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Accounting Firms Scramble To Find Experienced CPAs

Accounting Firms Scramble To Find Experienced CPAs

by Toby Lucich on January 23, 2008

Public-accounting firms are ramping up efforts to hire and retain senior-level talent as new auditing and accounting rules continue to fuel clients’ need for their services. As demand grows, poaching among firms has intensified, and pay and perks are on the rise.

“People keep one-upping each other, going to experienced people with bigger salaries and other perks,” says Lorraine Hack, executive director of the financial officer practice at Russell Reynolds Inc., a New York executive-recruiting firm. “Companies are bending over backwards not just to hire new people but to try and keep the ones they have, offering them flextime schedules and other benefits.”

“We beg, we borrow, we steal, we grovel, we scour the world” to find accountants with five-plus years of experience in public accounting, says Mark Friedman, New York-based managing director and head of U.S. experienced recruitment at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Hiring across the board at the firm is running nearly 30% above the levels of last year, he says.

Accounting Firms Scramble To Find Experienced CPAs

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