Overview

Introduction

Atlanta-based Aprio is one of the 50 largest CPA firms in the U.S. Its interns get real busy-season experience and access to senior managers. Full-time staff get access to extensive trainings and clearly defined promotion timelines. Aprio is focused on charitable giving, and has several has several affinity groups for women and a diversity hiring initiative for Black students.

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Employer Type

Private

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Size

501-1,000 Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Accounting 25


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Major Departments

Accounting


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Major Office Locations

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Employment Contact

Jan Whalen - Human Resources Director

Firsthand Findings

Aprio is ideally looking for motivated, intelligent candidates willing to learn, adapt to change, and step out of their comfort zones. The firm runs an excellent internship program for students, offering hands-on experience and treating interns just like full-time staff. Aprio provides extensive career development opportunities for its full-time staff such as a valuable mentoring program, trainings, courses, and a clear promotion track.

Although hours can be long during the busy seasons, the firm offers unlimited PTO, schedule flexibility, and remote work options, making a healthy work/life balance achievable. Salaries and benefits are average for the industry (the lack of a 401(k) match is noticeable), but the wellness offerings are substantial and included free...

About the Company

Founded in 1952, Aprio is an Atlanta-based CPA and business advisory firm that provides advisory, audit and assurance, tax, private client and outsourced accounting services. It’s a top 35 largest CPA firms in the U.S., as measured by annual revenues. Industry specialties include manufacturing and distribution, nonprofit and education, professional services, real estate and construction, technology and blockchain and restaurant, franchise, and hospitality.

The firm has ten offices and employs 900+ team members. Aprio is led by Richard Kopelman, its CEO and managing director. Twice Kopelman has been named a Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Employee Reviews


  • “Unlimited time off, and partners/managers are very flexible with scheduling while still maintaining focus on delivering to internal and external clients.”

  • “Schedules are flexible most times of the year, and I like my hours during non-busy season. However, it’s probably hard to avoid, but busy season hours are just really hard when you have young children whose activities do not slow down for this time of year, plus them never being able to go on spring break, etc.”

  • “Aprio has unlimited time off and this has been a refreshing change of pace. Though the tax world makes vacations difficult, as long as we plan our time and our work, we do not have to worry about taking work with us on days off. If I am sick, I feel I can take the time to rest. This is monumental to me. I have worked too many jobs that look down on you for taking PTO or sick time, and you end up penalized for it. Aprio also has various programs, such as Life Coaching, to help its employees. Overall, the package is excellent, as long as the employee utilizes it.”

  • “I have the option to work remotely. If I am sick or run out of tasks to do in the office, I can simply work from home. The staff is very friendly, and the opportunities for volunteerism are opportunities that I don't want to miss out on. I don't have to work on Sundays, so that gives me time for Church. I’m enjoying the job.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “There will be multiple interviews to get to know the hiring team. They are looking for someone that is willing to adapt to change, step out of their comfort zone, think differently, and enjoy the process of learning. That’s my advice for an ideal candidate.”

  • “We have a robust recruiting effort on campus via an intern program and mid-career people looking for bigger challenges. We seek highly motivated, intelligent students that want the challenge of sophisticated client engagements.”

  • “Recruiting process: first round with tax manager, second round with tax partner and regional partner, got offer during second-round interview. Ideal candidate: tax staff with general tax experience who is sociable and personable.”

  • “Interview and callback process is good. An ideal candidate is career-focused and willing to learn and sharpen their expertise.”

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