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Kerkering Barberio & Co Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2017

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Kerkering Barberio & Co CEO Robert Lane
Robert Lane
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent pay, fantastic colleagues, room for advancement, great perks (meals during tax season, give always, acknowledgements)(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great managing Shareholder and COO(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "The cons about working at KB is that tax season is very busy and at times this can be stressful and affect your work/life balance(in 14 reviews)

  • "Long hours during tax season, could have better training (sink or swim attitude)(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "KB is for real"

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    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    KB has a great culture and good hard working people. I don't think there is a smarter group of people working together in the state of Florida.

    Cons

    Compensation is much lower than the national average. There is a very high turnover given the nature of tax season.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fire and focus on retaining middle managers, especially ones that start as interns. Get some ROI on your investment, don't let them walk!

    Kerkering Barberio & Co2017-07-29
  2. "Staff Accountant, CPA"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co full-time

      Pros

      Great environment, overtime pay during tax season and breakfast on Fridays!

      Cons

      I don't have any cons.

      Kerkering Barberio & Co2017-06-24
    • "Good and bad"

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      Former Employee - Receptionist/Executive Administrative Assistant in Sarasota, FL
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Kerkering Barberio & Co

      Pros

      Excellent pay, fantastic colleagues, room for advancement, great perks (meals during tax season, give always, acknowledgements)

      Cons

      Lack of training by management

      Kerkering Barberio & Co2016-05-29

      Kerkering Barberio & Co Response

      June 15, 2016Managing Partner

      Thank you for providing insight on your personal experience in working with Kerkering Barberio. We work hard to create an environment that is rewarding to our team members, and many of your positive statements point to ways we recognize and honor a job well done. Continuous learning ...

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    • "Average"

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      Former Employee - Accountant in Sarasota, FL
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Kerkering Barberio & Co for less than a year

      Pros

      HR team is one of the best, most professional out there. They put in maximum effort to keep employees satisfied and relations smooth.

      Cons

      None nothing not a thing.

      Advice to Management

      As with most smaller firms, more training. More team building for more group cohesiveness increased morale and less exclusionary behavior.

      Kerkering Barberio & Co2016-05-24

      Kerkering Barberio & Co Response

      June 15, 2016Managing Partner

      We appreciate your candid feedback regarding your employment with Kerkering Barberio, and thank you for recognizing the efforts of our HR team, which works hard to make our company one of the leading accounting firms in Southwest Florida. Inclusion of all team members is very important ...

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    • "Great place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co

      Pros

      Great place to work. Flexible work environment; opportunity for growth if you are hard working and passionate about your job; and large firm with great resources / people for complex accounting work.

      Cons

      None. Great place to work.

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up

      Kerkering Barberio & Co2016-02-23

      Kerkering Barberio & Co Response

      June 15, 2016Managing Partner

      Thank you for your comments and feedback regarding your career with KB. We agree that there are many opportunities for growth and are pleased to facilitate an environment of both personal and professional development for our employees. We value your input, and thank you for your dedication ...

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    • "great work environment"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Sarasota, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co full-time

      Pros

      Flexible hours and ability to work remotely; production bonuses; rebates for generating new work

      Cons

      some lack of communication; isolation of "teams"

      Advice to Management

      needs to be more inter-team communication

      Kerkering Barberio & Co2016-02-13

      Kerkering Barberio & Co Response

      June 15, 2016Managing Partner

      Thanks for providing this feedback of your work experience with Kerkering Barberio. The points you identify help us to know what our team members value and areas that we may look at to improve. We appreciate your insights and invite you to discuss in more detail with your team leader ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Atmosphere"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      They want you trained. They care about their employees and retaining them for the long term. The perks are extremely competitive.

      Cons

      Tax Season. If you can't handle the pressure probably not for you.

      Kerkering Barberio & Co2015-10-23
    • Helpful (2)

      "Very good company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co full-time

      Pros

      KB is a company which strives to keep its employees happy. Effort is made during the busy seasons to keep employees positive & motivated: dinner provided at times, massages, special events like lunches & contests, a supportive atmosphere. HR makes an effort to seek out issues and resolve them. Management seems honestly concerned with keeping a work-life balance to help avoid burn-out & turnover. Also, the company...

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      Cons

      401k match could be a lot better/bigger. Like any public accounting firm, work during the busy seasons is intense. However, KB does a great job at trying to make things easier on employees.

      Kerkering Barberio & Co2015-08-31
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good company, good benefits, some retention issues"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co full-time

      Pros

      A company that gets many of the small things right when it comes to employees. Recognizes birthdays, has cookouts on the parking deck, no "mandatory fun" events. There is a strong focus on using best practices and tools that are usually not seen except in larger corporate settings, this is good. Development is provided not just on technical skills, but on soft skills also. Offices are nice and working schedule is flexible...

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      Cons

      Largest issue currently appears to be retention of long-term and upper level employees. This raises the question if employee concerns are not being addressed appropriately with each individual to avoid loss of talent. More structured and targeted training and development plan/system could be developed. Some perception issues may be being caused because higher levels have become too separated from the front-line preparation...

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      Advice to Management

      Keep working to build buy-in on initiatives that benefit the company in the long-term. Be careful that an initiative doesn't just fade away... as this can be perceived as a failure to follow through or close the loop. Remember to listen to lower levels as the younger generations can provide insights or different ways of viewing a situation. Overall, company is responsive to people and their needs, but there is some...

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      Kerkering Barberio & Co2015-08-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great firm to work for!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sarasota, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Kerkering Barberio & Co full-time

      Pros

      I enjoy working at KB because of the variety of project opportunities offered. I also like the flexibility and the fact that I never feel like I am being micro-managed. KB has an open door policy and I can always go to my supervisor and ask questions. In addition, they provide financial assistance for the CPA exam and have fun events throughout the year. I also like the fact that we get paid for overtime hours and/or...

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      Cons

      The cons about working at KB is that tax season is very busy and at times this can be stressful and affect your work/life balance. However, this comes with working at any CPA firm.

      Kerkering Barberio & Co2015-08-04
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