“We’re seeing a huge uptick in the number of clients looking to hire tax, accounting, and audit professionals within the Phoenix market,” says Amy Cox, Search Manager for Ledgent Finance & Accounting (a specialized business line of Roth Staffing Companies, L.P.). “Firms are looking for Certified Public Accountants at pre-recession levels, and Ledgent CPE University helps those busy CPAs stay up-to-date on essential information and earn credits to remain certified.”
Ledgent CPE University hosts free Continuing Professional Education events where busy professionals in communities around the country can earn live credits toward their CPA continuing education. CPE University not only fulfills Ledgent’s company Purpose—“To make life better for the people we serve”®—but also helps candidates, clients, and Ambassadors (Ledgent’s temporary employees) stay competitive in the job market.
According to Carol McBride, Ledgent Market Search Manager, professionals who consistently update their finance and accounting knowledge have a leg up on the competition. “We’re seeing some consistent trends, and one of those trends is that professionals with strong technical knowledge in certain fields—auditing, taxes, stocks, SEC reports, and general accounting—are in high demand,” she states.
“As the economy recovers, all types of companies and firms are looking for qualified finance & accounting employees,” agrees Ledgent Practice Manager Homer Lopez. “During the recession, the finance and accounting industry was hit very hard, particularly those spheres tied to the construction and real estate industries, so it was relatively easy to recruit great talent. Now the economy is stronger and companies are finding it difficult to locate professionals with the right skill sets.”
That’s where Ledgent’s CPE University comes into play. A few weeks ago, the Phoenix Ledgent team hosted an Accounting & Auditing CPE event designed to help professionals brush up on the material that hiring managers expect qualified CPAs to know. The session reviewed topics like fraud in smaller entity engagements and amendments to auditing guidelines—two areas relevant to successful professionals in today’s market. Prior to the Accounting & Auditing event, attendees reviewed net investment income tax issues, potential tax regulations, conflicts of interest, and technology updates during a Tax Report CPE session. This month, Phoenix Ledgent plans to host a Ledgent CPE University event focused on Arizona ethics and CPA responsibilities and rules of conduct.
“These topics are relevant to CPAs today,” explains Lopez. “They know how expensive and difficult it is to maintain the accounting and audit, tax reporting, or ethics credits that they need on an annual basis. Ledgent CPE University is our way of supporting our finance and accounting communities. The events are centrally located, offered early in the morning to fit around working professionals’ schedules, and best of all—they’re free!”
About Roth Staffing Companies, L.P.
Roth Staffing Companies is the only large staffing company to receive all of the industry’s most prestigious honors in one year including Staffing Industry Analysts’ “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” and “Best Staffing Firms to Temp/Contract For”, Inavero’s “Best of Staffing® – Client” and “Best of Staffing® – Talent”, and the highest award presented by the American Staffing Association’s VOICE Awards. Roth Staffing remains the only staffing firm ever ranked #1 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing, privately-owned companies.
Roth Staffing is a family of full-service business lines providing temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct hire placements from more than 100 branch offices and dozens of on-premise locations in 21 states and the District of Columbia: Ultimate Staffing Services specializes in staffing for administrative, clerical, customer service and manufacturing & production positions; Ledgent Finance & Accounting specializes in professional staffing services including the placement of finance and accounting professionals; Ledgent Technology & Engineering specializes in technology and engineering placements; Adams & Martin Group specializes in legal staffing, project management and attorney search; and One Squared Managed Solutions manages MSP and VMS solutions for large contingent workforce programs.
Please visit our website at www.rothstaffing.com for more information or call (714) 939-8600.