DHG is the largest accounting firm headquartered in the South. Career development opportunities include internal mobility options, good training offerings, and an “anytime feedback” policy. DHG has a family-like culture and allows staff to create flexible schedules. D&I is a focus—a women’s program empowering women in the workplace is particularly effective.
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Dixon Hughes Goodman is looking for intelligent, hardworking candidates who are eager to learn and challenge themselves. The firm runs a valuable internship program in which students gain hands-on experience in both tax and audit, and are treated like first-year staff. Career development opportunities for full-time staff are plentiful. There are internal mobility options and good training offerings, and managers have an open-door policy. Insiders also very much appreciate the firm’s new ‘anytime feedback’ policy. As for the quality of life at Dixon Hughes Goodman, the firm has a family-like culture, and numerous insiders say their great colleagues and the ability to create flexible schedules are among the best parts of their jobs. The compensation and benefits package are competit...
About the Company
Dixon Hughes Goodman is the largest accounting firm headquartered in the South and one of the 20 largest in the nation by revenues. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the firm has 29 offices, primarily located in the South and Mid-Atlantic, and employs a staff of over 2,190, including 227 partners. Matt Snow is the firm's CEO.
The current incarnation of the firm began in 2004 when Dixon Odom PLLC merged with Crisp Hughes Evans LLP. Seven years later, in early 2011, the firm, then known as Dixon Hughes PLLC, merged with fellow southern accounting firm Goodman & Company. Goodman was a firm with roots dating to 1932; it had approximately 500 employees and was one of the top 35 accounting firms, by revenue, in the U.S. at the time of the merger. Today, the firm provides its clients with a full range of audit, tax, assu...
- “I have to give credit to our CEO, who has really acknowledged that the millennial generation has different wants and needs than the current generation and has pushed partners to make adjustments to their work style in order to support a different culture.”
- “DHG values the time you give to them as an employee and empathizes with the fact that this means less time with family. Therefore, leadership is very willing to work with you to make sure you have a life beyond numbers. However, public accounting in general is a profession that demands a lot of your time. If you aren't prepared for this, it can come as a shock with the busyness begins.”
- “As more flexibility such as working remotely is offered, there is less interaction among members of the assurance department, as we are always scattered at clients, working from home or working in the office at different times. This has hurt culture to some degree. However, DHG is very in tune with these types of things, and an internal survey has already pointed that out the office is implementing new ideas to help bring us all back together on a regular basis to build team and culture.”
- “The firm does a great job of promoting healthy living and provides adequate paid time off and flexible schedules. The nature of the job does require travel and long hours at times, so there are times when you are unable to take vacation or have flexibility.”
- “Besides during busy season, the firm is very flexible when it comes to taking vacation or using PTO for small occasions. I do not have to travel, but that is because I am in tax. Audit staff people have to travel frequently. During busy season, we have long hours, but in our office, we do not experience those 80- or 90-hour workweeks you hear about with other firms. Our partner will tell us to go home if we hit about 65 or 70 hours. During the rest of the year, we work a normal 40-hour week.”
Getting Hired Here
- “We start most of the recruiting process on campus for a few select schools close to the South. Once we complete on-campus interviews, we bring candidates into the office for further interviews and allow them to get a sense of our culture and meet multiple people around the office. Our ideal candidate is someone willing to learn and willing to accept constructive criticism.”
- “We want the best and brightest. We use these exact words all the time in recruiting. We typically recruit on campus or through our leadership conference for interviews for internships. We then make most of our hiring decisions from our crop of interns and make offers. Majority of the time our interns already have a job lined up before they start their senior year of college.”
- “For our area, we are the most sought after firm and are able to obtain the best talent. The ideal candidate is one that is willing to learn, be challenged, and love their job. Someone who is just looking for a job to put on a resume or for a paycheck would not be a great candidate.”
- “DHG is looking to hire positive individuals who are hungry to learn about the industry they'll be working in and be a contributor to their coworkers. Because of this, we really put a big emphasis on the individual's personality traits and interaction with existing employees in addition to their educational background.”