Buffalo-based Freed Maxick is one of the largest accounting firms in its region and a top-100 CPA firm in the U.S. Its internship program offers students hands-on experience in tax and audit, and a lot of interaction with senior managers. Full-time staff get extensive formal and informal trainings as well as CPA exam study materials reimbursements. The firm provides staff with a healthy work/life balance, and regularly promotes physical and mental health and wellness.

Company Stats


Employer Type




101-500 Employees


Major Office Locations

Batavia, NY


Employment Contact

Julie Becht- Chief Human Resources Officer

Vault Verdict


Freed Maxick is looking for intelligent, driven, personable, adaptable candidates who ideally want to stay with the firm for the long term. The firm’s internship program offers students a chance to get hands-on experience in both audit and tax while working on real engagements. Interns also get to interact with senior staff and directors. For its full-time staff, Freed Maxick offers several career development opportunities, including helpful formal trainings, informal training from senior staff members, and CPA exam study materials reimbursements.

The firm goes to lengths to provide its staff with a healthy work/life balance, but client demands and deadlines can sometimes make it difficult to find balance. Compensation is competitive, fle...

About the Company

Freed Maxick advises public and private companies on ways to enhance profitability, save taxes, improve accountability, and reduce risk. The firm specializes in helping clients discover and achieve their bottom-line potential, providing sound business advice based upon its depth of services and experience in a wide variety of industries. 

Freed Maxick is a firm rooted in tradition and ready for the future. What started as a small team of accountants in 1958 is now one of the largest public accounting firms in its region-and a Top 100 CPA firm in the nation. Today, Freed Maxick has offices in Batavia, Buffalo, and Rochester, N.Y., with additional staff located in Florida, Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Alabama, Texas, and Albany, N.Y. 

Freed Maxick consistently pursues new oppo...

Employee Reviews

  • “The firm does its best to make sure to support us in our work/life balance, but at the end of the day, we answer to our clients and their deadlines.”
  • “They put family first and encourage a balanced lifestyle. They treat everyone well. The only bad part is when busy season hits and you have to work long hours.”
  • “I think the best aspect is being able to work remotely. I think the worst aspect is sometimes when we are off we get dragged back online to do something and might not be able to separate from the job.”
  • “The best aspect is the flexibility. We implemented a program this year where we can work whichever hours or days of the week we want, as long as we're communicating with our teams and meeting all client obligations. The most challenging part is that during different times of the year (outside of the normal busy season) our workloads are pretty heavy, and we still have to work above a 40-hour week.”

Getting Hired Here

  • “The ideal candidate is someone smart, driven to succeed, nice, and personable.”
  • “Freed is seeking a candidate who is willing to learn and adapt to the constantly changing regulations and guidance that come down frequently in each department. They are looking for someone who wants to make this their career and wants to grow with the firm.”
  • “The firm was great in the interviewing and callback process. I received separate calls and interviews with directors and managers alike. The firm also made a competing offer and issued me a signing bonus to offset a competitors offer.”
  • “The firm likes to retain interns from the summer prior whenever possible. I was not a summer intern, however. The process for getting hired out of college at the firm was competitive. The firm has a highly regarded reputation in Buffalo, and it is clear from the first interview to the last that they are not just looking for the smartest on paper, but rather those that will advance the firm’s culture and be a candidate that spends their career with the firm, not just a few years.”

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