Refreshing for a New Year (and Busy Season)

Christie Bell

Human Resources Director

January 13, 2017

December is definitely a fun month to be an employee at PKM! Our people will take advantage of any reason to have a party.  In fact, before we start the arduous tax and audit season, we make sure to refresh and build team morale by having two parties followed by a week-long vacation!

In early December, our firm hosts a Holiday Party for employees and their significant others complete with full buffet, a DJ and dancing, and casino games and prizes. A few lucky employees go home with some great prizes – this year it was 2 round trip airfare tickets anywhere in the US and a $500 gift card to Best Buy. One of the winners was a future summer intern who hasn’t even started at PKM yet! We always make sure to invite future interns and employees to all of our firm events.

We also have a yearly in-office party, which was an ugly Christmas sweater themed tacky white elephant party this year. The firm always pays to have lunch catered in the office while employees bring desserts for everybody to share. This year we collected pajamas and other items requested for Burt’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.

To end our final time before “busy season” starts, the office closes and we all enjoy a week off to refresh and enjoy time with their friends and family. This year our office was closed from December 23rd through January 3rd. These are just a few of the reasons that PKM is such a special place to work!