At HLB Mann Judd we pride ourselves on providing high quality comprehensive advice across a range of business and financial services.
Providing our employees with a supportive and positive environment to work in, allows us to produce the highest quality of work for our clients, whilst providing our employees with a rewarding Career in the Accounting profession.
Our Values, which were collaborated together by our employees and Partners, speaks true about the Culture here in Sydney, in the way that we work with both our clients and colleagues to produce superior results.
V - Valuable - Worth working with
A - Accessible - Easy to work with
S - Supportive - Working with you
T - Trustworthy - Reliable to work with
Valuable: Worth working with
At HLB Mann Judd we recognise that our employees are our most valuable asset and are always looking for ways to improve the way we do business with both our staff and with our clients.
We understand that many great ideas come from our staff which is why we have established the concept of "A Creative Idea" where staff are able to email through their ideas to "A Creative Idea" email address, where it is then sent to the appropriate division for consideration.
A Creative Idea can be in relation to any aspect of the firm; it may be an improvement to a process to increase efficiency, heighten employee engagement; increase our contribution to corporate social responsibility, or be in relation to firm social activities.
We are always striving towards best practice and looking for ways to improve our current processes and increase employee engagement. Our annual staff satisfaction is designed to gain valuable feedback on what the Firm is doing right, what we can improve on, and what our employees would like to see in the future.
Policies and Procedures
Our policies and procedures are a reflection of the flexible and supportive culture we have developed in Sydney such as our Flexible hours policy, Paid parental leave and TOIL provisions.
Health & Wellbeing
The Firm provides annual flu shots and health screens for all our staff and an Employee Assistance Program, which is a confidential counselling and support service for all employees.
Our staff also have access to corporate health plans through BUPA, as well as discounted travel insurance through Chartis Insurance.
Our break out areas which have stunning views over the harbour bridge, are supplied with a variety of fresh fruit and biscuits, as well as their own espresso machine.
Accessible: Easy to work with
Our culture here in Sydney is very much a team environment, where the door is always open and everyone knows each others name.
One of the main advantages of working within a mid-tier Firm, are the opportunities to work alongside peers at all levels, and develop relationships with a variety of clients across a range of industries.
There are always plenty of opportunities to get to know everyone in the office, both inside and outside of work including:
Monthly staff speech/drinks night event
Monthly birthday cakes
Annual team building event
Lunch time sporting events, such as Basketball, Soccer, and Oztag, as well as external events such as the City 2 Surf and sporting tournaments ran by the ICAA.
Our active Social Club organises numerous events throughout the year such as the End of Financial Year Ball, Melbourne Cup afternoon, Christmas breakfast and Kris Kringle, where Santa pays a visit to all the girls and boys in the office.
Supportive: Working with you
Reward and Recognition
We always want to hear about the wonderful things our staff have achieved and share with the rest of the Firm at our monthly staff speech, including:
University and CA results
Client Referral Rewards
Firm representation at events such as Career Fairs
Thank you for a job well done
Bottle of Moet for engagements
Bottle of Moet for staff on their anniversary date with the Firm.
Most of our staff are paired with a Mentor upon commencement. The Mentor will normally have a few years more experience than the Mentee and is from a different division. We find the program to be extremely beneficial as gives the opportunity for our experienced staff to become involved in the Career development of others, whilst giving the Mentee the opportunity to increase their knowledge and professional development, as well as gain some insight into the culture and the unwritten rules of the Firm.
The ensure regular communication between the Mentor and Mentee, the Firm allows a reimbursement up to $50 for the Mentors to take their Mentee to lunch up to once a month.
The Firm has a transparent Learning and Development system in place for staff at all levels. We also support the development of our Senior executive team through an external coaching program to form career plans and develop leadership skills.
Secondment and Travel Opportunities
We encourage our staff to broaden their professional experience and, where possible, offer them the opportunity to work in other offices around Australia or in overseas offices of our world-wide network. With offices in more than 100 countries in the world, this provides an accountant with unlimited possibilities to work and travel.
Community and Corporate Responsibility
We make every effort to support the wider community when we can, through fundraisers, morning teas, and incorporating charity into our team building events. Some of the causes that our Firm has been involved with include:
Jeans for Genes Day
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
Gold Week for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Spin to Cure Diabetes
Haiti Earthquake Appeal
Bikes for Tykes
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
Sydney to Gong Ride for MS Australia
Our staff are also permitted to wear casual on the first Friday of the month in exchange for a gold coin donation to the Cancer Council.
Everybody Counts is the community program for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and it's member firms. HLB Mann Judd employees can support a range of charities through regular payroll donations.
Trustworthy: Reliable to work with
We recently celebrated 40 years since the formation of Mann Judd in Sydney. We are very proud of our history and are very fortunate to belong to such a large network of Firms, through our Australasian Association and the HLBI Network.
The Firm is committed to the highest standards of Quality Control which is reflected in our internal documentation, policies and procedures and training materials.
Our ongoing commitment to the training and development of our employees starts from induction. Upon commencement, our employees receive an induction pack and are taken through a tailored induction program ran by HR, IT and appropriate software champions, to ensure our staff are prepared and have the right training for the job.