Manhattan-based Friedman has been ranked as one of the “Fastest Growing Firms” by Inside Public Accounting. The firm’s “Everyday Workplace Flexibility” program ensures that staff have a healthy work/life balance, and its “Formal Alternative Work Arrangement” program lets employees customize their schedules. Friedman is committed to giving back, and its Women’s Development Network holds various events for women on topics like financial planning and wellness.
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Friedman LLP is looking people who are motivated to learn, work well with others, and have a positive attitude. The firm runs a valuable internship for students, providing interns with hands-on experience and access to helpful, supportive colleagues. Career development opportunities for full-time staff include extensive internal training, the ability to move to other areas within the firm, and supportive partners. Friedman likes to promote from within as well.
Although work hours can be long, particularly during the busy tax season, management and partners of the firm are very concerned with not working staff excessively. Meanwhile, salaries and benefits are competitive, and perks such as Summer Fridays and flexible schedules are generous. The firm also offers ma...
About the Company
Friedman LLP has been serving the accounting, tax, and business consulting needs of public and private companies since 1924. The firm is headquartered in Manhattan, and has additional locations throughout New Jersey and Long Island, as well as in Philadelphia, Miami, Los Angeles, and China. Among its recent awards, Friedman has ranked as one of the “Fastest Growing Firms” for organic growth by Inside Public Accounting, and both Philadelphia Business Journal and Long Island Business News ranked Friedman as a “2020 Best Place to Work.” In addition, NJBIZ named it one of the “Best Places to Work in New Jersey” in 2021, and Forbes named it one of “America’s Top Tax & Accounting Firms” in 2022. Today, Friedman is the largest member firm of DFK International and employs more than 700 people, including approximately 100 partners.
“The culture at the firm is phenomenal. It is the reason why I continue to stay at this firm. The firm’s Summer Fridays, which is Fridays off in the summer, is definitely the best perk of the firm. Worst is of course the hours spent working in the winter. However, this is common across the public accounting industry.”
“You are trusted to get your work done on your own time, treated like an adult, and not micro-managed, but are expected to be on call all hours of the day/week.”
“Busy/tax season always consists of long hours, but management/partners of the firm are very concerned with not working excessively and care about the individual employees, in general.”
“The firm’s required busy season hours are great compared to some other firms. However, the firm expects you to be in touch often outside of your work hours. I normally am required to work beyond the required hours to complete the tasks I am assigned.”
Getting Hired Here
“I feel the firm’s interview and callback process is extremely efficient. The ideal candidate, in my opinion, is a person who wants to continuously learn, has a positive attitude, and enjoys working with others.
“The hiring process is quick and seamless. The firm makes hiring decisions quickly and responds promptly to the candidates. In addition to the required technical skills, the candidate needs to be able to work well with others, contributing to the engagement team and the enhancing the client experience.”
“The firm’s interview process was extraordinarily relaxed. I had an initial interview with an HR representative. Two directors at the office interviewed me next. Finally, the office managing partner had a conversation with me. Ideal candidates would be those who are willing to grow in their knowledge of taxation and good team players.”
“Due to the current state of the employment environment, Friedman moves quick related to the interview and offer process to obtain the best talent. Typical interview process consists of providing a resume, a call with internal recruiting associates to discuss job qualifications, and then an interview (live/virtual) with two members of the professional staff and a representative from HR.”