Glenn Burdette promotes employees
Glenn Burdette, a certified public accounting firm on the Central Coast, kicked off its 50th year in business by promoting 13 employees and announcing growth plans for 2015. The firm currently employs more than 60 people at offices in Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. More than half of the staff members are certified professionals.
The following employees were promoted, effective January 1, 2015:
Senior Tax Manager from Tax Manager
o Debbie Stewart
Tax Manager from Tax Supervisor
o Michael Christoferson
Tax Supervisor from Senior Tax Accountant
o Kathleen Gerber
o Lauren Warren
o Lisa Walter
o Craig Filipponi
Tax Senior from Tax Accountant
o Alex Laroche
o Kelsey Cook
o Stephanie Hoobery
Audit Senior from Auditor
o Sarah Glaudel
Tax Accountant from Entry Level Tax Accountant
o Rachel Fuller
o Megan Deppen
Auditor from Entry Level Auditor
o Kristine Lemon
“Just as our company culture emphasizes, these employees have dedicated themselves to truly ‘go beyond’ for our clients,” said Dan O’Hare, Glenn Burdette’s president and managing director. “The staff promotions are well deserved.
Glenn Burdette has been employee-owned since 2001, when it became the first CPA firm in California with an Employee Ownership Stock Plan (ESOP).
ESOPs are innovative tools that enable employees to own and operate their own companies, and at Glenn Burdette, the ESOP has helped attract and retain top talent. “An ESOP means every employee is part of a team in a meaningful, decision-making way,” said O’Hare. “When employees literally take ownership of their work and the firm, the results are creative thinking and success,” he said.
In 2015, Glenn Burdette will be adding more staff in tax, audit and consulting. O’Hare says candidates should be Certified Public Accountants with two to six years of experience and ties to the local community.
Glenn Burdette employs 34 certified professionals and 61 total employees. As members of the American Institute of CPAs, Glenn Burdette undergoes a formal examination process, or peer review, to ensure quality and compliance. The firm has passed every peer review since its formation in 1965.