Committed to the professional development of our team members
At Kreischer Miller, we recognize that our team members have a strong desire to continually grow and develop their professional, technical, and interpersonal skills. At the same time, we’re committed to keeping our team members’ skills and knowledge current, so that we can provide the best guidance and advice possible to our clients. One of the key ways we accomplish these objectives is by offering a robust in-house university.
Kreischer Miller University (KMU) is one of the primary ways we demonstrate our commitment to the professional development of our team members. KMU includes educational programs at all levels and targets technical/CPE, leadership, management, professional, and software skills. Our course curriculum includes over 75 topics, such as:
- Audit efficiency techniques
- Fundamentals of M&A
- Fundamentals of taxation of business entities
- State tax nexus
- Maximizing foreign tax credits
- Current state of lending markets
- SEC regulatory update
- Industry-specific learning sessions, such as the investment, construction, and not-for-profit industries
- Raising your HR IQ
- Principles and qualities of genuine leadership
- Presentation skills
- Research skills
- Conflict resolution skills
- Employee development skills
- Effective business development and selling techniques
- Effective delegation skills
Team members are active participants in determining the development avenues they pursue and KMU provides the vehicle through which much of their professional development is obtained. Each year, every team member works in conjunction with their function center leader to devise a customized individual development plan.
Most of the courses are held in Kreischer Miller’s office, while some are held offsite. KMU courses are taught by subject matter experts on the Kreischer Miller team as well as by professionals from outside organizations such as the PICPA.
We utilize an on-line learning management system to monitor team member continuing education compliance status as well as manage in-firm education and individual learning plans assigned to each team member. This learning management system is also the tool we use for CPE/CPA license tracking, compliance, and reporting.