At Friedman, coaching relationships are integral to our success. Our experienced professionals have access to all levels of our upper management. This level of access to partners and support is unique in the industry. Friedman's experienced professionals mentor our junior staff in a similar coaching role. This flow of knowledge is a key to our strong culture.
The firm's technical and personal development training is a key priority for our professionals. Friedman offers over 100 in-house training sessions per year and annually provides opportunities to attend several external sessions. Our technical training is well known throughout the industry and we even offer select courses taught by our partners to industry and other public accounting professionals.
Friedman’s Rainmaker Academy provides business development training for upper management and extends down to the heavy Seniors and Managers through a Cascade as well. It is an intensive 2 year program introducing business development tools and a structured strategy to all levels of experience with business development whether you are just starting, have sold services to several clients, or somewhere in between. Rainmaker Academy addresses everything from delegation to time management and the steps of selling, cross-selling and networking.
Our Women’s Development Network (WDN) was established with a clear mission in mind: to recruit, retain and promote women within the firm, while cultivating professional and personal development in an environment where leadership and integrity are paramount.
WDN facilitates a wide array of programs that offer guidance and fresh insight on a multitude of issues, including networking, leadership and mentoring, negotiating and work/life balance.