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BKD Overview

Springfield, MO
1001 to 5000 employees
1923
Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
BKD, LLP, a top-tier U.S. CPA and advisory firm, helps people and businesses realize their goals. Our more than 2,500 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.

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    BKD is a top-tier CPA & advisory firm offering auditing, tax and financial consulting services, as well as accounting outsourcing, for a variety of industries.

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BKD – Why Work For Us?


Become more. Become Trusted.

Everyone's career journey is different. BKD gets that. It's why we strive to provide rewarding career opportunities for our people. 

Since 1923, BKD has been looking for team members who can deliver unmatched client service. Our work ethic is the driving force behind that goal, and it's part of why we're the nation's 12th largest CPA firm serving thousands of clients in all 50 states and abroad. We're focused on doing excellent work, continually developing our team and spurring innovation so we can grow wisely and help clients do the same. 

Does that sound like the kind of journey you want to take? Search for jobs in your area, and contact us if you want to be part of a firm that will invest in your success. 

Find your journey at BKD

Joining BKD isn't the end of the road - it's the beginning of a rewarding journey. We want you to become more

It all begins with passing the CPA exam. If you're a new associate, BKD prepares you with the Becker review course and hands out an incentive for passing the exam.

For experienced hires, our award-winning Learning & Development team provides professional development opportunities through online resources and annual conferences. They also keep you up to date on important industry-related requirements and changes.  We want team members to constantly 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 are the envy of many other firms, and our SKY Initiative helps strengthen BKD through diversity and increased access to female leaders and role models. 

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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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
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    I have been working at BKD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mix of industries, but ability to niche. Great partner group with knowledgeable upper management. Mandatory partner retirement is 62 so there is a lot of opportunity to advance quickly for motivated people.

    Benefits are good - paid parental leave has recently been instated.

    Some partners are really great at motivating and leading their teams, others need to be helped a little to remember to motivate and lead. I think these are just personality differences and everyone brings something unique to the table.

    Cons

    There are some morale issues that the office is working through, but the senior leadership is engaged and motivated to improve the culture (which isn't all bad to begin with).

    Yes, hours are long sometimes. Yes, time demands can be stressful and hours are tracked... But this is a public accounting firm so an experienced hire or recruit would know to expect these things. This is not a 40 hour work week type of industry.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the younger staff. They have some great ideas.

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BKD Photos

BKD photo of: BKD gives back to its community by painting park benches.
BKD photo of: Leadership Conference - BKD's annual conference features a PRIDE ceremony and BKD Panel
BKD photo of: BKD women lead - Partner Debbie Scanlon presenting at BKD's annual SKY Women's Empowerment Summit
BKD photo of: BKD women lead - networking at BKD's annual SKY Women's Empowerment Summit
BKD photo of: BKD women lead - learning at BKD's annual SKY Women's Empowerment Summit
BKD photo of: BKD women lead - training at BKD's annual SKY Women's Empowerment Summit
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BKD Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BKD (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    I had two phone interviews and was told that I would be brought in for a face to face interview. Recruiter was very engaging but never followed through on what they said they would do. Eventually got an automated and impersonal email. The problem was not that I didn't get the job. It's the lack of follow through when what was communicated to me had changed. It was a very poor candidate experience.

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BKD Awards & Accolades

  • 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
  • Accounting Marketing Award, Association for Accounting Marketing, 2016
  • Best Accounting Firms to Work for (Large), Best Companies Group, 2009
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