San Francisco-based BPM is one of the 40 largest accounting and advisory firms in the U.S. It has been named one of the best places to work in the Bay Area and one of the fastest growing accounting firms. BPM is very focused on community engagement, giving back, and inclusion initiatives. BPM strongly supports minorities, women, and people of color when it comes to advancement within the firm.
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BPM is ideally searching for motivated, positive, proactive candidates who have accounting backgrounds and are eager to learn. For students, the firm runs a valuable internship program, offering interns hands-on experience, a chance to work on real assignments, and an opportunity to learn about the industry and what a full-time position with BPM is like. For its full-time staff, BPM provides many career development opportunities, including the ability to move among departments, good coaching and mentoring, varied industry and client exposure, and clear promotion guidelines.
Although client-service-driven work and busy tax seasons can mean some weeks are longer than others, BPM promote a healthy work/life balance and encourages staff to take time for themselves. S...
About the Company
Founded in 1986, BPM is one of the 35 largest public accounting and advisory firms in the country, as measured by annual revenues. It booked more than $206 million in revenues in its latest fiscal year. With offices along the West Coast, and international offices in Bengaluru, India and the Cayman Islands. The Firm takes a cross-functional team approach that gives its clients direct access to a variety of resources.
BPM has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area” nine times over the past decade by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. BPM was recognized among the 2023 Best of Accounting award winners for the eighth year in a row based on client service excellence and was also listed on Forbes’ “Best Tax and Accounting Firms” for the fourth consecutive year. Most recently, BPM wa...
- “The single best aspect is that we promote a work/life balance and actively encourage our teams to be selfish and take time for themselves, whether that be extended time off or daily activities that are meaningful in their lives. The most challenging aspect is one that is typical for the accounting industry as a whole: being deadline-driven and client-service-driven, sometimes the hours may be long in a given week. “
- “The quality of life within the firm is excellent. The nature of the work I do is very much driven by factors other than the calendar, and, accordingly, it can sometimes be challenging to arrange time for non-work-related activities. This is not within my control, nor the firm’s. It is, however, a factor to be considered. I can't even say that it is regrettable, since I knew of the issues when I accepted the position.”
- “Work is pretty flexible, and I can take longer breaks during the day. However, it's just often too busy, so it feels like even with breaks, it's work, eating, sleeping (with the small breaks in between).”
- “PTO is encouraged. The firm offers unlimited PTO and reduced work schedules to some. PTO is only allowed up to two consecutive weeks at a time.”
Getting Hired Here
- “Looking for motivated, proactive candidates with an accounting major and/or background. Typically, candidates meet with recruiters for a brief phone screening, then they go through interviews with two or three groups.”
- “Our recruiting team has set up a process that allows mid-level to high-level interviewers access to the most qualified candidates. Ideally, we’re searching for people who a positive outlook and whose goal is to provide an amazing quality of services, while also continuing to help maintain our culture that has been established for years.”
- “BPM's interview process was very straightforward, and I felt like they truly were invested in my time as much I was invested in theirs. I believe they want equitable hard workers but also people who care about others and serving other communities.”
- “Around two interviews with a manager and a partner and then an email with the offer, or no offer. Looking for someone who loves to learn and loves a challenge. They should be able to fit the culture of the firm.”