NYC-based Marks Paneth is one of the 40 largest CPA firms in the U.S. and eight largest in the Mid-Atlantic region. Recently, it was voted the top accounting firm in New Jersey. The firm offers extensive growth opportunities, including a strong mentor program, internal mobility options, and merit-based promotions. Wellness offerings are plentiful, and include gym membership reimbursements and a program that lets you earn points to reduce your health insurance premiums.

Company Stats


Employer Type




501-1,000 Employees


Major Office Locations

New York, NY


Employment Contact

Steven D. Sacks, CHRO

Firsthand Findings

Marks Paneth is looking for intelligent, hardworking, motivated, curious, and kind candidates who are eager to learn and committed to getting things right. For students, the firm runs a valuable internship program, giving them good training, hands-on experience, and exposure to various areas within the firm. For full-time staff, Marks Paneth offer a strong mentor program, internal mobility options, and merit-based promotions.

Although busy season hours can be long and stressful, the work/life balance is excellent at Marks Paneth. The firm offers generous PTO and a lot of schedule flexibility, and staff’s personal lives are considered as much as possible. Meanwhile, salaries, benefits, and perks are competitive, if not standard. Insiders say the healthcare insuran...

About the Company

Marks Paneth is headquartered in New York City, with additional offices throughout the East Coast. It is one of the 40 largest CPA firms in the U.S. by annual revenues, and one of the eight largest in the Mid-Atlantic region. In the past few years, the firm has grown organically and by acquisition. It now employs approximately 700 people, including approximately 90 partners and principals. It has annual revenues of $142 million. Abe Schlisselfeld was elected co-managing partner effective January 1, 2021.

In 2021, it was named one of America’s best tax and accounting firms by Forbes magazine. In 2020, it ranked as the 14th-largest accounting firm in the New York area by Crain’s New York Business, and was voted the top accounting firm in New Jersey in the NJBIZ Reader Rankings. In addition, in 2018, the firm’s advisory serv...

Employee Reviews

  • “Very generous PTO policy so there's plenty of opportunity to take vacation throughout the year (outside of the busy season, of course). Opportunity for flexible work arrangements. Work from home has been very successful.”
  • “The work/life balance is excellent at Marks Paneth. Management and partners do a good job highlighting my successes in the firm. I feel valued as an employee of the firm. But more attention needs to paid to teaching staff both formally and informally.”
  • “The world of auditing will always require extra hours than just 9 to 6. The firm understands that and promotes flexible work hours, making sure that staff’s personal lives are taken into account as much as possible.”
  • “The firm really tries to take steps to increase quality of life. Accounting is a very difficult industry to maintain work/life balance, and the firm has policies in place that work to address this. PTO is generous from the start, and staff is encouraged to use it. Small gestures (snacks during busy season, holiday raffles, firmwide holiday challenges) promote a sense of fun, which helps to diffuse stress. Health care programs focus on mental wellness in addition to physical wellness. Still, busy hours are long, and stress approaching deadlines can be intense. This is a problem with any accounting firm most likely.”

Getting Hired Here

  • “They’re seeking intelligent, hardworking professionals with proven track records. The interview process lasted two hours. I interviewed with four individuals.”
  • “The ideal candidate is smart, curious, kind, able to work both independently and as part of a group, and committed to getting things right.”
  • “I went through three interviews when I came to the firm and was in contact with HR a few times before accepting the position. The ideal candidate is motivated and eager to learn.”
  • "As a recent hire, I can confirm that the interview process was transparent and clearly communicated the parameters of the position. Our team requires both technical and analytical expertise.”

Perks & Benefits