Accounting Influencers Roundtable


Remote Hiring: The Future of Accounting Firm Talent

Are you struggling to find top accounting talent? Could remote hiring be the solution you’ve been overlooking?

Rob Brown sits down with Jeff Phillips, to discuss how hiring remote accountants could be the key to solving recruitment challenges in the accounting industry. Jeff, co-founder of AccountingFly, shares his expertise on tapping into a vast pool of domestic remote talent, highlighting the benefits and addressing common concerns associated with remote hiring.

The conversation goes into the shifting landscape of talent acquisition in accounting, introducing the concept of the “new talent stack” – an innovative approach to building a diverse and skilled workforce. 

Jeff provides compelling insights into why top performers are increasingly choosing remote work options and how firms can adapt to this new reality. He also offers practical advice on implementing remote hiring strategies, from onboarding to maintaining company culture in a virtual environment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Domestic remote hiring expands the talent pool from local to national 
  • Remote positions can be filled in about 40 days compared to year-long vacancies 
  • By 2030, there will be 50 million more knowledge jobs than workers to fill them globally 
  • Training and maintaining company culture is possible with remote workers through technology and hybrid models
  • Data-driven project management tools can effectively measure remote worker productivity


“The race for talent is over and the talent won. Let’s accept that reality and use it to our advantage.”

“This is a mindset flip from ‘I must see you to trust you’ to ‘I want to see data to trust you.'”

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ACCOUNTINGFLY. Accountingfly connects employers with top U.S.-based accounting talent through a variety of services including dedicated searches, Always-On Recruiting, and freelance placements for seasonal or temporary needs. They specialize in remote accounting recruitment, recognizing early on the significant advantages that remote work offers to employers, job-seekers, and their own operations. They pride themselves on their track record of matching the right candidates with the right opportunities and building a robust team of industry experts. Additionally, their partnership with Going Concern—an esteemed source for accounting news and insights—further enhances their ability to stay on the cutting edge of remote recruiting by tapping into a natural pipeline of job seekers.

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If you’d like to sponsor the show and elevate your brand with our audience, reach out to show host Rob Brown on LinkedIn and his team will reach out to fix up a chat to explore.