Our Training Programs

The philosophy passionately cultivated by our Managing Shareholder and embraced by our entire firm is that Wilkin & Guttenplan's people are our most precious resource. That's why we invest heavily in a formal, carefully structured training program. "On the job training" is valuable, but it's only one aspect of your education here. We combine practical, job-based learning with a comprehensive classroom-style curriculum to provide you with the accounting knowledge and supporting technical (and as you advance, more sophisticated leadership, managerial and functional) skills to broaden your knowledge and experience. In addition, as you continue in your career, a developmental coach will work with you to create a tailored program that carefully considers your interests and charts a course for growth that works for you, and in turn, for the firm.

More specifically, our training is divided into:

  • Training in Your First Year
  • Advanced Level Training (after 1 year with the firm—which is when the training becomes more tailored and personalized.)

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Training in Your First Year

We appreciate the unique challenges you face at this stage of your career. You want to make a positive impression, are eager to learn what you'll need to accomplish on client assignments, and how to manage the transition from being a student to becoming an accounting professional. So our multi-faceted training systematically addresses these issues with:

  1. New Staff Orientation: It's the focus of your first week at Wilkin & Guttenplan, and is moderated by shareholders and managers as well as other accounting staff. It's very similar to the initial training provided to our interns, comprised of:
    • Making the transition from being a student to becoming an accounting professional and business advisor
    • Introduction to our firm, departments and various services offered
    • Accounting software applications and their usage
    • Audit procedures and preparation of work papers
    • Financial statement preparation
    • Tax matters

Advanced Level Training

As your career progresses, you will develop an annual personalized Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program in conjunction with the Firm's CPE coordinator to address your individual interests and needs. Some classes are mandatory for all firm members to fulfill professional CPE requirements. Classes may also be taken at local colleges, state society sponsored programs or at other professional organizations' sites. And to help you develop and refine your managerial and communication effectiveness, classes are available in public speaking, leadership development, supervisory skills, communication and writing, time management-and more.

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