Is BaCo Group Right For You?
BaCo Group offers a very contemporary work environment. We pride ourselves on ‘out of the box’ thinking, both with respect to our clients and our own firm management style. 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 career interest form below.
Why should you consider a career with the BaCo Group?
Click on the notes below, to find out directly, from members of the team ...
Ford Baker CPA, Founder
Having started the firm, initially it was named Baker & Company, but internally, we referred to ourselves as BaCo, the name kind of stuck and we moved to the BaCo Group because the identifiable word there is “group” – we developed a team approach to client service, it isn’t just my firm but their career and their job is an integral part of everyone’s life that works here. That team approach sends the message to our clients and each other, that this is a group and we work together.
Recently, I had an opportunity to meet with a CPA who had sold his practice and stayed on after the sale to help with the transition. I mentioned in that conversation that in 2014 I had taken off in July and rode my bicycle from Canada to Mexico, I was out all month long. He asked how I could take off that much time and I replied our goal is that the group will cover for me while I am out, just like I will cover for them when they are out. He said something that really hit home, he said “I can’t take off that long and I sold my practice.”
Adapting that culture was not an automatic process but over time it formed based on what our firm vauled. Helping you be all you were created to be is really limiting that if it is just work, we were created to be a son, a daughter, a spouse, a parent, a friend, an advocate that does more than put debits on the left and credits on the right. It’s important that we provide excellent service to our clients when we are here so they appreciate and understand the need for us to take off when we aren’t. Once our clients become part of this culture, they are really excited about our trips, they know we plan for this to happen and they enjoy being part of a culture that thinks ahead and protects everyone’s downtime.
The world has adapted a 24x7 mentality, and I have had clients state they kind of expect that from us and I simply respond, no matter the size or the consequence, “that will never happen.” Our cell phone numbers are not on our business cards. We are not a call center, we also are a business where every single person and most businesses have the same deadlines, so there are times where we work a lot more, especially around those deadlines. The nice thing about that is that everyone in the world and most every business also has times where we don’t have to meet those deadlines, so we can plan ahead and take advantage of those down times but only if we plan ahead.
Work as a team, disconnect, reconnect and come back refreshed, that’s why BaCo. It not only works for me; it works for the Group.
Kaila Maxey, Tax Advisor - Former Big 4 Staff
From the very beginning, BaCo Group has made me feel welcomed and treated me as a valuable member of the team. I initially started my career at a bigger firm, and while that offered me the opportunity to meet a lot of great people, it was easy to feel like just a number. At BaCo, I have already learned so much in such a short period of time and gotten to see a lot more of how a business actually runs and the impact our role has for them. Even though I wasn’t exactly looking for a job when I saw the opening at Baco, I couldn’t help but feel like I was missing out on an amazing opportunity if I didn’t apply, and I’m so glad I did. BaCo has allowed me to work on a number of different industries doing the work that I am interested in, while still offering the flexibility and family-friendly, caring work environment I was looking for. While the nature of public accounting can get a bad reputation for being stuck at a desk all day, BaCo is constantly focused on health and well-being, even during busy season. I couldn’t be happier to work for a firm that promotes flexibility and value in their people, while still allowing you to be very successful at your career.
Senior / Experienced Accountant
We currently are seeking an experienced senior to join our firm in a full time capacity. The right candidate will be a CPA or working toward that designation and have experience in the preparation of business tax returns including S Corps, Corporations and Partnerships. Our firm has clients with operations across the country, so state and multi-state experience is also a plus. He or she will have strong communications skills and be comfortable stepping into client communications almost immediately.
The firm will work to develop an expanded book of business for the right candidate to grow into and manage, we will use the expertise we have obtained in SEO optimization to develop that book of business so your path to becoming a partner is as smooth as you would like it.
If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to pursue, please complete the application below!
We are currently seeking a Tax Intern to work on multiple engagements and deliver high quality tax planning, consulting, research and tax preparation services to our clients. This position offers training in preparation of federal and state income tax returns for individuals and their businesses, research of tax related issues encountered by clients, prepare research memos, written guidance and other correspondence, as well as, excellent opportunities for advancement.
This candidate must be pursing their Bachelors/Masters Degree with major in Accounting with an emphasis in Taxation and on the path to get their CPA license. This is a part-time position and flexible with school schedules.