By David M. Desmarais
By Daniel M. Andrea
By Deanna San Antonio
We are so much more than an accounting firm. Our award-winning firm treats our team like family. From our Emerging Leaders Program to our Mentor Program, we offer a wide range of programs and benefits. Plus, we continuously dedicate numerous resources to the training and development of our staff.
Our medical, dental and vision benefits are designed to provide our team members with coverage that fits them and their family’s health goals. Not only does our health plan encourage and support preventive care, often with no out-of-pocket costs, it provides access to a national network of healthcare providers, including some of the finest doctors, dentists, specialists, and hospitals. We also provide Health Savings Accounts (HSAs); Flexible Savings Accounts (FSAs); and a Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCA), to help employees set aside money on a tax-free basis to help cover health care expenses.
Starting day one we offer team members a 401(k) retirement savings plan with an employer funded match of 50% of the first 4% of total compensation.
In addition, we also offer:
KLR offers a generous tuition assistance program that includes graduate level job-related courses, certifications, accreditations or special designation programs. To help our staff to realize both their professional and personal goals we partner with a professional CPA review program to help you prepare for and pass the CPA exam. Our Firm pays for the entire cost for enrollment upfront, and awards you a bonus once you successfully complete and obtain your CPA certification.
We whole-heartedly believe that our best referral sources are our employees. We can never underestimate the power of our combined networks, which is why we encourage all staff to recommend potential new employees to the Firm. If a referral you brought in is hired, you are eligible to receive a referral bonus based on the level of hire.
Our term life insurance, AD&D, long-term disability and short-term disability insurance coverage options provide you with both peace of mind and financial protection against the unexpected.
Need time away from the office? No problem. KLR offers unlimited paid time-off. Yes, you read that right. Designed to provide you with the flexibility you need to be a rock star at home and in the office our PTO program gives you all the time you need. Better yet, we offer half-day Fridays in the summer (from Memorial Day to Labor Day).
We understand that it’s hard to make it to the grocery store during busy season or home in time to get your child off the bus. That’s why we host busy season lunches and dinners March- April.
Have a client meeting, great, throw on that suit. Have a day full of balance sheets and a lunch date with your calculator? Feel free to rock those jeans. You know our expectations and we know yours--that's why we leave dressing up to you with our "dress for your day" dress code.
With four offices throughout New England, our team is spread out...but we want all colleagues to have the opportunity to meet coworkers from different offices. This is why we host an annual company-wide summit at Gillette Stadium where you get the opportunity to collaborate and network with KLR's entire team, hear from inspirational speakers and engage in team building exercises during a day of professional development created just for you!
At KLR, our people are talented, curious and driven to make a difference for their clients, our community and our firm. We are committed to creating a friendly work environment that is respectful and supports our employees and their families.
Each summer KLR hosts an outing for all employees and their families to not only thank them for their dedication and commitment to the Firm but to provide a fun and exciting night out for the entire family. Previous outings have been held at McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox, Fenway Park and Lake Pearl.
As a testament to our team and the Firms culture we are the proud recipient of some of New England’s most coveted honors and awards:
KLR has been selected again as a finalist for the When Work Works Award (Sloan Award), a prestigious award recognizing employers that successfully use workplace flexibility to meet both organizational and employee goals.
The Providence Business News’ initiative is dedicated to identifying and recognizing the best employers in Rhode Island. This award assesses employees' responses to questions about employer benefits, policies and engagement.
The voluntary mentor program at KLR was designed with your career development and advancement in mind. Our mentor program aims to give both mentors and mentees the resources needed to achieve their professional and personal goals.
Once you have learned the ropes as a new associate and have a year of experience at the firm we welcome and encourage your participation in the mentor program.
Staff can select a mentor of their choice typically someone one to two levels higher than their current position. For example, associates can select a supervisor/ manager as a mentor.
At KLR we take the mentor role very seriously and require anyone interested in becoming a mentor to complete our mentor training program. Supervisors and above can partake in the training and will be evaluated on their commitment to maintaining the integrity of the program with their mentees.
As a mentor you should be willing and able to help mentees reach their highest potential. Your guidance and support will be based on your mentee's experiences, career goals and challenges so your commitment to the program will depend on your willingness to help your mentee succeed. An effective mentor is respectful, trusting, non-judgmental and confident. They have the ability to create a comfortable environment that allows for a meaningful, candid discussion.
Mentors and mentees should meet quarterly, or more often, as needed. To help you get the most out of your time with your mentor, one mentor lunch per quarter is on us and will be reimbursed by the firm.
As a mentee, it is important for you to take an active role in developing the relationship with your mentor and as you progress towards your career goals. To achieve this, it helps for mentees to develop a list of yearly goals. This list can then be reviewed with your mentor and serve as a guide for your career plan.
Mentees will also be encouraged to create a summary of each meeting outlining the general topics of discussion and progress towards achieving their goals. In addition to this, mentees can and should share all successes, and challenges they have faced and mentees are encouraged to point out any additional resources they may need to achieve their goals more effectively.
From your very first day at KLR, our award winning continuing professional education program offers sessions to enhance your interpersonal, leadership and technical skills.
KLR’s in-house education program, KLR University (KLR-U), includes all of the firm’s training and education sessions. KLR-U reinforces our commitment as a Firm to attract and retain the best and brightest staff, enhance career opportunities, encourage and develop future leadership and foster a business culture based on teamwork. Our strength is in our people and we are excited to be investing in our future!
We also host an annual Summit, where all employees meet and strategize on initiatives for the upcoming year. All sessions held at the Summit fall under the KLR-U curriculum.
KLR-U offers 100+ courses ranging from regulatory to practice group development to leadership and business development. Some of our most popular sessions include:
You will feel at home from the start and we will make sure you receive the training, support and guidance you need to grow and reach your career goals. Our people, culture, and programs make KLR a Best Place to Work.
Don't take our word for it. Learn more about what life is like at KLR from some of our team members.
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Our flexibility, office locations and community involvement are just a few of the reasons why we are a great firm to grow and develop your career. Find out why Ashley, Andy and John chose KLR.
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