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BKD Overview

Springfield, MO
1001 to 5000 employees
1923
Company - Private
Accounting
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
BKD, LLP, a top-tier U.S. CPA and advisory firm, helps people and businesses realize their goals. Our more than 2,650 dedicated professionals offer solutions to clients in all 50 states and internationally.

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Mission: The mission of BKD is to always strive for excellence in providing services to clients, create rewarding career opportunities and maintain sound professional, business and financial standards.

Company Updates

  • The average American spends most of their waking day at their workplace. Luckily, over 80 percent of employees and partners at BKD would recommend us as a great place to work. If you want to look forward to Monday mornings, join our team: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMauz

  • We value diversity, equality and inclusiveness. Our SKY initiative was created to provide resources and education to ensure employees have equal opportunity for growth and promotion. As a result, 88 percent of BKDers agree that everyone can continue to advance in our firm, regardless of gender. Learn more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQhsX

    Sky Impact Report | BKD, LLP

    SKY is a firmwide initiative to emphasize and strengthen diversity in our firm that will initially focus on attracting, retaining and developing women leaders at BKD. The goal of SKY is to identify and remove cultural barriers and biases that prevent BKDers-regardless of gender-from maximizing their potential.

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BKD – Why Work For Us?


Become more. Become Trusted.

Our firm has been strategically placing ourselves on the board since 1923. Every move matters, and we hire with the intent. Our culture is built by people who use their passion, integrity and discipline to drive us forward.

As a result, BKD is the nation's 12th largest CPA firm. We serve thousands of clients in all 50 states and abroad. We are growing at an exponential rate. 

What does “One Great Firm” mean? It means that our trusted advisors are unified in their goals, values and work. We have the freedom to focus on innovation, along with the expertise to take on challenging work and deliver exceptional results.

We want to help you achieve victory. If you want to be part of a firm that will invest in your success, search for jobs in your area and contact us. 

What Is Your Next Play

 At BKD, you determine what your next play will be. 

The first step is passing the CPA exam. If you're a new associate, BKD sets you up for success with assistance in purchasing materials, support during your study period and time off for taking the exam.

For experienced talent, our award-winning Learning & Development team provides professional development opportunities through online resources and annual conferences. They also keep you updated on important industry-related requirements and changes. We want team members to explore areas of specialization that fit their unique talents, interests and passions. 

A strong focus on culture brings some of the most talented professionals to BKD. Our commitment to unmatched client service and our PRIDE values set us apart from other firms, and our SKY Initiative helps strengthen BKD through diversity and increased access to female leaders and role models. 

Choose the firm that makes every action count. 

At BKD, PRIDE is everything. This simple acronym embodies our guiding principles - passion, respect, integrity, discipline and excellence - and defines who we are as a firm. 

Passion

  • Passion for service to others
  • Passion for making tomorrow better than today

Respect

  • Respect for the differences that make our team strong
  • Respect for our legacy and the benefits of change

Integrity

  • Integrity to do the right thing 
  • Integrity to be objective and independent 

Discipline

  • Discipline in process and innovation
  • Discipline to balance professional and personal commitments 

Excellence

  • Excellence in skills and competencies
  • Excellence in our quest to be the best

                                     

BKD is committed to highlighting stories about team members and the clients they serve. Read through the latest edition of BKDLife to see what makes BKD - and the people who form the backbone of the firm - so special.
 
     
 
Discover the day to day experiences of our BKDers from work life balance, volunteer work and office parties by following #BKDLife on Twitter! 
 
        
        
Our People First Initiative

 At BKD, our People First approach means investing in the firm's greatest asset - people. We offer an excellent benefits package that helps our partners, staff and their families fulfill their health, well-being and financial goals. 

Time Off

  • In addition to 10 paid holidays, BKD offers a competitive Paid Time Off program.
  • Our Growing Together Parental Leave program helps support our employees as they grow their families. 

Health & Wellness

  • Employees working at least 20 hours a week are eligible for BKD's benefits package, which includes: medical insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental insurance and vision insurance.
  • Our health care plan is administered by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield.
  • Employees can choose between two health plans: a traditional plan with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) option or a high-deductible plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA) option. 
  • Dental insurance is through Delta Dental.
  • Vision plan is provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP).
  • We offer a variety of wellness plans through anthem. 
  • Some offices also participate in corporate challenges that support wellness, teamwork and competition with other local companies through sporting events. 

Wealth & Savings

  • BKD's 401(k) plans allow for employees to add their own contributions. 
  • Employees also can participate in our profit sharing plan for employer contributions.
  • Participants can choose to invest in: a Rother 401(k), a Traditional 401(k) or both. 
  • Plans are maintained by Fidelity Investments.

Life & Disability

  • BKD pays the following premiums for employees: short-term disability, long-term disability and group life insurance. 
  • Employees also can pay for supplemental life insurance (if desired).

Other Benefits Available 

  • BKD reminursements for the costs associated with earniing and maintaining a CPA license.
  • Employees can receive disconts on purchases such as cell phone plans.
  • Employees have the opportunity to support national and local charitable organizations with financial contributions through the BKD Foundation. 

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    Pros

    I truly believe BKD is one of the best public accounting firms to work for. From day one, you are treated as part of the team, and really as part of the BKD family. I have never felt that I was just another unknown staff, with the sole purpose of working hours and making the firm money. The people at BKD are what truly make it a great place to work. Everyone I have worked for, especially the partner group, has made me feel included, important, and valuable to the firm. The opportunities are endless, and as soon as you get comfortable/proficient at one level, they will bump you up to the next. I am constantly learning, and I actually enjoy what I do.

    Cons

    Every public accounting firm will be difficult at some points (busy seasons...). However, when you feel that you are part of a team, and you know that everyone has your back (all the way up to the partner level), it really makes the hard times better. Busy season will challenge you, but you will grow and you will continue to gain opportunities at BKD. I may not stay in public accounting forever, but as long as I am in this industry, I will be at BKD!

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BKD Photos

BKD photo of: We chatted with not-for-profit organizations at the 2018 Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference in Houston.
BKD photo of: Our #TrustedAdvisors Susan, Lindsey, Kristen, Erica and Juli led a panel discussion about their path to becoming partner.
BKD photo of: #TrustedAdvisor Jennifer Hallam is captured laughing and chatting during the biannual BKD Marketing Summit.
BKD photo of: We gathered for our annual holiday party.
BKD photo of: Even Ben is in the holiday spirit!
BKD photo of: Members of our marketing team present ideas at a BKD innovation tournament.
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BKD Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BKD (Springfield, MO) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Two different interviews. The first is with your direct supervisor. The second is with team members. Do your research on the industry. What's changing? How would you do marketing for your industry?

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you'd be a good fit at BKD?   2 Answers
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BKD Awards & Accolades

  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2019
  • Accounting Marketing Award, Association for Accounting Marketing, 2016
  • IPA's 2016 Best of the Best Accounting Firms, Inside Public Accounting, 2016
  • Bronze LearningElite Organization, Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Magazine, 2016
  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2016
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