Accounting and Finance Recruiting

Accounting and Finance departments are integral to every organization, even if they do not directly contribute to top-line revenue.  

The most successful companies understand that generating revenue is important, and that it is also critical how effectively each dollar is utilized. They recognize the value of collaboration between accounting & finance and operations teams, and they place a premium on the talent that can live in both worlds.  

These are the companies that partner with recruitAbility. We pride ourselves on helping our clients identify, hire, and retain key talent.  

Office MeetingHow We Consider Accounting and Finance Candidates

We interview every candidate before we present them to our clients to confirm that s/he possesses the requisite skills for the role, but also to ensure that the role fits the candidate’s personal and professional career goals. A few of the key items we address include: 

  • ERP and other accounting software experience (implementation and use)  
  • Understanding of the accounting cycle and how it is affected by operations 
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial statements  
  • Career background and future goals 
  • Process improvement experience and its relative value   
  • Leadership experience and successes 
  • Communication style and effectiveness 
  • Level of attention to detail 

Reviewing Accounting and Finance ResumesDashboard

Resumes do not paint a complete picture of a candidate. This is one of the reasons why we never judge candidates based on their resumes alone and why we ask probing and clarifying questions during our interviews. 

These are some of the areas we touch on in our candidate screening process: 

  • The industries that candidates have worked 
  • Size (revenue and employees) of previous employers 
  • Organizational structure 
  • Depth of experience and accounting/finance knowledge 
  • Employment duration and reasons for leaving 
  • Career growth  
  • Accomplishments and successes 
  • Management experience  
  • Software experience and comfort level 
  • Location and commute preferences 

What to Consider as an Accounting and Finance CandidateExecutive Summary

Job searches do not exist in a vacuum. The jobs marketplace is dynamic, and a candidate’s credentials, career goals, and “fit” at prospective companies are constantly weighed against their peers.

Understanding that, here are a few questions candidates should be able to answer before they embark on a job search:  

  • Is your resume an accurate reflection of the level of quality you offer? 
  • Does your resume read like a job description, or does it convey what makes you successful? 
  • Why are you being paid what you are currently being paid and how does the value you currently provide translate to the role you are interested in? 
  • What are the qualities that set you apart, and why should a hiring company care about them?  
  • Do you have a clear understanding of what you want from your next position aside from “more money?” 
  • What is it about your experience that makes you worth speaking to about THIS specific role? Can you effectively articulate that? 

If you can positively answer those questions and can match the “fit,” you stand a very good chance of moving forward in the process! These questions are important in finding the right match for both the candidate and client. For all parties involved, it is our job to make sure we find the alignment that will make everyone happy and successful.

Typical Positions that our Clients are Looking to Hire

  • Staff Accountant  
  • Financial Analyst 
  • Senior Accountant 
  • Senior Financial Analyst 
  • Accounting Manager 
  • Assistant Controller 
  • Finance Manager 
  • Controller 
  • Director of Finance  
  • VP of Finance  
  • Chief Financial Officer

Examples of our Clients’ Industries

  • Consulting Services  
  • Construction  
  • Financial Services 
  • Healthcare 
  • Homebuilding 
  • Investment Management 
  • Managed Services 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Real estate  
  • Retail 
  • Outsourced Services 
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) 
  • Technology 

Who needs recruitAbility?

If you have read this far then the answer is you! At this point there is no reason we should not set up time to speak. Get in touch today with Financial Services at recruitAbility and we can schedule a time to discuss your unique situation.