Citrin Cooperman

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Patner, preparer, reviewer they are all the same person.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Tax Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Tax Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Citrin Cooperman

Pros

The firm has a wide variety of clients ranging from real estate to retailers. The numerous partners offer a wide variety of skill sets.

Cons

Partners do not want to hand work down. They would rather do the work themselves without review in order to keep billing/collection rate high. It is not unusual to have a partner prepare individual returns, then push a tax manager into doing a curser review. Typically a firm this size would have three levels of review. The patners are quick to ask questions of the tax department but do not want to provide the tax professionals with billable time to answer the question. Therefore the partner is really only asking an opinion of the tax department. Returns are often based on off the cuff answers without proper research support.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow proper review of all returns. Let staff prepare returns instead of Partners.

Approves of CEO

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    the company overall treats employees fairly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrin Cooperman

    Pros

    provide CPE course so you don't need to spend time and money on credits
    flexible work schedule.
    no pressure eat hours
    promotion is reasonable
    easy to communicate with partners

    Cons

    medical preminums are high if you need family plan because the company only pays a few thousand for each employee a year.
    profit sharing and 401K match is very limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company should consider use different billing rates for different markets since the company is currently operates in multiple states.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great potential for career growth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrin Cooperman

    Pros

    The firm is experiencing tremendous growth and there is great opportunity for individuals to grow within the firm. The partners are friendly and have an open door policy. Management wants employees happy. They do not read minds, so if you have issues, speak up and they will try to help in any way they can. If you are hardworking and proactive, you will succeed.

    Cons

    This IS a public accounting firm. The nature of the industry includes longer hours during tax season and multiple deadlines at once. That is not a con, just the nature of the beast. Either embrace it or work in private industry, but don't complain about what is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think sometimes newer and/or younger employees can bring different perspectives and fresh ideas to the table, but do not feel comfortable expressing them. Perhaps there could be a feedback box that gets reviewed by a staff committee. The better ideas get presented to management on a quarterly basis and selected ones get implemented. This would give a voice to employees who would otherwise not speak up. It would also give the opportunity for lower level staff to get experience in committees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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