LOS ANGELES, CA – January 19, 2018… GHJ has won the 2018 Employee Champion For Life Work Harmony Award for its strong work-life balance practices that support employees to #BeMore for their friends, families and self to ensure work-life harmony.
“I am extremely honored that our firm is being recognized by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce,” said GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry. “Our culture supports and encourages employees to thrive both in their professional careers and their personal life. I am truly proud of our people for living a #BeMore lifestyle.”
By supporting its working from home or needing to adjust work hours to meet their individual schedules, the Firm helps employees #BeMore for those they care about. This may mean taking an hour at lunch to go to a yoga class or working from 7 a.m. till 3 p.m. so they can be home to pick up their kids from school. Or not working on weekends so they can spend time volunteering at a local food bank. Whatever it is that helps them #BeMore, GHJ wants employees to feel empowered to create their own schedules.
GHJ’ unique approach to wellness and family is ingrained in the firm culture by offering employees benefits that help them #BeMore. Beyond having a flexible work anytime/anywhere schedule, the Firm also has casual office dress, a commitment to giving back through an annual Community Day, gym membership reimbursements, a generous amount of vacation days, maternity/paternity leave, paid family leave, personal leave and more. The Firm’s #BeMore culture pushes employees to be healthy for themselves so they can #BeMore for their families, friends and clients.
“We believe you have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others,” Tom explained. “We need to #BeMore to fewer things and #BeMore to the right things that help us achieve our personal and professional goals.”
The Firm also focuses on diversity and ensuring that women are empowered to have successful careers alongside commitments outside the workplace. Additionally, GHJ’ Women’s Empowerment Series helps with motivating and providing the tools female employees need to succeed in the workplace. Inviting distinguished business women to speak to the Firm, the Women’s Empowerment Speaker Series is designed to foster and cultivate leaders, specifically women. The goal is to create an opportunity to network, learn and ask questions. It is fun, lively, bold and honest.
“From looking after our own health and wellbeing to making time for our friends and family, it is important to take time for things that help us recharge so we can bring our all to our jobs,” Tom expands. “GHJ seeks to disrupt the traditional accounting profession by recognizing that having a rich, full, balanced life allows us to bring our best to our families and our clients.”
Founded in 1953, GHJ is a Los Angeles-based accounting firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Named a “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal eight times since 2008, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future. The firm works as a business advocate for its clients — providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for growth. Also ranked as a top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, the firm has 14 partners and approximately 150 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients. The firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).