Hiring a CPA- Podcast with Accountests’ Giles Pearson 

Calling all firm owners looking to hire!  On this episode of Accountant’s Flight Plan, We interviewed Giles Pearson, former partner of PWC & co-founder of Accountests.  Giles shares how Accountests was developed as a solution to a gap in the hiring process for CPA’s.  As the world’s only personality profile for accountants, Accountests’ screening questionnaires are intentionally designed to help firm owners learn which candidates are worth betting on.   

This podcast touched on:

  • Trends in the CPA hiring market
  • The shortage of accountants 
  • What to look for when choosing your next CPA hire
  • When to utilize candidate screening tests
  • Advice for firm owners when making hiring decisions

Deciding who to hire as your firm grows can be a pivotal decision for a hiring manager or firm owner.  The tips shared in this podcast are sure to improve your screening processes!

If you’re considering selling your firm, or purchasing a new one, having a solid staff to keep your practice moving is an unmeasurable asset.  

If this conversation inspires you to start improving your practice, check out Accounting Practice Academy. We have a workshop that focuses on improving your cashflow to above 50% and reducing your owner hours to under 2,000 annually. 

You can listen to the podcast on the player below or watch the latest episode here

Time stamps:

01:55 – Introduction 

07:21 – History of Accountest

09:00 – What to avoid with bad hires

13:29 – What Accountest focuses on

18:08 – When firms should use Accountest

26:01 – How AI is impacting the hiring process

30:10 – US Staff shortages

36:50 – Advice for someone planning to own their own firm

37:46 – Top book recommendation

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