PKF O'Connor Davies is one of the 30 largest accounting firm in the U.S. The firm truly cares about career development and growth. Interns get meaningful work and the ability to interact with senior professionals, while full-time staff get mentoring opportunities, valuable and useful feedback, and extensive training. A healthy work/life balance can be achieved—the firm understands employees have lives outside of work, and offers plenty of PTO and benefits.
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PKF O'Connor Davies is looking for personable and adaptable candidates who fit with the firm’s culture and have strong academic records. The firm’s internship program gets rave reviews from insiders, offering students hands-on experience and preparing them well for full-time roles with the firm.
For its full-time staff, PKF O'Connor Davies offers extensive career and growth opportunities, including valuable trainings and a great mentoring/coaching program. The firm also offers its staff a healthy work/life balance. Managers are understanding of outside commitments, giving staff a lot of schedule flexibility. In addition, the firm’s collaborative culture promotes people working as a team to efficiently accomplish goals. The only complaint from some insider...
About the Company
PKF O'Connor Davies is a full-service accounting and advisory firm that provides audit, tax, and consulting services to domestic and international clients. The firm has a long history, with roots dating to 1891. Today, the firm has more than 1,500 professionals, and 18 offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Massachusetts, Florida, and Mumbai, India. PKF O'Connor Davies ranked No. 25 on Accounting Today's 2023 Top 100 Firms list. It also ranked as one of the five largest firms in the Mid-Atlantic region.
PKF O'Connor Davies is the lead North American representative in PKF International, a global network of legally independent accounting and advisory firms. This enables PKF O'Connor Davies to provide clients with access to professionals at firms in more than 400 locations and 150 cou...
- “The firm gets it. They understand that we work to live rather than live to work. They promote that we get our work done efficiently and with quality, but at the end of the day we have lives outside of work and families to raise.”
- “Quality of life at the firm is great. Most superiors are reasonable with respect to timing and work schedules.”
- “Our firm places a strong emphasis on work/life balance and means it. Everyone is understanding and works as a team to accomplish goals in an efficient manner. There is so much flexibility, and the firm really cares about its people.”
- “PKFOD strives to create an environment that offers a positive work/life balance and quality of life. The firm is up-to-date on the latest 'trends' offered to employees in the corporate world (casual dress, early closing on Fridays in the summer, four-day workweek pilot program this past summer, December 'summer Fridays,' hybrid work, etc.). The firm sometimes fall short of the quality of work/life balance it would like to offer its employees due to the lack of staffing, which has become a problem for all firms. The lack of available accountants entering the industry puts a strain on current employees due to understaffing.”
Getting Hired Here
- “I participate in the interview process at the firm. The ideal candidate is someone who has proven themselves at the college level with solid grades and is thinking about getting their CPA. We are also looking for individuals (on the audit side) who are personable and adaptable to their environment. After all, we are a client service business and frequently work with others both internally and externally.”
- “The interview process was very quick and efficient. I received a call back within two days of my interview.”
- “The firm does an excellent job recruiting entry-level talent. When it comes to experienced talent, this becomes a more difficult process, because there’s significant competition for experienced professionals. Our ideal experienced candidate would be 1) someone at a Big 4 or second-tier firm who is working extensive hours without the appropriate level of support (we can offer a more enjoyable work/life balance while still challenging them professionally), or 2) someone from a firm smaller who feels like they're no longer being challenged or growing as a professional (there are tremendous growth opportunities at our firm for the right candidates).”
- “We’re seeking candidates who are good fits with our culture and are actively recruiting to identify candidates who are good fits.”