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Accountemps Overview

Chattanooga, TN
10000+ employees
Company - Public
Business Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
As the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals, Accountemps provides its temporary employees with interesting and rewarding assignments at top companies. Our services are provided free ... Read more

Company Updates


    Just How Casual Is the Dress Code Becoming for Accountants?

    Posted by Robert Half Finance & Accounting on Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:30 | Follow me Dressing for success runs the gamut in today's workplaces, from pinstripe jackets and slacks to humble hoodies and jeans. Traditionally, finance and accounting has been more buttoned up and high-heeled than other professions, but offices are welcoming a more casual dress code.


    Create time and capacity for advisory services

    Every time Tom Hood, who is executive director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs, gives a speech (and he gives a lot of speeches), he asks his audiences of accountants about the top challenges they face.

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Accountemps – Why Work For Us?


Accountemps is the world's first and largest specialized temp agency for accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals. Our temporary staffing solutions connect highly skilled professionals with the best companies in the world. We take pride in understanding an organization's needs and specifications and fulfilling those requirements with a skilled temporary staffing professional. Our professionals are interviewed and their work history is reviewed before we make introductions.

A premier temp agency, Accountemps helps job seekers find positions in accounting and finance at the best organizations worldwide. Our temporary staffing solutions not only provide you with job opportunities, but also offer registered candidates free access to courses that will help you improve your skills and work toward industry certifications while we work to place you at top companies.

Accountemps provides temporary staffing services throughout an accounting department, including:

  • A/P & A/R Specialists
  • Accounting Managers
  • Auditors
  • Billing Clerks
  • Bookkeepers
  • Budget Analysts
  • Cost Accountants
  • Credit Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Payroll Professionals
  • Staff and Senior Accountants
  • Tax Accountants

Robert Half

Accountemps is a division of Robert Half. Our specialized staffing divisions place professionals in the finance and accounting, information technology, legal, administrative, and marketing and creative industries. Robert Half also is the parent company of Protiviti, a leading provider of independent internal audit and business and technology risk consulting services.

Robert Half once again was named to FORTUNE® magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and was the highest-ranked staffing firm. (March 1, 2016)


Accountemps' industry expertise and personalized job search service will help you find temporary positions well-matched to your unique skill set and requirements. In the process, you can continue to enhance your skills by participating in our free online training program and continuing professional education (CPE) programs, which provide CPE-accredited courses in both online and classroom formats.

As a temporary professional working with Accountemps, you are eligible for our benefits package, which includes:

  • Free online training – Accountemps provides you with more than 8,000 online courses to help you enhance your skills and marketability in today's career environment.
  • Group Health, Life and Disability Insurance – Access to insurance packages, including health plans that meet the individual mandate requirements of the Affordable Care Act. These packages provide you a wide range of benefit options, including medical, prescription drugs, dental, vision, term life with accidental death benefit and short-term disability plans*. Coverage is available to both you and your eligible dependents. The cost is conveniently deducted from your weekly paychecks on an after-tax basis. 
  • Voluntary Benefits Program* – Accountemps provides you with access to various coverage including auto, homeowners, renters, long-term care, and pet insurance. 
  • 401(k)* – Enables you to make pre-tax deferrals through payroll deductions to save for your retirement. Contact your staffing manager for details on eligibility.
  • Holiday pay – You can receive additional pay on designated holidays after working a minimum number of hours with Accountemps.
  • Bonus pay* – Once you've reached minimum work requirements, Accountemps rewards your loyalty and hard work with bonus pay. 
  • Tuition reimbursement – In school or thinking about enrolling? Accountemps can help you foot the bill. Program pre-approval in required.
  • Referral bonuses – Know a friend that might be interested in working with Accountemps? Refer a friend and you may be eligible to receive a cash bonus.

* Only available only in the United States. Please note that all benefit plans and products may not be available in every state.

Tracy Emken

Tracy Emken, Princeton, N.J.

"Robert Half understands the importance of recognizing employees for their dedication and achievements. Excellence is rewarded here. I've never had an employer that made me feel this valued, empowered or motivated to succeed."





Brian Hitchen

Brian Hitchen, Sydney

"The company, and in particular my managers at the time, really supported me … They provided training and mentoring, and I emerged a better supervisor as a result, with skills that still serve me well today."





Mark Hopkins

Mark Hopkins, San Ramon, Calif.

"Robert Half has supported my career development by giving me the opportunity and the training to explore new career paths. This cannot be overstated because it's allowed me to grow and evolve professionally."





Nikki Roberts

Nikki Roberts, San Ramon, Calif.

"Since joining RHI, I have held seven different roles, ranging from finance to IT, and I've worked in multiple countries."






Neil Owen

Neil Owen, London

"I started my career with Robert Half as a resourcer in London, focusing on recruitment in banking and capital markets. With hard work and support from management, I steadily advanced. I'm now a director and feel lucky to be in a position where I can help others reach their goals."


At the heart of our business are people – our employees, our clients, the job candidates we place, and those who make up the communities in which we live and work.

Our philanthropic program, called Leading by Example, includes matching gifts, volunteerism, national partnerships and other outreach initiatives.

We host an annual suit drive to provide disadvantaged job seekers with professional attire and holiday drives, which benefit Dress for Success and Boys & Girls Clubs, respectively. We also support a number of youth-oriented, health and workforce development nonprofits through our other national partnerships and grants programs.

Read our corporate citizenship report to learn more about Robert Half's ongoing commitment to the people and businesses we serve through our diversity, education, professional development and environmental stewardship programs.

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    - Always offering work. I was offered a job within a day of being with the company. Even when I quit to move out of state, I was contacted twice the next day with other schedulers who had not known yet that I had left.
    - It's a great resume booster because you are using and learning many skills.
    - Very flexible with scheduling. If you have to turn down a job here and there, there are plenty of people to take the job after you.
    - Great for college students with a flexible schedule. If you only have class in the evenings or a few days a week this works out really well.
    - You do not need a ton of accounting experience. I only had a little from college but they match you with people that can use you. Most of what I did was clerical but IN a finance office.


    - Not really a con but just remember to respond quickly to an offer! If you don't respond soon enough, it will go to someone else.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westborough, MA
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    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Accountemps (Westborough, MA) in January 2017.


    When I went to there, the branch manager interviewed me. She asked me many questions, including what have I done in my previous jobs. What are my expectation of the job location and salary range. The manager is very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your expectation of the job location ?   1 Answer
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Accountemps Awards & Accolades

  • America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms, Forbes, 2017
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2017
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2016
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2015
  • Bay Area Best Place to Work (Robert Half), San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2015
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