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Whitley Penn Overview

Fort Worth, TX
501 to 1000 employees
1983
Private Practice / Firm
Accounting
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Whitley Penn is a Texas-based full-service public accounting firm with a worldwide network affiliation via Nexia International. Our steady growth reflects our knack for hiring individuals with talent and integrity, and our ability to stay one step ahead of the issues our ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to identify your business problems, provide high quality service, 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 With 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, 63 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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  • Internship Opportunities

To see our careers page, click here: https://www.whitleypenn.com/careers/

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.

Whitley Penn Reviews

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    "International travel, career growth, mentors, and a lifetime of memories."

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    I have been working at Whitley Penn full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can control your career. Work hard, treat your clients and coworkers with respect, and have a passion for what you do and the sky is the limit.

    Cons

    Public accounting is a client service and deadline driven profession...it’s not for everyone but if you enjoy it than a high growth firm like WP can take you from intern to partner as quick as 10 years.

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Whitley Penn Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Whitley Penn.

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    They were very kind. It was relatively casual, and felt more like a normal conversation about my experiences then an interview. They seemed like a great place to work, and they were very responsive.

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Whitley Penn Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100 Firms, Accounting Today, 2020
  • Best Places For Working Parents in Fort Worth, Best Place 4 Kids, 2020
  • Best of the Best Firm, INSIDE Public Accounting, 2019
  • Fastest Growing Companies in Fort Worth, Fort Worth Texas Magazine, 2019
  • Top 100 Accounting Firms, INSIDE Public Accounting, 2018
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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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