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The Siegfried Group Overview

Wilmington, DE
501 to 1000 employees
1988
Company - Private
Accounting
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
We work alongside financial executives across the nation, on their most important accounting and finance projects. Filled with an innovative spirit and led by an ambitious entrepreneur, we provide unique Leadership Advisory combined with high potential talent. At the heart of ... Read more

Mission: We help People transform themselves into better Leaders to exponentially improve their Lives.

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The Siegfried Group – Why Work For Us?


A career at Siegfried means waking up each day and feeling inspired! Siegfried helps many of the nation’s largest companies manage critical finance and accounting projects—which means that when you join Siegfried, you’ll have the chance to take on challenging assignments, build new skills, add value and become a difference maker as well as a Leadership Advisor.

If you have unique capabilities, passion for your work and a steadfast commitment to the enthusiastic pursuit of excellence, then a career at Siegfried is an opportunity you can't afford to miss.

Hear what some of our alumni have to say about their experience at Siegfried.

Interesting and Challenging Work

Rock your resume. Siegfried helps you accelerate your future success.

We get you in the door at some of America’s largest corporations, working on a variety of assignments in a diverse array of corporate industry and environments to help you challenge yourself, grow your skills and expand your professional network.

MY Journey®

Your time with Siegfried is an investment in your future. All Siegfried professionals become enrolled in the Firm’s unique MY Journey® program. Mastery development is focused in areas such as: Technical Expertise, Mental Agility, Compelling Connections, Your Bigger Future, Connected to the World, Confidence and Entrepreneurial Leadership.

A hybrid of the experiences you get in public accounting and industry, your assignments at Siegfried provide valuable on-the-job training, but more importantly they help you to better understand what your strengths and interests are and better position you for future success.

Distinctive Culture

Get connected. At Siegfried, we foster a culture of connectivity. While you work here, you get to build meaningful relationships and learn from the best of the best. Siegfried Professionals have a passion for excellence and a spirit of success.

Attractive Compensation

In addition to offering competitive base salaries, our professionals that lean in to our entrepreneurial model can earn up to 50% of their base salary in incentives with areas such as leadership, client serivice, recruiting and business development.

Compelling Business Strategy

Siegfried expects its professionals to work hard and its leadership holds itself to the same high standard. We continually set the bar high to provide our clients with innovative, flexible solutions to keep them coming back for more. This makes our firm and our professionals a one-of-a-kind, sought-after solution for important projects.

Job Satisfaction

A recent anonymous employee satisfaction survey conducted with our accounting & finance professionals showed that more than 81% of responses expressed strongly satisfied or satisfied opinions of overall job satisfaction with their career at Siegfried. Very few responses expressed dissatisfaction (less than 3.4%). These positive survey results are slightly higher than last year’s.

Follow The Siegfried Group on Twitter (@LifeAtSiegfried) on Twitter, to learn more about our unique culture and business model!

Interesting & Challenging Work

Clients come to Siegfried for help on all kinds of projects — from merger integration to IPO readiness to carve-outs and everything in-between.

At Siegfried, you get more experience in more industries, work on a wider variety of projects and build a larger network in less time than you can anywhere else. The door is open to all kinds of work when you join Siegfried, and here are just a few of the projects to which our Professionals have been assigned:

Sought After

Siegfried is ranked #34 in the 2016 INSIDE Public Accounting Top 100 Firms. Our experienced full-time accounting and finance professionals are located nationwide in our 18 offices, strategically positioned for national deployment to our Fortune 1000 clients.

We’ve served over 100 of the Fortune 500, 200 of the Fortune 1000, and three of the Big 4 firms to assist during peak times and on important projects. Siegfried combines the best attributes of a career in public accounting, consulting and industry positions through an alternative business model and a truly unique culture. 

undefinedOur Culture is Contagious

We work hard and play hard, but our people are the true secret to our success.

The most exceptional people work for Siegfried, and their focused, hardworking attitude is infectious and inspirational. 

Our core values are to be fair, to have fun and to build and share stakeholder value. These values are the backbone of our culture and shape every aspect of our firm.

Be Fair

Our life is an open book — and so is our firm. The Siegfried Group operates as an open-book firm, sharing both our successes and our struggles with our professionals. We operate with a mutual respect and appreciation for one another. We value honest feedback and use sound judgment to balance the needs of our people, our clients and our firm.

Have Fun

Accounting can be fun! We understand that our accounting professionals spend a majority of their time serving our valuable clients. Therefore, we know it’s important for our teams to gather regularly to reconnect both with each other and with members of local leadership. Regular events include things like bowling, go-cart races, scavenger hunts, sporting events and much more!

Building and Sharing Stakeholder Value

Each professional here is an important member of our team. Because Siegfried believes in the power of entrepreneurship, we encourage our people to take an active role in building the success of the Firm. When the Firm is successful, so are its people.We reward our professionals’ extra effort with a series of energizing incentives.

undefinedMastering Your Journey

Your time with Siegfried is an investment in your future. All Siegfried professionals become enrolled in the Firm’s unique Mastering Your Journey (MY Journey™) program. Mastery development is focused in areas such as: Technical Expertise, Mental Agility, Compelling Connections, Your Bigger Future, Connected to the World, Confidence and Entrepreneurial Leadership.

A hybrid of the experiences you get in public accounting and industry, your assignments at Siegfried provide valuable on-the-job training, but more importantly they help you to better understand what your strengths and interests are and better position you for future success.

Professional Development

By providing a constant variety of interesting and challenging work at our diverse client base, our professionals’ greatest source for professional development is the experiences they will have while at a client.

In addition, Siegfried offers a series of other professional development assistance:

  • Professional Development Allowance 
  • Online Technical Classes
  • Excel Expert Certification Program
  • Certification Reimbursement 
  • License Renewals 
  • Networking Allowance

Benefits 

Siegfried offers our Professionals a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Paid Time Off (vacation/sick time)
  • Earned bonus vacation days (or cash out)
  • Paid holidays
  • Excused leave
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life and Disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Profit sharing
  • Personal and professional development offerings and allowances

Incentives

Siegfried rewards our Professionals for embracing the key beliefs and behaviors associated with our higher purpose: We help People become better Leaders to exponentially improve their Lives!

When Siegfried Professionals embrace our entrepreneurial model, they can earn up to 50% or more of their base salary in incentives in these four areas:

Leadership

  • Annual Mastery Incentive: Participate in Siegfried’s MY Journey™ Program and Networking Naturally Initiative

  • Mastery Strategies and Techniques: Attend Siegfried’s Mastery Summit after 30 months of employment

Client Service

  • Annual Production Awards and Bonus Vacation Days: Go above and beyond expectations

  • Client Service Award: Complete four months of service at one client and reap extra incentives every month thereafter

  • Travel Incentive: Travel overnight to client sites

Recruiting

  • Interview Award: Earn an award for each referral interview

  • Hire Award: Earn an award for an initial hire and increased awards for every additional hire (additional bonus for every five hires!)

  • Other recruiting incentives include: bonus vacation days, special source awards and an “experience of a lifetime” award

Business Development

  • Earn awards for assisting in securing meetings with new clients and for introductions that yield closed business

 

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    Pros

    1.) Compensation- based on a fair system and truly tries to incentive everyone to do the right thing (i.e. production hours, travel, BD awards, recruiting, etc.)
    2.) Leadership Training- Heavy spend/investment in the people of TSG to build their leadership.
    3.) Quality Clients- Work primarily with Fortune 1000 companies. A lot of the time bridging the experience from Big 4 to Industry.
    4.) Variety of Projects-truly understand what type of accounting/finance in industry you are most interested in.

    Cons

    1.) Consulting- you need to be okay knowing your desk is going to change quite frequently, as you move from project to project. This is the nature of the business and not everyone is cut out for it!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. There is certainly a vested interest in all professionals at The Siegfried Group! It's a unique place and doesn't go unnoticed.

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The Siegfried Group Photos

The Siegfried Group photo of: The Siegfried Group Travels to Las Vegas for Firm-Wide Meetings
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The Siegfried Group photo of: Grease is the word! Our "Pink Ladies" and "T-birds" put on quite a show!
The Siegfried Group photo of: Sky diving over the crystal clear waters surrounding Oahu ✅ We take our "experiences" very seriously! Where will a career with Siegfried take you?
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The Siegfried Group Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Siegfried Group (Wilmington, DE) in March 2019.

    Interview

    Had to take 3 different personality tests and fill out a self-assessment in preparation for the interview. In-person interview lasted 4 hours long and I met with 5 people. The interview was very much about culture fit and not so much about skill-set. One of the interviewers began the interview by telling me that I was in no way qualified for the job and told me to explain why I was interviewing in the first place. Other interactions with the team members made me feel off and confused about what job I was even interviewing for, since each person seemed to think the job entailed something else. The entire process was very intense and left me feeling very uncomfortable. When I received my feedback from the internal recruiting team it was harsh, very negative, and hurtful. Although I wouldn't have taken the job and did feel it wasn't a good fit as well, I never asked to have who I am as a person criticized. I also didn't feel as though the interview went so poorly that it warranted such extreme feedback. I feel like the team should have been a bit more diplomatic in delivering their rejection, especially since I never asked for any input. The entire process left a bad taste in my mouth.

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The Siegfried Group Awards & Accolades

  • Inside Public Accounting Top 100, Inside Public Accounting, 2016
  • IPA Top 100, Inside Public Accounting, 2014
  • Inside Public Accounting Top 100, Inside Public Accounting, 2015
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