What we look for in candidates

Probably the No. 1 question we’ve heard when meeting with accounting students in universities around the country is, “what are you looking for in a candidate?” The simple answer to this question is, “someone who excels at accounting!” But this answer would be an oversimplification.


In looking at the varied talents of our current employees, we note that there appears to be no magic combination of attributes that makes a person successful. Some people have great focus on one job at a time. Others are able to multi-task efficiently. Some are very good at doing work with very little instruction. Others ask very good questions to clarify the instruction they’ve received or learn well from feedback. Some are better at completing many smaller projects quickly. Others are good at thoroughly addressing fewer, larger projects. What seems to matter is not what a person’s specific talents are, but instead, how he or she uses them to accomplish the tasks at hand.


That’s why in the recruiting process we try to get beyond the generic “where do you see yourself in five years” dialogue. We want employees who, instead of telling us what they think we want to hear, can identify their successes and the talents and skills that have helped them to achieve those successes.


Doing both Audit and Tax is just one thing that sets us apart from other firms. As a growing accounting and consulting firm we offer a range of services including audit, tax, valuation, expert witness and litigation support, property compliance and general consulting services.


Novogradac & Company LLP is a great place to start or continue your career! Whether you are a recent college graduate or an experienced professional, we provide a resourceful environment conducive to professional growth and opportunity.



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