Do you love public accounting and want to join a team that will encourage your professional growth and afford you the opportunity to work with a diverse client base? Would you appreciate being a part of a firm that truly values your efforts and contributions? Supportive, motivating, inclusive and approachable leadership are more than words to us, at Gilbert, they are our foundation. Gilbert has all the resources and advantages of a big firm, but our size allows our team members to have more control of their professional growth and mobility. At Gilbert, we don’t hire bodies; we hire professionals that will enrich our culture and long-term success.
We place a high priority on fostering professional development and nurturing our mentor programs. We regularly facilitate educational workshops and seminars that help our team expand their technical skills and achieve their career aspirations.
Our firm leaders are able to maximize the experiences of our team by fostering one-on-one relationships with staff at all levels of the firm. From the first day at Gilbert, staff members have access to firm leaders by way of an open-door policy. Shareholders and managers make themselves available for any type of communication, as we realize our most important asset is our people.
If you‘ve never experienced the CEO of your company engaging you in a water-gun fight on a Friday afternoon, then you have never worked for a firm like Gilbert. While we work hard and adhere to the highest standards of client service, we also like to have fun and enjoy our day-to-day interactions with our fellow team members. We pride ourselves on our culture of caring and we strive each and every day to ensure our team members are professionally challenged and fulfilled.
Giving Back to Our Community
We believe in being good citizens both inside and outside the office. We organize and participate in charity events and volunteer our time to local causes with the goal of making Sacramento and surrounding areas a better place to live and do business for everyone.
Our team is involved in more than 50 community organizations as backers, members and directors. Annually, we plan an office-wide community service day when we close our office for the day and enthusiastically roll up our sleeves and tackle various projects at several local nonprofits. We want our employees to lead a full life both in and out of the office, and we believe that community service is vital to that goal.
We are honored to be ranked as the top accounting firm on the Corporate Philanthropy – Direct Giving list in the Sacramento Business Journal year after year.
Benefits and Perks
Health and Wellness
Gilbert offers Group Health Insurance. We also offer Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA) for Dental and Vision, Long-Term Disability, Group Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Cafeteria Plan Options and 401(k).
Holiday and Paid Time Off
Gilbert offers a generous amount of Paid Time-Off (PTO) to each employee and observes ten holidays each year.
CPA Exam Bonus
Gilbert encourages its new associates to take and pass the CPA exam within two years of employment. Any employee new to public accounting, who takes and passes the CPA exam during his or her first year of employment at Gilbert, is eligible for a $2,000 bonus, if taken and passed in the second year of employment he or she is eligible for a $1,000 bonus.
The firm allows up to four days in the two years as time off with pay to take the CPA exam. Once passed, the firm pays for associated fees of obtaining and maintaining the CPA certification.
Participation in CPA affairs is regarded as an integral part of being a professional. The firm pays your annual dues in the AICPA and state society.
Professional & Community Events
There are several professional and community event tickets offered complimentary to staff throughout the year. We encourage active participation in our region.
Staff members can participate on a social committee to coordinate fun events throughout the year. The firm enjoys a holiday party, May Fun Day, and a summer picnic. Based on availability, there may even be any opportunity to attend a Sacramento King’s game and the seats are so close, you can almost touch a player.
We are headquartered in Natomas where I-5 and I-80 cross. You may have seen our sign as you’ve driven by. We’re just minutes from downtown Sacramento, but are so glad that we don’t have its daily traffic and parking challenges.
New Business Bonus
A bonus is available for new client business generated by staff below senior manager level. This bonus is designed to share the profit on a new client, and additional services to existing clients for one year, with the staff member who brought the business in the door.
Making Speeches and Writing for Publication
The firm encourages staff members to write articles for publication in accounting journals and in other publications and to make speeches to various professional, business, and civic groups.
Often the subject matter for a speech can be edited and revised so as to become an article for publication. It is worth the effort, since the firm pays a $250 award for an article accepted for publication by an appropriate journal.
Gilbert Associates has a mentor program designed to assist you in your professional success. After your first six months at Gilbert, you will be paired with a mentor; someone you can respect and feel comfortable with. You will meet regularly with your mentor to determine your short-term and long-term goals, develop a plan for the coming year and identify tasks for reaching your goals.
The mentor program adds the support many professionals need early in their careers.