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Accountemps Overview

Menlo Park, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public
Staffing & Outsourcing
$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

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    The Value of Certification and Professional Experience - The CPA Journal

    Undergraduate accounting programs have a mandate to prepare students to successfully sit for the CPA exam, yet relatively few faculty members within those programs possess the CPA credential themselves. This disparity has long been a topic of discussion within the profession.


    How to Succeed in Your First Accounting Job and Beyond

    If you're about to finish your studies or just launching your career as an accountant, you know it's a great time to be starting out in the profession. The job market for people with your skills is strong, and there are many opportunities for you, beginning with your first accounting job.

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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. (February 1, 2018)


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.

Accountemps Reviews

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Accountemps Chairman and CEO Max Messmer Jr.
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  • "Great Temp Company"

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    Former Employee - Accounting/Payroll in Kansas City, MO
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    I worked at Accountemps full-time (More than 3 years)


    You can accept or turn down work with out feeling like your being punished. They worked hard at finding me a permanent position. Overall had a great experience working for them.


    Really don't have any. You make the job what you want.

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Accountemps Photos

Accountemps photo of: Our Richmond, VA, team volunteering at an adult care facility.
Accountemps photo of: The Boston office sported Super Bowl jeans and jerseys. In exchange, donations were made to the teams’ favorite charities.
Accountemps photo of: Our colleagues donated their time to help St. Jude’s Ranch in Las Vegas.
Accountemps photo of: The Seattle team geared up for Super Bowl Sunday. In exchange for wearing jeans and jerseys, donations were made to the teams’ favorite charities.
Accountemps photo of: Accounting Rocks! Our NYC colleagues celebrate International Accounting Day.
Accountemps photo of: Our Heathrow team gathered more than 1,400 toys for disadvantaged children this season.
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Accountemps Interviews



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    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Accountemps (Santa Clara, CA) in October 2012.


    Had a 12:30 interview that got moved to 3:00, then waited in their lobby until 3:45 for the recruiter to come out. They asked basic questions, most of which could have been answered by my resume. The interview lasted about 15 minutes, and at the conclusion they told me the hourly rate would be $5 less than other staffing agencies I am signed up with. They also said they would be e-mailing me some skills tests, but I have yet to receive them.

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Accountemps Awards & Accolades

  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2018
  • America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises, Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), 2018
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2018
  • America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms, Forbes, 2017
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2017
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