Commitment to Clients
Our clients can count on SB & Company, LLC (SBC) for the perfect blend of Big Four expertise and understanding with the personal, responsive service of a smaller firm. We operate with a unique, top-down approach to serving every client, from small start-ups to large government agencies and multi-national corporations. For our clients, that means greater involvement of experienced, senior personnel early in every engagement. Additionally, our partners and senior managers take the time to understand your specific needs, challenges and objectives, and then work with you to devise effective solutions. This approach yields greater efficiency, quicker issue resolution and less duplication of effort throughout the year.
Because most of our partners and senior managers are Big Four alumni, each client receives unmatched industry and technical knowledge. In addition, we commit to close, early involvement of senior personnel so our professionals can develop the insightful solutions you need to achieve your ultimate business goals.
Commitment to Our People
Like our clients, we are committed to providing our professionals with the best of both accounting worlds: the partner involvement and attention of a small firm, combined with the expertise and infrastructure of a Big Four firm. Our staff members work side-by-side with experienced partners on engagements, and receive comprehensive, ongoing training. In fact, from day one our professionals are immersed in our international firm culture—unique among other small and regional firms—where the focus is on high-quality service, technical competence and research of large, complex issues.
At SBC, we are committed to developing our people to reach their potential and grow as professionals. Our development focuses on technical, personal growth and leadership skills, along with areas of personal interest. We want our people to be well-rounded and contribute to our community. With ongoing training, a diverse client base and exposure to challenging issues, our professionals have countless opportunities for learning—and the sky is the limit on advancement. And at our firm, we base promotions on personal progress, not tenure, allowing us to recruit and retain top staff.
Commitment to Knowledge Sharing
SBC invests considerable time and resources in professional training and development. Our goal is to be a knowledge firm that leads the industry, with a strong, respected brand. To do that, SBC offers a range of ongoing internal and external training opportunities where professionals gain experience and competence across a variety of industries and engagements, along with technical and soft skill development.
SBC’s training curriculum is designed for every level of the organization, so each person has a place to grow and develop professionally. Training groups are established by peer levels, and training is targeted to ensure that the most relevant, pertinent information is delivered to the associates who are in need of it the most. SBC’s training and knowledge-sharing methodology also ensures each person has a personalized professional development plan to guide his/her development.
We believe training and professional development are of value to both our personnel and our clients and not only ensure high quality deliverables, but also attract and retain our best talent.
Commitment to the Profession
We bring industry-leading insight right to you. Instead of being driven by a national office, SBC's engagement partners and senior managers who will serve you have been directly involved in a wide variety of standards-setting organizations. From leading roles in the AICPA Audit Quality Centers’ Governing Council to serving on professional committees and in leadership roles in state societies, our professionals are committed to being a voice on the front lines of industry development and knowledge sharing. The result: greater knowledge, customized engagement approaches, common-sense solutions and rapid issue resolution.
Our commitment to the profession is also reflected in our ongoing investments in technology and training for our professionals. Our Big Four-alumnus founders understand the importance of resources and knowledge improvement, and have used their experiences to build infrastructure, education and methodologies that rival those of our largest competitors. We encourage our people to be involved and serve as leaders in the profession.
Commitment to the Community
Our commitment to service, teamwork and integrity extends well beyond our office walls. Consistent with our mission, vision and core values, both SBC and our staff members are involved in community efforts and charitable initiatives throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. It starts at the top, with every one of our partners and leaders actively serving on the boards of various nonprofit organizations and local businesses. They encourage every SBC professional to volunteer, build relationships and make a difference in our local communities.
Our community involvement consists of contributions, sponsorships, Board positions, volunteerism, pro bono services and training. We have annual days of service where our people volunteer for a cause.
On a firm-wide level, SBC has established a wide array of partnerships with community organizations and client charitable initiatives. Among these are:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- American Cancer Society
- American Red Cross
- Associated Catholic Charities of Maryland
- Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland
- Baltimore Medical Systems
- Ben’s Chili Bowl Foundation
- Best Buddies
- Big Brother/Big Sister
- Black Professional Men
- Boys and Girls Club of America
- Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
- Carson Scholars Fund
- Center Stage
- Community Academy Public Charter School
- Creating Communities
- Fingerprints Child Development Center
- Greater Baltimore Committee for DC, FL, PA, and VA
- Greater Washington Urban League
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hospice of the Chesapeake
- Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
- Junior Achievement of South Florida
- Keswick Multi-Care Center and Foundation
- Leadership – Baltimore County
- Leadership – Maryland
- Leadership – Greater Washington
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk
- Maryland Heart Association
- Maryland Science Center
- Mid Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue
- Missing of Hope International, Inc.
- National Association for Female Executives
- National Eagle Scout Association
- O’Neil Foundation
- Planned Parenthood of Maryland
- Race for the Cure
- Rays of Hope Scholarship
- St. Veronica’s Headstart
- U Street Theatre Foundation
- Walk to End Alzheimer's
- YMCA of Central Maryland Headstart Advisory Council
- Young Life Harford County
- Youth Power Center
Throughout the year, we provide volunteer and monetary support to these organizations, and actively recruit additional partners and opportunities to positively impact our communities.
Commitment to Diversity
Our diversity isn’t just one of our qualities; it’s one of our key strengths. As a certified minority business, SBC's professionals are a valuable reflection of our communities and the international nature of today’s business world. We have personnel from five continents that work as one team, and more than 50% of our partners and personnel are female.
With this wide range of ethnicities, nationalities and experiences—each united under one firm culture—we are in position to provide unique perspectives, detailed insight and greater understanding of different cultures and business environments. The result is more customized, collaborative approaches to your engagements.
In addition to possessing diversity in perspective and background, we also maintain a diverse client base. This allows us to develop highly specialized industry and service niches, while ensuring that each of our staff members is exposed to a range of experiences. Our commitment to diversity gives you access to well-rounded professionals who have the creativity and knowledge to develop effective solutions for your business objectives.