Arthur Bell Certified Public Accountants

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    Great environment and community to work in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Art Bell is an energetic, charismatic, very personable leader. Great guy to work for. The firm provides every employee with all the best technology and equipment, and has an amazing IT staff. Just the right size firm: small enough to be a close knit community but large enough to meet a lot if new people and make career changes within the organization.

    Cons

    Very specialized (alternative investments) firm which may hurt when looking for opportunities elsewhere if you move on. You work mostly on investment companies, so you really have to like that type of stuff to find the work engaging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some more time focusing on career advancement/employee evaluation. I have not had a one on one with my manager since I've been there.

    Recommends
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    Niche Firm with Hyper Specialization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

    Pros

    Art Bell is a fantastic leader with a warm and thoughtful core. The entire firm is built around his charisma and many decades of specialized experience. The firm has world class IT, from quad-core laptops to multiple large monitors, and even seemingly simple things like large high speed scanners, Arthur Bell spares no expense providing employees with the very best tools available.

    Cons

    Due to the hyper-specialized nature of Arthur Bell CPAs, Senior Tax/Auditors have great difficulty leaving the firm for other jobs, even within public accounting. Arthur Bell's clients (Alternative Investment community) are completely unlike any other industry. This fact is well known to other employers in the MD/PA area, including recruiters like Robert Half and others. Yes, you gain outstanding Alternative Investment experience as a Staff and Senior Tax/Auditor at Arthur Bell, but you are pigeon-holed at a very early stage of your career, which will be extremely limiting when you decide to move on. This is why Arthur Bell has a hugely disproportionate number of Senior Tax/Auditors with 10 years or more with the firm. Ask about it at your interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide a more complete picture of the potential experience gained from working at your firm. It is widely assumed many, if not most, college recruits do not intend to stay in Public Accounting as a career permanently. If a young man or woman decides to faithfully devote 75 hours a week to your firm, for years, you have to duty to describe the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Very fair and committed to professional development

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

    Pros

    Most talented people in my career - I learn so much from them! They care about doing the right thing.

    Cons

    We work mostly in the office and little from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for caring about clients AND employees. It's a firm I'm proud of - good integrity.

    Recommends
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    Arthur Bell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD

    Pros

    Very good firm. Easy to work with

    Cons

    Busy Season was very intense

    Recommends
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