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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Coming Next Week - The McGladrey Classic!

A week from tomorrow, McGladrey will proudly host it's first PGA Tour event in Sea Island,GA, The McGladrey Classic. As the only firm in our industry with it's own PGA Tour event, excitement is building across the firm in anticipation of a branding and marketing opportunity unlike anything we have ever seen before. The tournament will be carried live on The Golf Channel, and will be covered in media - print, online, and television - around the world.

The tournament, hosted by Davis Love III, will include a great field, including former Majors and Players Championship winners Zach Johnson, Lucas Glover, Trevor Immelman, David Duval, David Toms, Justin Leonard and Lee Janzen. The tournament is also for a great cause, benefiting the Davis Love Foundation, the Special Olympics, and the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia. For more on this great event, visit the McGladrey Golf Blog.

But don't just take our word for how great this event will be, watch below as Team McGladrey Members Zach Johnson and Natalie Gulbis describe what they think of The McGladrey Classic. And be sure to watch The McGladrey Classic on The Golf Channel next Thursday - Sunday from 3PM to 6PM ET.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Podcast: Work Redesign

At McGladrey, we are constantly exploring new and innovative ways for our people to achieve flexibility in the workplace. We currently have groups of high performing managers that are working directly with the Third Path Institute on a Work Redesign experiment. In this process, they will be leveraging a peer group to come up with win-win solutions for them and their teams. A successful work redesign experiment with an employee one of our mid-Atlantic offices and ThirdPath last year led us to expanding it to another peer group.

To learn more about how the Third Path Institute approaches the concept of Work Redesign, click the link below to listen to a podcast interview with Jessica DeGroot, Founder of the Third Path Institute.

Click here to listen to the podcast

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Extra! Extra! The new McGladrey Magazine is here!

Every year for the past few years now, McGladrey has published a magazine geared towards college students with the goal of educating students about the firm, about careers in accounting, and about what it take to be a success in this industry. The new edition of McGladrey's magazine is now available by clicking the link below:

Your Future at McGladrey

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Dave Scudder, Managing Partner of McGladrey & Pullen describes his career path and growth
  • The top 10 things our associates wish they knew in their 1st year as an Accountant
  • A Senior Associate's experience with the McGladrey Plus training tool
  • CE Andrews, President and COO of RSM McGladrey, Inc. provides his perspective on the future of McGladrey
  • A "Day-in-the-life" story of an Auditor in our New York office.
  • ...and much more!

Also, be sure to pick up a hard copy of McGladrey magazine when we visit your campus this fall!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

McGladrey Again Named by Working Mother as 'Best In Class'

For the 4th time, McGladrey has been named by Working Mother Magazine as one of the Best 100 companies for working mothers, and was also named for the 2nd time as Best In Class company for our Flexibility programs!

As some companies have reduced or eliminated certain employee programs, McGladrey preserved it's WorkLife programs and has successfully ingrained flexibility into our culture. And when we say that it's been ingrained into our culture, that's not just alot of talk, as we saw an 83% increase in the number of employees using flextime arrangements in the past year. That commitment, combined with award winning programs such as Coach-on-Call and, our FlexYear program, and our New Parent programs all add up to reasons why we continue to make this prestigious list.

In addition to making the lists, one of our own is also being honored by Working Mother. Missy Sisler, a Director in our Des Moines, IA office, was named as the McGladrey Working Mother of the Year, and will be honored in the November issue of Working Mother Magazine. So congratulations to Missy and thanks again to Working Mother for including McGladrey as one of their Best Companies for working mothers!

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Grass Wasn't Greener!

The Irvine, CA office of McGladrey couldn’t be happier knowing that one of their esteemed former colleagues will be returning to their ranks today. No, it's not Superman, the Man of Steel you see here in the picture (he still prefers to be a free agent), but rather, Dale Divers, SALT Tax Professional!

Dale, a graduate of CSU Long Beach, and who obtained his MST from CSU Fullerton, has made the decision to return to McGladrey after previously having worked for PwC prior to his first stint with McGladrey, and having left a few years ago to work for Grant Thornton.

Dale is an avid traveler. His next exciting stop is the McGladrey tax department in Irvine, CA fulfilling the role of a SALT Tax Director. I had the opportunity to sit down with the self proclaimed road warrior to talk about what brought him back to McGladrey.

Q. What attracted you to return to McGladrey vs. seeking an opportunity with competitor firms?
Having worked at McGladrey from 2003 to 2007, I have a good understanding of the Firm’s expectations and of my role, and I anticipate a very short transition period to get up to speed and engaged with professionals and clients.

Q. Having worked for Pricewaterhouse and Grant Thornton, what do you believe separates McGladrey from them.

. McGladrey is solidly positioned in the middle market – other firms are making valiant efforts to go “upstream”, focusing on serving larger clients that are unhappy with the Big Four.

Q. How do you see McGladrey supporting you in your professional goals?
A. McGladrey was very supportive of my professional goals during my first tour with the Firm. In 2007, I left with the mistaken impression that the “grass was greener” elsewhere. Since that really wasn’t the case, I’m excited about returning to McGladrey and getting back to serving the middle-market clients that have, in my mind, all the interesting and fun SALT issues.

Q. What advice would you give an audit/tax professional who’s considering making a move to McGladrey?
Having left McGladrey for another opportunity, and now returning after 3 years at a competitor, it’s clear to me that McGladrey is much more sincere in their efforts at working with professionals to obtain both interesting client work and professional development opportunities, while also helping professionals maintain that all-important “work-life” balance that is painfully absent at other Firms. If I may pass on some excellent advice I was given years ago – your career is a marathon race, not a 100-yard dash. Keep that in mind when evaluating if that greener grass is really just a camouflaged sprint track.

Dale resides in Buena Park with his wife and sometimes enjoys breaking out his Harley Davidson and riding the open roads of Southern, CA. Dale admits that he greatly enjoys all of the details required in trip planning. Not surprising given attention to detail is a top quality our tax professionals. This summer Dale and his wife were on the road a full 30 days, travelling about 7,500 miles through 21 states, and visiting 29 National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites as well as about 50 other roadside attractions.

If you’d like the opportunity to work alongside someone like Dale, then check out our current openings at We currently have the following needs in our Southern CA offices.

Tax Director - Los Angeles

Tax Senior Associate - Los Angeles

Tax Associate - Los Angeles