Overview

Introduction

NYC-based Marcum is one of the 15 largest accounting firms in the U.S. Its interns get hands-on experience and exposure to partners. Full-time staff get access to mentors and coaches, and can transfer between locations and practice areas. Marcum promotes a healthy work/life balance, offering flexible schedules and alternative work arrangements.

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Employer Type

LLP

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Size

1,001-5,000 Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Accounting 25


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Major Office Locations

Beijing, China


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Employment Contact

Jaime Nolan, MA - Human Resources Director

Firsthand Findings

Marcum is looking for hardworking, motivated, self-starters who are eager to learn. Interns with the firm are treated like full-time staff, receiving valuable hands-on experience and a clear look at what full-time roles are like. For its full-time staff, Marcum provides many career development opportunities, including excellent formal training and the ability to transfer to other departments.

Although hours can be long during the busy season, Marcum allows for a lot of schedule flexibility and its people to work remotely. Also helping work/life balance is the generous amount of PTO offered and the encouragement to use it. Meanwhile, salaries, bonuses, and benefits are competitive and generous—and insiders are especially appreciative of the recent mid-year across-...

About the Company

Marcum LLP is a New York-based accounting and advisory firm with 30 U.S. offices in various regions across the country, plus seven offices in China, Grand Cayman, and Ireland. According to Accounting Today's 2022 rankings, Marcum is the 15th-largest accounting firm in the U.S. by revenue (it booked $799 million in 2021). The firm offers industry-focused practices with specialized expertise to privately held and publicly registered companies, and nonprofit and social sector organizations.  The firm's managing partner is Jeffrey Weiner, who was twice named an “MP Elite” by Accounting Today.  Weiner was also named one of the industry’s Top 100 Most Influential People and one of its Top Five Most Admired Peers. Meanwhile, the Marcum itself has recently been ranked as a top accounting firm by Long Island Business News, New Haven Bi...

Employee Reviews


  • “One of the best things about Marcum is the flexibility they offer. This allows you to always provide the best work product without the stress of fitting everything into a fixed schedule.”

  • “Marcum has done a great job of hearing the needs and wants from their employees. I personally think that Marcum has a great work/life balance. Marcum can’t please everyone, but I do believe that Marcum will do everything it can to make personal commitments work.”

  • “The firm is very vocal about offering alternative work arrangements and work/life balance. The follow-through is often lacking and still being figured out by each region, as many of the demands of the job interfere with true balance. Run-of-the-mill vacation time is generally easy to take. However, extended vacations, sabbaticals, and part-time work become harder to navigate the longer you are with the firm, since your client relationships become more important. HR and Marcum as a whole seem to focus on improving work/life balance, but it is harder in practice to accomplish.”

  • “Even though our field of public accounting makes it difficult to achieve a work/life balance at some points during the year, Marcum still goes out of its way to make a better balance achievable. Even pre-pandemic, Marcum had the capabilities for everyone to work fully remote. Therefore, if you had personal matters to attend to, you could still work from home and not fall behind on your workload. Marcum also has core hours and extensive alternative work arrangements, which means you don’t necessarily have to work 9 to 5 if those hours don’t work for you. Marcum also has a very generous PTO policy and allows associates to take it. I have never heard of someone being denied PTO at Marcum.”

Why Work Here


There’s a lot to think about when it comes to launching your accounting career. At Marcum LLP, we offer you a world of opportunity, a highly competitive salary, exceptional benefits, flexible work options, and industry-leading technology, all within an environment that values your contributions and supports your professional growth.

As a Marcum team member, you’ll receive a benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and transit benefits, as well as paid time off, a 401(k) plan with an employer contribution, and a profit sharing plan.

Getting Hired Here


  • “The firm's interview and callback process is a half-hour interview with an HR representative and then three half-hour interviews with employees within the department. The ideal candidate is someone who wants to work in the audit/tax/consulting profession, someone who works hard, and is ready to learn and grow.”

  • “We are looking for individuals who are talented, self-driven, and committed to excellence. We are also very committed to training the right people, so even if you are inexperienced Marcum is a wonderful place to begin your career.”

  • “Depends on the level. New staff fresh out of school are usually interns who get made an offer after interning. The higher up the position, the more interviews take place. Generally, candidates meet with people around the office at each level (partner through staff), and each interviewer will provide feedback to HR. The ideal candidate for Marcum is an individual who is willing to work very hard to meet the needs of our clients, someone who can work well in a team environment, and most importantly someone who is willing and eager to learn.”

  • “Ideally, we try to find someone who wants to be here for the long term (great in theory, difficult in practice). Interviews begin with HR, and candidates then meet with two to three members of the department they are applying for. Level depends on the candidate level.”

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