Erika Gagne | Senior Accountant – I have been able to work with a variety of clients including credit unions, dealerships, not-for-profits, and construction companies. I have also been able to work on a variety of complex projects including tax returns, audits, and consulting engagements, which has helped me grow professionally. ARB wants you to succeed in your goals, which I saw firsthand while studying for my CPA license. They encourage you to work towards your goals and provide opportunities to study during down times.
We’re consultants, not bean counters. We’re advisors and recognized leaders, competing with national firms in a wide array of industries. And we want you involved from the get-go. During your first few years at ARB, you’ll have opportunities to work in many of the industries we serve. You’ll get experience in audit and tax, and you’ll be able to work on special projects. As a seasoned accountant, you’ll be able to choose between audit and tax and select the industries you enjoy and would like to specialize in.
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What It's Like Working for ARB: From Our Team
Karla Brannen | Senior Tax Manager – At ARB, you’ll have the opportunity to do both audit and tax work. You’ll also learn about a variety of different industries and experience challenging client work and rewarding teamwork. Those are huge assets for anyone serious about building a career in public accounting. I really enjoy the interaction with the clients, getting to know the people and their stories. ARB allows me to take the lead and build my own clientbase, and I am trusted to fulfill my responsibilities. It’s great to have the support of a team, as well as the internal resources and input for my own professional development.
Laura Everett | Director – ARB in one word? “Supportive”. ARB understands work/life balance. They stress the importance of successfully integrating your work life and your personal life. They allow flexible work schedules and the ability to work remotely when family/work schedules conflict or when the weather isn’t great.
Matt Marcoullier | Manager – My favorite aspect of working at ARB is the ability to tailor my work to meet my own professional goals and interests, as well as adjusting to maintain a work-life balance that works for me and my family. The emphasis on investing in individual employees and making sure their needs are met, coupled with the open-door management style, has helped to foster a community atmosphere at the firm, where everyone is a part of the team.
Lauren Brady | Assistant Senior Accountant – I was so happy to be hired as a full time staff member after my internship, and now as an Assistant Senior Accountant my work is becoming even more fulfilling, as I’m given so many opportunities to expand my base of knowledge and experience. One thing I really appreciate about the firm is its size. We are small enough that I know everyone’s names, have met their families, and get to work on a daily basis with everyone from interns to partners. At the same time, we are big enough to contain a huge body of knowledge, experience, and resources.
Kevin Hudon | Senior Accountant – When I walked through the door, I was part of the family. My first full year at ARB was a challenge and a learning experience like I had never had before (and it was awesome!). Now, three years later, I have taken everything I learned from my co-workers and experiences and catapulted from charming intern with promise into a rapidly rising star with a promising young career.
Dalton Myers | Senior Accountant – As soon as I started my internship, I knew ARB was going to be a great fit. Everyone was so accommodating and willing to help me learn and grow as an accountant from day one. After I accepted the full-time position and began getting more exposure, I knew I made the right choice. ARB, being a mid-sized firm, allows me to get experience on both audit and tax engagements across many different industries. The people who work here are great, and that translates to a hardworking yet fun office culture.
The ARB Difference
ARB takes training and career advancement seriously. Explore both audit and tax among all ARB industry niches. Work with some of New England’s industry leaders as you advance your accounting career in a one-of-a-kind, friendly office atmosphere.
You’ll never be bored. Whether it’s traveling to clients throughout New England or attending a national conference, we’re often working away from our desks. On average, first-year accountants can expect about 5 weeks of overnight travel throughout the year, but many clients are right around the corner. As we say, when you get tired of being in the office, you’ll hit the road, and when you get tired of traveling, you’ll be in the office, where the atmosphere is relaxed and upbeat. We have cutting-edge technology and equipment available for in-house and remote access, which makes traveling and working remotely easier and more productive. We want you to dress casually, think critically, and question openly.
We never stop learning. Continuous learning is one of our core values. The more you learn, the better ARB becomes, so we have a vested interest in your training. We regularly exceed the minimum hours of continuing professional education required for CPA licensure. We also have an enhanced onboarding program with training programs to prepare you for industry-specific issues. You have access to all levels of staff for training purposes and will be assigned a mentor during onboarding.
ARB hosts a robust internship program each tax season which is a great way to experience ARB for the first time. An internship is a great way to start your ARB career. We are always looking for rising stars to come in as Staff Accountants, and participating in a tax season internship is a great way to put yourself out there, see what ARB is all about, and introduce us to your skills and aptitudes. ARB hosts an Open House each year for you to meet our team, see our working environment, and take a closer look at your future with ARB.
We understand career advancement is important. It’s important to you, and its important to the firm. The management at ARB is dedicated to coaching and mentoring professional staff members to help them reach their career goals. Your immediate supervisor reviews your work during each audit, review, compilation, or tax engagement, so you know any areas of concern or where you excel in real time. Biannually, you have formal reviews with a Principal, Director, and Manager to have an open discussion about about your scheduled work, continued professional education (CPE), career advancement goals and more! In addition, ARB management has an open-door policy. You can turn to a Manager, Director, or Principal anytime you need assistance, have questions, or need help reaching your career goals. At ARB, we want you to succeed.
ARB on Campus
ARB actively recruits through on-campus visits with colleges and universities. We work closely with the career advisory departments and do annual on-campus visits for:
Contact your career advisory department for details on our visit with your school.
If your school is not listed, we still want to hear from you! Contact Laura Everett, the leader of ARB’s Recruiting Program
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