We recruit on campus to select only the best graduates from area colleges. If you are an accounting major ready for hands-on experience in the field then Dannible & McKee, LLP is the right place for you.
While the exact number of new hires varies from year to year, we estimate that between 8 and 10 new college graduates will be hired each year. Typically, we hire 4 or 5 staff accountants for our income tax department and 4 or 5 staff accountants for our audit department.
Our Recruiting Process
While we accept resumes through the mail, your best opportunity to be selected to join our team is to participate in the on campus recruiting process. It gives us an opportunity to compare you with your peers in a variety of Central New York colleges and universities.
Resume Prescreening: We will receive over 1,000 resumes from various colleges and universities throughout Central New York. We carefully review each and every resume looking for qualities that we are interested in, such as a reasonable grade point average (generally a 3.0 or above), campus activities (clubs, sports, student life, etc.), employment experience, whether it was during the summer months or during each semester and outside personal interest.
On Campus Interviews: We will speak with over 100 students on campus, generally in 20-25 minute interviews where we have an opportunity to meet with you face to face. We like to ask open-ended questions that give us a chance to get to know you, your interests, and your personality. While these short interviews can be quite pressure packed, they give you an opportunity to separate you, from your peers.
In Office Interviews: After the on campus portion of the interview process we will invite between 20-25 students to our offices for a tour and an opportunity to meet with some of our partners and other professional staff. This gives you a chance to get to know us better, our culture and our office environment.
Offer Letter: Shortly after the office visit we will contact you by telephone or mail with news of a pending offer or not.
Start Date: Once selected and accepted your start date will be around the 1st of October.
What Are We Looking For?
We pride ourselves on our most important asset – our people. We are selective in our hiring, and in our recruiting process that helps us to determine whether or not we can provide you with the type of professional experience you seek. Likewise, we want you to aspire to be the best you can be as you begin your career.
We base our own performance evaluations on various competencies. These competencies help us to measure your growth as professionals and they serve us well in helping us measure your potential as one of our team members.
Our competencies include: achievement orientation, adaptability, business focus, communication, developing oneself and others, problem solving, project leadership, teamwork, and technical excellence. You should consider these competencies as you prepare for your interviews. Of course, we highly value your level of academic achievement, extracurricular activities and internship experiences.
Your First Year
Your first year as an employee at Dannible & McKee, LLP will be both a challenging and rewarding experience. We tell our entry-level accountants that one year from your start date you will be a new person – a professional. You will have an opportunity to work with a variety of clientele on a diversity of industries throughout Central New York. We provide services to business’ ranging from large drug store chains and manufactures to financial institutions. While the nature and extent of services provided to our clientele varies, they all expect and receive the same high quality professional service.
Dannible & McKee, LLP is dedicated to provide our clientele with the highest quality service. We start by selecting only the best graduating seniors from Central New York colleges and universities. Once hired, the students will attend an intensive two-week training program that prepares them for the business world. Thereafter, each professional is required to attend at least 40 hours of continuing professional education annually. Personnel will have an opportunity to attend continuous education programs at external locations. All personnel receive additional technical education through periodic internally presented courses taught by the partners and managers of the Firm. Our commitment to continuing professional education is second to none and exceeds all professional standards.
Submit Your Resume
Please submit your resume, letter of interest and transcript to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.