CliftonLarsonAllen Employee Reviews in United States

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Great first job
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 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.
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Some industry groups are better than others
Tax Associate (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMarch 19, 2016
Great opportunities
Work/life balance is hard
not every group follows the operational excellence that top management hands down
Communication could use some work
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Not a good fit
Associate (Former Employee) –  Yakima, WAMarch 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.
Pros
Free food, great pay, good career opportunities.
Cons
No worklife balance at all, management not supportive, sink or swim atmosphere.
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Productive and fun work environment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIFebruary 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.
Pros
Closeness of the Sales Department and free lunches, etc. of appreciation
Cons
Sometimes the deadlines were tough
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Affiliated with Accounting Management Solutions- sleazy
exploited worker (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 29, 2016
For whatever reason, this company has decided to work with Accounting Management Solutions, a Boston area company widely known for its unethical and exploitive practices.
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Unrealistic Work Life Balance
Engagement Director (Former Employee) –  Hudson, WIDecember 29, 2015
Expectations are set very high in regards to work life balance. Work is to come first. Coworkers are great and support each other as long as they are in the same location as you.
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Great people
Payroll Specialist (Former Employee) –  Boise, IDDecember 26, 2015
Great people, relaxed working environment, and wonderful clients. Loved every minute of working there, and met some of my closest friends on the job.
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Great Job
Regulatory Consultant (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MAOctober 20, 2015
Job is great stepping stone. The work life balance is perfect. They take really good care of their employees. Best experience ever.
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Executive Assistant/Tax Processing Administrator (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 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.
Pros
Great firmwide policies and procedures. Great Culture
Cons
Drama and gossip
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Good place to work with many perks
Client Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZAugust 11, 2015
Always something new to learn, fast paced and high expectations required. Enjoyed client contact and working with most other employees.
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Great Development but No Work Life Balance
Audit Manager (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNAugust 10, 2015
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.
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Typical CPA Firm
Marketing Customer Support Admin (CSA) (Current Employee) –  Broomfield, COJuly 5, 2015
Very high turnover in the Colorado offices. Not enough people replaced when they leave the firm, so work is piled on those who remain employed far too often.
Pros
Direct co-workers
Cons
Too much change after merger and high turnover
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Exciting place to work with different jobs to do all year round.
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Oak Brook, ILMay 30, 2015
A typical day at work is busy from beginning to end. In my position, I help out with all the different departments in our office. It keeps me on my toes and brings new tasks my way each day.
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Looking for opportunity for growth
Marketing CSA/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Timonium, MDApril 7, 2015
• 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.
Cons
Looking for opportunity for advancement
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Horribile Managment-- Dont believe their "Culture" sales tactic
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLFebruary 4, 2015
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.
Pros
free coffee & tea. downtown area.
Cons
horrible organization structure, horrible training or lack of, discrimination
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Great Company to Work For
Manager - Federal Outsourcing Services (Current Employee) –  Calverton, MDJanuary 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.
Pros
individualality, right amount of managerial intervention, great work/life balance.
Cons
keeping up with the continual upgrade of it systems.
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Productive and fun workplace
Audit Intern (Former Employee) –  Timonium, MDDecember 26, 2014
Diverse work assignments and very helpful management. Firm allows you to pick and choose which industries you would like to specialize in.
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Great place to work
Associate (Current Employee) –  Normal, ILSeptember 28, 2014
Great place to work and learn. Relocation is pushing me to search elsewhere.
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Shark tank
Audit Associate (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VASeptember 16, 2014
It's a sink or swim culture, and once you start sinking, you may as well just run for the door and don't look back.

Some staff/managers are great to work with, others are not.
Pros
some managers/partners, free coffee, not the worst hours
Cons
horrible management, uncaring culture, no communication at all
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Career Oriented Firm
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 24, 2014
• 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
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