We provide unique opportunities for you to grow and manage your career while promoting a balance between professional success and a fulfilling personal life.
Each person has his or her own definition of success. Our goal is to help you reach yours. Read on to hear what success at AEM has looked like for the following experienced professionals.
Meet Wendy – Senior Manager
Wendy came to AEM in 2006 after spending the first few years of her career at a small firm in Iowa. Since then, she’s worked with all types of clients across nearly every industry. She focuses her practice on audit and attest work, including auditing defined contribution retirement plans. It’s been a 10-plus year ride that has fulfilled Wendy in more ways than one. “My coworkers have become my work family,” she says. “And I love seeing our staff and clients set and achieve amazing goals together.”
More than anything else, however, Wendy appreciates AEM’s flexibility and family-friendly culture. She’s thankful to be able to watch her kids play sports, run an occasional 5K, and cheer on the Minnesota Twins. “It’s also the little things the firm does,” she adds, “like bringing in a pizza lunch, catering dinners during busy season, and encouraging employees to volunteer that make me feel like a valued team member.”
Meet Justin – Audit Manager
Since joining AEM in 2012, Justin has advanced to a senior role, passed his CPA exam, and become a manager. Along the way, he’s made a difference for clients through everything from software implementations to sales projections. “The partners at AEM have always encouraged me to be myself and trusted my decisions. This confidence, coupled with opportunities to attend yearly training and educational events, has been the catalyst behind my professional growth,” he says.
Justin describes the culture at AEM as both laid back and hardworking. “We’re down to earth and always up for a good time, but we’re serious about getting work done at a high level for clients,” he says. As someone who’s equally happy to be relaxing on a lake or competing in a weekly softball game, Justin fits in well.