September 30, 2015
Crain's New York quotes Joseph Perry, partner-in-charge of Marcum's Tax & Business Services, in "Opportunity for Accountants Presents Challenges for Firms" article.
By Gerald Schifman,
New regulations and industry growth spur demand for the highly skilled.
The accounting industry is growing—and looking for more help. Of the 30 firms on Crain's list, 22 have expanded their total of New York-area professionals in the past year, culminating in an 11.4% overall growth rate.
But this gain is mainly representative of the Big Four (PwC, EY, KPMG and Deloitte), which have increased their staffs at a 13.8% rate. The rest of the firms on the list experienced just a 4.5% bump, although it's not for lack of capacity. The smaller firms also need more accountants but are finding a pre-recession-level shortage of qualified candidates.