Students &Graduates

EnjoyingThe Work

We’re not a Big 4 firm. And we’re proud of that. We hire students and graduates with drive. People who care about our clients. Our clients are diverse. They come in all sizes. Represent a wide range of industries. You get the chance to work with each. Experience their unique challenges. Collaborate with professionals across the firm – of all different experience levels – to deliver outstanding work.

When it comes down to what makes Beene Garter different, it’s this. We care about our people. Hold ourselves to high standards. Work hard. And, find the fun in working together. That’s what we’re about. So learn. Attend industry events. Pass your CPA exam. Celebrate your successes with us. Dress up for Halloween. Volunteer in the community. It’s all part of the experience.

Benefits atBeene Garter

  • Annual performance bonus & compensation review
  • Medical, dental & vision insurance
  • Employer-provided life & disability insurance
  • Identity theft monitoring & protection plan options
  • 8 paid holidays & 3+ weeks of paid time off
  • Firm-sponsored professional development opportunities
  • Open concept workspace & open door policy
  • Annual contributions to 401(k) & Roth 401(k) plans
  • 56-hour workweeks during busy season
  • Reduced summer hours
  • “Dress for your day” policy
  • Community service & volunteer opportunities
  • Employer-provided lunches during tax season
  • Annual after-tax season celebration
  • Complimentary Becker CPA study materials
  • 2 weeks of paid parental leave for mothers & fathers
  • Health & wellness activities
  • Firm contributions to HSA plans
  • Employer-provided parking
  • Minimal overnight travel
  • Annual firm & family outing
  • Low staff-to-partner ratio
  • Continuing education & tuition assistance

Where Are You In YourCareer Journey?

Are you currently an accounting student and working on your degree? Have you recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree? Wherever you are on your career path, we’ve got an opportunity for you to learn and gain experience.

Click on an option below to learn about the programs and open positions at Beene Garter.

BOOST is our summer leadership program. Here’s what you need to know!

Program Details

  • Open to rising juniors with a declared accounting major and a 3.0+ GPA
  • Prepares you for your first accounting internship
  • One-day program held in June

We’re now accepting applications for our BOOST 2023 program! BOOST will take place on June 20 this year. If you’d like to apply, click the button below!

We are currently accepting applications for our 2023 Tax and Audit Internships – apply here!

Program Details

Tax and Audit Internships:

  • Open to junior or senior-level accounting students with one intermediate level accounting course under their belt
  • Prepare individual income tax returns,  Personal Property Tax returns, 1099s, and basis business tax returns (Tax Internships).
  • Internship runs January to April (your winter semester)

We are currently hiring Staff Associates for Fall 2024 in our Audit and Tax departments – apply here!

Position Details

  • Entry-level position for recent graduates with 150+ credit hours
  • Work closely with team members and partners
  • Gain experience working with businesses and organizations of all sizes and industries
  • Benefit from a competitive salary and annual bonus based on performance

Meet OurHR Team

Kim Benac

Director of Human Resources

Stacie DeHaan

Human Resources Generalist

Have questions about Beene Garter? Campus events we’re attending? Feel free to contact our HR team.

Build a careerYou Love

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As a midsized accounting firm, we have the privilege of developing true friendships with our clients and with each other. We value both.

We need our team to be smart. Capable. Helpful. Genuine. Driven. To help our clients succeed and overcome their challenges. This is the foundation of our firm.

When you’re here, you’ll find we encourage you to continue your learning. Expand your skillset. Find your passion. Dive into it. Give back to the community. Take time off. Work hard. Learn from your colleagues.

We want you to enjoy what you do. Build a career you love. We invite you to grow here. With us.

Our People Say

“I think the culture is what sets Beene Garter apart from other firms. There’s a true sense that people care about each other and I think that’s important in any profession, but not always found. The firm does a nice job managing the work-life balance and doing their best to make the busy seasons as manageable as possible.”


“Beene Garter has encouraged me to be involved in the community and my experience at the firm has given me the tools needed to be an effective member of boards and finance committees. Through my experience here, I have been able to meet and work with a variety of awesome individuals, from partners and employees at the firm, to local business owners and their teams.”


“As an intern at Beene Garter, I was impressed with the level of responsibility and trust given to interns because it gave me the best opportunity to experience what working in public accounting was really like and to determine how I wanted to shape my career. Now, starting as a full-time employee right out of college, I have been able to take advantage of the safe learning environment that BG creates for their staff. Being able to learn and grow in the profession without feeling inadequate is what I value most about the culture at BG.”


Awards &Recognitions

We’re among the top five CPA firms in the West Michigan area. Inside Public Accounting has named us a Top 300 Firm. And, it recognized us for having the highest percentage of female equity partners. We’re proud to share our culture and HR initiatives have placed us on West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For® list for more than 15 years in a row. In 2019, we were recognized as one of the Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms in the U.S. by Construction Executive.

GRBJ Book of Lists
Top Area CPA Firm 2020, No. 5

West Michigan's Best and Brightest Companies To Work For Winner 2022

Moore Stephens
Firm Collaboration Award 2019


Inside Public Accounting Top 300 Firms 2021

Inside Public Accounting Firm (IPA) with Highest Percentage of Female Equity Partners 2017

GRBJ Book of Lists
Top Area Payroll Service Firm 2020,
No. 3

GRBJ Book of Lists
Top Area Employee Benefit Consultant 2020, No. 7