Starting Your Career

Morris J. Cohen & Co., P.C. provides customized training and significant advancement opportunities to employees. If you are a recent graduate or starting a new career in accounting, MJC offers a formalized, career-track development program that includes:

  • One-week assimilation program to acclimatize you to MJC mission, vision, policies, reporting structure, technology, team environment, physical layout, and expectations.
  • Early, experiential opportunities to observe and participate in client meetings to gain familiarity with our protocol and intensive customer focus.
  • Ongoing technical training, confidential communication and development-focused feedback.
  • Seven-year career development and training program.
  • A well-defined Mentoring Program that facilitates your professional development.

Our training and development program, designed to provide a strong platform for advancement and ensure your success, provides well-rounded education in both accounting and taxation and is tailored to meet your career goals. Our program is divided into four, somewhat overlapping segments.

The first 2 years focus on auditing and accounting best practices, client engagement protocol, CPA examination preparation, 20 hours of annual training on AICPA and FASB’s new pronouncements, policies and practices, annual 3-day intensive, off-site public accounting basic and advanced training programs, annual formal tax preparation training, as well as frequent communication with the training manager to ensure alignment of your career aspirations with your customized training and development.

Years 2-4 focus on facilitating your assuming full responsibility, with coaching, for small accounting engagements, expanding involvement in portions of large audit and accounting engagements, preparation of financial statements, annual 3-day intensive, off-site “beginning in-charge” and “supervisory” training programs, hands-on training opportunities for continued development of taxation knowledge and preparation skills, 20 hours of FASB and AICPA training, as well as ongoing coaching.

During years 3-5, the accountant receives ongoing formal auditing and accounting training in various areas selected on the basis of career growth goals and client needs. This may include not-for-profit accounting, OMB Circular A-133 requirements, advanced review and compilation training, advanced auditing training, fair-value accounting, audits of 401(k) plans, internal controls and others. FASB and AICPA training is ongoing.

During years 5-7, as a licensed CPA, a manager receives ongoing training and coaching and assumes full responsibility for all aspects of client engagement, staff supervision and practice management, external relations, and ensuring adherence to the firm’s high standards of performance.

MJC provides financial assistance with costs of CPA exam and time off to take the exam.