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Bennett Thrasher Overview

Atlanta, GA
201 to 500 employees
1980
Company - Private
Accounting
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
For four decades, Bennett Thrasher LLP has provided clients with strategic business guidance and solutions. Our unwavering dedication to our core values, client service and collaboration has catapulted us into the ranks of the largest and fastest-growing certified public ... Read more

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Bennett Thrasher – Why Work With Us?


Since 1980, Bennett Thrasher's tax, accounting and consulting professionals have been collaborating to create value for our clients. Today we are the 7th largest accounting firm in Atlanta, the 74th largest in the United States and one of the fastest growing CPA firms in the country. But no matter how much we grow, we remain committed to our core values of integrity, family and clients.

We are there for our clients, no matter where in the world their business and financial interests take them. Through our affiliations with DFK International and LEA Global, we serve our clients throughout the United States and in more than 90 countries around the world.

Building Trust Through Insight and Involvement

Alignment of values is a powerful thing. When a group of individuals comes together with a shared mission and sense of purpose, there truly is no limit to what those individuals can achieve on behalf of their clients.

That's the power of Better Together.

Bennett Thrasher exists to serve our clients by building trust through insight and involvement. This shared purpose springs from our deeply held belief in three core values.

Integrity noun \in-‘te-gre-tē\

: We are who we say we are; we do what we say we'll do.

Like you, we set a high bar for ourselves. To us, integrity means jumping as hard as we can to reach that bar each and every day. It means making choices that are in our clients' best interests and that will not mar our independence and objectivity. It also means not doing something unless we can do it right and with no regrets.

Family noun \’fa-me-lē\

: We support the family as the primary institution of society.

Our firm exists to serve clients and to provide professional fellowship and prosperity for everyone in the firm; without the people who come to our office every day, Bennett Thrasher would not exist. That's why "family first" is more than a label. We believe that you are more than your job, and we will do everything in our power to help you do right by the people you love.

Clients noun  \’klī-ents\

: We serve our clients. We meet their needs.

To serve our clients, we must be clear about what we do well. We deliver the most value when we can operate as true business advisors who are invested in your success. Through this active involvement, we develop deep insight into your business and personal activities. Then we work collaboratively with each other and with you, bringing to bear the full weight of our combined resources to help you build something of value.

Bigger Thinking

Our unity of values means that we genuinely like and respect one another, and that camaraderie means that we actively seek opportunities to engage with one another to create value on your behalf.

The impact of our collaborative culture is most apparent during our exclusive Whiteboard Sessions. When a client or prospective client has a pressing issue or opportunity, we assemble our most experienced professionals to brainstorm and dissect the issue from every angle-from financial reporting to tax structuring to wealth management.

The end result? A game plan that takes into account the full scope of financial risks and opportunities and puts you in a position to generate, sustain and maximize value. That's what we call Better Together.

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Experience Better Together

Whether you're entering the accounting profession for the first time, or you're taking the next big step in your career, choosing your "home away from home" is a big decision. You need to know that you will have all the growth opportunities you need for a fulfilling career and personal life while working with people you genuinely like and respect.

Named by Accounting Today as one of the Best Accounting Firms to Work For in the United States, Bennett Thrasher provides just the right balance between the values and family atmosphere of a small firm and the career advancement opportunities of a national firm.

Career Growth

At Bennett Thrasher, you'll be able to pursue a career path that is right for you-and we'll be there to support you every step of the way. In addition to exposing you to a broad range of clients and responsibilities, we offer 60 to 80 hours of CPE credit each year, as well as mentoring and coaching to help you discover and progress along your own path.

Time for What Matters

You are more than your job. At Bennett Thrasher, we believe that you must take care of yourself and the people you love before you can deliver outstanding work for the clients you serve. We provide a generous amount of time off-160 hours of compensated leave plus 12 paid firm holidays. We also believe in giving our professionals the flexibility they need to fulfill their career and personal goals. Our supervisors have the ability to approve alternate work schedules, as long as that schedule allows you to continue to meet the needs of your Bennett Thrasher team and your clients.

Giving Back

We believe in investing our time and resources to improve the Greater Atlanta community, which has fueled our success. The Bennett Thrasher Foundation, funded with a percentage of the firm's top-line revenues, takes grant requests exclusively from associates and partners, and we work together side-by-side on community projects such as Habitat for Humanity houses. We also provide each team member with up to 16 paid hours per year to volunteer for charitable organizations of their choice.

Your Input

We only become Better Together through direct, open and honest communication. If you have feedback or ideas about how to improve the firm, stop by any partner's office, drop a note in one of our suggestion boxes or speak to your Associate Council member. Made up of elected delegates from each department, the Council acts as the associates' collective voice to the partner group.

Health and Wellness

We are committed to helping you take care of yourself and your family. In addition to offering a competitive benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance, 401(k) matching, and profit sharing), we take steps to help you live a healthy lifestyle. We offer running, basketball and softball teams and fun, firm-wide wellness challenges and events.

Fun

We don't just work together-we also play together. Use our Ping-Pong table and Wii gaming system to blow off steam year 'round, or participate in one of our fun busy season tournaments. Or join us at our Annual Summer Family Day, holiday parties, regular happy hours or other social events, where you'll have opportunities to develop genuine friendships that will last a lifetime.

Bennett Thrasher Reviews

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    "Top notch Public Accounting firm"

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    I have been working at Bennett Thrasher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    BT is full of intelligent and hardworking people who try and help you grow as a professional. The pay and benefits are great. They also really focus on a work - life balance. Busy season hours are only 55 a week, and they are incredibly flexible. They also host several happy hours and retreats to help employees stay energized. Everybody knows everybody, even though it is a pretty large firm.

    Cons

    The work can be difficult, and you don't always get clear instructions. You don't always get timely feedback, so it can be difficult to know where you stand at times. Both of these "cons" can certainly be combatted with a good attitude and a willingness to ask questions.

    Advice to Management

    Hold more trainings for BT methodology and make expectations more clear. I think management has a good, helpful attitude - but their knowledge doesn't always make it to lower level employees.

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    Overall, the process took a few weeks. I had one in-person interview on my college campus, really friendly interviewer, mostly conversation based and pretty much just talked about accounting.

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Bennett Thrasher Awards & Accolades

  • AJC Top Workplaces, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2020
  • Top 100 Firms, Accounting Today, 2020
  • Top 100 Accounting Firms, Inside Public Accounting, 2016
  • Best Accounting Firms to Work for, Accounting Today, 2016
  • Best of the Best Firms, Inside Public Accounting, 2016
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Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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