We are one team
with no benchwarmers
Our Core Values are a compilation of quirk, character and spunk that make Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner the CTBK that Buffalo counts on. We surpass our CPA and consulting services by getting outside and being the good neighbors that Buffalo is known for.
When we’re not crunching numbers, we’re crushing goals – in the community, academically, as a team and in our personal lives. We’re not just a staff; we are a team that comes together for projects, community volunteer efforts, academic support and extracurricular competitions. (We take mini-golf very seriously.)
We Are Batman
We are bold and advocate for what’s right.
Students Become Teachers
We learn, and we teach.
We face a challenge, and then we conquer it.
Bigger Than the Shark
We do all of this as one team.
With our long-term client relationships and connectivity within the firm, we focus on establishing a personal network in an evolving world. The human connection is CTBK’s pillar for our Core Values, team, and firm as a whole.
The career path you’re on
just might lead to us
We’re not asking for much in a candidate; we’re searching for it all: ambition, dedication, passion and creativity with unique approaches to projects and advancing industry knowledge. Oh, and fun. Like a whole lot of fun. The kind where you stay for office parties and get competitive with us at our wine bottle ring toss… that kind of fun.
CTBK isn’t a firm where after a couple of years, you plateau. With these tiers, there’s room to grow and advance for years to come.
Take material from the classroom and apply it to the real world. You’ll work side by side with others, learning the ways of the CPA industry, as well as the culture within our firm’s walls.
Meet the financial industry. Your learnings can finally be used in actual financial engagements that you’ll work on with a team. While taking action on projects, you’ll communicate regularly with your mentor – an assigned leader to help show you the ropes.
With experience comes the expectation of taking initiatives. Have the freedom to take action on a whim, adapt to a variety of assignments and encourage others by going after goals while working cooperatively and collaboratively with team members.
You’ve taken action. Now it’s time to lead. Problem solving skills, planning and organization are crucial. Being thorough and following up with a concise stream of communication between mentees, team members and partners goes a long way.
You have the skills and practice; elevate these to new levels and advance your professional reputation and the firm. Don’t just influence – inspire. As a principal or partner, you’re not only expected to lead projects and engagements, but also to be a role model. With CTBK’s one-team practice, being approachable is crucial in order to bring our pillar of the human connection full circle.
The perks of being on our team
- Health care
- HSA contribution
- 401(k) with matching
- Cross-training opportunities
- AGN training & benefits
- Access to exclusive industry network
- Summer hours
- Remote access
- Free parking
- Community involvement opportunities
- On-site parties
- Off-site events
For a community fire station, a local bakery, or city attractions, CTBK is here to help businesses behind the scenes with financial work and consulting services. And when we’re not at our desk, we’re out in the community giving back where needed most. Become a part of Buffalo – join our team of hard workers, big dreamers, and creative thinkers.