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Robert Half Finance & Accounting Overview

Menlo Park, CA
10000+ employees
Robert Half
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Business Services
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Robert Half Finance & Accounting is the world's first and largest specialized financial recruitment agency. The company is headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., and operates from more than 330 staffing locations worldwide. Since 1948, our ... Read more

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Robert Half Finance & Accounting – Why Work For Us?

Robert Half Finance & Accounting is the world's first and largest specialized financial recruitment agency. Since 1948, our financial services recruiters have provided companies with highly skilled accounting and finance professionals, while assisting financial professionals with their career advancement. We provide a cost-effective financial recruitment solution for our clients, who benefit from our unique insight. Many of our recruiters are former financial professionals themselves.

We also offer our candidates valuable career resources, including free continuing education credits and online training courses in finance, accounting and related software systems. Our industry research presents current insights on financial salaries, hiring trends and tips for career management.

Financial Recruitment
The financial services recruiters at our sister companies, Accountemps or Robert Half Management Resources, offer additional staffing solutions for businesses and expanded career resources for accounting and finance professionals. Robert Half's financial recruitment divisions connect skilled workers and top clients on a full-time, temporary or senior-level project basis.

Robert Half
Robert Half Finance & Accounting is a financial recruitment division of Robert Half. Robert Half 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 global business consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts specializing in risk, advisory and transaction 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)


Robert Half is a leader in professional staffing services, and when you join our company, you'll be part of the best team in the business. What makes us different?

For one thing, Robert Half is the most respected firm in our industry. With our founding in 1948, we pioneered specialized staffing services. Later, we introduced the concept of the professional-level temporary.

Robert Half is frequently named to "Best Places to Work" lists around the world. In 2013, our company again was listed on FORTUNE® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies." (March 18, 2013) And this is just a small sampling of our many accolades.

We also are deeply committed to ethics and integrity. Today, we're guided by four LEAD Principles, which set the standard for the industry:

  • Leadership by example
  • Ethics first
  • An openness to new ideas
  • Dedication to excellence

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 Robert Half's 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.

Robert Half Finance & Accounting Reviews

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Robert Half Finance & Accounting Chairman and CEO Harold M. Messmer, Jr
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  • "Division Director"

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    Current Employee - Division Director in Indianapolis, IN
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Robert Half Finance & Accounting full-time (More than 10 years)


    Energetic, fast paced, great values


    hard work, larger org so a little red tape now and then

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Robert Half Finance & Accounting Photos

Robert Half Finance & Accounting photo of: Robert Half's Paul McDonald and Richard Chambers, president and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors, presented at recent GAM Conference.
Robert Half Finance & Accounting photo of: How we get in the holiday spirit here at Robert Half (December 2013).
Robert Half Finance & Accounting photo of: We’re gearing up for International Accounting Day on November 10!
Robert Half Finance & Accounting photo of: Dress for Success, Branch Manager Julie Long, Sr Recruiter Allison Williams, Technology Admin Stacy Cook, Account Exec Kristina Bouckaert, and Account Exec Emily O’Connell participate in suit drive.
Robert Half Finance & Accounting photo of: Make sure to thank your accounting and finance professionals!
Robert Half Finance & Accounting photo of: AFWA attendee modeling our Michael Kors handbag raffle prize to earn her badge for meet and greet activity.
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Robert Half Finance & Accounting Interviews



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  1. Helpful (9)  

    Accounts Payable Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Difficult Interview


    Did not even happen!

    I scheduled a FaceTime interview with the Greenville office (moving to the area from out of town and since I could not make it in into the office I was offered to either Skype or FaceTime). First interview was set for 8am. My interviewer emailed me at 7:34 am to tell me she "forgot she had to carpool that morning" and she would be a little late with the call. She did not call me until 8:14, at which point I had to inform her that I had to be at work at 9am (something she knew beforehand) and I could not do the interview with so little time.

    We rescheduled for 8am the next day. Again, I rearranged my schedule to meet the 8 am interview time. This time I did not even get a "hey I am running late" email. The rep just completely did not call. At 8:16 I sent her an email asking to remove my name from consideration for any job opening with her staffing company.

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Robert Half Finance & Accounting 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(1), Fortune Magazine, 2015
  • Best Place to Work in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2015
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