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Our Core Values and Mission

The Withum Way Why Withum
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One of our founding fathers, Fred Withum, had a favorite saying, 'Our services are for sale; our integrity is not.' This truism still applies, as Withum staff continue to hold up the highest levels of values and ethics, and expect the same from those with whom they work. Bill Hagaman CEO and Managing Partner

Withum’s brand is a reflection of our people, our culture — our strength. It is an expression of our client-focused business model. As a Firm, we continually emphasize the importance of providing world-class client service, innovative solutions and industry expertise, with the goal to become our clients’ consistent, reliable partner in business… their trusted advisor.

Our logo is an extension of our brand promise – to be bold, innovative and accessible — for our clients, our communities and our staff. The mark is a plus sign, the universal symbol in the accounting profession representing “being in the black” and positive results. It is a positive expression of our underlying values — what we call the Withum Way.

Our brand promise shapes how we think, how we behave and how we serve our clients. This means listening attentively to our clients’ needs, empowering them with the solutions they need to grow and thrive– to Be in a Position of StrengthSM.

Our Commitment to Uphold Our Values

Withum has demonstrated a sustained commitment to our clients, our people and our communities for over 45 years, with the root of our success stemming from the strength of our relationships.

Our Clients
We place service to our clients as our highest priority. Our corporate culture cultivates passionate, talented problem-solvers who deliver “Big Four” resources with industry-leading teamwork and responsiveness. Our greatest success is derived from working alongside every client as a true partner and watching their business grow and thrive.
Our People
The cornerstone of our Firm’s success is truly the loyal and talented professionals who work here every day, and we are committed to providing a professional and caring environment where talented, people-oriented professionals can reach their fullest potential.
Our Communities
There’s no truer way to be a connected and productive member of your community unless you’re fully immersed in it. Whether developing and deepening our ties within the business community or actively participating in civic and charitable activities or serving on boards and committees, there’s not question, Withum is present.

Integrity
One of our founding fathers, Fred Withum, had a favorite saying: “Our services are for sale; our integrity is not.” This truism still applies, as Withum’s team members continue to uphold the highest levels of values and ethics, and expect the same from those with whom they work. We maintain the highest professional and ethical standards demanded by the profession, our clients and the public.

Quality
SIn 1977, Withum became one of the first non-national accounting firms to voluntarily join the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) SEC Practice Section and the Private Companies Practice Section, subjecting the firm to a peer review every three years. Since then, the AICPA, which provides oversight to firms across the U.S., has recognized Withum for its 13 consecutive passing peer reviews.

Withum also is subject to periodic inspections by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), a private-sector, nonprofit corporation created to oversee the auditors of public companies in order to protect the interest of investors. Our participation in this program validates our uncompromising commitment to excellence, integrity and independence, which in turn provides you with the highest degree of ethical standards and professionalism.

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The Withum Way
Withum’s unique culture and the relationships we value with our clients are nurtured through the daily application of the Withum Way.
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Our Culture Videos
Our culture is one of honor, respect and genuine caring for our professionals. Our award-winning firm team-building videos are an example of our commitment to our team.
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