Senior Associate (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 24, 2016
This job was essential for my understanding of business. You really get a chance to see how several different types of businessess and industries work, and then your placed into a specific industry to gain a further specialization. CliftonLarsonAllen is a great first Company to work for and I would recommend it to anyone considering them. This is also a Company that holds quality to a high standard. They will train you to work hard and set your expectations high.
Associate (Former Employee) – Yakima, WA – March 2, 2016
You will be sent to training but won't use it. They throw you into the bull pin and expect you get it right away. If you are going to join this firm, don't do it during tax season! join during summer, spring or fall never winter. This will provide you with the opportunity to learn the system, rules and protocol.
Free food, great pay, good career opportunities.
No worklife balance at all, management not supportive, sink or swim atmosphere.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – February 9, 2016
A typical day at work would be preparing commercial proposals for the Sales people, to present to their clients. Helped putting together Power Point presentations for them as well. I learned how to be more efficient in a timely manner with everything. I also learned to prioritize, since there were 9 Account Executives, 3 Managers and a Research Director to answer to. The hardest part of the job would be the deadlines at times. The most enjoyable part was the closeness of the entire Sales Department. We would have small parties, free lunches, potlucks, etc. I really enjoyed my time working at WISN TV.
Closeness of the Sales Department and free lunches, etc. of appreciation
Executive Assistant/Tax Processing Administrator (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – October 15, 2015
A typical work day was back to back items. Things always needed attention whether it was staff, procedures, jobs, projects etc. You can never say you had nothing to do there was always a deadline that needed attention. Your work/life balance was none existent.
Great firmwide policies and procedures. Great Culture
Great place to start a finance a career. You really get a chance to sink your teeth in right away and a chance to explore both audit and tax. On the personal side the firm says they support work life but it's not something they appear to be committed to.
• Coordinate tradeshows from start to finish through completing any required registration paperwork for the participants attendance, organizing check requests and payments, scheduling annual tradeshow conferences within the Financial Institutions calendar, registering booth space, ordering marketing supplies and giveaways, reserving and managing the tradeshow banners, and preparing collateral with any specialty material items for the attendees. • Schedule social toaster posts for different sectors of the business while pulling information from CLA’s twitter account. • Work directly with the client in a professional manner to complete the paperwork and organize payment for sponsorships, registrations, etc. before deadlines are due. • Complete, add or update any sponsorships and events in the Business Development calendar. • Organize roundtable meetings by keeping track of all RSVP’s, ordering food, coordinating any giveaways and responding accordingly to the attendees. • Started a new role as a Marketing CSA. • Coordinated all Learn Live trainings by scheduling the conference rooms, organizing food deliveries, emailing attendees, distributing materials and retaining the signature sheets to ensure CPE credit is issued.
Unless you are part of the elite cool people group, you dont stand a chance. If you are in a happy relationship, forget this place, you come married and leave divorced. HR is there to protect corporate. Not a diverse place at all. Managment is a joke, employees are stressed and overworked.
free coffee & tea. downtown area.
horrible organization structure, horrible training or lack of, discrimination
Manager - Federal Outsourcing Services (Current Employee) – Calverton, MD – January 13, 2015
As in any consulting profession that deals with a multitude of clients, each engagement is different and unique. Individuals have the responsibility to be professional, technical and thorough in bringing the client the best product possible. CLA allows their employees to excel in the presence of the client and to explore varying avenues to bring success while following specific process. Co-workers are cooperative as management identifies the common goals and direction of the company. There is no confusion. The hardest part of the job is finishing what you start with a client and wrapping up loose ends which is the norm for the accounting profession. Ensuring all concerns are addressed and that client is pleased with results. Following standard process gives the client comfort in the final product. Closing the project knowing the client is totally satisfied is the ultimate goal which brings with it professional satisfaction.
individualality, right amount of managerial intervention, great work/life balance.
keeping up with the continual upgrade of it systems.
• Prepared and reviewed federal and state income tax returns for partnerships, corporations, and individuals • Emphasis on S-Corp tax returns focusing on automotive dealership clients and a variety of small business owners • Experience with not for profit client assurance work and completion of the accompanying Federal Form 990 • Prepared tax projections for individuals and businesses • Provided consistent supervision and training to new associates to encourage career development • Directed client interaction to collect the necessary information for the completion of tax returns • Seamless integration in performing assurance work and the tax returns for multiple clients • Researched various tax federal and state tax issues, including analysis of new tax laws and proposed legislation • Extensive use of Quickbooks to maintain small business client’s financial statements and record necessary GAAP journal entries • Successfully transitioned from the Scottsdale, AZ office to the Dallas, TX office • Attended multiple vehicle dealership conferences to establish new client contacts