MLR

Culture

We care for our people.

From the beginning, Maxwell Locke & Ritter’s founders Earl Maxwell, Tom Locke and Mark Ritter, were determined to establish a new kind of CPA firm. Knowing there was a better way to practice public accounting, they focused on founding a unique culture where people looked forward to spending their time in the workplace.  This set the stage for the foundation of our culture today, one focused on helping its people reach their potential while providing exceptional service to clients and the community.

Testimonials

Great values, great clients, care about our community and bright people with strong values.

I don’t have to choose between a healthy home life, being a contributing member of my community and a successful career, rather, I am encouraged and supported to find a balance that works for my life as a whole.

There is a strong commitment to the community and ML&R encourages active involvement by its people.

If you are going to work in public accounting, MLR is far and away the best place to work. The firm’s commitment to family and community is unparalleled.

OUR CORE VALUES

Encouraging open communication

Creating an environment where people are motivated by empowerment

Serving our clients with the highest regard for competency, compassion and courtesy

Committing ourselves and living up to our commitments

Treating everyone with honesty, dignity and respect

Participating actively in the community

No success at work is worth failure at home

Our Mission

To help our people and clients achieve their goals

Our Vision

To be a great place to work where our people reach their potential and provide exceptional service to our clients and the community

Wellness

We are dedicated to providing a workplace that promotes the health of our employees.  Our Wellness Team provides opportunities for employees to participate together in programs that improve their overall activity-levels, nutrition and mindfulness. Our programs include resources for new moms, discounted and free gym memberships, small group personal training classes, in-house yoga and various monthly activity challenges, outings and speakers.

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

  • 2017

    Accounting Today’s Beyond the Top 100:  Firms to Watch

    Accounting Today’s Top 100 Regional Leaders

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