Career Path > Staff Accountant
A staff accountant holds a minimum four-year degree in accounting and is expected to have a basic knowledge of accounting, tax and computer subjects. Staff accountants are not required to have passed the uniform CPA Exam but should be studying and working toward passing. They are guided by a supervising accountant who briefs them on the assignment, suggests expeditious methods, answers questions, helps remedy difficulties if and when they arise, and reviews the accountant’s progress periodically.
The staff accountant will be afforded excellent training, guidance and supervision. Capable, well-trained staff accountants are the principal source of future senior accountants, managers, senior managers, and partners. As a staff accountant gains experience and proficiency, the accountant is given more difficult assignments and greater responsibility and will later handle entire engagements.
Herbein provides everyone the opportunity to advance to their maximum potential. Advancement to Partner by each individual is limited only by that individual’s abilities.
Our firm supports the successful completion of the CPA exam for all professionals. In addition to the expense reimbursement, our firm provides a CPA exam coach to guide and mentor candidates through the exam process.
Firm Environment and Events
Firm events allow us to showcase our individuality and network among our peers. This opportunity to share experiences with other team members outside of the work environment is valuable and contributes to the success of our firm. We participate in events such as:
- Tax season kick-off breakfast
- Sporting event attendance
- Massages during tax season
- Happy hour events
- Firm Day: A day to discuss where we are as a firm and where we are headed. Firm Day includes recreation time along with free time and networking.
- Tax season ice cream party – served by our Partners
- Company-sponsored softball team