Rothstein Kass – Why Work For Us?

Rothstein Kass is a premier professional services firm that has served privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as high-net-worth individuals and families, for more than 50 years. As trusted advisors to our clients, Rothstein Kass provides accounting, auditing and tax services, as well as a full array of integrated services, to clients across industry spectrums and in all stages of organizational development. At the core of Rothstein Kass’ remarkable success lies our commitment to hiring, developing and retaining team members that represent an entrepreneurial spirit mirroring that of the sophisticated business and financial services communities that we serve.

We nurture a culture that encourages and supports professional and personal development, and work/life balance. In addition to formal training, one-on-one interaction with leaders of the firm gives you access to industry expertise and the opportunity to be mentored, formally and informally, on a daily basis. And as a result of our entrepreneurial atmosphere and management philosophy, team members are given frequent opportunities for achievement and recognition.

As a team member of Rothstein Kass you will enjoy a culture driven by our Core Values of People First, Integrity, Respect, Passion In What We Do, Have Fun, and One Firm, One Team.  In this environment, our team members genuinely enjoy working at our firm, and we aren’t just saying that.  We have been recognized for making our team members happy by Crains, Working Mother Magazine, Inside Public Accounting, and many other notable publications.  With employee driven benefits like Flex Fridays and Core Hours we can’t blame them. Beyond this, you will find a fast-paced atmosphere where individual potential is recognized and rewarded.  

Rothstein Kass is deeply committed to giving back to our communities and to protecting our environment. Team members have opportunities to be involved in our Philanthropy Committee and our  Environmental Focus Group to help make a difference at work and at home.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, Rothstein Kass offers a comprehensive employee benefits package, including:

  • Competitive salaries, including overtime for team members below Manager
  • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) with firm matching
  • Generous paid time off package
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Medical, vision and dental benefits
  • Maternity & Paternity leave benefits and Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Supplemental benefits through AFLAC
  • Customized work arrangements and a Paid Leave program
  • Corporate perks & discounts, including Toastmasters membership, discounts on pet insurance & cell phones. 
  • Discounts on CPA Exam review courses, payments for exam and licensing fees and eligibility for bonuses upon passing.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter benefits
  • Wellness initiatives and fitness reimbursement 
  • Core Hours and Flex Fridays
  • Firm events including Summer Picnic, Holiday Party, Team Member Appreciation Days, Theme Days, Intramural Sports, Texas Hold’Em Tournament, and much more…

Rothstein Kass University 

Developing and training our staff is paramount at Rothstein Kass. We empower team members to take charge of their careers by providing the tools and resources they need to achieve their next level of professional growth at their own pace.

Rothstein Kass University, our dedicated training and development program, offers a variety of courses, seminars and networking events for every level of experience. Designed to develop our staff, professionally and personally, Rothstein Kass University provides specific training programs to team members as their technical and management responsibilities accelerate. Soft skills training programs are also available in-house and through external providers. Additionally, all of our professionals receive supplemental time off to sit for exams related to obtaining certifications in their respective fields.

In addition to training and certification facilitation, Rothstein Kass has programs in place to keep our team members moving forward as professionals and as individuals. Rothstein Kass’ Relationship Network offers specially created career-building opportunities to our team members and our alumni, including networking events, social activities, career guidance, technical training, and access to firm publications and other resources. Our LIFE program is open to all team members but pays particular attention to providing unique intelligence sought after by our female population. With a combined focus on professional and personal development, as well as maintaining a keen eye on the importance of work/life balance, LIFE provides opportunities for participants to learn, network and advance both inside and outside the firm.

Rothstein Kass offers unique opportunities that provide college students with insight into the accounting industry prior to graduation. Through various seasonal programs, Rothstein Kass gives students the ability to experience the accounting industry first-hand through direct exposure to our firm and the work we do.

Business Externship Program

The Business Externship Program is a one day summer program for students who have just finished their freshman year of college and plan to declare Accounting as their major. Participating students are given direct exposure to the field of public accounting at Rothstein Kass through a variety of activities, such as shadowing an accountant, team building, networking, and access to seasoned professionals for the purpose of Q&A about the profession and our firm. The Business Externship Program is offered in our New Jersey and New York offices.

Rising Junior Networking Event

The Rising Junior Networking Event is designed for students heading into their third year of college who are Accounting Majors.  This networking event is a one day program, which will take place during the summer.  It will provide you with a further introduction into public accounting and Rothstein Kass through a variety of events including networking with people at various levels of the firm.  At the end of this event, you will have a good understanding of what public accounting is as well as many new contacts at Rothstein Kass. This program is offered in our New Jersey and New York offices.

Summer Leadership Program

The Summer Leadership Program is designed for students in their Sophomore to Junior year of college, who are majoring in accounting.  The Summer Leadership Program is a three day program, which will take place over the summer.  This program is designed to teach you the details about Public Accounting as well as what a mid – sized firm can offer you in a career.  You will be assigned a buddy, which is someone who will be involved in the activities of the program as well as a contact for you to have in the industry.  Two days of The Summer Leadership Program will focus on a different area of Leadership and the third day will be a philanthropy day. It will consist of events such as shadowing an accountant, team building, panel discussions, involvement in a philanthropic activity and most importantly an opportunity to meet individuals at all levels within the firm.  At the end of the program you will have gained insight into leadership, Public Accounting and Rothstein Kass. The Summer Leadership Program is offered in our Beverly Hills, San Francisco, New York and New Jersey offices.

Summer and/or Winter Externship Program

The Externship Program is designed for students in their sophomore or junior year of college who are majoring in Accounting. The externship is a one day program that takes place over winter and/or summer break. It provides students with an introduction to public accounting at Rothstein Kass through a variety of events, such as shadowing a principal, team building activities, a panel discussion, and networking opportunities. Our Externship Program is an ideal opportunity for students who are not able to commit to a full-time internship during the winter. Our externship program is available in our New York and New Jersey offices.

Winter Internship Program

The Winter Internship Program is a full-time paid internship in public accounting. The internship, which runs from January through March, is available to junior-year college students majoring in Accounting. Students working toward their master degree in Accounting are also welcome to participate. Interns work on multiple audit engagements as well as some initial tax preparation, working very closely with staff, senior and manager level team members. Winter Internships are offered on a full time basis in our Boston, Dallas, Denver, New York and New Jersey offices, and on a part time basis in our Beverly Hills office.

Summer Internship Program

The Summer Internship Program is an eight week internship for accounting majors about to enter their senior year of college or begin their 5th year. It is a paid internship that runs from June through August. Throughout the internship, we offer students the opportunity to work with and shadow several people throughout the firm. Summer internships are available in our New Jersey, New York, Denver, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston and Beverly Hills offices.

We recruit at the following universities across the country. If your school is listed, please check with your career center for job opportunities. If we do not currently recruit at your university, please apply through our website at


Boston University 

Boston College    

Fairleigh Dickinson University      

Lehigh University  

Muhlenberg College 

Northeastern University

Penn State University     

Rider University 

Rutgers University 

St. Johns University

Syracuse University       

University of San Francisco           

University of Southern California

Texas Christian University             

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Berkeley

California Polytechnic University

University of Scranton             

San Francisco State University

California State University, Northridge

Golden Gate University

Southern Methodist University

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of Texas at Austin

University of Colorado, Boulder

Colorado State University, Denver

University of Denver


National Case Competition

The national case competition is held at various schools across the country during the spring semester and we invite all Accounting students who would like to participate in this competition to join! Winning teams from each school will receive a monetary prize as well as an opportunity to complete nationally for a grand prize. A list of schools and more information will be released in January 2013.

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    I worked at Rothstein Kass (More than 8 years)


    Small firm feel was nice


    Work life balance, communication lacking

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    I applied online, submitted my resume, and was selected for an on campus interview. It is very important to network with the professionals before the application process. This allows them to receive your resume beforehand and helps them remember you as they are going through applications. There was only one round of interviews for the SLP. It was very casual, not very many behavioral questions. Mostly questions regarding personal/professional background--mainly to get to know you.

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    • I was asked the typical "greatest weakness" question. Definitely not unexpected, but that's always a difficult one.   1 Answer

Rothstein Kass Awards & Accolades

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Best multi-family office service provider , PAM Magazine, 2012
Best of the Best Firms (#22) and Best of the Best Fastest Growing Firms (#9) , Inside Public Accounting, 2012
Best Accounting Firms for Women , Accounting MOVE Project, 2012
Best Companies to work for in Texas (Large) , Best Companies Group Lone stars Shining, 2013
Best Companies to Work For in Texas (Large) (#8) , Best Companies Group, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Roseland, NJ
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 1959
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Rothstein Kass firm provides publicly traded and private businesses and individuals with accounting, auditing, staffing, and computer consulting services. Target industries include sports and entertainment, transportation, alternative energy, and manufacturing. The firm also provides retirement planning and lifestyle management for families as well as accounting for entrepreneurs. Through its affiliated operations, Rothstein Kass offers business consulting and coaching, executive search services, family wealth planning, and risk management. The company, founded in ... More

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