Your ACT Career
A Future With ACT
Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors (ACT), is a professional limited liability partnership with offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Owners of a LLP are referred to as Partners.
Staff accountants who join the ACT team can look forward to following in the footsteps of our present LLP Partners. Once selected as a new staff accountant, Arnett Carbis Toothman provides you with the support necessary to excel in the job. The LLP Partners and employees of Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP work together closely on engagements. When you are assigned to an engagement, you will learn and develop your skills from the experiences of our senior personnel.
Advancement can rapidly increase your responsibilities and challenges at ACT. Staff with up to two years experience are assigned various areas of audit and accounting engagements, which generally include full responsibility for compilation engagements and responsibility for full or major portions of audit, review, tax, and consulting engagements. Typically, these engagements include health-care entities, law firms, financial institutions, government units, nonprofit entities, contractor, and other commercial entities. Senior accountants, generally with approximately two-to-five years experience at ACT, have full responsibility for audit, tax and consulting engagements of clients. At each level of responsibility, you are provided supervision to enable you to generate a professional product for our clients.
Supervisors not only have full audit, tax and consulting responsibilities but also train and assign personnel, review all working papers, and supervise a number of engagements at once. Historically, promotion to supervisor comes after three to eight years and to manager after five to ten years, depending on the individual initiative, dedication, and technical competence. At the manager level, you will be representing ACT to the staff, communicating policies, and motivating employees to enhance their performance. You will be expected to assist in practice development and contribute time to community activities.
Variety of Assignments
When you join the ACT team, you encounter a wide variety of assignments. Our clients range from sole proprietorships to consolidated corporations in an array of industries and services.
You will work on many different engagements where you will acquire broad experience in auditing, tax and management advisory services. However, you will not find yourself lost in a large organization. You will benefit from a cooperative culture and team atmosphere designed to help you grow and succeed in your career. You will find direction and guidance and be mentored by some of the most talented professionals in the field.
In addition to obtaining a well-rounded background on a wide variety of engagements, you will be given an opportunity to specialize in areas you might find particularly challenging. For example, after a period of time, the opportunity may arise to specialize in one of the three major disciplines - Audit, Tax or Consulting Services. Within these disciplines, ACT’s diverse client base provides for a wide variety of career options. The diversity in our client base is underscored by the many high profile industries we serve, including financial institutions, health care, legal, manufacturing, nonprofit and governmental, among others.
As a member in good standing with the Center for Audit & Quality of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, we have continuously exhibited and performed at the highest levels of integrity and quality within the profession and require the same from all of our employees.
Arnett Carbis Toothman enjoys an affiliation of some our country's leading independent accounting and consulting firms. Our affiliation affords us the opportunity to share experiences with other firms representing every major metropolitan area in the United States. If our clients present us with unusual problems that are broad in scope, we can find answers and offer strategies promptly.
Continuing Professional Education
Ours is a dynamic profession which demands constant personal growth and technical advancement. For this reason, while at ACT, you will be encouraged to further your knowledge on a continuing basis. We boast one of the finest professional educational development programs available, tailored to our mutual needs.
As members of a national affiliation, we participate in an intensive continuing education program for beginning staff through LLP Partners. The staff development courses enable us to maintain our standards of technical knowledge, management skills and personal communication techniques. Nationally-recognized instructors provide current information and interpretations on critical topics in accounting and auditing, tax, consulting, and in personal development. We also use programs produced by the AICPA, Pennsylvania Society of CPAs, West Virginia Society of CPAs and many other high quality organizations.
The benefits of working at Arnett Carbis Toothman are more than a challenging career and a pleasant life. Salaries are competitive with compensation based on your own qualifications and actual performance on the job. Performance evaluations generally occur at the end of each engagement of 80 hours or more to give you immediate feedback on your development. More formal reviews and goal-setting sessions are conducted annually in conjunction with your salary determination. Evaluations are designed as a dialogue to help you reach your career goals. In addition to salaries, ACT is an equal opportunity employer and currently provides its full-time employees with very attractive benefits, including the following:
- All employees are offered coverage under ACT’s major medical hospitalization program at a slight cost for the individual employee’s coverage.
- A combined profit sharing/401K plan.
- After 60 days, all employees are covered by short-time and long-term disability insurance that pays a percentage of the individual’s monthly earnings.
- Life insurance coverage begins after one month’s employment at ACT. Coverage is approximately three times the employee’s annual salary, with accidental death and dismemberment clauses.
- ACT generally provides 9 paid holidays and a paid time off (PTO) policy which allows the employee greater control over the use of their vacation and sick time off.
- ACT pays bonuses as incentives for achieving and exceeding annual chargeable hour targets, developing new clients for the Firm, and for passing the CPA exam.
- ACT maintains a Cafeteria Plan and offers flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care savings.
- Our policies include additional time off or cash for overnight client travel and flexibility in working hours.
As an Arnett Carbis Toothman employee you will find opportunities to work directly with your clients and grow in your roll as an important consultant in their decision making. As Pennsylvania and West Virginia’s largest accounting and consulting firm, Arnett Carbis Toothman views its clients as neighbors in the same community. We are aware of their problems, often share them, and they know our interest in their business is genuine.
Many of our clients have been with us for more than 30 years, and they rely on us as advisors. We are aggressive in pursuing new business and in offering the most advanced services. You can find a career at ACT that personally involves you in creative analysis and judgment, independent thought, and active dialogues with clients. Your talents can be developed to their fullest potential and your ambitions given an atmosphere in which to flourish.
For more information, submit your resume, or contact Arnett Carbis Toothman representative.