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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.

We combine the insight and ideas of multiple ... Read more

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

  • From interns to partners, we're dedicated to providing rewarding career opportunities by investing in the skills of our Trusted Advisors. See how far you'll grow when you make Your Next Play today!

  • We strive to create a memorable experience for our clients, but this attitude begins internally. From the moment someone begins as a TrustedAdvisor, they’re integrated into a team who invests in them, and it’s reflected in our service. Make us #YourNextPlay today: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMy3c

    BKD, LLP

    Whether you're beginning your career or taking your experience to a new arena, you want a firm that will invest in your success. Our culture is centered on our commitment to our people-from our total and benefits package to our focus on work-life balance our diversity efforts.

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BKD – Why Work With 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. 

BKD Reviews

  • Featured Review

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    "Fast Growing, Innovative, Listens to Employees"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BKD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    To name a few, the wide variety of clients and the ability to take on responsibilities early on, consistent access/mentorship by the leadership team, a clearly-defined but customizable career path and great training/ support. Even though it's public accounting, I don't feel like I have to choose between my family and my job - I can flex my time and the leadership team trusts me to prioritize. I've seen a lot of positive changes in my 10 years at BKD from when I started, most of which have come from employee engagements surveys/ ideas from internal employees. No mandatory rotations means I can keep my family in one place, but we're big enough (and continuing to grow) that I could move if I wanted to. The ability to choose my specialization rather than be told where the firm needs me has been and always will be a selling point for me. For accountants, we're creative and strategic in how we innovate and I'm glad to be a part of it. BKD also really helped me to develop as a professional supporting my efforts in the community/ on local boards, etc. Non-discretionary Profit Share is 5% annually - better than a 401k match to me.

    Cons

    Standard cons with a pubic accounting firm - longer hours ahead of peak deadlines and an every-changing knowledge base in the industry can be stressful to keep on top of. While compensation adjustments seem to be in line with market standards overall, I'd like to see a performance-based bonus for certain milestones.

    Advice to Management

    Do a good job at this already, but continue to be transparent about changes - internal or external.

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BKD Photos

BKD photo of: These female partners in our SOMO office were featured in 417 Magazine's most powerful women segment.
BKD photo of: Our annual PRIDE award ceremony celebrates two outstanding #TrustedAdvisors.
BKD photo of: Our NYC office enjoys a midday snack. #BKDLife
BKD photo of: Our interns went to the College World Series game.
BKD photo of: Networking is a key part of #BKDLife.
BKD photo of: Our #BKDers enjoy a game of golf in their downtime. #BKDLife
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BKD Interviews

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    Tax Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at BKD (Dallas, TX) in May 2019.

    Interview

    I was reached out by the HR and then scheduled an on site interview with a partner and a director (one hour each). the interview was conversational and the interviewers are very nice. I got the offer within a week

    Interview Questions

    • they asked about past experiences and why do I looking for a new job. No behavior questions, everything pretty straightforward and conversational, just be yourself and you will be fine.   Answer Question
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BKD Awards & Accolades

  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2019
  • Gold LearningElite Organization, Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Magazine, 2019
  • Top 100 Firms, Accounting Today, 2018
  • Accounting Marketing Award, Association for Accounting Marketing, 2016
  • IPA's 2016 Best of the Best Accounting Firms, Inside Public Accounting, 2016
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