MLR

Careers

We Invest in Talent.

At Maxwell Locke & Ritter, we cultivate our culture through the selection, retention, and development of our people. As an employee, you control the direction of your career and own your client relationships in a challenging work environment with people who care about you personally and professionally.

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Benefits

We offer benefits comparable to the Big 4 accounting firms, including competitive compensation, medical benefits, paid time off and holidays, paid parental leave and continuing professional education.  In addition, we offer some distinct benefits that are not found at other accounting firms:

  • A flexible, family-friendly culture – Our employees choose a personalized work schedule, including reduced, flex-time or flex-place work schedules, that allows them to successfully balance their personal life commitments with their professional responsibilities.
  • Annual profit-sharing – We provide our financial results to our employees and share our success through our annual employee profit sharing plan. 
  • Personalized career path and progression – Employee-driven career paths coupled with partner guidance and a commitment to professional development allows us to maintain a low turnover rate.
  • Wellness programs – Our Wellness Team provides mind and body wellness programs, including a wellness room with resources for new moms, small group personal training classes, in-house yoga classes, discounted and free gym memberships, and various monthly wellness activity challenges and outings.
  • Community participation – We support our employees’ participation in community service and as a team we are involved in over 200 community organizations in the Austin and Round Rock area.  

Testimonials

The empowerments the firm gives to keep learning, develop ourselves, get involved, and share knowledge, combined with a longstanding commitment to flexibility and balance for its people, makes ML&R a pretty unique CPA firm. I’m proud to be part of this team.

ML&R is a special place, and our core values are alive in all levels of the company.  Our leaders truly believe that their people are their best asset and involve them in creating and improving new processes.

This firm represents a new kind of accounting firm, where people and their lives at home are important, not just getting the work done.

ML&R has a great family environment that overwhelmingly works to make sure every employee is satisfied with their job.

MLR is truly committed to their vision – not just in writing but through actions.

The partners and associates are great mentors, fostering a culture of continuing education, professional, and personal development.

Accolades

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  • 1993

    Quality Supplier Service Award from Austin White Lime Company

  • 1995

    Austin Partners in Education Hall of Fame

  • 1996

    F.E.M.A.L.E. – Formerly Employed Mothers at the Leading Edge Family Friendly Business Award

    Austin Partners in Education Employers Support Parenting Award

  • 1997

    Austin Chapter of Texas Society of CPAs – Firm Special Recognition

  • 1998

    Austin Chapter of Texas Society of CPAs – Firm Special Recognition

  • 1999

    Austin Software Council – The Connector Award

  • 2000

    Texas Society of CPAs Lone Star Pathfinder Award

    Austin Chapter of Texas Society of CPAs—President’s Award

  • 2001

    Quality Supplier Service Award from Austin White Lime Company

    Fund for Childcare Excellence – Family Friendly Business Designation—Platinum Award

    Austin Mayor and City Council – Distinguished Service Award

  • 2002

    Fund for Childcare Excellence – Family Friendly Business Designation—Platinum Award

    Samaritan Center – Ethics in Business Award

  • 2003

    Quality Supplier Service Award from Austin White Lime Company

    Fund for Childcare Excellence – Family Friendly Business Designation—Gold Award

  • 2004

    Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

    Ballet Austin Corporate Balletomane Award

  • 2005

    Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

  • 2006

    Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

    The Arts Education League of Austin Lyric Opera’s Perfect 10 Award

  • 2007

    Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

    Austin Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes—Employer/Business Leader

  • 2008

    Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

    Austin Independent School District—Austin Works: Recognition for contributing to the success of students by being a supported employer

    Quality Supplier Service Award from Austin White Lime Company

    San Juan Diego Catholic High School Recognition

  • 2009

    Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

    Profiles in Power and Women of Influence Award—Awarded to Stuart Vick Smith as an “Industry Standout”

    Austin Under 40 Award—Awarded to Kyle Parks in the “Business and Entrepreneurship” category

  • 2010

    INSIDE Public Accounting Best of the Best Firm

    Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

  • 2011

    Austin Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers in Central Texas

    Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

    Ethics in Business Award from the Samaritan Counseling Center—Business Category

  • 2012

    Austin Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers in Central Texas

    Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

    Austin Chamber of Commerce Greater Austin Business Awards—Community Relations winner in the Medium Division

  • 2013

    Austin Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers in Central Texas

    Accounting Today’s Best Firms To Work For

    INSIDE Public Accounting Best of the Best Firm

    INSIDE Public Accounting All Star Firms

    Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work

  • 2014

    Austin Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers in Central Texas

    Accounting Today’s Best Firms To Work For

    INSIDE Public Accounting Best of the Best Firm

    INSIDE Public Accounting Top 200 Firms

    American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Workplace – Gold Award

  • 2015

    Austin Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers in Central Texas

    Accounting Today’s Best Firms To Work For

    Accounting Today’s Top 100 Regional Firms

    INSIDE Public Accounting Best of the Best Firm

    INSIDE Public Accounting Top 200 Firms

    American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Workplace – Gold Award

  • 2016

    Accounting Today’s Best Firms to Work For

    Accounting Today’s Top 100 Regional Firms

    Austin Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers in Central Texas

    INSIDE Public Accounting’s Best of the Best Firms

    INSIDE Public Accounting’s 200 Fastest Growing Firms

    INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 200 Firms

    American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Workplace – Gold Award