What Does an Accounting and Finance Recruiter Do?

As it seems it is in nearly every industry these days, advances in technology are changing accounting and financial job positions and their requirements. As a result, companies are requiring Accounting and Financial candidates who can do more than just crunch numbers. They want people with diverse business and technology experience and good people skills in order to have the ability to change and evolve with the times. The best way to fill these positions with the best candidates is to use the services of an Accounting and Finance Recruiter.

Ideally, a recruiter for Accounting and Finance creates the best possible matches between companies and candidates within the financial services sector. Like all other recruiters, they’re responsible for client and business development, candidate sourcing and screening, and successful placement. They also draw on skills such as excellent communication, sharp business acumen, and financial savvy to help companies find the right candidates. The best Accounting and Finance recruiters are very knowledgeable about business and economics. It’s important to understand global, national, and local industry trends to help companies find the solutions they need.

Accounting and Finance recruiters work to understand employer needs and find candidates who can best meet them. Even general positions within the financial sector often require expertise with complex financial instruments. Employers want to know that candidates have proven functional experience with the tools of the trade in addition to general experience in management or financial analysis. High-stakes situations are common in finance, and recruiters must be tactful and sensitive when working with clients. Accounting and Finance recruiters build trust through honest and expert consulting, anticipating client needs, and delivering candidates that are excellent matches.

Accounting and Finance recruiters interact with a wide variety of companies, industries and roles. Therefore, candidates must also be diverse. Recruiters might work to place a Controller with a mid-size manufacturing company, an Auditor with a public medical device organization, a CFO with a Fortune 100 Technology company, or a manager with a Big Four accounting firm

At Controller’s Group Inc. (CGI), we provide our clients, consultants, and candidates with both contract and direct-hire services. Whether you need a short-term placement, year-long assignment, or a direct hire, Controllers Group can help.