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UpClose With Anchin: Supporting Growth From Inside
NEW YORK CITY—Founded in 1923 in New York, Anchin is recognized as a top-tier firm nationwide in terms of its quality, management, scope of services and work environment. The firm provides privately-held businesses and high net-worth individuals with a wide range of traditional and advisory services, which include accounting and audit; tax planning and compliance; tax credits and incentives; management and succession advisory; and litigation support, forensic accounting and valuation.
Comprised of 36 team members, the company’s real estate group works alongside some of the industry’s biggest players and juggles the many challenges they are confronted with every day. Whether it is conducting due diligence for a purchase or executing a 1031 exchange, Anchin has been helping real estate companies maximize cash flow, develop innovative tax strategies and work with management to evaluate transactions for more than 90 years.
Anchin’s reputation is what stands out to GlobeSt.com as one to watch and is largely attributed to the dedicated professionals employed as a result of the firm’s focus on career development. A significant majority of the firm’s partners and senior positions have been filled by internal promotions, proving the effectiveness of the company’s career development initiatives, which include both technical and soft skill courses, as well as a variety of mentorship programs, the firm tells GlobeSt.com.
With generous programs to support growth within both the firm and industry, Anchin has earned its name as a highly respected and competitive workplace for accounting professionals seeking to gain experience in commercial real estate. The real estate group is led by Marc Wieder and Robert Gilman. As co-leaders, they truly care about staff and works tirelessly to ensure all employee needs are met across the board, the firm says.
The company also continues to evolve by incorporating the most up-to-date software and technology that is in-line with current trends, resulting in streamlined processes and increased employee satisfaction. To accomplish this feat, the company’s IT department develops, updates and reworks the firm’s IT plan every 12-24 months to remain timely and ensure that the company has a plan that can easily adapt as needs progress and change.
“This has been crucial for a year like 2020, when every employee was impacted by changes in both work and personal lifestyle,” the firm tells GlobeSt.com.
In addition, the company is also constantly looking to strike the correct work-life balance for employees and the use of technology is how it can be pushed forward. With most of the staff reporting from home this year, Anchin has rolled out state-of-the-art laptops, as well as a new phone system that can be fully integrated between devices and VPNs, allowing employees to work remotely without losing out on any collaboration.
“An open culture of insight and discussion, as well as thoughtful communication and a respect for people’s time, are all irreplaceable factors that have driven the team to success this year and throughout the firm’s history,” the company says.
Although this year has led to a halt of in-person activities, Anchin has made sure its employees feel valued and culturally connected while working remotely. For example, just recently Anchin’s Care Committee hosted a Lunch & Learn event for all staff and partners, to share their best remote-work practices. The event drew roughly 40 participants, including parents with school-age children who have been able to apply the remote-work tips to their schooling as well.
The Cares Committee has also created ‘Anchin Connect’ groups, which are networking groups based on common interests such as cooking classes, Peloton enthusiasts, dance classes, tea tastings, and more. This October, Anchin held a virtual walk benefiting breast cancer awareness, with donations going to the Mauer Foundation. Anchin also sent boxes of candy to the firm’s employees since many of their children were not able to participate in trick or treating this year.
“Anchin understands that the pandemic may have taken a toll on employees’ mental health and have created several new initiatives to help,” the firms says.
According to one senior manager at the firm, who has worked on the real estate team for the past decade, there is an overwhelming sense of community within the group, even while remaining remote for majority of this past year. “I am glad to work in a place that values me as an employee, trusts me to successfully advise my clients, and provides opportunity for advancement.”
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