You can't spell Perkins
without perks.

As a local, independent firm, we have the freedom to offer benefits our people truly love. (And we’re not just talking about donut day.)

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Perkins Perks

Why settle for good enough?

We listen closely and work hard to give our people what they want, from flexible work arrangements and a choice of paid health plans to unforgettable office parties.

It’s selfish, really. We are proof that happy employees do better work, which makes our clients happy too.

  • 01.

    Competitive pay. Naturally, we work hard to get the numbers right.

  • 02.

    Generous paid time off. We all need ample opportunity to recharge and take care of life outside the office.

  • 03.

    Three medical insurance plans to choose from. Carefully selected offerings to keep you shipshape.

  • 04.

    Professional development. Backing you with comprehensive training and support.

  • 05.

    Flex arrival and departure times. We rearrange time and space to make your work life, work for you.

  • 06.

    Monthly donut day and dessert day. The stuff that really matters.

Think variety, opportunity, and collaboration

Forget the solitary, desk-bound view of accounting life that dominates popular imagination.

While we do ask you to choose a home base—tax or audit—we’ll help you find your fit. Pigeonholing is not our style; you’ll have many opportunities to explore different industries and specialties.

And you can expect to receive outstanding mentoring, training and professional development from day one.

PICK YOUR ROLE

Tax Team

TEAM

You’ll work closely with two or more accountants per job, and on smaller jobs you’ll work more independently.

You’ll also have opportunities to work directly with a shareholder—imagine tapping into that bank of knowledge.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

Never a dull moment (really). The spice in the tax department is the opportunity to work on an array of jobs, with multiple supervisors, for clients in a variety of industries—sometimes all in one day! Generally, you’ll be in the office communicating with your teammates and working collaboratively. By the way, your home-away-from-home is no cube farm; our office space is so beautiful it even won a design award.

RESPONSIBILITIES

You’ll prepare a variety of tax returns for entities and individuals such as S-Corps, C-Corps, partnerships, LLCs, business owners, and high net worth clients. Critical thinking, researching, troubleshooting, and tying out balances are integral parts of delivering the top-notch service that our clients value.

CLIENT INTERACTION

Depending on the client, you’ll have opportunities to connect and answer questions once you’ve developed a base of technical knowledge. Our managers are keen to help you become a trusted business advisor. When it makes sense for your professional development and for the job, they find just the right way to challenge you. They’re great that way.

Pick your role

Audit Group

TEAM

You’ll work closely with two or more accountants per job, and on smaller jobs you’ll work more independently.

You’ll also have opportunities to work directly with a shareholder—talk about access to great training.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

You’ll typically work in the field at the client’s site to access their records and employees, then complete some of the work in our beautiful office. Field work ranges from a few days to a few weeks of local travel. That means you get to sleep in your own bed 98% of the time while fully experiencing the authentic life of an auditor.

Naturally, you can rely on your supervisors to help you develop professionally as you face the technical challenges presented by client issues.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a member of staff, you’ll execute audit and accounting procedures that involve problem-solving, analyzing and reviewing client documents (such as financial statements and accounting records), conducting risk assessments and inventory observations, and creating “work papers” in which you’ll document and communicate your findings. Audit clients are generally mid- to large-sized privately held companies.

CLIENT INTERACTION

Staff auditors connect with clients as part of an audit team, so you’ll be expected to show your professionalism and competence with all levels of client personnel from the get-go.

GET IN TOUCH

Unsure where you'd fit in? We can help with that!

Our Purpose & Values

Our values reflect where we’ve come from, where we are, and where we want to be. One by one, our values show the depth of care in all we do. Together, they show we aspire to be better—for our clients and our people.

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From our people

“The caliber of the individuals I work with, regarding their intelligence and the manner in which they conduct themselves, and the standard of professionalism the company adheres to, makes me proud to work at Perkins.”

Mathew
Tax Manager

“I think it’s good that we face the public with something other than ‘we’re good accountants.’ There’s more to us. When I talk about my job I can be energized because I can talk about what a cool place it is to work and how great the people I work with are.”

Nick
Shareholder

“I feel like I can make mistakes here and the focus is on learning from them, not being punished. That was a huge shift from my prior employer and that has made coming to work everyday so much easier.”

Stephie
Payroll & Benefits Administrator

“When I show my clients I care—by talking to them with respect and creating a friendship—I can really help them thrive.”

Trina
Shareholder

Employee Benefits

Go on. You've earned it.

Summer Internships

Some firms fill internships with “special projects.” We give you real-life experience: two months in the life of a new staff accountant.

You’ll receive all the training and hands-on support we lavish on new hires. But as you settle in, you might be surprised by the independence and responsibility you’ll enjoy. Tax or audit team? We can help you decide. Whichever you choose, you’ll be immersed in all the variety and career-building challenges Perkins can offer.

Current Openings

Mar. 8, 2021
Audit Experienced Staff
Audit & Assurance Department
Portland, OR
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Apr. 6, 2021
Career Day - August 2021 - STUDENTS ONLY
Audit & Assurance, Tax Department
Portland, OR / Remote
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