7 Secrets to Hiring Exceptional Seasonal Staff for Accounting Firms

Tips & tricks from Dawn Brolin, CPA, CFE on how to hire & onboard exceptional seasonal staff.

by Dawn Brolin

Now that extension season is over, it’s time to get serious about recruiting for seasonal help. Even if your firm isn’t heavy into tax, it’s worth investing a little time to ensure you can tap into the right resources when you do need extra help. Based on my own wins and losses in the recruitment of temporary help, I share these ideas for “staffing up” a little smarter in preparation for tax season and other client engagements.

Dawn Brolin
CPA, CFE
Powerful Accounting
Dawn is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and President of Powerful Accounting, Inc, a nationally recognized accounting, tax, forensic and fraud, IRS and State Agency audit and professional QuickBooks consulting firm. Recently Powerful Accounting has partnered with Anderson, Brolin & Coba CPAs, LLC - a powerhouse tax preparation, consulting and wealth management firm where Dawn is a partner. Dawn’s list of professional accomplishments is extensive and includes speaking on various fraud and tax resolution cases as well as keynote and emcee at many conferences across the country. Dawn has been named “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting” 2018 & 2019 by Accounting Today, “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting” 2012-2017 by CPA Practice Advisor, a “Top 10 Managing Partner Elite – Great Accounting Firm Leader” in 2017 by Accounting Today, and selected as a “Top 40 Under 40” by CPA Technology Magazine in 2009. Dawn continues to pursue excellence with the support of her amazing team at Powerful Accounting.