Overview

Introduction

PKF O'Connor Davies is one of the 30 largest accounting firm in the U.S. The firm truly cares about career development and growth. Interns get meaningful work and the ability to interact with senior professionals, while full-time staff get mentoring opportunities, valuable and useful feedback, and extensive training. A healthy work/life balance can be achieved—the firm understands employees have lives outside of work, and offers plenty of PTO and benefits.

Company Stats


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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

Harrison, NY


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Employment Contact

Kevra Esposito, Talent Acquisition Director

Firsthand Findings

PKF O'Connor Davies is looking for candidates who can work independently and have strong leadership skills. The firm runs a valuable internship program for students, giving interns real-life experience while working alongside senior managers and partners. Career development opportunities for full-time professionals are plentiful, and include an excellent career advisor program where each person is assigned a mentor, a great onboarding program, and a reimbursement program for continuing education, exams, and licenses.

Given the client-demand nature of public accounting, hours can be demanding and it can be difficult to take PTO at times. However, the firm’s flexible work options and generous amount of PTO help professionals with their work/life balance. Meanwh...

About the Company

PKF O'Connor Davies is a full-service accounting and advisory firm that provides audit, tax, and consulting services to domestic and international clients. The firm has a long history, with roots dating to 1891. Today, the firm has more than 1,400 professionals, and 17 offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Massachusetts, Florida, and Mumbai, India. PKF O'Connor Davies ranked No. 25 on Accounting Today's 2021 Top 100 Firms list. It also ranked as one of the seven largest firms in the Mid-Atlantic region.

PKF O'Connor Davies is the lead North American representative in PKF International, a global network of legally independent accounting and advisory firms. This enables PKF O'Connor Davies to provide clients with access to professionals at firms in more than 400 locat...

Employee Reviews


  • “Depending on what level you are, it may be hard to take PTO time with constant client needs. However, superiors do make efforts to ease burdens and encourage everyone to take their PTO time.”

  • “The best aspects include the firm's flexible work options, which have enabled me to implement a four-day workweek. The worst aspects I believe are more related to the industry as a whole. Due to client needs and deadlines, it can be very difficult to find a work/life balance as deadlines approach.”

  • “Sometimes we have so much work it’s hard to get offline. You see so many people still online and in the office after 5:20 p.m., so then you feel bad that you’re the first one leaving. Also, during tax season, we work so many more hours.”

  • “The best aspect is that we do receive a generous amount of paid time off and requests are typically not denied. However, scheduling can make it difficult to find an appropriate time to take paid time off due to a constant flow of work. It seems to be common that many people will lose significant amounts of paid time off at the end of the year even after rolling the allowed number of hours, which has been increasing in recent years.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “Our firm’s HR department is very competitive in recruiting, and sets up many interviews and callback process when needed. PKF has a wonderful reimbursement program for individuals on obtaining their CPA as well as bonuses.”

  • “Interview and callback generally occurs very quickly.”

  • “Firm has good human resources department that handles these processes well. Ideal candidate is a strong-willed senior who can handle themselves well without much supervision—someone with leadership skills.”

  • “We are really good about this. We have a good HR team.”

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