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Bookminders’ Employee Surveys Results in Culture Badges Verified by Top Workplaces

Bookminders Aspiring Top Workplaces Culture Badges

In March of this year, Energage surveyed our staff as part of their Top Workplaces program evaluation. This survey asked staff to rate the company and their role across a variety of cultural dimensions. While we’ll have to wait until the autumn awards ceremony to learn if Bookminders has been named a Top Workplaces honoree – we already have some amazing news from Energage. Our employees’ feedback has resulted in the award of every Culture Badge earned through the Top Workplaces survey!

Each badge is achieved after a company scores in the top 25% of organizations in their benchmark that have been surveyed in the past 12 months. In addition to receiving all 12 badges in the first year Bookminders participated in the Top Workplaces evaluation, we have received the additional distinction of placing in the top 5% for all badges. Our management team is thankful that the supportive, transparent, and positive work environment we strive to maintain is authentically experienced by our staff! As Bookminders continue to grow, flexibility, work-life balance, and supported autonomy will continue to be the center of our remote-first culture.

Discover what our employees had to say about each cultural dimension considered in awarding these badges.

Bookminders’ Culture Badges: Achieved with 2022 Top Workplaces Survey:

  • Work Life Balance
    • Employees have the flexibility they need to balance their work and personal life.
  • Employee Appreciation
    • Employees feel genuinely appreciated at Bookminders.
  • Supportive Managers
    • Employees feel the managers at Bookminders care about their concerns and help them learn, grow, and succeed.
  • Meaningful Work
    • Employees’ jobs make them feel like they are part of something meaningful.
  • Clued-In Employees
    • Employees feel well-informed about important decisions at Bookminders.
  • Trusted Leader
    • Employees have confidence in the leader of Bookminders.
  • Leaders In-The-Know
    • Employees believe senior managers know what is really happening at Bookminders.
  • Strong Values
    • Employees believe that Bookminders operates by strong values.
  • Open Minded
    • Employees believe Bookminders encourages different points of view.
  • Company Direction
    • Employees believe Bookminders is going in the right direction.
  • Innovation
    • Employees believe new ideas are encouraged at Bookminders.
  • Cross-Team Cooperation
    • Employees believe there is good inter-departmental cooperation at Bookminders.

Austin Selected as Location for Bookminders’ First Office in Texas

May 2, 2022: AUSTIN, TX – Currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, Bookminders is excited to announce its entrance into the Texas area with the debut of Bookminders Austin. Bookminders provides complete outsourced accounting solutions for over 475 small to mid-size businesses and nonprofit organizations across its current footprint and looks forward to extending service to Austin and the surrounding areas.

Clients across a wide-variety of industries benefit from the company’s propriety accounting management platform and processes that result in reliable, timely, and cost-effective bookkeeping services. Bookminders supports their nonprofit clients with superior grant management and monitoring, functional expense tracking and comprehensive Board reporting.

From its founding in 1991, Bookminders, has provided flexible, part-time positions in a primarily work-from-home setting for degreed accountants.  The company has built a smart, connected, and remote-first workforce. Advocates of the work-from-home concept before the term became a cultural norm, Bookminders leverages innovative, continually evolving technology and forward-thinking work management practices.

With their Austin office launch, Bookminders will hire several part-time, remote-first accountants to work in Central Texas. Their accountants visit with clients weekly and perform most processing duties from their home offices. Employees enjoy the freedom to modify their workload based on personal goals and their earnings scale directly in relation to their productivity and client portfolio size. Bookminders culture has always prioritized work-life balance, making it the rule, not the exception. 

Bookminders receives over half of its new clients through referrals from public accounting firms. They streamline the work for auditors and CPAs through their comprehensive, professional and standardized Year-End Packages. The company does not provide competing tax, audit, or consulting services, making it a perfect partner to organizations that do.

Business Development Director Pam Hartigan, who has been with the company since 2001 and relocated to Austin in 2021, is thrilled to lead the Bookminders Austin expansion. “I’m such a good fit for the ‘Keep Austin Weird’ movement,” she laughs, “and so is Bookminders. We’re both unique, authentic, and deeply committed. I’ve accomplished so much with Bookminders over the last 21 years, and together, we’re ready to help Austin businesses and nonprofits optimize resources through outsourced accounting.”

Bookminders has been named a 2021 Impact Company of the Year by DotCom Magazine. This award recognizes privately owned companies who have grown and adapted to the shifting economy to make an important impact on their clients, staff, and the industries in which they operate.                             

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