Our Culture Statement
The RubinBrown culture enables and encourages high performing individuals to work together as one firm. The teamwork within the firm makes all members approachable and responsive which promotes a sense of belonging. Our culture inspires all of us to grow through our shared experiences in an entrepreneurial, open, caring and family environment.
We are proud of our culture, integrity, professionalism and an open door atmosphere form the foundation of our success - our culture - our approach - our mutual respect.
In assignments, we do our best to coordinate your schedule and travel with your personal interests and commitments, providing opportunities to travel the world.
In the clients served through diversified services and products, RubinBrown has become an industry leader. Our client base consists of privately-held companies, family-owned businesses and publicly traded corporations.
In people - our team members are professionals with interests uniquely their own, and we treat each other with dignity and respect. We realize the importance of diversity–it is part of our values and our culture. Integrity, teamwork, mutual respect, enthusiasm and commitment are all key to our business strategy and our personal growth. We are committed to maximizing your individual contribution, valuing your uniqueness and respecting differences.
In "atmosphere" - more relaxed and less structured than at most traditional accounting firms, RubinBrown encourages teamwork. A group of team members are elected semiannually to form our RubinBrown Advisory Board, which represents the views of team members to management. A series of roundtable meetings are also held throughout the year whereby the views and ideas of team members are solicited.
In community - we encourage all team members to become involved in our community. Many members of our Firm are active participants in civic, charitable and social organizations. Sporting and social activities are a big part of the RubinBrown story.
In fun - our team members enjoy participating in sporting activities such as volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, racquetball or golf and the many social events during the year.
RubinBrown is a successful organization because of our hardworking and dedicated team members. Our commitment to the RubinBrown core values is instrumental to the firm's continued growth and success.
RubinBrown offers a Qualified High Deductible Health Plan through Anthem BCBC, used in conjunction with a Health Savings Account. The plan includes prescription drug coverage along with in and out of network medical coverage. New team members are eligible for benefits beginning on the first of the month following thirty (30) days of service.
Team Members have the option to elect one of two dental plans through Delta Dental. Both plans offer 100% coverage for preventive services (basic exam every six months) along with coverage for minor restorative and major services after meeting the annual deductible. New team members are eligible for benefits beginning on the first of the month following thirty (30) days of service.
The vision insurance plan provided by Delta Vision offers team members a routine vision exam, eyeglass lenses or contact lenses every 12 months and frames every 24 months. New team members are eligible for benefits beginning on the first of the month following thirty (30) days of service.
Health Savings Account (HSA)
HSAs enable you to pay for current health expenses and save for future qualified medical and retiree health expenses on a tax-free basis. In 2012, this account allows you to make pre-tax contributions if enrolled in a 3250 Qualified High Deductible Health Plan to pay for non-reimbursed health expenses up to $3,100 if enrolled in an individual health plan or $6,450 if enrolled in a family health plan. If over age 55, you may make “catch-up” contributions up to $1,000 per calendar year. HSA funds roll from year to year and depending on the account can earn interest or can even be invested! All investment earnings are tax-free for the employee and HSA money is tax-free as long as it is used to pay for any qualified health care expense.
Identity Theft Insurance
RubinBrown offers Identity Theft Insurance for a comprehensive and proactive defense against fraudulent activity. Team members and families are eligible for this benefit provided by Zander Insurance Group. New team members are eligible for benefits beginning on the first of the month following thirty (30) days of service.
RubinBrown offers Long Term Care insurance for illness, accident or age-related causes. Team members, spouses, parents, grandparents and siblings are eligible for this coverage provided by UNUM. New team members are eligible for benefits beginning on the first of the month following thirty (30) days of service.
Life Insurance / AD&D
RubinBrown offers a Basic Life and AD&D policy for all team members valued at three times their annual salary (up to $200,000) at no cost. In addition to the Basic policy, team members are also able to purchase additional Life and AD&D products for themselves and their families. New team members are eligible for benefits beginning on the first of the month following thirty (30) days of service.
Paid Time Off
RubinBrown realizes the importance of supporting team members as they strive to achieve balance between work, life,and family activities and interests. Full-time and Flexible Work Program team members are provided Paid Time Off (PTO) in accordance with the guidelines established below. The Firm’s PTO policy is applicable to all non-Management Group team members. Members of Management Group should use this policy as a guideline in managing their schedule.
- 30 days after 10 years of service
- 25 days after 3 years of service
- 20 days after 1 year of service
- New hires are immediately granted PTO based on the month in which they are hired (e.g. one full day of PTO is granted for each month of employment through the following May 31st)
- New hires to the Flexible Work Program receive a percentage of PTO as calculated based on projected hours
RubinBrown observes the following paid holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving and the day after
The RubinBrown Savings Trust is an excellent way for you to set aside money on a short-term basis for a variety of future spending needs. It has many of the characteristics of traditional money market accounts available at banks, brokerage houses, and other financial institutions, but in many instances its investment yield will be superior to those accounts. Team members and their immediate family members are eligible to participate at any time. Contributions to the Savings Trust can be made by payroll deductions of $25 or more or as a special lump sum deposit.
The RubinBrown Plan offers both a traditional 401(k) (pre-tax) and ROTH 401(k) (after-tax) savings allowing you to save money for retirement. Your allowable contribution is limited each year by the 402(g) statutory limit unless age 50 or above. If age 50 or above, you are may make additional “catch-up” contributions above the 402(g) limit.
Profit Sharing Plan
The Firm contributes a percentage of eligible compensation to the plan for all eligible team members employed at June 30 who have completed two years of service, as defined in the Plan. You will have the opportunity to designate the manner in which the contributions made on your behalf will be invested.
Just want to check your investments?
Participants may designate the manner in which their contributions are invested. Currently, the plan offers numerous investment options. Investment choices may be changed as often as you desire - even daily. The amount of your investment may be changed using the online team member self-service tool.
Private, personal investment advice from the RubinBrown Advisors team!
Are you uncertain about the investment choices you have made for your personal account in the RubinBrown 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan? Would you like to have professional help? All Team Members are eligible to receive private, personal investment advice from the investment professionals of RubinBrown advisors. Whether your account is large or small, you may arrange for a one-on-one consultation to discuss your personal investment strategies. RubinBrown Advisors provides this service to Team Members free of charge.
Hit the Gym!
Team Members employed by RubinBrown for at least 90 days are eligible to utilize the RubinBrown Wellness – Gym Membership Program. RubinBrown will pay for an annual gym membership (of the Team Member’s choice) to be repaid via payroll deduction over a period of twelve (12) months.
Computer Purchase Plan
The Firm will finance the purchase of a personal computer (software/hardware) up to $3,000 interest-free. Repayments are deducted through payroll deductions each paycheck over a period of two years. In addition, RubinBrown team member discounts are available at several retail stores.
The Power of Personal & Professional Growth
RubinBrown offers team members opportunities in continuing education, mentoring, career management and more. Through your advisor, mentor, counselor and partner group, you will receive supportive feedback and coaching as your career progresses.
Our seminars, roundtables and on-the-job training will provide you with information about the latest technical and industry developments. Develop your talents, both technically and personally, to their fullest. Build a great career, while you create value for clients.
Continuing Professional Education
Through a comprehensive curriculum of training programs, RubinBrown offers team members the power to develop and maintain the high level of knowledge necessary to perform effectively. Our programs complement our overall professional development process. From technical training and industry and service specialization, to leadership and personal development and entrepreneurship seminars, our commitment to enhance your knowledge, skills and personal growth is unsurpassed.
RubinBrown's Continuing Education Program provides the basis for the educational growth of each team member. The program is designed to promote and maintain the level of knowledge necessary to perform as a CPA or business consultant.
RubinBrown augments the education of our people with seminars and courses offered through a comprehensive curriculum of training programs. Programs are designed to assist team members in developing and maintaining the high levels of knowledge necessary to perform our job efficiently. Training sessions are taught primarily by partners and managers of the firm. Our first year team members receive over 75 hours of technical training in the areas of accounting and auditing, taxation, business consulting and computers. Training provided to our team members in subsequent years exceeds 50 hours annually.
We also provide a series of Entrepreneurship Seminars, whereby clients of the Firm speak to our team members about their respective businesses. These seminars allow our team members to learn "hands on" certain business skills and philosophies important in better serving and understanding our clients.
RubinBrown is committed to providing our team members access to cutting edge technology. Our investment in technology expansion, updates, support and training is key to our team members and clients' success. In addition, our state-of-the-art technology, including e-mail and remote access, allows us to communicate quickly and accurately, responding to meet the needs of our clients.
RubinBrown provides each professional team member a laptop computer. Technology - accessible, efficient - at your fingertips.
The firm is committed to staying on the edge of today's technology and devotes a substantial amount of the firm's operating budget to technology expansion, updates and support. The Firm currently has eight local area networks available to team members, including a tax, administrative, communications, practice management and benefits network.
Our mission statement states strong devotion to the people of RubinBrown We strive to empower our team members with flexibility, control and support to help balance the demands of work and home life. We want you to be productive and successful, both professionally and personally.
Our Flexible Work Program is long-standing and one of the most successful in the industry. Our flexible work arrangements allow team members to select a schedule designed to fit their personal needs at a time when greater flexibility is a necessity. A number of our professionals, including partners and managers, are successfully using flexible work arrangements, such as reduced work schedules, "prime time" only schedules and flextime, to help them achieve the balance they need to succeed. Our work/life programs include team member resources and training, provide support for a variety of needs at special times in team members' lives. Our "Team Member Resource Brochure" outlines resources and services for health, crisis intervention, employee hardship, grief, parenting, child-care, elder-care and financial management issues.
Your questions and comments about our benefits are welcome!