“One of the things that attracted me to the opportunity to join Blue (over other opportunities I was evaluating) was the tenure in which Blue retained so many of its clients. Based on my prior experience, client attrition can be common, however, Blue’s ability to retain its clients at such a high rate enabled Blue’s team to become true trusted advisors of its clients. This trust and reliance are what enables our consulting team to provide great service to our clients and assist the client in achieving some of their most important initiatives.”
It’s our rallying cry. It’s what we create for our clients. It’s what we want for you. At Blue & Co., we give you the tools you need to succeed.
Top-60 CPA Firm U.S.
Our employees think we’re awesome.
We seek constant communication with our team members. One way we do this is through the Best Places to Work surveys. We use the anonymous information gathered to gauge areas for process improvements throughout the firm. At Blue & Co., our people are what make us unique. They’re who make us who we are. So we make sure their voices are heard.
We invest in our team members.
Because our people make the difference, we invest in making sure they feel fully developed as a professional. From skill-based trainings and leadership development, like our award-winning Building Leaders Program, to etiquette dinners, we make sure our team members have the best opportunities to grow and learn in their careers.
We have fun.
We may work hard during the day, but we make sure to balance it out with some play. From sponsoring office sand volleyball teams, to heading out for a day at Keeneland Race Track, there are plenty of office events and outings to choose from so you can get closer with your team.
What makes us unique?
When you join our team, you will be paired with a coach. Together, you will set goals to leverage your strengths and cultivate new skills. We recognize that no one coach can be an expert in every arena. With that in mind, we also provide interaction and mentoring from technical, managerial, talent, and client experts. This well-rounded exposure provides you a chance to learn from our best and brightest!
We have a solid plan for our strategic growth, and with growth comes opportunity. You’ll have the opportunity to define success and drive your progress, as we help you develop the skills needed to realize your career goals.
We understand that a career in public accounting can be demanding. That’s why we provide flexible and variable work schedules to ensure you achieve the kind of life you want. Our objective is simple – we want to help you succeed and we understand that success looks different at different times in life.
In addition to the diverse experience you can gain from a career in public accounting, we offer Blue University—a robust, personalized training plan. Through Blue University, we provide continuing educational programs which combine in-house courses with training opportunities through state CPA societies and the AICPA. Ready to progress in your career? We also provide a wide array of leadership programs designed to help you every step of the way.
What do our benefits look like?
You deserve the opportunity to get the most out of your career and your personal life — it’s the philosophy that drives our benefits and training programs at Blue & Co.
- Competitive compensation reviewed annually
- Paid holidays and vacation time
- Personnel Savings Plan offering competitive interest earnings and ready access to funds
- Discounted mobile device service plans, plus additional savings on hardware and software
- Through our unique Blue University, you will receive both internal and external training to develop your technical, communications, leadership and management skills (Blue & Co. pays the fees and provides the time to attend courses!)
- Reimbursement of Becker CPA Review course and exam sitting fees, plus cash bonus upon passing the exam
- Interest-free loan for the purchase of a personal home computer
- Tuition reimbursement for job-related courses and advanced degrees
- Paid annual dues to major professional societies and selected organizations
- Blue & Co.’s “Building Leaders Program” (read the March 2012 article detailing the program from INSIDE Public Accounting)
Health and Wellbeing
- Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans
- Company paid life and long-term disability insurance
- Accrued sick days
- Flexible spending and health savings accounts
- Company sponsored wellness program
- Supplemental insurance programs
- JT Loughmiller
Blue & Co. Director, Business Valuation and Litigation
“When I met with the directors in Lexington, I got the impression that it was important to them that I be able to grow in my role at Blue – they weren’t just looking for someone to meet charge hour goals.
I had gotten stuck in a rut at my prior firm, working on the same projects I’d been on for years, with very little help from firm leadership on how to develop in my career after I reached the manager level. It seemed like that would not be the case at Blue, and it turned out that my initial impressions were correct.
I get the opportunity to work on more diverse client engagements and also get pulled into special projects regularly that keep my day-to-day interesting and allow me to continue to grow as a professional. There’s a lot more autonomy across the offices than there was at the firm I came from. It’s a nice change being at a firm where decisions aren’t made solely by a handful of professionals in one office, then handed down to the other offices without any consideration for how their office and market may differ. Blue & Co. feels like a small firm in day-to-day operations; however, it has the resources of a large firm, so you get the best of both worlds.”Amy Sandlin
“I started in public accounting right out of college and, after six years, left my position as manager in a Big 4 firm to work in industry. I spent nearly six years in a finance and accounting role but missed the technical challenges and interactions with clients and staff that I enjoyed in public accounting. So, I took the leap back into public accounting, and I felt Blue was the firm I could be at for the rest of my career. The culture here provided for a relatively easy transition from industry back to public accounting, and the gamble was worth it, as I am now a director!”Jennifer Miloszewski
“When you start at Blue & Co., you really hit the ground running and learn in real-world settings. If you want a lot of hands-on-training, then this is the place for you. When I started, everyone made sure to stop by and introduce themselves, and, even today, they continually check to make sure that I understand the ‘why’ behind what we are doing for our clients. If you are looking for a firm that values the relationship between all levels of people in the company, Blue & Co. is also the place for you. I have easy access to senior managers and directors to ask questions, and I routinely work beside them at clients. This is important because it helps open you up to a wealth of knowledge that sets Blue & Co. apart from other firms.”Tyler Ostrom
Current Staff Accountant | Intern, Summer 2017
“I started in public accounting right after graduating with my masters in accounting from Indiana
University. I wanted to stay local to southern Indiana and felt like a large regional firm that had a Bloomington office was my best choice. After six years, I was approached by Blue & Co. to do something a little different, and part of the equation was the feeling that I would have more control over my career.
So, after a couple months of deliberating (as I’m quite loyal), I left my position as manager at the regional firm to help manage large business tax work in the Southern Indiana practice at Blue. Right out of the gate, I found the culture of Blue to be extremely comfortable and my personality really meshed with everyone I was working with. From there on, I have never looked back. Since then, I helped recruit a small practice in Bloomington (owned by a former manager I had at the regional firm) to be a part of Blue so I’m now spending time back in that market.
I see the move to Blue as one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I liked it so much
that now I’m a director!”Eric Bennett
“During my time as a tax intern in the Bloomington office, I learned so much and even got to collaborate with individuals from the Columbus, IN and Seymour, IN offices. Best of all, I had a coach and co-workers who always made time to help me, answer my questions, and address my concerns.
This is why I truly feel that Blue & Co.’s values statement not only applies to client service, but to the treatment of employees and interns as well. I am very grateful for my time at Blue & Co.!”Elizabeth Zimnawoda
Current Staff Accountant | Intern, Spring 2017