Warady & Davis LLP Named One of 'Top 50 Employers for Generation Y Chicago'

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BrillStreet, in conjunction with GFK Custom Research North America, selected Warady & Davis LLP, Certified Public Accountants & Consultants, as one of the 50 Top Employers for Generation Y in Chicago based on its innovative internships, "W&D University" training program, flexible scheduling, great team atmosphere built on friendships and many perks.

Each year, we welcome students carefully selected from a pool of 500+ candidates for W&D's intensive tax season internship program, Flinn elaborates. When faced with so many qualified candidates, students with work experience really stand out.

BrillStreet, in conjunction with GFK Custom Research North America, selected Warady & Davis LLP, Certified Public Accountants & Consultants, as one of the 50 Top Employers for Generation Y in Chicago based on its innovative internships, "W&D University" training program, flexible scheduling, great team atmosphere built on friendships and many perks.

College students are facing a very tight hiring market. W&D has crafted an internship program that not only builds real world knowledge, but also can lead to permanent employment, scholarship opportunities and more, notes BrillStreet.

"We can't say to students enough how important a professional internship is for their growth and career. Regardless of whether they intern with W&D or another employer, go for it!" says Leslie Flinn, Director of Marketing & Recruiting.

"Each year, we welcome students carefully selected from a pool of 500+ candidates for W&D's intensive tax season internship program, Flinn elaborates. When faced with so many qualified candidates, students with work experience really stand out."

"We invest heavily in our Generation Y staff members as they represent the future of our firm. Our professional development curriculum, W&D University, begins at the intern level and goes all the way through Partner," Flinn adds.

"Our interns say that one of the best things about their W&D experience is the people. We have a large and growing young professional staff giving W&D a collegial atmosphere which really appeals to Generation Y. We also offer a balance of hard work and fun including year-round parties, events and activities that celebrate a sense of family and team spirit," Flinn comments.

"Pursuing excellence in our culture is a top priority for W&D. Genuine care and concern for our people and our clients sets W&D apart," Flinn concludes.

Calling it a great work environment for "go-getters," BrillStreet cited W&D's internship and training programs, flexibility and culture as significant reasons for the company making the list.

This is the first year of BrillStreet's quantitative and qualitative study exploring areas such as compensation and benefits, perks, corporate social responsibility, advancement potential, training opportunities, and the nature of daily tasks. Firms with at least 10% of their workforce composed of Generation Y, defined for the purposes of the study as employees aged 28 years or younger, were eligible for consideration. BrillStreet evaluated 50 finalists on a point-based scale developed by GFK Custom North America, a leading global marketing research agency, to determine the winner. Finalists scoring highly in key areas were selected for on-site interviews to discover firsthand what makes their workplaces exceptional.

To learn more about the list, visit http://www.waradydavis.com or http://brillstreet.com/p/generationy50

About Warady & Davis LLP: As one of the top 25 certified public accounting firms in the Chicago area (source: Crain's Chicago Business - October, 2009) with a long list of distinguished clientele, Warady & Davis LLP is a full service, mid-size audit, accounting, tax and consulting firm providing solutions to privately-held businesses, owners, high net-worth individuals and their families. W&D serves clients in a wide variety of industries located in the state of Illinois and throughout the United States. Since 1949 Warady & Davis LLP has grown along with its clients in both size and reputation. The firm celebrated its 60th anniversary in October, 2009.

Media Contact:                        
Leslie Flinn
847-374-3354
http://www.waradydavis.com

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