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In a society where your work tends to define you, why not be defined by one of the best?
For 2010, Bader Martin was named one of the best 25 CPA firms in the nation and one of the top 100 CPA firm employers, as well.
We're known for our outstanding technical expertise, strong relationships with clients and colleagues, and passion for the work.
As a member of the Bader Martin staff, you’ll find your client responsibilities diverse and engaging, your colleagues collaborative, and our firm's culture supportive of your personal and professional growth.
Team approach that enhances relationships with clients, colleagues
Peer advisor and coaching and mentoring programs
Lifelong learning and professional development
Flexible career path
Access to industry-leading technologies
Career advancement at your pace
Compensation that recognizes and rewards your contributions
Challenging assignments offer diverse experience and rapid professional development
The work at Bader Martin is diverse and challenging. Assignments reflect our desire to develop professionals with world-class technical skills in a practice area―for example, real estate, high net worth, not-for-profit, or our general tax or assurance services practices―supported by broad business and relationship skills.
As a young auditor or tax professional, you’ll be exposed to most aspects of the work early in your career―not simply relegated to the same simple, routine procedures for huge clients―and you’ll be given significant responsibility from the beginning.
If you join us as an experienced professional, you’ll find challenging assignments for great clients that leverage your experience, and colleagues who’ll support you in expanding your expertise and reaching new professional goals.
Although we have the traditional staff levels and functional distinctions, your responsibilities are not rigidly established and enforced. The result is less hierarchy and bureaucracy, rapid professional development, and an expanded opportunity to learn and advance.
Relationship emphasis and team approach allow you to interact with clients and experienced colleagues throughout your career
We’re a relationship-based firm―the personal connections we develop with clients and professional colleagues are central to what we do.
That means you’ll be more than a service provider to our clients, who see us as year‑round advisors, mentors, and often friends. You’ll be personally involved with our individual and business clients, and encouraged to be proactive in addressing their challenges and opportunities. In fact, we share our value-added ideas throughout the firm and reward the best ones.
Our collaborative team approach means you’ll work closely with, and learn from, the firm’s most experienced principals and senior managers. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in our multidisciplinary practice groups where you’ll share ideas and experiences with colleagues at all levels, from all disciplines.
We’ll encourage you to develop and grow relationships to expand your professional network by introducing you to some of the region’s best attorneys, bankers, investment managers and other consultants.
Peer advisor and coaching and mentoring programs help you grow, personally and professionally
Because we realize that most people in a new position don’t hit the ground running, you’ll have a peer advisor during your first year with Bader Martin. Your advisor will answer the day-to-day questions that inevitably arise and help you become familiar with our policies and procedures.
After your first six months with the firm, and throughout your career at Bader Martin, you’ll also have the option to participate in our coaching and confidential mentoring program. You’ll choose a personal mentor from among the firm’s professionals that are one or two levels above your own. Your mentor will provide encouragement, support, and the private professional and personal advice to help you succeed.
Comprehensive formal and informal training programs emphasize life‑long learning and professional development
At Bader Martin, you’ll continue to grow professionally through a comprehensive life-long learning program that includes on‑the‑job training, in‑house and externally sponsored courses, brown‑bag lunches, and informal mentoring. You’ll develop superior technical expertise, along with the interpersonal and business advisory skills that make a great professional.
We ensure that every professional staff member meets or exceeds AICPA and Washington State Board of Accountancy requirements for continuing professional education. We’ll help you to develop a training plan that matches your personal interests and professional goals.
If you are new to the practice of public accounting, we provide support and a program of initial training to help you make the transition. If you’re experienced, we’ll support your efforts to earn advanced degrees and certifications. We also provide opportunities to develop marketing and communications skills, strategic and leadership abilities, and specific expertise in the industries and services that reflect your chosen career path.
Flexible approach to professional development allows you to craft your own career path
You have the flexibility to take your career where you want it to go at Bader Martin. Most young professionals join our general practice, with an emphasis in tax or assurance services. However, as time goes on, you may prefer to move from tax to assurance or assurance to tax—or to participate in both.
You can explore the firm’s specialized practice areas emphasizing services or industries—for example, high net worth, family business, not‑for‑profit, or real estate. As you gain experience, you’ll have opportunities to focus your work and career according to the industries, services, and practice areas that are of most interest to you.
Strategic access to technology keeps you current and leverages your time and expertise
Smart phones, the web, office intranets, remote access software, paperless offices―technology continues to transform the way we work, both in the office at Bader Martin and in collaboration with our clients.
As a member of the Bader Martin staff, you’ll have access to world class technology products that expand your capabilities and your productivity, including CCH ProSystem fx Engagement and Document, CCH Practice Management, Caseware IDEA, Thompson Financial Software, Microsoft Sharepoint, Citrix, and, of course, notebooks and dual-monitor desktop computers.
You’ll be supported by an in-house IT group dedicated to helping you learn and understand the technology, and use it successfully. We’ll also support your personal use of technology, including cell phones and high‑speed internet, with a monthly technology allowance.
Advancement that’s based on your accomplishments and professional capabilities
Promotions here are based on abilities and readiness to assume additional responsibility, not on a rigid time‑in‑rank mentality. You’ll advance when your performance merits the advancement and increased responsibility.
All staff members receive formal, written performance evaluations every six months, supplemented by less formal reviews upon completing significant assignments. Our evaluations are 360° and they’re based on confidential input from all those you work with―regardless of level―not simply your immediate supervisor. You’ll have the opportunity to provide feedback to your colleagues and supervisors, as well.
The crucial feedback from these performance evaluations, combined with more casual feedback and ongoing mentoring, provides the personalized guidance that will enable you to excel in your career at Bader Martin.
Compensation that recognizes and rewards your contributions
A great job deserves great compensation. At Bader Martin, you’ll be well rewarded.
- Competitive salary
- Paid holidays and religious observances
- Medical insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision discounts
- Long-term disability insurance
- Life insurance (company and voluntary)
- Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- 401(k) plan, with matching after an initial period of employment
- Profit sharing plan
- Paid time off (includes vacation, sick pay, personal leave) with a generous rollover option
- Section 125 health and premium reimbursement plan
- Section 132 transportation plan
- Meal allowances
- Domestic partner coverage
But your benefits don’t stop there.
- Monthly technology allowance for personal cell phone and high‑speed internet
- Charitable matching program
- ORCA transportation pass
- Discounted health club membership
- Paid AICPA and WSCPA memberships
- Paid CPA license
- Reimbursed CPA exam prep courses and a bonus for passing the CPA exam
- Paid continuing education courses and reimbursed courses for certain advanced professional degrees
- Recruiting bonus for referring specified new professionals
- Business development bonus for referring new clients
- In-house CPE seminars and advanced training
- Seasonal concierge and on-site masseuse
- Optional, compressed four-day workweeks during the summer
- Firm celebrations, including holiday parties and a summer picnic
- Employee discounts on entertainment, travel and local attractions
- Free downtown Seattle parking nights and weekends