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The Wise Firm© is the name of our culture at HORNE. It is both who we are, and who we aspire to be. Based on the Biblical parable of a wise man who built his house on a strong foundation and weathered great storms, the Wise Firm is our roadmap that outlines the specific building blocks required to create the great culture we have envisioned. Start exploring by clicking on the bottom building block—We & Service—to first learn about the foundation of the Wise Firm.

Positive Energy
Results

“I love that my advancement, my new opportunities at HORNE, have never been about how long I have been here, always based on the results I deliver as part of the team.”

Chris Madison

“Helping my team members achieve great things counts in my results, too. One team, one direction!”

Lynn Seals

“Results come from taking risks and learning from mistakes. I’ve always been encouraged to do both at HORNE.”

Brett Stoots

Empowered People

“HORNE taught me to lead from the seat I am currently sitting in, not to wait for a title to make a difference for my clients and my team. Everybody leads!”

Christine Waldron

“I’ve been given every advantage to own my career at HORNE. I really feel like I’m on a crash course with my full potential!”

Jose Alcaraz

“My fear in coming back to work after the birth of my first child was that I would have to compromise — between the job that I love as an accountant or the most important job of my life, being a mommy. HORNE’s genuine encouragement and support helped me feel empowered to ask for what I need — which was to create a flexible schedule that would allow me to do both jobs and do them well.”

Blair Waggoner

Hard Decisions

Yes!

Yes, sure, we’ll add it on.

Yes, we can do that!

Yes, um, we can try to do that too.

Yes, we’ll squeeze it in.

Yes. We have 85 specialties, so we can do that too.

Yes, we can slap something together for that.

Yes! I’ll add it to my list.

Yes, I can give you an hour on that project.

Yes, I’m familiar with that industry.

Yes. That’s similar to a project I did five years ago.

Yes, sure, I will fit you in.

Yes… Surely someone around here knows that industry.

Yes, I suppose we’ll try.

Yes, we do that. It’s on our website, so we must.

Yes! We do everything for everybody!

Choosing to say “no” to the right things means we continue to be unrivaled in serving clients in our focus areas.

Honor Values

We believe in the power of positive attitudes.

We believe family is more important than work.

We believe in expressing gratitude.

We believe healthy conflict grows us.

We believe in continuous personal development.

We believe in exceeding expectations.

We believe in serving a higher calling than self.

We believe in a foundation that values God, our families, our team members, our clients and our communities.

Flexibility
Sense of Belonging
Relationships

I have an opportunity based on that conversation that you may want to consider.

I'd love to hear! I always feel so much better after hearing your recommendations.

I got your questions, and I need to share a point of view with you that might alarm you.

I’m all ears – can we do lunch today?

As you’re prepping for your report to the board, I don’t want you to be surprised by…

Whoa! You just made me look so smart.

Forward Thinking
Windshield View

We are always looking ahead, planning for the future and doing what hasn't been done before.

“This is how we’ve always done it,” isn’t allowed.

We are always looking ahead, planning for the future and doing what hasn't been done before.

“This is how we’ve always done it,” isn’t allowed.

Collaboration
Collaboration

Thanks for all your hard work! We make such a great team.

Did you see all those great ideas in the HORNE Collaboration Hub?

Let’s celebrate!

Our beBetter team has really helped to change how we approach conflict, their ideas are awesome!

Sorry, that’s not my problem.

Nobody cares what I think…

There’s nothing I can do about it, I’m not even going to waste my time sharing an opinion.

External Focus

Your unrivaled client experience, sir!

We & Service

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HORNE is about “We,” a team serving together for a common goal. But, we truly celebrate the uniqueness of our team members—real people with real personalities. In that spirit, enjoy this bonus video for completing all 13 building blocks of the Wise Firm.

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The Wise Firm© is the name of our culture at HORNE. It is both who we are, and who we aspire to be. Based on the Biblical parable of a wise man who built his house on a strong foundation and weathered great storms, the Wise Firm is our roadmap that outlines the specific building blocks required to create the great culture we have envisioned. Begin your journey of building the Wise Firm and collect all 13 trophies!