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Is everyone short staffed? I mean in my office the turnover is currently insane. Not really sure how the next year will go without an extreme hiring spree.

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Same everywhere, we are all in the same boat.

I’m at a midsize regional firm and we are of course growing. When I started last year there were 10 staff in my office… by busy season we were down to 8 (including new hires that started in January). We were horribly understaffed to the point that managers were preparing returns. Anyway, we lost 2 more after busy season and they have finally been replaced so we are still at 8. It feels like a revolving door

Everyone is in the same life raft. Even my clients are complaining they can’t find help.

My tax group in my office went from having 4 seniors and 4 associates to having 3 seniors and no associates over the past 2 years. I’m not sure if the college recruiting pool is drying up or what. If everyone is understaffed more than usual, where are all the accountants?

Yes, recruiting pool is puny. An instructor mentioned that an intro audit course he sometimes taught went from 70+ to about 20.

Which office are you at?

Yeah it's just as bad at my office two, but I'm giving my two weeks this Friday anyways. Kind of shocked they didn't pay more with how bad things are, but I guess the partners don't care. It's mostly us who have to do more of the "dirty work" if short-staffed

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