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the Cost of Temporary Accounting Employees

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$ 1200
Mar 2007
Memphis, Tennessee
Two temp accountants organizing small business accounts  more... close row
$ 750
Feb 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Price per week for temp accounting employee  more... close row
$ 18
Feb 2008
Chicago, Illinois
Price per hour for each temporary employee  more... close row
$ 18
Jan 2006
Tampa, Fl
accounting service
Hourly rate for temps during tax season  more... close row
$ 800
Apr 2008
Tampa, FL
Two week temp implements color coded filing system  more... close row
$ 17
Aug 2007
Chicago, IL
Temp accounting employee helped with half-year statements  more... close row

Description of service

We hired a temporary accounting employee to help us with our half-year end closing statements. We paid $17 per hour for their service.

Review of Service

We actually hired this person last year for $15. However, this year, they required more money so we ended up paying $17 an hour. It was well worth it though, as the person had vast experience within our company and knew exactly what we were looking for and how our internal computer systems worked.

They worked on an at-needed basis when we called them. He was a student so this worked out well, as we didn't want to commit to certain hours per week and then have them sit around when we didn't have work for them.

However, there were a few times we needed things fairly quickly and had to wait a day or two to have this employee be ready for this. This was, however, the price you pay for not having someone paid to be around in case you need help.


If you need someone to help with year end, half end or quarterly closing, be sure to consider if it's worth it to pay them to be around all the time or if you want to pay more to have them on call.

$ 800
Aug 2008
New York, NY
Accounting staff
One week of temp accounting employee  more... close row
$ 10
Jan 2008
Tampa, Fl
Hiring students as temp workers saves money  more... close row
$ 18
Apr 2008
San Diego, CA
Positive and negative experience with temps  more... close row
$ 900
Sep 2007
New Orleans, La
Fee to keep temp employee as permanent  more... close row