Wendy Frame and Kate Siegrist among 2014 Top Women in Finance

Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP (LBL) is pleased to announce that Wendy Frame, a partner in the LBL Retirement Plan Consulting Group, and Kate Siegrist, a director in the LBL Technology Partners division, have been selected by Finance & Commerce as 2014 Top Women in Finance. This is Finance & Commerce’s 14th year honoring women who are making outstanding contributions in their professions and communities in Minnesota. Frame and Siegrist will be honored on November 20 at a dinner and awards presentation at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

Frame is one of four women partners at LBL. Under her leadership, the LBL Retirement Plan Consulting Group has grown from an add-on firm service to a stand-alone practice.

Accounting Today names LBL to 2014 Best Accounting Firms to Work For

LBL was recently named as one of Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for 2014.

This is the first time LBL has been recognized on this national list. In November, Accounting Today will release the specific firm rankings. Over the past year, LBL has participated in two local and one national best places to work surveys and have been named to all three lists. This could not have been accomplished without the hard work and dedication of our passionate, energetic and fun-loving employees.

Accounting Today has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees.

LBL named to the INSIDE Public Accounting 2014 Best of the Best Accounting Firms

LBL was recently named to INSIDE Public Accounting’s (IPA) Best of the Best Accounting Firms list for 2014.

This recognition honors 50 CPA firms across the country for their overall superior financial and operational performance on more than 70 IPA criteria. The right combination of planning, strategy, and execution distinguish Best of the Best firms from among more than 540 firms that participated in the 24th IPA Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms.

The IPA Best of the Best CPA firms demonstrate long-term consistency and exceptional performance. In any economy – up or down – clues for what to do, where to focus and how to practice can be found in the IPA Best of the Best.

LBL is named to another local “Best Places to Work” list

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal announced that LBL is one of the 2014 Best Places to Work. The firm was one of 53 companies chosen. The anonymous employee survey is based on topics such as work environment, people practices, and how things work day-to-day.

In its 16th year, this is the longest running evaluation of Minnesota’s top workplaces and LBL’s first time on the list. The notable honor celebrates organizations that are setting the standard for employee happiness and overall well-being which is something LBL has worked to increase over the past 5 years.

The Business Journal put together a unique video highlighting all 53 companies.

20 college students take a career test drive with LBL

Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP held its inaugural Entrepreneurial Experience: Career, Clients & Community in June. The firm hosted 20 students from eight universities across the state of Minnesota.

The program was designed to enhance the students’ understanding of what it’s like to work for a CPA firm and to better understand the careers paths they can pursue with a degree in accounting.

Program modules included two job shadowing opportunities, panel discussions, working on and presenting client case studies to partners, volunteering at Feed My Starving Children, interviewing with the firm for internship and post-graduation positions, and exploring the Minneapolis riverfront on a Segway tour.