ROCHESTER, NY (MARCH 29, 2021) – Ask any CPA what they’ve been up to lately, and the unanimous answer is, “work, eat, sleep.” Even though the April 15 tax deadline has been extended to May 15, the team at Flaherty Salmin CPAs is still busily taking care of their corporate, affordable housing and personal clients’ needs, while also helping those businesses, organizations and individuals navigate the financial impacts and various economic relief packages available as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Although the Firm’s 65+ employees typically put in a minimum of 55- to 60-hour work weeks at this time of year during the deadline-driven busy season, staff members have nothing but good things to say about working at Flaherty Salmin CPAs. And, once again, they have received a Top Workplaces honor from The Democrat and Chronicle. And it’s not a fluke. Despite the long hours during tax season, Flaherty Salmin CPAs culture remains “tops” and has resulted in their being awarded a Top Workplaces honor six years in a row.
“Our folks are the best. Despite the long hours and hard work, we support each other along the way. It has been an unusual year for everyone coping with the pandemic. We are so fortunate to have this tremendous team. It is an honor that our people believe us to be among Rochester’s Top Workplaces year over year. We can’t think of a better reason to celebrate,” said Tim Flaherty, Managing Partner.
This honor is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization, such as alignment, execution and connection.
In addition to the Top Workplaces honor, Flaherty Salmin CPAs was named among America’s top recommended tax and accounting firms by Forbes in December 2019 and 2020, based on a survey of 1,800 industry peers. The firm was also ranked in the most recent Inside Public Accounting Top 400 Firms. In 2018, Flaherty Salmin CPAs earned a Best of Accounting Award from Inavero, based on client satisfaction surveys.
“We’re proud that the work we do as a Firm, and how we do it, is appreciated by our employees, our peers and our clients,” said Flaherty. “It’s a testament to following our mission to provide excellent quality and the best possible service—and right now that’s more important than ever. Our team is 100% committed to helping the people we serve navigate through the various impacts and changes over the past year.”
Since its founding in 1958, Flaherty Salmin has grown steadily as a direct result of its reputation and referrals from happy clients and other professionals. Today, the firm is ranked as the 10th largest CPA firm in the Rochester area.
While Flaherty Salmin delivers comprehensive CPA services for businesses and individuals, it distinguishes itself through its comprehensive knowledge of the community development and affordable housing industry, helping clients navigate the complex financial and regulatory environment. Services include cost certification audits, annual audit and tax return preparation, investor and tax related projections, compliance reviews and innovative consulting.
“We have earned a reputation for being a solid player in affordable housing on a regional and national level,” says Flaherty. “As the need for affordable housing continues to grow across the United States, we’re the perfect size to adapt to the needs of our clients,” Flaherty explain. “We certainly have the know-how, the boots on the ground and the depth and breadth of experience that allow us to do what we do.”
Many of Flaherty Salmin’s clients have remained loyal to the Firm because of the hands-on role its team takes, including proactively educating clients about the evolving tax law changes.
“We want to thank each and every person on our team for the expertise, professionalism and commitment they deliver every day—to each other and to our clients,” says Flaherty. “We understand that having satisfied employees is directly related to having satisfied clients. We don’t take that for granted.”
Making the world a better place to work together.™ Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 23 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.