Careers at Topel Forman

This isn’t your average tax or audit job

Forget about being just another face in the crowd. Topel Forman’s employees thrive in an innovative and inclusive culture. With 12 partners and over 100 professional staff, our team is full of high-level talent and expertise that you’d expect from a larger firm, but with a small, boutique firm’s accessibility and collaboration. With employees located in our offices in Chicago and Denver, as well as remote, our blended workforce works together to create a positive and upbeat environment.

Why Choose Topel Forman?

At Topel Forman, you are offered an engaging work experience through personalized opportunities for professional development, a robust mentorship program, and dynamic client work.  We are a collaborative workforce, so you can expect to work directly with clients, senior-level management, and partners who are knowledgeable in complex areas of the tax, accounting, and audit disciplines.  Here the approachable leaders create a supportive atmosphere, your voice is heard regardless of level and your unique skills are valued.

You are encouraged to create your own path, and a proactive, hands-on approach with our clients allows you to grow and advance your career.

 Our firm was built on providing world-class client service, and we are committed to fostering a supportive community with meaningful and long-standing relationships.

 Through our accommodating, hybrid work schedules, you can pursue your professional goals and interests while not sacrificing personal passions. Flexible hours and a family-oriented culture promote the balance between professional development and enjoyable family life.

Be part of something big!

We are experiencing lots of growth and want you to be a part of it!

In just the past 3 years we have:

Increased our staff by 49%

Moved to a blended work environment

Received Inside Public Accounting’s Top Accolades

Be a part of something great!

Best of the best firms 2022
Top 200 Firms 2022
Top Work Places 2022


Competitive compensation
  • Competitive salary with annual merit increases
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Monthly commuter allowance
  • Monthly health club allowance
  • Employee and client referral bonus program
A full suite of employee health benefits
  • Includes medical, dental, vision, group term life/ADD, and disability
  • Flexible spending accounts, including Health Care FSA, Limited-purpose FSA, Dependent Care FSA, and Commuter Benefit Plans
  • HSA Employer matching contribution
  • Additional coverages include identity theft protection, voluntary life insurance, cancer, accident, and critical illness insurance
Wellness resources
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that serves as a 24-hour resource
  • Doctegrity, a telemedicine tool for non-emergency health situations and mental & behavioral health matters
  • Personal and healthcare concierge services
  • myStrength by Livongo, a behavioral health app with personalized programs
  • Remote fitness and wellness classes during busy season 
CPA Benefits
  • CPA License Fee
  • AICPA Membership
  • State CPA Societies
  • Bonus for passing the CPA exam during the first three years of full-time employment
Work/life balance
  • 35-hour workweek during non-busy season
  • Competitive PTO and firm holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible/remote working options (to be continued post-COVID pandemic)
  • Relaxed work attire
Saving for the future
  • 401(k) with the option to make pre-tax and Roth after-tax payroll contributions
  • Qualified Safe Harbor 401(k) employer contributions
Education & resources
  • Reimbursement for CPA Exam and study materials
  • Student loan repayment counseling
  • Graduate Tuition Assistance Program
  • Firm-sponsored continued education and personal development training
  • Enrolled Agent Exam (EA) preparation materials and certification fees
  • CPA & EA exam leave
Interested in interning at Topel Forman? We are currently hiring for Winter 2022 Audit and Tax Interns.

Open Roles

Accounting Services

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States


Chicago, Illinois, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Human Resources

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States


Chicago, Illinois, United States


Chicago, Illinois, United States
Chicago or Denver
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Denver, Colorado, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Denver, Colorado, United States

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