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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

McGladrey presented with 2012 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award in Baltimore

By Kathleen Novak

Baltimore, MD

McGladrey was one of twelve Baltimore area companies recognized by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as winners of the 2012 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award.

The award acknowledges area businesses who exhibit corporate leadership, commitment to community, and dedication to volunteering their time and resources to enhance Baltimore neighborhoods. During the annual luncheon event, which was held at the Hyatt Regency, Mayor Rawlings-Blake joined the Baltimore Development Corporation and the Greater Baltimore Committee in presenting the award.

All McGladrey employees are provided with numerous opportunities each year to volunteer their time to firm sponsored community service events. In the Baltimore office, The Baltimore Culture Club Outreach Committee organizes and launches multiple initiatives each year which benefit multiple charities and foundations. Events are held both in and out of the office, encouraging employee engagement and team building while out in the community. Fundraising events benefit charities like Ronald McDonald House, The Good Shepherd Center, the Abilities Network, and Movember and Sons.
Matt Hemelt (Assurance Partner) accepting the 2012 Mayor's Business
Recognition Award for outstanding community service.

Matt Hemelt, Baltimore Partner and chair of the Baltimore Culture Club Outreach Committee, accepted this year’s award for McGladrey.

Matt, who plays an essential role leading the Baltimore office’s charity efforts said, “Community service is part of the culture of McGladrey. We are honored to be among the other award winners who are doing great work in Baltimore.”

This is the second Mayor’s Business Recognition Award for the firm. Baltimore Office Managing Partner Marty Brunk accepted the prestigious award in 2011 for McGladrey’s Community Service Initiative. When discussing 2012’s award Marty had this to say, “McGladrey employees are dedicated to helping their local communities," said Marty Brunk, Baltimore office managing partner with McGladrey. "At McGladrey, we understand the unique needs of each of the communities where our employees live and work."

Monday, December 17, 2012

Preparing for your Busy Season Internship

By Amanda Kerney
Fort Lauderdale Audit Associate January 2013

My name is Amanda Kerney and I completed my assurance internship with McGladrey during the summer of 2011 and will be starting full-time this January! During my internship, I picked up a few tips and I am excited to take what I learned and apply it to my first year as an Audit Associate. I hope that you can find at least one of my tips helpful as you begin your busy season internship.  

1.       Make sure to smile and be excited to learn!
You will not know much going into the internship. But don’t worry - the team will teach you everything you need to know. Remember to ask questions! You will be confused and need double or triple explanations but it’s ok; the team will be willing to answer them!

2.       Dress as if this is your profession
You want to make a good impression on your team and superiors so make sure you are formally dressed for the job.

3.       Be proud of yourself for being granted an internship
This is a chance for you to learn about the industry and if you would like to pursue accounting as a career.

4.       Remember to take notes
During the internship, you will be given tasks that might be tedious and long. Make sure to be prepared to write notes when the team describes the process to you.

5.       Remember to bring supplies (Pencil, Pen, Laptop)
If going into Auditing, you will be given tasks where you need to make small marking on the audit paperwork. Make sure to remember to bring a pencil instead of having to ask the team for it.

6.       During downtime, make sure to use it wisely
If your team has granted you downtime (duration when you have finished your work and are waiting on more work to be given), then try to increase your knowledge of the team, software (learn tutorials), or read up on the client you are currently on.

7.       Be on time for work and take into account traffic
Try to research the location of the client (for audit) and make sure you leave ample time to arrive on time

8.       If the firm is having events, try to attend
This will give you a chance to meet the rest of the firm employees and learn about their experiences

9.       Make sure to connect with your co-workers on LinkedIn
This will give you a chance to stay connected with your team after you finish your internship and before you start working fulltime. If you have questions about the firm or the accounting industry, you can connect through LinkedIn.

10.   Do not focus on worrying about whether or not you will get the full-tome offer
Try to focus on your performance during the internship and remember to ask for feedback throughout the period.  The internship is designed for you to learn about the firm and if you fit well with the firm’s culture. Not for you to have mastered your job/work papers.