The Top 5 Staffing Agencies for Los Angeles Accounting Firms

Craig Pollack | Jan 09, 2015

The-Top-5-Staffing-Agencies-for-Los-Angeles-Accounting-FirmsAccording to a recent US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, California has the highest level of employment in the Accounting and Auditing field. Los Angeles accountant staffing firms are extremely busy. Los Angeles ranks second in terms of employment levels in the accounting field, trailing only New York City.

Granted, there are over 244,000 businesses in LA, and a quarter of all the people who live in Los Angeles are either in the legal, accounting or advertising industries, so there’s a lot of business to be had for recruiting firms.

Let’s take a look at five of the best accountant staffing firms Los Angeles has to offer.

Parker + Lynch

You could almost wrap up a top five list with the staffing companies associated with Parker + Lynch. With three locations in Los Angeles, others in Burbank, Irvine and throughout the US, Parker + Lynch can source top talent for your personnel requirements. They provide staffing for roles including:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Legal technology
  • Staff augmentation and other consulting services

Parker + Lynch’s sister company, Accounting Principals, has several Los Angeles based offices in its own right, and both companies have been involved in a number of mergers and acquisitions. Parker + Lynch and Accounting Principals are divisions of staffing services giant Adecco Group which has a broad reach and can line up suitable candidates for a wide spectrum of roles.

Stephen James Associates

Another member of a group of leading staffing companies, Stephen James Associates has a recruiting office in Los Angeles and many more across the US and Canada. Part of the Allegis Group, Stephen James Associates has specialized in accounting and finance staffing for over twenty years. It has sister recruiting companies in staffing across:

  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Marketing

Stephen James won 2014 “Best of Staffing” awards based on both talent and client satisfaction surveys. They have a referral based recruiting system which is unique among accounting and finance staffing companies. Hiring their services will yield qualified candidates, not just stacks of resumes.

Robert Half International

With three locations in the Los Angeles area and about 400 offices worldwide, Robert Half is unquestionably a leader in accounting and finance staffing in southern California. With over sixty years of experience in professional staffing, Robert Half is focused on providing recruiting for professionals in accounting, finance, taxation and related consulting disciplines. Some well-known divisions of Robert Half include Accountemps and Robert Half Finance and Accounting. Robert Half also has other brands which including staffing for:

  • Technology
  • Creative
  • Legal
  • Administrative services

If you’re looking for entry level or temporary tax season bookkeeping assistance, Accountemps can provide you with fully vetted, qualified candidates which you can try before you hire full time.


With three offices in the greater Los Angeles area, KForce provides a broad spectrum of accounting staffing services ranging in such roles as:

  • Operational and technical accounting
  • Strategic consulting services
  • Transactional accounting

KForce has an impressive portfolio of clients and many favorable reviews from their candidates. If you are looking to get placed in a Fortune 500 company with an office in Los Angeles, K-Force has developed a sophisticated staffing methodology to ensure you can select and onboard an ideal new hire for your organization.

The Lucas Group

For over forty years, the Lucas Group has been providing staffing services for accounting roles across the US. The Lucas Group provides Los Angeles accountant staffing to mid-sized businesses up to local Fortune 500 corporations. They also provide related services in complementary fields, including:

  • Legal
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Human Resources

The Lucas Group primarily recruits at the executive level, however they work with entry and mid-level candidates as well. 

Bottom Line

This is certainly not an exhaustive list of all firms which provide staffing services in Los Angeles, however it does cover many of the top providers in the area. If you’re looking to staff up your accounting firm before the start of tax season, one of these providers may be able to help.


Have you had success using a Los Angeles accountant staffing firm? Please share your thoughts in the Comments box below. 


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Craig Pollack

Craig Pollack

Craig is the Founder & CEO of FPA Technology Services, Inc. Craig provides the strategy and direction for FPA, ensuring its clients, business owners, and key decision makers leverage technology as efficiently and effectively as possible. With over 25 years of experience building the preeminent IT Service Provider in the Southern California area, Craig is one of the area’s leading authorities on how small to mid-sized businesses can best secure and leverage their technology to achieve their business objectives.