Beers & Cutler

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    good place to explore accounting/consulting in a non-big four culture.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Vienna, VA

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    Pros

    B&C has a great culture, which is one of the most appealing aspects. It decidedly does not have that big 4 accounting, more snooty vibe to it, and employees at all levels seem to actually enjoy working with each other. At the more junior levels, they pay overtime, which makes the longish hours more bearable as well as dis-incentivizes management to overwork employees (because they have to pay them for additional hours worked). B&C has stable, long term clients on the accounting side and a growing consulting practice, and the two sides work well together and present great opportunities to win client work.

    Cons

    Probably the biggest downside is purely from a name recognition and/or resume perspective. If you go outside the DC metro area (and even within the DC Area), few if any people have heard of B&C. Those who do know the company typically have favorable impressions of it and the employees that work there, but it has much less cache than a PwC or KPMG. Also, the work opportunities within B&C are more limited than in Big 4 environment and most audit and tax work is for stable, but smallish clients. The consulting side has had some growing pain issues and some projects that are likely less desireable than would be available in larger professional services organization.

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    Senior management is actually fairly well attuned to junior/ staff issues and in my experience do a good job of communicating both firm and group issues as well as communicating positives and negatives of performance. The culture is fairly open, so i would say the only advice i would give senior management is to make sure your staff is fully engaged and utilized, working on projects that are stimulating to staff and offers staff an opportunity to grow in both leadership as well as expand their professional expertise in certain areas that are attractive to them. I think senior management generally does a good job of this.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Beers & Cutler in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    The beers and cutler (now Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP) interview process was 1 phone interview which were basic questions about your experience, then a 1 on 1 interview with a manager in the group. This interview was about how you will work on a team and how they were more accounting based, then technical and how do your business skills align. Then came a 1 on 1 with the partner of the group. At this point it was more of a meet and great. You have to remember there are more then one partner so it could be different for somebody else. After that the HR rep called back maybe a week later with an offer

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    • They wanted to know how much accounting background I had and that was hard to quantify as I had not done pure accounting in years and was more a systems person.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a higher signing bonus. I would also try to get higher salary it was difficult here because you got a salary plus overtime.
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Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2008
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Website www.beersandcutler.com
Headquarters Vienna, VA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1976
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

No, it's not a table service. Beers & Cutler provides business services including accounting, auditing, and tax services, as well as strategic planning and business process consulting for the Washington, DC, area. With its origins in supporting real estate businesses, the firm has expanded over the years to work with companies in several industries, including automotive, construction, hospitality, retail, and technology. Founded in 1976, the firm is a member of Baker Tilly International, a global network of accountancy and business services firms.

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