Great stepping stone into Accounting Industry with supportive management
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) – Torrance, CA – March 3, 2015
A typical day at PDM involves turning on your laptop, checking email and responding to clients' questions in a timely manner. We work mostly with ProSystems Engagement and Excel spreadsheets.
Management is very supportive and urge you to study and pass your CPA exams as soon as possible in order to become promoted to Senior Management. There are reward bonuses when you pass and they would like to see you excel in your career.
Co-workers are nice. PDM recently has had a large employee turnover due to the new acquisitions, and seniors moving onto larger firms.
The hardest part about this job is sitting for 8 hours, in a cubicle. The most enjoyable part of the job is being so close to beach, which also is the hardest part of the job. You won't be able to go outside to enjoy the weather. Depending on which department you work in, either attest or tax, your duties may vary. Being in Attest, I enjoy fieldwork and visiting with clients off site. This accounting firm will always make sure you are fed and never hungry. The work is stable, and the partners are agreeable.
Free lunch, near beach
Lower than market pay