Issues Facing Accounting Graduates and Their Future Employers


In this episode, Jason Blumer and Greg Kyte try to make sense of some of the latest statistics about accounting graduates and how that will impact our profession. Jeff Phillips of AccountingFly joins them to share what he has learned as AccountingFly has grown and has helped match employers with accounting grads. Employers stress that it is difficult to find qualified staff, but what does that even mean? Jeff shares his perspective.

Thank you to our sponsors Avalara and ZohoBooks.

Mentioned in the show:

AICPA supply and demand of talent survey 2013
New Face of Recruiting, Accounting Today
Thriveal Incubator
Webinar: Subscription Based Billing For Your Firm

Audio Engineering by: Aaron Dowd

Produced by: Jennifer Blumer

About our guest: Jeff Phillips

Jeff Phillips is the CEO of Accountingfly (formerly CollegeFrog), the accounting profession’s recruitment platform. Firms of all sizes, corporations, and organizations of all types use AccountingFly to recruit for internships, entry-level and experienced positions. They also use AccountingFly’s award winning software to organize the recruiting process, make faster hiring decisions, and build pools of talent from which they can recruit in the future.

Accountingfly launched as CollegeFrog in 2012 and was named the best new HR product by Accounting Today in 2013.

Accountingfly/CollegeFrog has grown from a concept to a respected leader in talent strategy in a short time. Jeff oversees direction of the company’s strategy, building a world-class team, and developing partnerships. Jeff often speaks to accounting groups and this year his primary message has been “Recruit Like the Big 4,” a playbook for winning the race for talent.

Jeff lives in Pensacola, FL.

Jeff Phillips

CEO of Accountingfly

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