Our Stories

 

“This internship is not like any other I have heard of from other students. This internship challenges your time management, critical thinking, and communication skills with not just the people you work with but also the clients.  I have learned so much from this internship that I feel I can apply later in my career and in my upcoming classes.  If you feel that another internship sounds similar to this, know that you will not get another internship with a company that has as great of a culture as BGBC. Everyone, from first year staff up to the partners, is very friendly and willing to help you learn.” – Cassandra Livingston, Staff Accountant and Former Intern   

 

“There were many benefits you realize throughout the interview process and meeting folks in the firm prior to employment; however, the stability, complexity and support are things you cannot really quantify during that process.  Stability comes from grounded leadership executing their vision of the firm over many years.  Having a solid core is important to every organization and BGBC is no different in that respect.  We have leaders in many areas, and we have grown each and every year I’ve been here.  The complexity of the work was also a nice surprise.  You hear about it a little as you interview, but it is different when you’re seeing it firsthand.  Smaller firms sometimes become associated with easier level work; however, that is simply not the case here.  Whether it’s working through projects with our foreign tax clients, complex mergers, acquisition, and restructuring work, or complex cases there are plenty of challenging and complex projects to work on.  Last but not least I was taken aback on just how supportive the firm has been.  Not just the leadership either.  This goes from new folks all the way up to seasoned partners.  The people here are just incredibly supportive of you.  Whether that takes the form of partner support on a new initiative or staff propping you up when you’re struggling, the people here are always uplifting and helpful.  These are the benefits that set a firm like ours apart, and why you have so many professionals that never leave and call this place home.” – Richard Smith, Partner

 

“I’ve had the chance to work on a large variety of things that I don’t think I would get the chance to do elsewhere.  In my short tenure, I have worked on audits for various companies, including both for and not for profit, I have helped with litigation and forensic cases, I have tried my hand at valuation, I do taxes for individuals, pass-through’s and C-corps, I’ve gotten to work on a national bankruptcy case, I am helping to shape our training program, I got to organize our CPA day of service, and a lot more – all in just two years.  The opportunities here at BGBC definitely allow people to grow!”   –  Becca Hite, Senior Accountant 

 

“Even as just an intern, I honestly felt my opinion and insight were valued.  My internship at BGBC greatly exceeded my expectations. I was able to get hands on experience with projects that were more complex than anything I thought I would work on as an actual CPA.”
– Dan Levy, Staff Accountant and Former Intern 

 

 

“Our wide range of services provides the opportunity to gain exposure in many different areas and find your passion – and BGBC encourages employees to follow that passion. I found that my true passion is in personal finance and wealth management. By its very nature, personal finance and wealth management requires a strong personal relationship with the client and I found that I really enjoyed developing those relationships.  BGBC was very supportive and helped me explore that passion by allowing me to split time between tax work and wealth management services with our affiliate, Denali Wealth Management.” – Greg Whicker, Supervisor