Overview

Introduction

Withum is an advisory, tax, and accounting firm headquartered in Princeton, N.J. Services include accounting, auditing, employee benefits, pension plans, tax, litigation support, business valuation, insolvency, transaction advisory services, and management consulting. 

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Employer Type

Private

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Size

1,001-5,000 Employees

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Featured Rankings

Best Accounting Firms for Audit & Assurance


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Major Office Locations

Princeton, NJ


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Employment Contact

Joan Kampo - Director of Human Resources

Firsthand Findings

Withum is looking for passionate, personable, positive candidates who have proficient technical skills, are eager to learn, and have strong communication skills. For students, Withum offers a valuable internship program, offering interns a great learning experience with hands-on training. Interns particularly appreciate that they get to work on engagements in both audit and tax. For its full-time staff, Withum offers numerous development opportunities, including trainings, career coaching, peer mentoring, and quarterly feedback.

Withum also offers its staff a healthy work/life balance. While tax season hours can be long, employees have a lot of schedule flexibility, and the firm offers generous amounts of vacation time. Meanwhile, salaries are competitive, and th...

About the Company

Headquartered in Princeton, N.J., Withum provides a long list of services, including accounting, auditing, employee benefit services, pension plans services, tax services, litigation support, business valuation, insolvency services, transaction advisory services, and management consulting. The firm has also expanded to include digital and technology transformation services, cyber and information security services, and outsourced accounting systems and services for clients.

The firm takes its name from Frederick Withum, Leonard Smith, and Ivan Brown, who founded their self-titled company in 1974 in Middlesex County, N.J. The firm’s founders began their careers at larger accounting firms, and when they struck out on their own, their idea was to provide personalized service to companies that were still growing. They also decided that ...

Employee Reviews


  • “The C-19 pandemic has greatly increased quality of life at my firm. The ability to work remotely and not travel has allowed for a quality of life that previously was more difficult to attain. Prior to this, working remotely was permissible when circumstances allowed for it but not on a regular basis. and although it was ‘unspoken,’ there was still an expectation for team members to be in the office regularly, including late nights and weekends during busy season. If remote working remains allowable after the pandemic ends, I think quality of life will remain high. I have been much more satisfied with my job and work/life balance this past year than ever before.”
  • “The firm's quality of life is strong almost all of the time. They provide managers and above with a generous amounts of vacation time. It is nice to allow us to build our schedules around work and personal activities. The most challenging aspects are those standard things in any large public CPA firm: the hour requirements in the spring and fall.”
  • “The firm is very flexible with when I work and where I work. They’re happy as long as all my work gets done, I’m available when people need me, and I meet my deadlines and required billable hours. The firm values its employees and provides us with fun activities to do during the year, such as an annual trip to Broadway, the beach, and the bowling alley. They have added new activities, since Covid, such as an online trivia contest, an online scavenger hunt, etc. We have an annual fitness challenge for everyone who wants to participate. As part of that program, they’re now offering weekly boot camp classes. The classes are recorded so we can do them again whenever we want.”
  • “Busy season hours were far lower for me at Withum than at the previous firm I was with. Throughout 2020, they have created several wellness days where the entire firm shut down to give people a break from working from home (or ‘living at work’). My partners constantly encourage us to take our time off and not to worry about our emails while we are off. Even before Covid, my direct partner was taking steps to help encourage his seniors to take more time off and not work as late.”

Getting Hired Here


  • “Ideal candidate is passionate about accounting and client service, and is technically and professionally savvy. Charisma would also be sought out.”
  • “During the pandemic, the interview process seems to be a phone interview and then a series of video interviews. The ideal candidate is someone who has a positive attitude and excellent communication skills, and is teachable and is eager to learn.”
  • “The interview and callback process was pretty straightforward. I had to interview two different times, once at my school and then once at the firm’s office. I think the ideal candidate is passionate about what they do. You don’t need to be the smartest or know everything, but if you have a passion to learn and give things your all, I think you would fit in perfectly at the firm.”
  • “The hiring process is very extensive and the hiring team really makes it easy for us to interview/assess candidates. The firm is seeking driven individuals who have that entrepreneur mentality. They want movers and shakers.”

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