Kreischer Miller Ranked Number One Mid-Size Employer for 2019 by The Philadelphia Inquirer
Kreischer Miller, a leading independent accounting, tax, and advisory firm serving the Greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas, today announced that it has been ranked as the top mid-size employer on The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Top Workplaces list for 2019. Forty-five mid-size employers were named a Top Workplace, as part of 125 companies of all sizes that were named to the list. Kreischer Miller was one of just two accounting firms to appear on the list overall.
While the list of companies that were named a Top Workplace was announced in March, where each of those companies ranked on the list was announced at an awards dinner at the Crystal Tea Room on Thursday, April 18, as well as online at philly.com and in the Sunday, April 21 edition of The Inquirer.
“Being named a Top Workplace is an honor in itself, especially since it is based entirely on feedback from our employees,” said Chris Meshginpoosh, Kreischer Miller’s managing director. “To be ranked the number one mid-size employer is very special. It is a clear sign that the investments we make in our employees as well as our efforts to foster a culture where they can make meaningful contributions have a measurable impact.”
The Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.
The Inquirer highlighted several of Kreischer Miller’s benefits for employees. For instance, during tax season and in the fall, free dinners are available Monday through Thursday and on Saturday. The firm also offers Core Hours, a flexible approach to the workday, where client-facing employees have the opportunity to customize their working hours to accommodate personal commitments. The firm also provides extras such as cash incentives to participate in wellness programs, a dry-cleaning pickup service, and free Netflix movie rentals.
The Inquirer also featured one element of Kreischer Miller’s culture in its Top Workplaces supplement published April 19. The firm’s “dress for your day” dress code policy allows employees to dress casually – including jeans – any day of the week, unless a client meeting calls for more formal attire. The firm implemented the new policy a few years ago in response to a growing trend toward more casual work environments amidst a generational shift in the workplace. Bobbi Kelly, Kreischer Miller’s human resources director, noted in The Inquirer’s Top Workplaces supplement that, “Millennials value contribution and comfort. It’s not just about polish and presentation. It’s about what I’m doing, what I’m accomplishing, not about what I look like. And frankly, we saw our clients become more and more casual.”
“The workplace and our employees’ needs are continuously evolving. We place a great deal of emphasis on evaluating ways to ensure our team has the tools and flexibility they need to succeed – professionally and personally. Our focus is on doing what is right for them, so they in turn are in a position to do what is right for our clients,” said Meshginpoosh.
To view the complete Top Workplaces ranking, and for more information about the Top Workplaces lists, visit https://topworkplaces.com/publication/philly.
About Kreischer Miller
Kreischer Miller is a leading independent accounting, tax, and advisory firm that serves the Greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas. The firm is built to respond to the unique needs of growth-oriented private companies, helping them smoothly transition through growth phases, business cycles, and ownership changes. Kreischer Miller offers a wide range of services, including Audit & Accounting, Tax Strategies, Business Advisory, Human Capital Resources, and Technology Solutions across an array of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, construction, real estate, not-for-profits, media, government contracting, professional services, family-owned businesses, and investment firms. The firm provides insight and creative services to organizations that need to be able to quickly adapt and respond to changing market opportunities and challenges. To learn more, visit www.kmco.com.