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Public accounting

We support CPA professionals on the East Coast to discover their next opportunity in public accounting.

Embracing our candidate-first philosophy, we delve into your career aspirations, motivations and ideal CPA firm environment. Combining this understanding with our vast market knowledge, we identify opportunities that align with your definition of success, be it professional development or an improved work-life balance.

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We specialize in the following finance and accounting fields:

Arran Jaiswal USA Director and public accounting recruiter at Distinct, talking with colleagues in the office

Nurturing CPA careers

We proudly serve as your dedicated career advocate, securing the perfect fit for CPA professionals across the East Coast. Our extensive network spans small to medium-sized firms and large national organizations; some offering enhanced flexibility, fully remote positions and capped hours during and outside busy seasons.

Beyond skill sets, we evaluate personalities and motivations to fulfill roles in accounting, auditing and tax, matching individuals with organizations that share their values. As impartial intermediaries, we give candidates a voice in the application and negotiation process. Our commitment to authenticity includes advocating for candidates within our client network, where opportunities are often tailored for the right CPA professional. Providing public accounting resume templates, customized interview guides, our goal is to discover the opportunity that genuinely excites you.

Imogen Talbot-Slack and Ian Hallam

Custom public accounting recruitment

In a candidate-driven market, where talent is in short supply, a strong employer brand is crucial. Our thorough job orders involve close collaboration with your team, detailing role requirements, firm culture and long-term goals. This knowledge enables us to accurately and positively communicate your opportunity, carefully curating a shortlist that not only meets the role requirements but also aligns with your company ethos. 

Recognizing the value that skilled CPA hires bring, we not only address your immediate hiring needs but also anticipate future requirements. We consider ourselves as your long-term staffing partner. Even in the absence of open roles, if we identify an outstanding CPA professional aligned with your firm, we will always proactively reach out.

Your public accounting FAQs

We work with fully qualified CPA professionals, who have a minimum of 3 years experience in a public accounting firm.

Our reach spans the entire East Coast, covering Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia. Additionally, we cater to a multitude of fully remote positions – almost half of our placements are remote. With ambitious growth plans and continuous expansion into new states, don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re part of a public accounting firm in another state, we may still be able to help.

We provide comprehensive support throughout the entire job search. During this process we ensure total confidentiality and our free of charge candidate services include:

  • Expert resume and LinkedIn profile advice
  • Thorough interview preparation
  • Clear communication at every step 
  • Advice on market trends and compensation
  • Offer negotiation. Including but not limited to;  job offer terms such as salary, benefits and start date and offer rejection. Additionally, we stay in touch post-placement, to ensure you’re happy in your new position.

No, there are absolutely no fees for candidates (job seekers) using our recruitment services. The expenses are covered by the organizations that successfully employ our candidates.

We start all job search processes with a short, commitment-free conversation. Feel free to reach out however best suits you – via direct message, email ([email protected]) or a phone call. We’re flexible and welcome alternative communication methods, just let us know your preference in your initial message. 


No need to worry if your resume isn’t up-to-date; just drop us a message and our dedicated public accounting recruiters will take it from there.

Our recruitment process is designed to be comprehensive and can be tailored as required to your needs. It all starts with a consultation, where we meet with you to create a detailed job brief and gain a thorough understanding of your firm. This initial step lays the foundation for us to effectively communicate your opportunity to potential candidates. Leveraging our candidate attraction resources, including video advertisements, sponsored job board coverage and exclusive access to our candidate talent portal, we cast a wide net to find perfect-fit candidates. 

Following this we curate a shortlist of candidates who not only meet your CPA vacancy requirements, but also resonate with the values and objectives of your firm, ensuring long-term compatibility. Additionally we can assist during the negotiation phase of the offer. Our end-to-end services ensure a seamless, successful recruitment journey for both clients and candidates.

Amid demands for growing flexibility, remote positions are becoming more common in the public accounting industry. The extent of this shift still varies by firm, but almost half of our placements now involve fully remote roles. To explore these opportunities, visit our job board and filter by the remote option.

Explore job market averages using our CPA Wage Insights Tool. Featuring ranges and averages for various public accounting job titles and states across North America, it allows you to compare and confirm your compensation against current market rates.

Public accounting jobs

$95,000 - $150,000

Senior Tax Associate

Tax Senior – Manager Are you a seasoned senior tax expert ready to step up or already successful at the manager level potentially seeking a better work life...

$90,000 - $120,000

Tax Supervisor

Overview This firm sets you up for success with clear advancement opportunities, starting with the Supervisor role you’ll have the chance to hone your mentoring abilities alongside seasoned...

$120k - $150k

Audit Manager

This firm can rival the benefits of a big4 firm with fantastic career advancement opportunities and professional growth—without the grueling hours of a busy season. This regional firm,...

$75,000 - $95,000

Audit Senior (Remote)

Are you looking for an audit position that provides the autonomy of a fully remote schedule? You will join as Audit Senior with a focus on the firm’s...

$70,000 - $90,000

Audit Senior (Remote)

About the Opportunity A small, fully remote CPA firm who specialize exclusively in Real Estate Audits. The Managing Partner prioritizes work-life balance and they value their team over...

$100,000 - $160,000

Audit Manager

Audit Senior – Manager Looking for a new firm that offers a perfect blend of professionalism with a laid-back vibe? If you have over 5 years of Audit...

$90,000 - $140,000

Senior Tax Associate

Tax Senior Associates – Manager Be a part of this firm – Where Community, Growth, and Quality Service Meet! This is an independent firm, the partners here, who...

$100,000 - $130,000

Tax Manager (Partner Track)

Tax Manager – Small Firm (Partner Track) – Toledo, OH Are you a Senior Tax Associate or Tax Manager who is looking to become a future Partner of...

$95,000 - $150,000

Tax Manager

Experience Tax Individuals – Senior Associate to Manager level Are you ready to make a big impact in a smaller, more dynamic environment? This firm, currently a team...

Public accounting candidates

Audit and Tax Senior
$ 0

Quickbooks, Ultratax, Prosystems, Drake, Lacerte

CPA Eligible

Represented by

Arran
Tax Manager
$ 0

Drake, Thomson Reuters

CPA

Represented by

Ellie
Tax Manager
$ 0

Represented by

Georgina
Individuals, Trusts & Estates Tax Accountant
$ 0

Represented by

Arran
Tax Associate
$ 0

Ultratax

CPA Eligible

Represented by

Laura
Senior Tax Manager
$ 0

ProSeries, Thomson Reuters, OneSource

Working towards EA

Represented by

Ellie
Staff Accountant  
$ 0

UltraTax, ProSeries

Represented by

Ellie
Assurance Manager
$ 0

CaseWare

Represented by

Ellie
Senior Audit Associate
$ 0

Excel, SAP, Valid Security Clearance

Currently studying CPA

Represented by

Laura

Public Accounting team

19 years experience

Arran Jaiswal

USA Director
Public accounting
Specializes in public accounting recruitment working with CPA professionals with 3+ years of experience.
15 years experience

Ryan Jaiswal

Director of Operations
Public accounting
Manages Distinct’s North American public accounting recruitment team.
9 years experience

Imogen Talbot-Slack

Talent Acquisition Partner
Public accounting
Specializes in public accounting recruitment working with CPA professionals with 3+ years of experience.
11 years experience

Ian Hallam

Talent Acquisition Director
Public accounting
Specializes in public accounting recruitment working with CPA professionals with 3+ years of experience.

Rebecca Sherman

Senior Talent Acquisition Partner
Public accounting
Specializes in public accounting recruitment working with CPA professionals with 3+ years of experience.

Isabelle Fowkes

Talent Acquisition Specialist
Public accounting
Specializes in public accounting recruitment working with CPA professionals with 3+ years of experience.

Ellie Butler

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Public accounting
Specializes in public accounting recruitment working with CPA professionals with 3+ years of experience.

Georgina Ross

Talent Acquisition Partner
Public accounting
Specializes in public accounting recruitment working with CPA professionals with 3+ years of experience.

Lucy Weibel

Talent Acquisition Specialist
Public accounting
Specializes in public accounting recruitment working with CPA professionals with 3+ years of experience.

Laura Serena Rose

Talent Acquisition Specialist
Public accounting
Specializes in public accounting recruitment working with CPA professionals with 3+ years of experience.

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