Los Angeles-based HCVT is one of the 35 largest CPA firms in the U.S. It has 10 offices in California, and three additional offices in Texas, Utah, and Arizona. HCVT is very committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for its people. And underscoring its commitment to DE&I, its CEO reciently signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge.
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HCVT is ideally looking for smart, responsible, organized, career-driven, hardworking, detail-oriented team players who can work under stress and are eager to learn and challenge themselves. The firm’s internship program allows students to work on actual tax returns and client projects to get a clear sense of what full-time positions are like. In addition, interns have access to many bonding and networking activities with other interns and staff members. For its full-time staff, HCVT offers extensive career development opportunities, including a week-long initial training, and resources to help staff study for the CPA exam, a strong mentorship program, and a culture in which senior-level staff are genuinely interested in the junior staff’s success and development.&l...
About the Company
Los Angeles-based HCVT (Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt) is the 31st-largest CPA firm in the U.S. as measured by annual revenues. It provides a wide range of services, including tax, audit and assurance, business management, M&A, and valuation advisory. Its clients include private companies, closely held businesses, public companies, and high-net-worth individuals. HCVT employs more than 700 people, including more than 100 partners and principals. The firm has 10 offices in California, and three additional offices in Texas, Utah, and Arizona.
- “Thus far, quality of life at the firm has been fantastic. As with every job, there is a busy season and what feels like an almost never-ending list of things that need to be done. However, at HCVT, there is opportunity to shut it off and devote time to your home life as well. This comes both in the abundant amount of allotted (and needed) time off, as well as flexibility to work from home.”
- “The firm allowed me to work remotely even before Covid so that I could/can still be available for my family and maximize my efficiency. Paid time off is not hard to use (no obstacles in getting it approved), but it is sometimes difficult to unplug completely due to workload. However, the firm implemented two recharge weeks during 2022 where the firm was closed and gave everyone a much-needed break. I am treated as professional in that as long as I am getting my work done, I am not being micromanaged.”
- “The firm, and especially the engagement teams I am on, are very supportive if and when I take time off. I also feel comfortable and safe if I ever need to log off early or take time off for an emergency. Overall the work/life balance is amazing.”
- “Great quality of life. We had a lot of flexibility before Covid and have even more now. We do not require employees to come to the office, and many times during the year we don't expect our professionals to work ‘normal’ work hours if they have something they need to do that isn't work related. In addition to 20 paid PTO days for the staff and seniors, we have 12 paid holidays, as well as six or seven paid recharge days over the 4th of July and Thanksgiving.”
Getting Hired Here
- “I had a couple of phone interviews before my in-person interview due to being out of state. However, after doing my in-person interview it was clear the firm wanted to make me a competitive offer, and did so quickly after. It was an easy choice for me, as I liked the people I worked with, the work the firm does and talked about, and the aggressiveness the firm showed with the offer timing and pay. I would say the ideal candidate is eager to take on new projects and learn about a very niche practice we do, motivated to learn something they've likely never seen, and willing to accept a new challenge, no matter how foreign it may seem.”
- “The interview process was a bit long but straightforward and efficient. I had three interviews (technically two, as the third was a Q&A with some experienced staff). In short, I believe the firm is looking for a team player that has the determination to learn and improve. It is extremely important to communicate with your team so deadlines can be met in a timely manner.”
- “My recruiter was extremely communicative with me throughout the process which was great, and I had many opportunities to attend virtual events to learn more about the firm and for them to get to know me as a candidate. The overall interview process was very pleasant, and everyone I interviewed with made me feel sure that this firm was a great fit for me. I believe the ideal candidate is someone with a strong educational background and positive attitude with a willingness to learn.”
- “Interview process includes initial resume to recruiting, then recruiting will do phone screens and if you pass that then there are interviews, then discussions, then offers within a week. Ideal candidate is smart, responsible, organized, career-driven, well-liked by everyone, hardworking, detail-oriented, able to work under stress, a quick learner, planning to or has passed the CPA exam, and strives to do better and learn each year.”