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Headquarters: One South Wacker Drive, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606

Employees: 6,700
CEO: Joe Adams

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McGladrey LLP is the leading U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 6,700 people in 75 cities nationwide.

McGladrey is a licensed CPA firm and serves clients around the world through RSM International, a global network of independent assurance, tax and consulting firms. It has offices in more than 100 countries and more than 32,000 people to serve clients business needs.

The firm has the following practice areas:

* Tax
* Risk Advisory
* Financial Advisory
* Wealth Management
* Assurance
* Technology

The firm changed its name to McGladrey LLP from RSM McGladrey in May 2012. Headquarters were moved in 2013 to Chicago from Minneapolis. It has over 1,000 employees in the Chicago area.

McGladrey has over 2,600 CPAs and 640 partners and principals.


McGladrey & Pullen traces its history to 1926, when Ira B. McGladrey started his own accounting firm in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The I.B. McGladrey Company was formed when McGladrey purchased a seven-person office from his employers, Billings, Prouty and Tompkins. Shortly after, he added one-man practices in Davenport, Burlington and Iowa City, Iowa. After 10 years of operation, George Hansen and Keith Dunn were admitted as partners, and in 1937 the firm changed its name to McGladrey, Hansen, Dunn & Company.

During the next 40 years, the firm expanded into 29 offices in eight states and in 1966 began offering consulting services. Ira McGladrey, a leader in the public accounting profession at both the state and national levels, stayed active in the firm until his death in 1952.

In November 1978, the firm merged with Broeker Hendrickson & Co. to become McGladrey Hendrickson & Company. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Broeker Hendrickson & Company had 16 offices in five states. With the merger in place, McGladrey Hendrickson & Company was able to serve clients throughout the Midwest.

Six years later, the firm merged with A.M. Pullen and Company, based in North Carolina. A.M. Pullen and Company had 26 offices located in seven states along the eastern seaboard. As McGladrey Hendrickson & Pullen, the firm’s offices extended from the east coast to the west coast, north to Duluth, MN, and south to Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

For simplicity’s sake, the firm changed its name to McGladrey & Pullen in 1987.

In the summer of 1999, McGladrey & Pullen sold its non-attest assets and business to H&R Block, Inc. RSM McGladrey Inc. was established as an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the Block organization. Today, RSM McGladrey provides accounting, tax and business consulting services. To ensure independence, McGladrey & Pullen was maintained as a separate entity offering audit and attest services. McGladrey & Pullen is owned and managed by McGladrey & Pullen partners, independent of RSM McGladrey.

In November 2011, McGladrey & Pullen purchased RSM McGladrey from H&R Block, reuniting the two firms as a leading partner-owned provider of assurance, tax and consulting services with more than 70 offices across the country and nearly 6,500 employees.

In May 2012, the firm changed its name to McGladrey LLP, to reflect the firm's reunification and mirror its brand.


The following benefits are for all eligible regular, full-time employees or qualified part-time employees.

Medical benefits
Your medical choices are designed to provide broad, comprehensive protection and cover a wide range of medical services and supplies. For medical benefits, preferred provider organization (PPO) plans, exclusive provider organization (EPO) plans, consumer choice plans (CCP), or health maintenance organization (HMO) plans are available.

Dental benefits
Whether or not you elect medical coverage, you may choose dental benefits for yourself and your dependents. For dental benefits you may select a PPO or dental maintenance organization (DMO) plan.

Vision benefits
Vision benefits are offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP). If you go to a VSP provider, you pay a small co-payment and the plan pays the rest. There are no claim forms to file and no identification cards are issued for this plan.

Cafeteria plan accounts
Cafeteria plan accounts offer an opportunity to use tax-free dollars to pay eligible expenses. Contributions made to your account are withheld pre-tax. We offer the following cafeteria plan account options:

* Medical reimbursement account
* Dependent care reimbursement account
* Parking reimbursement account
* Mass transit reimbursement account
* Health savings account (if participating in CCP)

Legal services
A prepaid legal plan gives you and your family access to professional legal representation. Legal services are offered through Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife company.

Long-term disability
The long-term disability (LTD) plan provides continuing income when an illness or injury prevents you from working for an extended period of time. LTD benefits offer financial protection after salary continuance and short-term disability benefits provided by the company are exhausted.

Life insurance benefits
Life insurance offers an important source of financial protection. We provide basic life and AD&D coverage as well as business travel accident insurance at no cost to you. You decide if you want additional life and AD&D coverage for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents.

529 college savings plan
By utilizing our payroll deduction feature, saving for college has become convenient, flexible, and affordable with the addition of a 529 college savings plan to our total compensation package. Section 529 of the IRS tax code allows employees the opportunity to save for a college education and save on taxes through tax-free earnings and tax-free withdrawals for qualified expenses. In addition, some states allow for state income tax deductions.

Retirement plan
As a new employee, you are eligible to participate in our retirement plan. If you are employed directly by either or both entities, regardless of whether you are full-time, part-time, or temporary, you may participate in the 401(k) Plan.

Your pre-tax contributions
All newly hired permanent employees are automatically enrolled at 6%. You may change your contribution from zero up to 80 percent of your pay each pay period.

Your pre-tax contributions are made through payroll deduction each pay period.

401(k) match
The 401(k) match is available to those employees who complete one year of service (1000 hours) in a calendar year and are still active employees on December 31 of the current year. The Firm will match your contributions with $.50 on the dollar up to 6 percent of pay contributed.

401(k) vesting
Your own 401(k) contribution (salary reduction) is always 100% vested. The vesting of the 401(k) match portion of your account is determined under a 5-year step vesting and is based on vesting years of service. One year = 20%, two years = 40%, three years = 60%, four years = 80%, and five years = 100%.

Flexible work options
The firm recognizes that employees in our diverse workforce may, at times, have needs that require creative approaches to integrating their work and personal life demands. The firm encourages you to consider nontraditional work arrangements that will enable you to manage these demands while maintaining or enhancing the firm’s ability to meet and/or exceed client expectations. Some of our flexible work options are compressed workweek, flextime, job sharing, part time, FlexYear and FlexCareer.

Short-term disability
The short-term disability program is designed to provide some financial protection if you cannot work due to an illness or injury that is not work-related. The short-term disability benefit is only for your illness/injury. Once your request for a medical leave of absence has been approved, while you are unable to work you may receive 100% pay for up to six weeks and 60% pay for the balance of 26 weeks using your base rate of pay in effect at the beginning of your leave.

Paid time off
The firm encourages employees to have balance in their lives. The paid time off (PTO) program is designed to provide flexibility for you to take time off from work for a variety of reasons including vacation, family/child care matters, personal business, etc. PTO does not include holidays and sick days, which will be handled separately under the holiday, sick day and short-term disability policies.

The number of PTO days you receive will be based upon level except for administrative support, client service representative, associate (external), and sr. associate level employees, in which case it will be based upon tenure with the firm. Establishing the number of PTO days by level (between 15 and 25 days/year) recognizes differences in responsibilities and rewards employees for advancement with the firm.

The firm provides 8 paid holidays (one of which is a floating holiday) to all regular full time and qualified part time employees. Holiday pay is pro-rated for employees working part time.

Updated February 5, 2014

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