What Makes ML&R the “#1 Best Mid-Sized Accounting Firm to Work for”


In 2019, Maxwell Locke & Ritter was named  “#1 Best Mid-sized Accounting Firm to Work for” by Accounting Today. It was our seventh consecutive year as one of Accounting Today’s “Best Accounting Firms to Work for”, but our first year at the very top of the list.

Our award-winning culture is rooted in our founders’ vision of a unique public accounting firm where people are eager to serve clients and build

relationships. Last year’s recognition as the best mid-sized firm in the nation demonstrates that their vision has been realized.

Between great people, work-life balance, flexibility, strong teams, a family-friendly environment, employee-driven career paths, and a values-driven culture, Maxwell Locke & Ritter offers a unique and fulfilling employee experience. Read what our people have to say about what makes Maxwell Locke & Ritter the best place to work.

Todd Miller, tax:  Putting our core values into practice – they’re not just words on a piece of paper. Living those values is supported at all levels.

R.J. Salome and audit partners, Sara Maxwell and A.J. Zimmerhanzel

R.J. Salome, audit: The people, the flexibility, and the innovative thinking – everyone is constantly finding ways to be a better place to work.

Vanessa McElwrath and wealth management team members Alicia Horn, Stuart Smith, Sarah Wasaff, and Julie Reinhardt

Vanessa McElwrath, wealth management: My colleagues and clients! They inspire me to be a better person every day.

Doris Ayala, tax: It’s people, including our leaders. The partners are so welcoming, and I feel I can tell them anything. They care about our people and challenge us and help us grow.

Lauren Lemke, audit: The people and their supportive attitudes. Even when times are hectic, everyone rallies around one another and helps where they can.

Chandler Raymond and audit service line leader, Meg Youngblood

Chandler Raymond, support: Flexibility, work-life balance and most importantly, I work with some of the hardest working people on the support team. I’m so lucky to be on this team!

Shannon Peterson and Team ML&R at Austin’s annual Fit Company Challenge

Shannon Peterson, tax: Teamwork! We all like to share knowledge and help each other out – we build each other up instead of competing against each other.

Tara Holman, audit: Work satisfaction combined with a flexible and family-friendly culture. The kicker is the people – everyone here is so genuine, intelligent, and motivating. 

Interested in working for the “#1 Best Mid-sized Accounting Firm to Work for” in the nation? Visit our careers page and apply today!

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