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Where to find us

726 Exchange Street, Suite 822
Buffalo, NY 14210
Phone: 716-854-5034
Fax: 716-854-7195
 

Firm Culture

Success starts here.

Start or advance your career with Brock, Schechter & Polakoff, LLP, a modern firm located in the up-and-coming Larkin District. Our accountants have the opportunity to work on a variety of assignments including tax and audit. After a few years of experience, we will work with you to determine which department you will enjoy working in as well as what area you’d like to become an expert in.

Why CPAs love to work at BS&P

Good Work/Life Balance

Big Brother/Sister Mentor Program

Summer Fridays

Professional Development

Tax & Audit Experience

Local Firm/Little to No Travel

Individualized Training

Diverse Client Base

Fun Social Events

Food Truck Tuesdays

Getting Acquainted

Getting Started

Each person that starts with BS&P participates in a comprehensive new employee orientation program. This one-on-one training with an experienced accountant allows them to experience performing taxation and accounting engagements while becoming familiar with software and procedures.

Buddy-Up

When you first start at BS&P, you’ll have a Big Brother/Big Sister to help you get situated while you settle in and help guide you in your work.  They know what it is like when first starting at BS&P so if you have questions, feel free to ask away!

Keep it (Business) Casual

BS&P has a year round business casual dress code.   This creates a comfortable environment conducive to productivity. The firm also offers ‘Jeans Days’ throughout the year to help raise money for charities that are near and dear to our staff. You can also count on having a ’Jeans Day’ every Friday during tax season.

Core Values – CARE

Culture –  The firm’s culture is very important. The partners want to make it enjoyable to work, but also an environment that people can grow in.

Accuracy – The nature of our profession requires us to be precise.

Responsive – Our clients want us to be responsive. This is an area that we should never let   them down.

Ethics – Maintaining high integrity (especially in these times) is critical to our survival.

Location, Location, Location – Larkin at Exchange

Our office is located in the Larkin Building. Our employees have access to the many great perks to working at Larkin including onsite gym, daycare facilities, café, bank, beauty salon and dry cleaning.

Adjacent to the Larkin building is Larkin Square where there are always events going on, most of which are free!  Larkin Square is also the home of Food Truck Tuesdays and Live at Larkin Concert Series, where you can sample food from many different food trucks and enjoy a free concert. Visit  larkinsquare.com!

Tax Season

We know that things can get pretty hectic during tax season especially as those deadlines approach.   BS&P offers a variety of perks to make things a little bit easier.  Here are just a few:

  • Hours average 55/week during tax season
  • Paid overtime
  • Chair massages
  • Deadline Parties
  • Giveaways, Ice Cream Socials, Friendly Competitive Games
  • Catered Lunches/Dinners

Let’s Grow

Goals – We work with you to assist in annual professional goal development in order to align your training with your career goals.

Feedback – BS&P delivers feedback with each client engagement, providing information for growth and career improvement.

CPA Exam – BS&P contributes to the cost of taking the CPA exam or the cost of a review class. 

Growth Opportunity – BS&P wants individuals to stay and grow their careers with the firm even up to becoming a firm partner. We also offer diverse working engagements which creates unique learning opportunities.

Continuing Education – BS&P hosts Continuing Professional Education (CPE).  CPE is required for CPA’s to maintain their professional competence and provide quality professional services. Although all of our CPA certified staff attend CPE to fulfill their requirement we encourage everyone to complete their requirement so they continually work toward their own career goals.

Fun Firm Events

Annual Firm Retreat

Our retreats are geared towards increase team building and professional development within the firm.  In the past they have included activities such as zip lining, enjoying a baseball game or taking a ride on Buffalo Pedal Tours.

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Firm Dinner

Our firm dinner celebrates staff service awards and accomplishments.

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Firm Picnics

Our firm picnics are family fun events held at different local parks and you may even spot a Partner grilling for the staff!

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Deadline Parties

Our deadline parties are a relaxing way to celebrate the passing of the 3/15 and 4/15 deadlines.  Past events have been held at Dave & Busters, RiverWorks, Pearl Street Grille, Golf Dome & more!

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Sports Outings

Employees get together for sporting events throughout the year including Bison’s Baseball and the Buffalo Bandits!  Our firm also sponsors a BS&P kickball team.

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Annual firm golf tournament

Each year our firm holds a golf tournament at Chestnut Hill Country Club including lunch, dinner, a round of golf and fun awards!

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Cook-offs

Think chili, desserts, and appetizers! You name it, we’ll have a cook-off for it complete with Partners judging and prizes for the winners!

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Giving Back

Our firm believes it is important to give back to the community and support staff in civic and volunteer opportunities. Many members of our firm have completed the United Way Board Governance Training and are currently sitting on boards and committees of local nonprofit organizations.

Each year our firm dedicates time to hold fundraisers in honor of a local charity. Everyone takes part in supporting basket auctions, happy hours and by donating items and volunteering their time to help make events successful.

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