2021 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“Warm culture and great people”
“Firm makes sure we maintain a healthy lifestyle and work/life balance”
“Slow to change policies and procedures”
About Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.
Freed Maxick advises public and private companies on ways to enhance profitability, save taxes, improve accountability, and reduce risk. The firm specializes in helping clients discover and achieve their bottom-line potential, providing sound business advice based upon its depth of services and experience in a wide variety of industries.
Freed Maxick is a firm rooted in tradition and ready for the future. What started as a small team of accountants in 1958 is now one of the largest public accounting firms in its region-and a Top 100 CPA firm in the nation. Today, Freed Maxick has offices in Batavia, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, N.Y., with additional staff located in New York, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Freed Maxick consistently pursues new opportunities to meet its clients’ needs, acquiring like-minded firms in new geographies, adding additional service offerings through joint ventures, and expanding its service and industry practices to reach new audiences.
Freed Maxick was quick to respond with a remote workforce during the COVID19 pandemic. Our technology allowed us to keep in contact with each other and our clients without issue. We routinely held virtual meetings, “Town Halls,” and Skype calls with specific departments, service lines, and firmwide. Our teams participated in virtual “happy hours” and breakfast meetings to share their experiences of working from home and just to find out how everyone was doing on a personal level. We had open “Parent Chats” for those who wanted to share best practices and ideas for working at home with children in the house or just to vent with coworkers facing the same challenges! Regular discussion topics on our Intranet were posted weekly so employees could respond by sharing photos of their new remote work spaces, their children, their pets, etc. related to the topic. This brought a much-needed lighter side to our days! The HR Team and Performance Advisors checked in with our employees daily to make sure they had everything they needed and their questions and concerns were addressed. Regular communications from the Managing Director and Leadership also provided relevant updates for everyone. A consistent message of “Family First” provided reassurance and flexibility to address personal lives, issues, and responsibilities as we moved through these unprecedented times. We announced a “MAX Flex” program allowing employees to start and stop their workday depending on what worked best for them. For example, parents could log on from 7 to 11, then take a break for a few hours and log back on after the kids were in bed. The firm also provided additional paid time off so employees could unplug and take care of themselves.
424 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Employer Type: Private
President & CEO: Henry G. Koziol
2020 Employees (All Locations): 312