Beene Garter Is A 2018 Best And Brightest Company To Work For

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Beene Garter has been named one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2018. This marks the 16th consecutive year Beene Garter has been recognized for its human resource initiatives and programs. Only five other West Michigan organizations join Beene Garter in this category.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment.

Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention, and more. The program is run across the nation and offers a comprehensive assessment report to companies and organizations that participate.


Kim Benac, Director of Human Resources at Beene Garter says, “We are so proud to be named one of West Michigan’s Best and Brightest! We have an amazing group of talented employees serving our clients. First and foremost, we want them to know how much we value and appreciate them, and their unique, individual contributions to the firm’s success. Earning this recognition and making Beene Garter a great place to work is icing on the cake!”


Beene Garter promotes its collaborative work environment as a path towards professional growth and opportunity to its team members.

And the firm’s strong emphasis on a healthy work-life balance and client-focused service hopes to inspire employees to make a difference in the community while maintaining their personal wellness and family time.

Notable HR initiatives at Beene Garter range from flexible scheduling in the summer and generous time off to an open concept work space and a low staff-to-partner ratio.

Beene Garter’s internal culture club also creates and executes various activities throughout the year to recognize employees, promote health, and strengthen team bonds.


“We are constantly striving to offer our employees benefits that enhance their professional development and careers, as well as their personal lives,” Benac adds. “We know public accounting is a demanding field and we want our employees to see themselves choosing to grow with Beene Garter throughout their entire career.”


Beene Garter and other honorees will be recognized with a special ceremony on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids.

Beene Garter congratulates all 2018 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® winners and thanks them for their commitment to building a stronger West Michigan community.