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Plante Moran Receives Top Workplace Recognition

Firm Also Receives Standout Award in “Training” Category

Southfield, Mich. — November 26, 2012 -Plante Moran, PLLC, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, was named one of the top five workplaces in Michigan in the 2012 Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces survey. The state-wide survey looked at companies in small, midsize and large categories; Plante Moran was named number three in the large companies category.

Plante Moran has a tradition of workplace success and has received numerous workplace awards through the years, including the coveted national award from FORTUNE magazine, which has named the firm one of the country’s best places to work for 14 consecutive years. Plante Moran Managing Partner, Gordon Krater, CPA shared the firm’s core belief.

“We thank the Detroit Free Press for commending our efforts to remain a top workplace,” said Krater. “Our culture is at the center of our client service efforts and we continue to invest in programs and policies that optimize the career satisfaction of our staff, who then in turn are motivated to provide outstanding service to our clients.”

Highlights of Plante Moran’s workplace policies supporting individual and team development include:

• The assignment of a team partner and experienced staff member to serve as a “buddy” beginning on the first day of employment to encourage and sustain long-term relationships among staff and promote professional development and personal satisfaction
• A nationally recognized professional training program that includes social media to help ensure effective networking and relationship building with current and future clients and friends of the firm
• A PTA (Personal Tightrope Action) Committee that researches and recommends programs and policies that address and support balance of life issues; examples of PTA programs include a PTA buddy program for first-time parenting staff and on-site child care on Saturdays during tax season.
• Firm-wide volunteer initiatives, including paid time off to support community efforts

As part of the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces award, Plante Moran received a special award as a Top Workplace Standout in the Training category. The training award was given to Plante Moran based on staff responses to the following statement: “I get the formal training I want for my career.”

The Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces survey was conducted by WorkplaceDynamics. To view the Detroit Free Press article about the awards, which was published on November 18th, please visit

About Plante Moran
Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, providing clients with tax, audit, risk management, financial, technology, business consulting and wealth management services. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,000 professionals in 22 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work.

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