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Whitley Penn Overview

Fort Worth, TX
501 to 1000 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Whitley Penn is a Texas-based full-service public accounting firm. With offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Plano, and Texas City, 66 partners, more than 550 employees, and a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International, the firm is strategically positioned ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to identify your business and tax problems and deliver solutions across a range of key industries. Our goal is to look at each new challenge with a perspective as unique as the clients we serve.

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Whitley Penn – Why Work For Us?

Whitley Penn continues to be one of the region’s most distinguished public accounting firms. With offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Texas City, and Plano, 66 partners, more than 550 employees, and a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International, the firm is strategically positioned for continued growth both locally and internationally.

Our unyielding dedication to quality service has helped us land on the “Best of the Best” list of INSIDE Public Accounting’s rankings of the top 25 accounting firms in the U.S., for more than a decade. We have consistently been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Firms in the U.S.” by INSIDE Public Accounting as well as one of the “Top 100 Firms” by Accounting Today.

Our steady growth over the past 35 years reflects our commitment to hiring individuals with talent and integrity, and our ability to stay one step ahead of the issues our clients face in an ever-changing business landscape.

Here at Whitley Penn, we view ourselves as business advisors who will answer the hard accounting & tax questions and act as a responsive resource throughout the year, even during “busy season.” We serve a variety of clients from entrepreneurial businesses to large publicly-held companies, governmental agencies, not-for-profit companies, and high-net-worth individuals.

Whitley Penn is an employer of choice. If you're looking to be a part of a dynamic, progressive firm that offers excellent career development and client-service expertise, then Whitley Penn is the place for you!

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Work Life at Whitley Penn

We learn, innovate, and succeed by sharing knowledge, embracing diversity and working together. We promote a healthy, non-stressful work environment. We know that too much work is counterproductive, so we encourage our professionals to achieve a work/life balance that is conducive to personal and professional goals. We frequently engage in company activities, and we support community involvement. Time away from work to be with family is never discouraged.

Balancing work and life is a challenge in any career, but our culture helps us make sure we keep our priorities straight.

Who We Are and What We Stand For

Individuals who demonstrate respect for themselves and others, who have a positive attitude, integrity and teaming skills. Individuals with enthusiasm, initiative, energy and the courage to lead. People who build relationships based on doing the right thing and offer quality every day.

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    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Dallas, TX
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    I have been working at Whitley Penn full-time (More than 5 years)


    Great opportunities, growing firm. Management takes time to train and develop staff and seniors, while partners make focused time to groom managers as well as the staff. Many of the partners and managers have young families that understand the need of work/life balance and provide flexibility for work structure. Whitley Penn is a place where you can see your career blossom if you are willing to continually learn, have a great attitude, and improve.


    The busy season is tough, but in terms of hours is much more manageable than other public accounting firms

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and developing those below you

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Whitley Penn Interviews



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    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Whitley Penn (Houston, TX).


    The interview process wasn't in any way intense/stressful. The first took place on campus and the interviewer (a senior) asked questions about me and my resume. I was then called back and told that I was invited to an office visit. At the office visit, I interviewed with a few different manages and a partner. They were more conversations than interviews.

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Whitley Penn Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Accounting Firms, INSIDE Public Accounting, 2018
  • Fastest Growing Companies in Fort Worth, Fort Worth Texas Magazine, 2019
  • Silver Level Recognition, American Heart Association, 2018
  • Top 100 Accounting Firms, Inside Public Accounting, 2017
  • Top 5 Best of the Best Firms, INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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