September 8, 2014, (St. Louis) – Purk & Associates, P.C., the leading St. Louis-based independently owned accounting and management consulting firm, was recently named as one of the 2014 Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for. Accounting Today has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees.
This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the accounting industry, benefiting the industry's economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 100 companies.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
· Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;
· Be a publicly or privately held business;
· Have a facility in the United States;
· Have a minimum of 15 employees working in the United States;
· Must be in business a minimum of 1 year; and
· Must be an accounting firm.
Since its founding in June 2009, Purk & Associates has achieved significant financial growth, attracted and retained leading talent, and has been recognized by business groups and industry organizations for company awards and recognition of individual employees.
Purk & Associates has doubled the number of full-time positions from when it first start to more than 25 with only one person leaving the firm in five years. Revenue has doubled within the past several years and is expected to exceed $5 million in 2014. The firm’s team members collectively have contributed hundreds of hours of accounting and other professional services to a variety of non-profits throughout the St. Louis region.
Within the past five years, the firm has been recognized by the business community and accounting industry as one of the country’s leading accounting firms. Purk & Associates was recently named to the prestigious Inc. 500 | 5000 list. The firm has been selected by the St. Louis Business Journal as the recipient of the Tiny Business Category for “2010 Best Places to Work,” and a finalist in the Tiny Business Category for “2012 Best Places to Work.” In 2013, Jennah and Bill Purk were selected as the “Small Business Administration 2014 Small Business Team of the Year for Eastern Missouri,” and by Small Business Monthly as one of the “Top 20 Small Businesses,” and selected by the publication’s as one of the “Best Accounting Firms in St. Louis” readers from 2010 – 2014.
Companies from across the United States entered the two-part survey process to determine Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data and determined the final ranking.
For more information on Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for program, visit www.BestAccountingFirmsToWorkFor.com.
Founded in 2009, Purk & Associates, P.C., headquartered in St. Louis, is the leading independently owned accounting and management advisory firm that delivers a full range of tax, accounting, audit and consulting services, which provides high-touch attention to clients’ needs. The firm’s mission – We get it. It’s all about you—allows Purk & Associates to focus on helping their clients’ achieve their goals. Purk & Associates is a nationally certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). To learn more, please visit www.purkpc.com.