June 25, 2018

Meet This Firm: H.J. Umbaugh & Associates CPAs

Umbaugh & Associates

Meet This Firm is a series of video interviews featuring the best accounting employers across the United States for high performing accounting professionals and CPAs. Please enjoy this sponsored post courtesy of H.J. Umbaugh & Associates, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships.

Anyone looking for a position at a nontraditional accounting firm should explore the possibilities at H. J. Umbaugh & Associates CPAs, LLP. The firm, with four offices in the Midwest, provides financial advisory services to local governments, municipal and not-for-profit utilities, schools, libraries, hospitals, airports and a variety of other governmental clients.

Traditional tax and accounting services aren’t part of the firm’s service offerings. Instead, they provide financial guidance that helps community leaders complete projects that improve the quality of life in their communities.

Pooja Shrestha, who became a manager after four and one-half years, was excited about a recently completed library expansion. She said “We were instrumental in helping the library secure construction funding for their project. It was so gratifying going to the library and seeing how our work brought the project from concept to reality. The entire community will benefit from our work. Most of what we do ultimately feels like we are giving back.”

The firm has an outstanding work environment where everyone is open to new ideas and creative solutions for solving clients’ challenges.

If you are someone whose ideal job is a combination of solving complex financial problems and making a difference in your community, Umbaugh may be the place for you. You can view all current openings here. And to learn more, watch our full interview with Pooja below.

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Company: Morgan Stanley
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See the full description at the GC Career Center and if this position doesn’t tickle your get your ass off the couch/ship-jumping bone, go to the main page and find your next temporary dream job.

Recruiting: Considering the Non-Big 4 Employers

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And this year, since many of the Big 4 don’t appear to be making as many offers, going with a national or regional firm or private company becomes a serious option for many recruits.
For the recruits out there, are you giving serious consideration to taking a position with a non-Big 4 firm? For the rest of you, is starting your career at a Big 4 the only way to go or can relative happiness and success be found elsewhere?
Discuss in the comments.