I discovered RPB during college with an opportunity for a summer internship. Because I grew up in a small town, working in Milwaukee was daunting to me, but the Firm seemed like it would be a great fit for me. During my internship, I developed a bond with everyone I worked with and could honestly see myself working there in the future. At the end of my internship I was offered a full-time position upon graduation. I accepted the offer without hesitation! RPB is the perfect size and is full of helpful people who are relatable, easy to talk to, and there to learn from. RPB provides great benefits and gives employees the ability to have a flexible balance between work and home life that other firms do not offer. The size of the firm allows new staff to advance quickly and be exposed to a variety of jobs, while still having the ability to ask questions of more experienced staff. I am truly grateful for the opportunities RPB has given me and the culture and staff that surround me.
I had two internships with RPB during college, so I was fortunate to really get to know the Firm and decide that it was the right fit for me. What made me choose to begin my career here is the culture at RPB—unlike larger firms you get a chance to know everyone on an individual basis; you get to work with some great people! You also get the opportunity to work on a variety of business types and are involved directly with the entire process of jobs from start to finish.
UW Whitewater has a spring internship program that I participated in. After the interviews and matching process I was employed by RPB for tax season in the Madison offices. After the tax internship they offered a summer auditing internship in the Milwaukee office, which I accepted. The following year, during graduate school, I had a few days off from classes and was able to help out in the Madison office for another tax season. Upon completing that, I received a full-time offer in the Milwaukee office. I immediately accepted as I had really enjoyed working out of all three offices and loved the culture and balance that RPB offered. I never wanted to work for a large accounting firm and the size of RPB was perfect for me. I know everyone in the firm and am able to receive guidance and support from all levels.
RPB is the perfect size firm that allows for new hires to dive right in. The Firm has an open, friendly environment – everybody is so easy to talk to and help if you have any questions. In addition, there are many opportunities for advancement within the firm. The people – including clients and co-workers, the work flexibility, and the diversity of the work are some of the items staff members find most satisfying about working at RPB.