Accounting and Finance Services is firstPRO’s largest area of specialization, with over 50 experienced Associates focused within the greater Atlanta and Philadelphia markets. Our Accounting & Finance divisions service clients with direct-hire/permanent placement recruiting as well as contract and contract-to-hire solutions. In addition to over 150 years of combined staff experience in each market, many of our A&F Recruiters also have direct experience working in corporate and public accounting, allowing for a comprehensive understanding of the marketplace. Our intimate knowledge of the Accounting & Finance fields and the geographic regions we service has allowed firstPRO to build the largest recruiting offices in both the Atlanta and Philadelphia markets.
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Bill joined firstPRO in January of 2016 as Senior Vice President of firstPRO’s Accounting and Finance Direct Hire Group in Philadelphia. He is responsible for overall management and development of a team of Direct Hire Accounting and Finance recruiters as well as running his own recruiting desk. Bill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from La Salle University. He began his recruiting career a decade ago with a large Philadelphia area search firm progressing to the role of Managing Director. Bill was born and raised in Philadelphia and currently lives in Center City. He’s an active supporter and organizer for the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program.
Patty has been working at firstPRO since 2013 and has been in the accounting and finance staffing/placement industry for 25 years. She began her career in audit in Big 4 Accounting as a CPA at Arthur Anderson, but soon learned that she wanted work more with people. In 1990, Patty began working as a full desk recruiter for an international staffing firm, with a focus on temporary placement. Since then, she has done permanent placement, high level contract placement, contract recruiting, and have come full circle back to a temporary recruiting role at firstPRO. Patty currently helps manage the recruiting side of the business for our contract division. She has recruited in Atlanta since 2009, as well as Detroit. She is a Michigan State graduate, a CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant), and feels her accounting background gives her an edge as a recruiter in the A&F field!
Cheryl Perez –
“I want to say that I have enjoyed working with you so far; you are by far the best recruiter that I have had the opportunity to relate with thus far in the Atlanta area. This long-term temp position is scheduled to last through the end of the year and I hope that we can continue to network.”
Ragat Abraha –
“Thank you for taking the time to see me this afternoon. I enjoyed very much our meeting . I told Anthony how well you received me and that you made me feel welcome. He said “she is very professional and knows her stuff”
Kemper joined firstPRO in 2008 as a Recruiter specializing in Contract Accounting & Finance. He excelled at recruiting during the recession placing nearly 200 job seekers in his first three years in the industry, earning a promotion to Recruiting Manager over a team of 3 Recruiters. In 2011, Kemper earned the position of Division Director over Atlanta’s Contract Accounting & Finance recruitment division.
In his time as Division Director, Kemper more than doubled the group’s revenue and increased market share in Atlanta, while growing the division from 7 to 14 Recruiters. Kemper graduated from Wake Forest University in 2007 with a BA in Psychology.
Curtis Kiser joined FirstPRO in 1998 as a Staff Recruiter in the Accounting and Finance division. He was promoted to Senior Recruiter in 2000 and then a Team Lead in 2002 where managing a group of 4 recruiters. In 2005, he became the Managing Partner of the Accounting and Finance division and oversees all of FirstPRO’s Accounting and Finance services in the Atlanta market. During Curtis’ tenure as Managing Partner, he has more than doubled the divisions revenues and built one of the most successful and respected Accounting and Finance teams in the city. His passion and understanding of the industry uniquely enables him to assist his clients in building high-performance leadership teams.
He earned his degree in 1995 from Georgia Southern University. Between College and FirstPRO, Mr. Kiser was a Commodities Broker with one of the largest Introductory Brokerage houses in the state of Georgia.
Bobby joined firstPRO in 2005, where he spent 5 years building and eventually managing a branch location in Atlanta, GA. He now is the Managing Partner of FirstPRO Philadelphia and oversees both Philadelphia’s Information Technology and Accounting & Finance divisions. Bobby has worked in the Staffing and Recruiting Industry for more than 10 years. In 2010, Bobby co-founded PeopleNET Search, a successful startup executive search firm. In 2013, Bobby rejoined FirstPRO and was tasked with accelerating the Philadelphia business, where he has played an instrumental role in the rapid organic growth and market share expansion of FirstPRO Philadelphia. Read more…
Sarah joined FirstPRO Inc. in 2011 as a Senior Recruiter specializing in Contract Accounting and Finance recruitment. She received 3 promotions prior to landing her current role as Executive Vice President of the Accounting and Finance Division in 2013. Sarah has been responsible for growing and managing the sales and recruitment process for the division. She has extensive experience in both direct-hire executive recruitment and temporary staffing within the Philadelphia market. Sarah has assisted in growing the team from 5 to 23 staff members as well as increasing division revenue over 50% since taking control of the division.
Sarah graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Temple University. Prior to joining FirstPRO, Sarah worked internally as a Human Resource Generalist for a local engineering firm, Pennoni Associates as well as recruiting for a small traditional staffing firm, J&K Professional Services.