The Benefits of Joining Our Team
A career with Willamette Management Associates
provides many professional development
opportunities and benefits. Here are a few highlights!
The Thought Leader
We are known for being the thought leader in the disciplines of business valuation,
forensic analysis, and financial opinion services. Our professional staff is encouraged
to contribute to our profession by conducting empirical research studies, authoring
articles and book chapters, and speaking at professional association seminars and
conferences. Our quarterly client publication Insights is an award-winning
technical journal. In
fact, Insights articles are frequently cited in other professional journals and
cases. We are always looking for professionals who will contribute to the thought
leadership of our profession.
are expected to produce the highest quality work product—on each and
client engagement. We work with some of the largest companies in the
world, from family
owned to Fortune 500. We serve these clients with respect to complex
taxation, or litigation engagements. All of our colleagues (from staff
managing directors) are expected to make important contributions during
engagements and to have direct contact with senior client
representatives. We provide a collegial work environment, not a bullpen
Our firm’s reputation is based on our experience in turning complex client
into clear, convincing solutions. Our firm’s reputation is also based on our
professional best practices and quality assurance procedures. If you prefer to work in a
challenging, ethical environment where engagement quality is always expected, then you
would enjoy working at Willamette Management Associates.
The Standard of Excellence in our Core Areas of
Our mix of services allows our professionals to exercise their skills in many areas of
valuation consulting, forensic analysis, and financial opinions. Our professional
services expertise is relatively focused. For example, we don’t offer audit, legal,
insurance, tax planning, securities brokerage, IT, or other services. As a result, we
have a track record of results that is superior to—and more cost effective
consulting firms. Due to our concentration of professional services, we have few
conflicts of interest.
Benefits of a Boutique Firm
We offer our employees the benefits of a large company with the firm culture and
entrepreneurial freedom of a small company. Your talent matters to us. We are focused
on providing solutions to client problems, not on maintaining internal bureaucracy. You
will be an important member of our team. You will have the freedom to develop your own
practice. Our professionals work independently in a collegial environment that fosters
responsibility and initiative. At the same time, our analysts are encouraged to
collaborate in order to
reach well-supported analyses and best practices solutions for our clients.
Our analysts continuously develop their experience and expertise. We encourage our
analysts to earn professional credentials, to perform research and publish, and to achieve
personal prominence and eminence.
We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package.
We hire thought leaders who will contribute to our firm’s growth.
Over my 21 years with Willamette I have enjoyed working on high profile cases with
some of the best in the business valuation and forensic analysis profession. Willamette
invests heavily in its employees, and it is a place where your career can flourish,
particularly if you are entrepreneurial.
Among the many great things about Willamette, two stand out for me. First, I get the
opportunity to work on complex and challenging projects. We are typically hired on
projects that are either fiercely contested or where there is a lot at stake. Second, I
have the autonomy to choose my own career path. There are many ways to be successful in
business valuation. All of the Willamette valuation analysts are free to follow the
career path that suits them the best.
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a Willamette colleague is the fact that I am
constantly being encouraged to work on cases that are new and interesting to me. Since I
am surrounded by thought leaders in the industry, I have access to a wealth of knowledge
within the Willamette network. This ultimately provides the guidance, resource, and
support to build upon my experience level.