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Consistency in management is important to a company’s operational efficiency. Many of the partners at Porte Brown have been at the firm for more than two decades. During that time each has carved out their own niche or specialty to help provide the very best of service to our clients. Being specialty-focused enables us to deliver our clients expertise in every field and go above and beyond their expectations.
While the Porte Brown staff comes from all walks of life with very different backgrounds, they all share the characteristic of being positive individuals who are always looking for the best ways to assist their clients. Our employees are independent thinkers capable of handling projects and goals independently.
We take pride in our staff being proactive forward thinkers, which stems from the firm’s strong emphasis on learning. Taking time to improve one’s own skills, not only shows leadership, but it helps us grow and become a better resource for the surrounding community.
Assisting our clients at their place of business has been a hallmark of Porte Brown for more than 70 years. Providing a personal touch in an impersonal technologically-oriented world helps our staff better understand our clients' business needs and goals, and ultimately allows us to deliver better service. Porte Brown ensures that its employees receive the best tools and resources to succeed independently. We want our accountants to be capable of tackling any issue a client may have and be a go-to resource for them.
Many companies start out as instant successes with a great product or idea, but they fail because they are incapable of finding new areas of business to explore. Other companies are around for many years, but never reach success because of mediocre service or a poor product. Porte Brown LLC is a great example of a successful firm that not only offers a great service, but it has also evolved and grown over the years to better support our clients and their goals.
Since 1946 Porte Brown has provided the Chicagoland region with high quality accounting and audit services. What began as a small business has since grown into a mid-sized firm with global reach. While the technology and tools we use today have certainly advanced, we still follow the same guiding standards and principles of Jim Porte, the founder of the firm, which is a true testament to his vision of providing unrivalled support and assistance to our clients.
The service we provide to our clients' goes beyond providing accounting assistance and financial support. Many of our staff volunteer their extra time to help support causes within the community. Whether it's spending time at a rescue shelter, attending charity events, or joining a non-profit organization, it is essential to stay active within the community and give back to the people who provide the foundation to Porte Brown’s business.
Like so many other accounting firms, Porte Brown is always looking for top talent in the industry. Porte Brown is a big believer of the old adage, you are only as good as the company you keep, which is why we are so selective when it comes to hiring new talent.
We look for individuals who are independent and entrepreneurial in spirit but also able to work with others seamlessly. Above all else, we want people who are career-oriented and committed to the long term success of the firm and also themselves.
Dealing with complex financial matters is a difficult proposition in itself, but add in a language barrier and you have a recipe for a horrible headache. This is why Porte Brown is committed to hiring a diverse staff that is also fluent in many different languages.
To better support our clients, it is absolutely necessary to be able to communicate in various languages and understand their needs and goals no matter the language.
People ask us all the time, what is the key to maintaining such as great work force at Porte Brown? It’s our secret sauce. We can’t go into too many specifics but the recipe calls for three main ingredients: great people who love what they do, a positive environment that allows for creative solutions to everyday problems, and a culture that fosters community involvement and volunteering for great causes.
While never one to put on airs, Porte Brown is proud to recognize its employees for all of their hard work and dedication. It is always an honor to receive an award and illustrates how dedicated Porte Brown is to maintaining a high level of excellence for the clients it serves.
Porte Brown is a proud member of PrimeGlobal. PrimeGlobal is one of the top five largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world, providing a wide range of tools and resources to help member firms furnish superior accounting, auditing, and management services to clients around the globe.
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