Concannon Miller hosted its annual College Night this week, with more than 20 students in attendance from DeSales University and Moravian College.
The students had the opportunity to submit their resumes for internships and jobs, and Concannon Miller employees shared what it’s like to work at the firm.
Shareholder Ron Cressman, who before joining Concannon Miller worked at an eight-person firm and then in the Big 4, said the firm’s perfect mid-range size presented him with the best opportunities.
“Our firm really offers a tremendous opportunity to learn accounting and tax,” he said.
Staff Accountant Mike Dranchak said he has a lot of friends who work at Big 4 firms but that they work many more hours often on very tedious work.
“They’ll work on cash accounts for months – I got to do more than that on just my first audit,” he said.
Mike, who moved from the Scranton area to join the firm about a year ago, said he’s made friends very quickly and noted he was flying to the Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game with co-workers that weekend.
Mike credited the firm’s Buddy Program, which matches up new hires with a peer at the firm upon their hire. Mike’s Buddy, Staff Accountant Troy Silfies, helped Mike find an apartment and took him out to lunch with other co-workers several times. The firm pays for several Buddy lunches.Mike also said he likes that he’s able to walk into any shareholder’s office to ask for advice or just how their weekend was.
“No way would you be able to just walk into the office of a shareholder at the Big 4,” he said.
Other Concannon Miller employees said they liked how the firm was very flexible with accommodating personal time off, was very involved in charitable efforts in the community and had many social activities, like a company volleyball team and happy hours.
Senior accountant Andrew Desiderio said he really appreciated the firm’s extensive mobile technology.
“It really allows us for ease of work and to better serve our clients,” he said.