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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Meet McGladrey’s 2012 Working Mother of the Year

In the excitement of announcing McGladrey has been selected for the sixth time by Working Mother as one of its 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies we would also like to take this time to recognize our very own working mother of the year. Cindy Berg, assurance director in our Davenport office, is a perfect example of what it means to “make it work” both personally and professionally.

Assurance partners Michelle Horaney and Steve McCann nominated Cindy because of her significant contributions to McGladrey, her family and her community. Mom to two children, Kirsten, 5, and Tanner, 7, and wife to Matt, Cindy has found ways to successfully meet the needs of her busy family and the regular demands of her job.

Cindy and family

Michelle praises Cindy for her commitment to “making McGladrey famous” in the higher education arena and supporting employees across the country in their quest to gain experience and knowledge in this industry.

Steve attributes Cindy’s career success to her character and willingness to put what’s right for the firm ahead of her own career goals. Cindy used to work part of the year in financial institutions and part of the year in higher education. Steve recalls, “While working in financial institutions, Cindy expressed interest to focus more on higher education. At the time, financial institutions did not have anyone to replace Cindy’s talent. She was patient before we could transfer her to the education team. That speaks volumes about the kind of person she is.”

Cindy takes advantage of McGladrey’s flexible work options, operating on a reduced schedule. In the nomination process, Steve and Michelle said you would never know Cindy is on a flexible work arrangement because it’s seamless to her clients and coworkers. “Her flexible work arrangement is how she balances her kids’ activities and her work. She takes great responsibility and care to ensure this arrangement works for her family and the firm—to be fully present in both aspects of her life.”

“McGladrey’s commitment to flexibility and the support of my partners and team members are why children at my son’s school know me as ‘Tanner’s mom,’” says Cindy. “Having the flexibility to be involved in the PTA, scouts and Junior Achievement has been a lot of fun for me. They give me an opportunity to stretch my creative side!" 

Cindy offers the following tips for leveraging flexible work solutions:
·         Flexibility is required on everyone’s part. I am asking McGladrey to be flexible with me so I can focus on what’s important in my personal life. But I also need to be flexible with McGladrey when a key deadline or client issue arises.
·         Prioritizing is critical
·         When making decisions around how to flex your schedule, think about how the decision will impact you and those around you in the next ten minutes, ten days and ten years.
·         Surround yourself with a good support system

Congratulations, Cindy! Yours is just one example of how McGladrey's WorkLife benefits make a difference in the lives of our employees.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

McGladrey Recognized by Working Mother and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

We are excited to announce that today Working Mother named McGladrey as one of its 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies. The companies are recognized in the October/November issue of the magazine, on and will be honored at the Work Life Congress in October.
Working Mother recognized companies for their wide array of progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, advancement and paid family leave. This is the 27th year Working Mother has recognized organizations for their initiatives. Each firm on the 2012 list offers family-friendly benefits among them, adoption, paternity, college savings plans, wellness and flexibility. 
"This year's 100 Best Companies are leading the way for the rest of the nation," said Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media. "They have created not only essential benefits, like flexible work options and telecommuting, but have also shown their commitment in new ways like elder care referral and legal assistance to help busy parents manage their personal lives as well as their careers."
"McGladrey is focused on being a good steward to our people. We understand the importance of flexibility to their personal and professional success, and our business-based approach enables them to find solutions to support that success while also providing the best possible service to our clients," said Katie Lamkin, national human resources lead for McGladrey. "We are honored that our family-friendly benefits and strong culture of work-life flexibility have earned McGladrey a spot on this important list for the sixth year."
McGladrey has also earned recognition recently for its innovative benefits by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, which listed the firm among its list of the "100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces" list.
A full list of the 2012 Working Mother's "100 Best Companies" can found on Working Mother's website: 2012 100 Best Companies. All 2012 winners will be recognized at the Working Mother 100 Best Companies Gala Awards Dinner on October 10, 2012 at the Marriott Marquis in NYC, as part of the Work Life Congress annual conference.

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About Working Mother Media
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Sending a sincere ‘thank-you’ to Staff Sergeant Vince Sacco

We know that here at McGladrey, we have some of the most dedicated and hardworking people. And we’d like to take a post to recognize our Cleveland Assurance Associate, Vince Sacco, and share his story.

After graduating from The Ohio State University, Vince began his McGladrey career in January 2011. Finishing his first busy season on a positive note, he felt more confident in his skills and abilities and was looking forward to the following busy season in hopes of applying his developed expertise and knowledge.

In the spring of 2011, Vince, an airman in the Ohio National Guard, received news that would temporarily interrupt his plans at McGladrey. His unit, the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Security Forces Squadron, would be deployed to Afghanistan in August 2011.

Stationed at one of the largest U.S. military bases in Afghanistan, Vince remained in contact with the Ohio offices and would often receive McGladrey care packages from coworkers—sent overseas by his career advisor, Dorinna.

“Vince has been such an inspiration to us all, and we sincerely missed him during his deployment,” says Dorinna. “It was great to see the Ohio staff and partners support Vince by sending hundreds of encouraging emails and letters. We even had the opportunity to Skype Vince on a few occasions. He was always appreciative of our support, and I know it meant a lot to him.”

Staff Sergeant Sacco returned home safely in April 2012, and the Ohio offices were excited to welcome him back in May. Vince and several of his fellow squadron members received the Meritorious Unit Award upon their return for outstanding service in direct support of combat operations.

McGladrey would like to thank Vince and all military personnel for their commitment and dedication to our country. We are so proud to have inspirational people, such as Vince, representing McGladrey.

Friday, September 7, 2012

McGladrey's Consulting Team is Hiring

By Jeff Judkins
Talent Acquisition Manager
Omaha, NE

In the Professional Services world there are traditional “busy seasons” for the Tax and Assurance Practices but for Consulting Services the “busy season” is a constant moving part for all of the Firm’s Service Line specializations.  The Technology Solutions practice is experiencing a constant need for talent in the areas of Network Infrastructure support, Application Development, ERP Implementations, Technology Assessments and Telephony consulting.  The Risk Advisory practice has seen a continued need for experienced candidates with a background in IT Audit, SOC Reporting and Compliance consulting while the Financial Advisory practice has a growing need in numerous markets for those professionals that have experience in Process Improvement and Change Management.  Needless to say if you are someone that is considering a change, looking for a new challenge or would like to be part of a High Performing Professional Services Consulting Firm now is the time to reach out to one of our Experienced Hire Recruiters!

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