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Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, has been named for the 18th consecutive year to Fortune Magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

The firm was named number 33 on the list, which appears in the March 15 issue of Fortune Magazine (www.Fortune.com). Plante Moran has received the honor each year it has applied and is once again the highest-ranked accounting firm on the list.

“We’re thrilled to once again be named one of Fortune’s ‘100 Best’,” said Gordon Krater, Plante Moran’s managing partner. “The fact that we’ve maintained our position on the list for 18 years is a testament to our commitment to culture. Our culture is what sets us apart; it’s our secret weapon. We must continue to nurture it, allowing it to grow and develop just as the firm does.”

That emphasis on culture results in lower staff turnover, which ultimately benefits clients because staff members develop a deep knowledge of businesses through continuity and experience, Krater said.

At the core of Plante Moran’s culture is an understanding that the whole person comes to work. The firm recognizes staff members not only in their professional roles, but also as people who have family, personal and community commitments that extend beyond work. The firm offers a variety of benefits and programs to help staff  balance these two roles, including:
•    Flextime and Flexible Scheduling Alternatives – Plante Moran staff are given the option of adjusting their start and stop work schedules based upon their personal commitments and client demands. With few exceptions, the firm does not adhere to set hours while in the office, relying instead on the good judgment of the staff to establish a schedule that accommodates both personal and business needs.
•    Non-Traditional Careers Policy – Recognizing that parenting responsibilities and rewarding promotional opportunities should not be mutually exclusive, the firm has a non-traditional career opportunities policy to guarantee that staff working a part-time or non-traditional schedule would have access to promotional opportunities up to and including partnership.
•    Parental Leave Policy – The firm offers six months of job guaranteed time off following the birth or adoption of a child. Mothers delivering a child receive 100 percent salary continuation for six weeks after giving birth, while adoptive parents receive a $5,000 adoption reimbursement. All regular benefits continue during the parental leave as well.

“We realize that ‘psychic income’ is priceless,” Krater adds. “People perform better when they enjoy their environment and the people with whom they work.”

To view the full list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” visit greatplacetowork.com.

About Plante Moran
Plante Moran is among the nation's largest accounting, tax and consulting firms and provides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, service, health care, private equity, public sector and real estate and construction. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,000 professionals in 23 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country's best places to work.
 
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists.
 
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