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Tampa, FL
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Security Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
At Schellman & Company, Inc. (formerly BrightLine) we can help companies achieve multiple Compliance objectives through the use of a single third party assessor.

How? We offer a suite of interrelated assessment and certification services ... Read more

Schellman & Company – Why Work For Us?

About Us

Schellman & Company, LLC is a leading provider of attestation and compliance services.

We are the only company in the world that is a CPA firm, a globally licensed PCI Qualified Security Assessor, an ISO Certification Body and a FedRAMP 3PAO. 

Formerly known as BrightLine, Schellman was the first CPA firm in history to have SAS 70 audits as its primary service line. Following rapid market penetration, our SAS 70 / SSAE 16 practice has grown to a size comparable to those of the Big 4 global accounting firms. In fact, Schellman has become one of the largest CPA firms in the United States without providing any traditional accounting services, such as financial statement audits or tax preparation services.

We are a trusted provider to the world’s leading companies, from the Fortune 1000 and publicly traded companies, to privately held entities of all sizes. Our service delivery model allows for optimum quality and client experience for organizations of every size and complexity.

We are setting the pace and blazing new trails. We are the only company in the world capable of providing our clients the rare opportunity to achieve multiple compliance objectives through a single independent assessor — using experienced teams dedicated to delivering the highest quality.


The strength of Schellman comes from the experience of our professionals. To date, our team members have collectively completed over 10,000 projects, including more than 9,000 SOC examinations and hundreds of other compliance assessments and certifications.


Our professionals average nearly ten years of professional services experience per individual, which is very uncommon in this industry. These team members are almost exclusively the alumni of Big 4 global accounting firms and tier one technology firms. The vast majority of our personnel held supervisory positions immediately prior to joining our company.

We place significant value in the demonstrated expertise of our professionals. As a result, every project team is comprised of experts in the area of accounting, auditing, information security and controls, and business process auditing. This expertise is demonstrated by our team members’ achievement of combinations of the following certifications:

  • Certified Public Acountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA)
  • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledgebase (CCSK)
  • ISO Lead Auditor (9000, 20000, 27001)

By focusing on a specific set of interrelated services, our professionals provide relevant assurance and compliance services on a constant basis. It is common for any single member of our project team to have more individual project experience than entire teams of professionals proposed by our competitors. With an average experience level that exceeds 100 previously completed projects per individual, our personnel are among the most experienced in the industry.


It's not your average CPA firm...

Why? Because Schellman is unique.

Compliance isn't just something we do - it's all we do.  All day, every day, all over the world - for more than 12 years.

In fact, we perform more compliance and attestation examinations than any other the WORLD!

And, we perform them for the biggest names in the Fortune 500 - from Seattle to Paris to Bejing. Our auditors (who all began their careers at top-tier/Big 4 accounting firms) work side-by-side with the most experienced SOC, PCI, ISO, and FedRAMP managers anywhere.

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We've redefined the grind and our employees love having more time for family, friends, and fun.



Tired of being a jack of all trades, master of none? Gain expertise thanks to our focus on a core set of services within our niche market.



Total compensation is higher than industry statistics and includes bonuses averaging in excess of $15,000.



Why not? Because they are relics of an archaic business model that we prefer to avoid — we've seen collaboration makes for a better environment.



Considering relocation? We provide the flexibility to work from any major U.S. city.



Weekends aren't for work. Standard travel is Monday through Thursday (and we pay a travel bonus when it's not).



Enjoy local and company-wide team-building events, including annual destination retreats with a guest to locations such as Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Key West, and the Bahamas.



All projects are supervised and performed by experienced personnel to avoid the issues that plague services performed by on the job training of new consultants.



Interested in expanding your skillset? We give you the freedom to increase your knowledge by gaining exposure to additional lines of service.

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    I have been working at Schellman & Company full-time (More than a year)


    Challenging work, excellent pay & benefits, and great internal growth opportunities. Your work will be both noticed and appreciated as promotions are done internally which means your superiors have traveled a similar path and understand your responsibilities. There are numerous areas to grow within the firm as the multiple business lines are constantly growing which creates opportunities for individuals to work on different types of projects. Management and above is receptive to your comments, and the flexibility available is tough to match. The company is clearly a step up from the big 4, and the company is very transparent in sharing updates within the firm. I have been working here for over a year, and have yet to look back once.


    Like any project based work, there tends to be some overlap on projects which requires some juggling on behalf of seniors/managers in order to fully wrap a project up.

    Advice to Management

    It is already being done, but continue to listen to all employee feedback, even as the company grows!

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Schellman & Company Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Schellman & Company (New York, NY) in June 2017.


    Applied online. Reached out to the CTO in person at a conference.

    HR contacted me a few days later for a phone screening.

    CTO provided a SRS document and provided access to Quickbase to build the app the next day.

    I built the app to the requirements and then had a phone interview with the CTO and President.

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Schellman & Company Awards & Accolades

  • Cool Vendor in Audit & Compliance, Gartner, 2015
  • Best Consulting Firms to Work For (Small), Consulting Magazine, 2017

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