February 22, 2016
NJBIZ discussed two of Marcum's recruiting incentives in an article about the challenges of staffing in the accounting industry.
By Daria Meoli
As if the pressure for accounting majors to pass the CPA exam after graduation weren't stressful enough, students with big-firm aspirations are sweating out the recruitment process in their sophomore year of undergrad.
With barely a basic level accounting course under their belts and a legally purchased beer through their lips, they are being courted by potential future employers.
At Marcum LLP, a global accounting firm with offices in Roseland, new hires are offered paid enrollment in a CPA review course, reimbursement for expenses incurred to sit for the exam, plus a $2,000 bonus for passing the exam, and reimbursement for licensing fees.
Marcum started a paid sabbatical program for its employees. There is no time limit, and employees retain benefits and continue to earn a portion of their salary while they take time off for other pursuits.