making consistent shifts to provide a better quality of life for its people. Whether that be through compensation, scheduling shifts for alleviated hours, or even incorporating more social events. The worst aspect is the number of hours I work. It is not something forced on by my firm, but in order to best serve your clients in a timely fashion, it may require to stay over time every now and then. Tax season can get really rough especially when a firm faces staffing shortages. Recently, the firm has been making scheduling shifts to avoid the hefty workloads.”
Getting Hired Here
- “Once we receive a resume, HR will usually reach out to vet the candidate. Assuming the candidate passes HR vetting, several team members in the relevant group interview the candidate and provide feedback to HR on candidate. Team internally discusses candidate and compares information, identify strengths and grow areas, and discusses whether to continue to the next level, which is interviewing with our practice leader. The process is relatively straightforward. HR is able to issue offers quickly once we have given them the greenlight, and we follow up with candidates with open offer letters.”
- “The interview process has changed since I joined, but being a person on interviews I believe the way of interviewing is effective. We have partners meet with the candidate first, then we have two staff-manager level professionals that meet with the candidate. There is an interview piece, but then also a ton of time for the candidate to ask all of their questions. The ideal candidate I believe our firm is seeking is someone who has not only is experienced enough but also will fit culturally in this office. Someone who is respectful, outgoing, and willing to work hard. A big part of it is the willingness to work with a team and be able to properly be resourceful to that team.”
- “The interview process involves meeting with a member of the team at each level. The ideal candidate our firm is seeking is someone that embodies our Purpose Value Anchors. They must be wickedly smart and exude positive energy. Specific technical skills can be learned on the job.”
- “They aren't just looking for someone with technical skills; they are looking for someone with a personality that matched the spirit of the firm. Of course, they want the brightest candidates they can get, but I feel that the interviews lean much more heavily on personality/interpersonal interaction.”