Keiter Stephens

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Keiter Stephens full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management is very friendly, intelligent, approachable.
    Good exposure to a variety of mid- to large-size clients in the private sector, including for-profit and not-for-profit.
    Decent amount of training.

    Cons

    Practices are not always consistent between engagements - practice varies between manager to manager/partner to partner, so you have to learn what each manager/partner prefers for their engagements. (On the flip side, b/c of the varying perspectives, you get to develop your own professional audit judgment and perhaps challenge their practice.)
    Client's accounting is not technically challenging; however, it might just be the client's I happen to be scheduled on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    It would be a great place if there would be better communication, thought they ARE accountants.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Keiter Stephens

    Pros

    They seem to hire good employees

    Cons

    New ideas fall on deaf ears. For the most part there are fifteen managers or partners telling you how to do the same assignment/project fifteen different ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. If you think an issue has arisen, take a few minutes to step back and look at the whole situation before acting on your initial emotions.

  3.  

    Good firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Associate in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Associate in Glen Allen, VA

    I have been working at Keiter Stephens

    Pros

    -Well respected in community
    -Compensation is pretty good
    -4 weeks PTO
    -Excellent managing partners (both Tax and Audit)

    Cons

    -Stressful environment
    -mistakes are always pointed out, but praise is rarely given (any "job well done" is assumed to be within expectation, there is no "above and beyond" credit provided)
    -It can be like the move, "Office Space", in that you report to many different "bosses"
    -Severe micro-management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pros are very good and the cons are very bad. It is a stressful industry, but if it could somehow be less micro-managed, more positive, and if more autonomy was allowed, Keiter Stephens would go from a good place to work to a great place to work.

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  5.  

    Great great public accounting firm to work for, if public accounting is what you want...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior
    Current Employee - Senior

    I have been working at Keiter Stephens

    Pros

    KS is a good place to work, they promote your professional growth. The nature of a smaller public accounting firm allows employees to work on a diverse set of clients.

    Cons

    There seems to be some waste in departments that is not addressed by owners. Also, during tax season you have no life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on professional staff, find better ways to retain experienced level staff (i.e. compensation). Overall a good place to work

    Recommends

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