Hiring Watch

Hiring Watch ’19: Become the Next National Taxpayer Advocate

The woman in the photo above is Nina Olson. She is the National Taxpayer Advocate. Olson has been the National Taxpayer Advocate since March 2001. But she will retire on July 31, 2019. Now you, tax guy or tax gal, can be the next National Taxpayer Advocate and write ridiculously long reports to Congress each […]

Hiring Watch ’19: EY Is Looking for Some Fresh Faces In New Orleans

First Nashville, now the EY hiring caravan is heading to New Orleans. Ernst & Young, an international accounting and business services firm, will create an administrative support center in New Orleans that will add 200 employees in the next three years, city, state and economic development officials announced Monday (May 6). The center will be […]

Hiring Watch ’19: EY Is Looking for Warm Bodies to Fill New Tax and Tech Jobs In Nashville

Back in November, EY and Tennessee state officials made a big to-do about the Big 4 firm signing a lease at a new 10-story office building being constructed in the Music Row district of Nashville. And during that press conference, EY announced that it would be adding 600 jobs in Nashville over the next five […]

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KPMG Chicago’s Hiring Picking Up (Just Not for Auditors)

Claire Bushey reports in Crain’s that KPMG Chicago plans to hire 500 people over the next 3 years after hiring 500 people over the past 5. In my vivid imagination, Rahm Emanuel told them, “Quit fucking sandbagging.” In any case, the House of Klynveld’s growth doesn’t match a couple of its local Big 4 peers: […]

EY’s Got Some Job Openings in Jacksonville

About 450 of them, in fact. EY will fill them over the next four years amd lots of those "will be in information technology and financial consulting." So if that sounds interesting and you don't care that the hometown football team only has two playoff appearances since 2000, pack your bags. [FTU] 

Hiring Watch ’15: Accounting Firm IT Departments

A recent survey from Information Technology Alliance found that accounting firms are almost as desperate for IT people as they are accountants:   “The demand for qualified IT staff within accounting firms is at an all-time high across the accounting industry,” said John Bowles, chief information officer for Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP in Charlotte, North […]

Hiring Watch ’15: H&R Block

Earlier this week, tax return assembly line H&R Block announced that it was looking for a few good accountants to join its Block Small Business service. They'll be filling six positions in the next six weeks and "an additoinal 15 to 30" in the next 12 months.   This includes Accounting Operations Managers who "are […]

EY Still Has Plenty Room for College Students That Prefer Gainful Employment to Eating Out of a Dumpster

Could someone please notify a certain Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor? Ernst & Young LLP plans to make roughly 10,600 hires in the U.S. during fiscal year 2014, the company told eFinancialCareers. The Big Four accounting firm is looking to recruit 6,300 students while making 4,300 experienced hires during the fiscal year, which began in July. The anticipated […]

Hiring Watch: PwC Boston

~ Update below includes a few more specifics provided by a PwC spokesman.  What's this? A report about an accounting firm moving into a larger office space and hiring more professionals and NOT some insufferable trend piece about people studying for an exam at the beach? Incredible! Yes, in this little blurb from the Boston Globe about […]

Hiring Watch ’13: Grant Thornton Chicago on the Hunt for Forensic and Investigative Dynamos

Last Friday while I was poorly navigating North Carolina, a tipster passed along an enthusiastic message that he received from a Grant Thornton National Talent Acquisition bounty hunter. And from the sounds of it, GT wants some fresh faces in their forensics group:

God, Deloitte Is Still Humblebragging About Its Hiring Numbers

We've grown accustomed to Big 4 people dropping huge hiring numbers in order to get oooohs and ahhhhhs out of media people and Joe Echevarria was on Bloomberg TV today doing more of the same: Sara Eisen: Are you picking up jobs from Wall Street as Wall Street sheds and shrinks? Joe E.: Absolutely. We're […]

Hiring Needs of Portland Accounting Firms Suggest There Are Lots of People with Unemployable Degrees Biking Around

The PBJ reports that KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, Grant Thornton, Moss Adams and a whole gaggle of other firms are looking for people that have graphic design backgrounds. Ha! No, that's a lie. They want accountants. Everything from staff right out of school to senior managers that work in assurance, tax, and even consulting. As long as […]

Hiring Watch ’13: PCAOB

Yesterday, the PCAOB held an open meeting discussing its plans for being the most dominating force in public accounting regulation over the next few years. Within these plans is a strategory to not just be the type of regulator that points out the things that you royally fucked up, but also to be a resource […]

Maybe Ernst & Young *Can* Save The Global Economy All By Itself

Yeah, there are doubters, but that doesn't mean Black and Yellow isn't going to try like hell to turn this thing around. In addition to the hires in the U.S., E&Y is trying solve employment problems around the world:   Tens of thousands of financial services jobs are going in London according to the CEBR. […]

Ernst & Young Can’t Save The U.S. Economy All By Itself Now, Can It?

Unemployment in the U.S. is a problem. This is known. Many of you are doing your part by not being unemployed. Good work! You're not part of the problem! Unfortunately, the lot of you are not able to hire hundreds upon hundreds of people and that's what we kinda need. Thankfully, professional service firms like, […]

Hiring Watch ’12 and Beyond: KPMG Chicago Wants You

It's obvious that Rahm Emanuel loves accounting firms (certainly more than teachers). Either that, or he knows he can curse them into submitting to his policies for job creation in the city. KPMG is the latest firm to make announcement in coordination with the Mayor's office; The HoK will be hiring 500 new employees over […]

Hiring Watch ’12-’13 and Beyond: Deloitte

Under Governor Dannel Malloy's "First Five program" if Deloitte adds (and retains) enough green dots in the Constitution State over the next 5 years, there will be a nice little bonus in it for them:  Deloitte will retain the 1,153 existing Deloitte employees in the state, according to a news release from Malloy's office. The […]

Hiring Watch ’12: PwC’s North Dallas 400

P. Dubs is looking to add 400 new capital market servants for their Dallas and Forth Worth offices. Interested parties should have the following qualifications: 1) a history of excellent client service; 2) top-notch analytical and communicative skills and 3) the ability to work in tight quarters when warranted. [DBJ]

Hiring Watch ’12: KPMG Is Looking for a Few Good Temporary Auditors

Busy season is right around the corner and for many auditors, that means hating your life a little more than usual. KPMG is acutely aware of this, and in order to help lighten the load this year, the firm is hoping you know some high quality auditors who won't mind grinding out three months of […]

Hiring Watch ’12: Grant Thornton Chicago Looking for Some New Dynamos

Much like E&Y, GT’s Chicago office is looking to get more asses in the seats because business is swell:

Grant Thornton LLP said it intends to add 140 jobs in its Chicago office next year, 80 of them entry level and 60 internships, most of them paid. Similar hiring this year was less than 100. According to a press release and a spokeswoman, the new hires are needed because the firm’s business is growing. The hires will work in “nearly every area” of the firm, including audit, tax and consulting.

Unlike E&Y, Hizzoner was not attendance:

[T]his announcement was not made by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has unveiled several somewhat similar moves by other companies in recent months.

Always a bridesmaid, GT. Always a bridesmaid.

Grant Thornton to step up Chicago hiring 40% next year [Crain’s, Earlier]

Hiring Watch ’11/’12: Ernst & Young Chicago Taking Applications

They’re looking to fill 500 JITs with new Black and Yellows by June of next year.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the jobs on Tuesday, saying the firm will start hiring immediately and hopes to have all the positions filled by June. Ernst and Young currently employs about 2,000 people in Chicago. The hires will be diverse across experience levels and include support workers.

Just remember that E&Y seems to be upgrading the gene pool, so uglies need not apply.

Ernst & Young to add 500 jobs in Chicago [CT]

Big 4 Hiring Watch: PwC Going on the Offensive in China

You may remember that the Big 4 have BIG plans to go on a hiring binge here in the States and around the globe over the next few years. Just last year, Deloitte announced that they were adding 250,000 new employees over the next five years (although we were a bit skeptical as to what the final numbers would actually shake out). The latest in job creation PR, comes from PwC who has announced that they will be adding 15,000 new professionals in Hong Kong and China:

Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers plans to hire 15,000 graduates and experienced professionals over the next five years in China and Hong Kong, it said Tuesday, as it capitalizes on growing business opportunities in the region, particularly mainland China.

The Big-Four firm said the new hires will be “across all lines of service,” adding it hopes to recruit more than 2,000 university graduates in the coming months in Hong Kong and China. The company is conducting campus recruitment in Hong Kong and three mainland Chinese cities this month.

Adding to this glowing news was Fitch Rating’s vote of confidence in the Big 4 who “should inspire confidence in terms of corporate governance” in Chinese companies. Right. Because it’s been clockwork so far.

PricewaterhouseCoopers: To Hire 15,000 In HK, Mainland Over Next 5 Years [Dow Jones]