Is BaCo Group Right For You?
BaCo Group is a Dallas area CPA firm that offers a very contemporary work environment. We are technologically driven and use our tech to deliver more proactive services to all our clients. We value relationships and are looking for people who want to work with our clients and develop trusted partnerships with them. On the professional side, we hire interns and accountants who are pursuing or have completed their CPA. Specific openings are listed below. If you believe your skill-set matches the criteria described, please complete the application below.
Why should you consider a career with the BaCo Group?
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The BaCo Group Employee Benefit Package includes
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Fully paid health insurance package
The company offers a fully paid health insurance policy through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. The plan includes a deep network of participating physicians and access to the Baylor Scott & White network of hospitals in the event their services are needed. The company also offers family coverage, a dental plan and an optical plan for each employee to consider enrolling in with pre-tax payroll deductions.
The BaCo Your Time Policy
Frequently employers offer unlimited time off because "you can work from anywhere" which sounds great on the surface but that often turns into no real time off. While the idea you can work from anywhere is very true at the BaCo Group because each employee can log into our hosted server from anywhere, the BaCo Group respects the boundaries of each of their employees and their time off is their time, not the firms. Just because we can work from anywhere doesn't mean you are expected to. What does that mean? It means no lugging a laptop along on vacation or for a weekend with your significant other. It means no text messages, emails and calls to your cell phone. Your time is your time. Your paid time off includes holidays, post busy season days and time off commensurate with your tenure with the firm. We also have a summer reduced hours policywhere members of the team can take off every other Friday, giving each team member the ability to get a summer with an abundance of three day weekends.
If you are wondering how we do that, take a look at any of our business cards and see if they include cell phone numbers. Our voice over IP system is really flexible, we can take calls anywhere but we don't include our cell phone numbers on our cards because that sends a message to the person that has the card that it is okay to call me on my cell if needed. Clients, vendors, etc may not be aware that you are on vacation, or running some personal errands.
It's also your cell phone, so adding your business email to it is your call, not ours. Many of our staff have it set up and turn it off and on, at their discretion. That boundary is important to us, it's how we keep our work life balance and different than a lot of firms, ownership here expects you to take time off and unplug. They ask you to make sure email is turned off on your phone and everyone at the office is asked to respect that time. Ownership has your back when you are out because they want the firm to have their back when they are out.
Unique Office Environment
You won't walk into our convenient North Dallas office, located near the corner of the Tollroad and LBJ in Farmers Branch, and think "this is an accountanting firm." We are going to look different because we are different, each full time professional staff person has their own private office and they aren't the traditional private offices you see in a lot of firms, complete with a print of cattle grazing in front of an oil well, they are uniquely yours. The art on the wall includes prints from some of your photos of favorite places you've been, so the feel in your is going to be unique to you. As an accountant, we spend a lot of time in our office, working on tax returns, projecting results and tax consequences or researching the tax impact of a particular transaction. You need a place that allows you to focus but feels comfortable, that's why we have resisted the idea of hoteling. You've heard firms make the comment that real estate is the most expensive part of a firm and therefore they are willing to sacrifice your comfort for their bottom line. We roll up our sleeves, work hard and need a place to do it. We give you a private place to work and then offer some flex environments, including some smaller collaborative work spaces or think tanks as we like to call them, we have a conference room and comfortable break area for firm wide events.
We also have routine energinzing moments, we have gone to the movies in the middle of the afternoon and every monday we bring in lunch and have a staff meeting where we laugh a little and watch old episodes of The Office or Parks and Recreation.
The office is non-smoking and their is an abundance of free, covered parking just outside the door to the office.
Your Health is Important
It's dangerous to be an accountant, we spend a lot of time sitting at our desk, working on a computer. Snacking on something convenient and at times during the year, working some hours to get returns done. Because of that we are more susceptible to things like heart disease, diabetes or just getting obese. The founder of the firm has lost a lot of weight and that process is what made us a firm where the health of our employees and community is important.
We therefore support the American Diabetes Association and are active participants in their annual tour de cure, where we sponsor a rest stop. The City of Farmers Branch also makes their rec center available to people who work in the city and the BaCo Group pays for your membership to the rec center for all full-time employees that want to use it. The rec center includes an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a 60,000 square foot work out facility with a running track, exercise equipment, treadmills, bicycles, basketball and racquetball courts and exercise studios for yoga, Zumba, spin or aerobics that are all included at no additional charge, with your membership.
Have you ever heard of a firm say "our goal is to eliminate overtime in tax season" before? Well you have now, how do we do it? Technology. Instead of an environment where we use technology to be able to work from anywhere at anytime, we are developing a technology that does work behind the scene, gathering transactions and account balances that let us know what's going on in our clients files real time. We combine that with a unique process (patent pending) that automatically converts GAAP financials to a tax basis balance sheet and income statement. That makes the data 24x7. Our clients like the idea that we are going to eliminate surprises, to give them insights into their business and most importantly, get in the huddle with them. So often we show up after the fact and let someone know, far too late, what the tax consequences of the decisions they made are.
Clients always make statements like, "this should be easy" or "why does this have to be so complicated" and we agree that a complicated thing like income taxes should be easier for you to determine and plan for. Our clients are profitable, ethical and therefore understand that they will have to pay taxes, they expect us to help them reduce their taxes and plan for them. Tax prep will still be part of the job, it just won't be as time consuming because we will work hard all year long, preparing the returns and getting questions answered before year end.
Even though the technology is not in final form, it already has proven to be an invaluable tool, which continue to reduce the hours we work. Each staff member is given a work plan before the year, where the hours projected for their projects are lined up for them. Last year, due to these efficiencies, not one member of the team has met their expected hours quota and we think that's a good thing.