I trust everyone had a wonderful Christmas and start to your Hanukkah Holiday, and you will enjoy the extended weekend today and the wellness day tomorrow.
If you are like me, you are shaking your head in disbelief that 2016 is just about over. Time sure flies! And what an interesting year it has been on many levels. As the last MP message of the year, I would like to take this opportunity to share my gratitude and appreciation for the hard work, enthusiasm and continued support that has been demonstrated by the entire staff. Everyone in all departments – from our Professional Staff (Staff 1’s to the PICs) to the IT Department, Finance, Firm Admin, Collections, Human Resources and Marketing – have been running on all cylinders and putting forth best efforts, keeping our firm on a positive trajectory towards even greater heights in 2017.
Our clients, communities and the influencers in our profession are noticing, giving Withum high rankings on prestigious lists such as Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For; NJBIZ’s Best Places to Work in New Jersey for the twelfth consecutive year; Best Places to Work for in New York State for a fourth year; and making our first appearance this year in Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work For list. We moved up in the Vault Accounting 50 ranking at #13 and appearing in the top three spots of six categories; and for a fifth year in a row, we were honored in the New Jersey Law Journal’s “The Best of” Reader Polls winning in three different categories in 2016. Our growing size was the catalyst of a move up on Inside Public Accounting’s Top 50 Firms list, ranking #27 in the country and #6 in the Northeast. Our philanthropic initiatives have also been recognized, being named a “Great Oak Awards Finalist” by New Jersey Monthly honoring the state’s most generous companies for a third year in a row; and once again being a finalist in CIANJ’s Companies that Care program. I sincerely thank you for your outstanding efforts. And finally, as icing on the cake, Withum was named Employer of the Year by International Accounting Bulletin.
The cornerstone of our success is truly the loyal and talented professionals who work here every day. At Withum, our culture and commitment to providing a great work environment allows our professionals to grow and thrive in their careers, and also having some fun while doing so. The Withum Way philosophy is indeed alive and well. I hope you are looking forward to the State of the Firm event on January 9th as much as I am. There will be plenty of good things to share and celebrate, demonstrating why our firm continues to be one of the best places to work in the profession.