skip to main content

How UHY Leverages Its Connections at Local Colleges to Find Talent

How UHY Leverages Its Connections at Local Colleges to Find Talent

The war for talent is happening in almost every industry, but for accounting firms, college recruiting can be a vital part of circumventing that struggle.

UHY is the Albany area's largest accounting firm with a partnership with Siena College that dates back almost 75 years. The college hosts one of the area's largest accounting programs, making it a prime target for recruitment. Office Managing Partner Howard Foote said the international firm is leaning into its local college connections to tap directly into future accounting talent.

Part of this is by placing partners in adjunct positions at colleges, sponsoring scholarships and creating class electives, and the other part is in building name recognition. In February, UHY secured the naming rights for the Alumni Recreation Center at Siena College to rename the building to the UHY Center.

"In the last eight years, our regional CEO has had a generational perspective on recruitment, retention and promotion which has focused the firm way ahead of this war on talent that we’re facing now," Foote said. "He's highlighted and prepared us for a recruitment process that uses colleges and universities and speed to the hiring approach. That has made us prepared."


Albany Business Review subscribers can read the full article here.

Non-subscribers may request a copy of the article using the form on this page.


Complete the form below to speak with one of our professionals

Hide Firm Disclaimer


UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, Inc., and its subsidiary entities. UHY Advisors, Inc.’s subsidiaries, including UHY Consulting, Inc., provide tax and business consulting services through wholly owned subsidiary entities that operate under the name of “UHY Advisors” and “UHY Consulting”. UHY Advisors, Inc., and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms. UHY LLP, UHY Advisors, Inc. and UHY Consulting are U.S. members of Urbach Hacker Young International Limited, a UK company, and form part of the international UHY network of legally independent accounting and consulting firms. “UHY” is the brand name for the UHY international network. Any services described herein are provided by UHY LLP, UHY Advisors and/or UHY Consulting (as the case may be) and not by UHY or any other member firm of UHY. Neither UHY nor any member of UHY has any liability for services provided by other members.

On this website, (i) the term "our firm", "we" and terms of similar import, denote the alternative practice structure conducted by UHY LLP and UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities, and (ii) the term "UHYI" denotes the UHY international network, in each case as more fully described in the preceding paragraph.