The official blog of Abacus Group — a place to share our knowledge and thoughts on trends in recruiting

September 29, 2017

Robert Pickus Celebrates 17 Years at Abacus Group


“I was approached about recruiting because I discussed my entrepreneurial side with a recruiter.  Unfortunately, my prior experiences with recruiters weren’t very positive.  So I saw this as an opportunity to combine different aspects of my life – sales in an industry that I knew very well and the ability to help others.”

May 24, 2017

Abacus Group Named to 2017 Forbes’ Best Professional Recruiting Firms

Abacus Group announced today its placement on the 2017 list of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms. Abacus, which specializes in executive search and temporary staffing for Accounting, Financial, and Administrative positions across all industries, earned an impressive ranking of 25 on the list of 250. In addition to its distinction as one of the top 10% of recruitment firms in the nation, Abacus Group is the highest-ranked company headquartered in NYC.

March 07, 2017

Co-Founder Brian Bereck Recognized as Special Honoree at Charity Event

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The Michael W. McCarthy Foundation’s “3 of a KINDness” Casino Night on Thursday, March 2 honored Abacus Group Co-Founding Partner Brian Bereck. In his thank you speech, Brian expressed sincere admiration for the three featured charities and called attention to the passion required to make their missions possible.

February 16, 2017

Repeat Wins for Abacus Group in Inavero’s 2017 Best of Staffing®

best-of-staffing-abacus-group-2017Abacus Group’s repeat recognition by both Best of Staffing categories—Client and Talent—represents yet another extraordinary accomplishment for the firm, which is now in its 20th year of operation. The agency received the Client Award for the fourth consecutive year, indicating consistently exceptional feedback from its client base. Meanwhile, the company’s candidates honored our quality of service for the third year in a row.

January 03, 2017

Moving Up: Five Employee Promotions for 2017

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To kick off 2017, we are proud to announce five internal promotions in our New York City Headquarters. Effective January 3, the following employees now have new responsibilities at Abacus Group: Charles Amato, Jason Fleischer, Melissa Perez, Dianne Perlman, and Gennaro Vitale.

October 25, 2016

Laurie Kotton Celebrates 16 Years at Abacus Group

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Laurie Kotton, CPA, and Partner, Accounting & Finance Recruitment, is celebrating 16 years at Abacus Group this month. Since October 2000, Laurie has been a tremendous asset to the business and is one of New York City’s most successful Accounting & Finance recruiting professionals—an accomplishment she attributes to the teamwork of her Abacus Group family.

October 05, 2016

Abacus Group Named a Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency

We are proud to announce that today, October 5, 2016, LinkedIn recognized Abacus Group as a Top 25 Most Socially Engaged medium-sized staffing agency in the United States. We’d like to thank our client and talent networks for helping us achieve this incredible milestone.

September 20, 2016

An Alternative for Public Accountants Who Are Too Adventurous for Busy Season

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Whether or not you can believe it, we’re quickly approaching the 2017 Busy Season for Public Auditors. If you’re not happy about that and you were intrigued enough to open this post, great—we already like you who are! Read on for more about an alternative to another Busy Season.

July 26, 2016

Exciting News from Our Administrative Support Division

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Abacus Group is proud to announce that our Administrative Support Division is growing strongly and has recently introduced exciting changes. Aside from the division’s expansion in headcount, Abacus Group’s Administrative Support function will now operate as two focused sub-divisions—Temporary and Permanent—to more efficiently serve our clients and candidates.

June 28, 2016

Len Frankel, Abacus Co-Founder, Participates in Employee Engagement Panel

two-ten-hr-summit-abacusIn early June, Abacus Group co-founding partner Len Frankel  shared his employee management expertise on a panel at Two Ten Footwear Foundation’s annual HR Summit. Attended by various Human Resources executives, the dialogue explored the idea that increasing the bottom line requires more than a strategic product assortment and excellent customer service; strong employee engagement, too, can lead to greater fiscal results.