3 Reasons to Use Financial Recruiters to Hire Your Next Accountant

Financial recruiters can make the job of hiring an accountant a lot easier for you and your organization. Here’s how.

“If you’ve seen one recruiter, you’ve seen them all.” As harsh an opinion as this might be, it’s understandable that some people might think this way, particularly if they’ve only worked with less tenured recruiters incapable of producing results. Or maybe you’ve never partnered with a financial recruiter, but you suddenly find yourself in need of some additional assistance with your next quality hire.

In either case, don’t let a negative – or lack of – experience of working with financial recruiters dissuade you from seeking help with your hiring needs. In fact, there are some good reasons why you’ll want to use financial recruiters to hire your next accountant.

No internal recruitment

One good reason to use financial recruiters to hire your next accountant is if your organization lacks an HR department or internal recruitment team (often the case with smaller businesses). In all likelihood, you have at least ten different tasks or demands all clamouring for your attention at any given time, particularly if you’re the owner of the business.

In other words, you’re probably a very busy person. But not only do you lack the time necessary to craft a quality job description, sift through hundreds of resumes and interview numerous candidates. Frankly, you may also lack the expertise to recognize a quality accounting candidate in the first place.

Frankly, you may also lack the expertise to recognize a quality accounting candidate in the first place.

By working with financial recruiters, you’ll have a better chance of getting the hire right the first time around, saving you time and money – both valuable commodities.

The shortlist

If you’ve been unhappy with the kinds of candidates you’ve shortlisted, you should start thinking about using financial recruiters to hire your next accountant. No one you’ve seen is wowing you? You don’t have to settle for less – there is a better candidate out there. A finance recruiter can help you find them.

Tenured finance recruiters have well-developed networks. They know and have access to the superstar candidates you are hoping will want to join your finance team. Most importantly, an experienced recruiter will have identified and built relationships with passive jobseekers – those exceptional candidates who are currently employed and not actively looking for a new position, but who might nonetheless be interested in shifting roles were the right opportunity to come along. If you’re not satisfied with your shortlist, it may be time to consider using financial recruiters to hire your next accountant.

No one you’ve seen is wowing you? You don’t have to settle for less – there is a better candidate out there.

Time is money

You’re probably dreading the job of sifting through countless resumes on your desk. Meeting with the key stakeholders to determine the requirements of the job – from which you can craft a relevant job description to attract the desired kinds of candidates – is time-consuming enough. There aren’t enough hours in your day, however, to be able to wade through the results, too.

A recruiter will help you trim the fat from this process. When you work with financial recruiters, they will provide you with four or five applicants who have been pre-screened based on the key requirements you’ve defined. This means that you’ll only have to consider quality candidates – those with a proven track record of success. Streamlining your hiring process and increasing your chances of a successful hire are only a few of the advantages that come from working with a finance recruiter.

Sure, some finance recruiters might drive their clients batty, but there are a lot of good reasons to use a tenured, experienced, and quality recruiter to hire your next accountant. At the very least, they’ll guide you through the business of hiring, helping you through the offer and close process and ensuring that you land the hire you’ve been looking for.

Let us know what you think! At Clarity Recruitment, we’re always interested in hearing from accounting and finance professionals like yourselves, who are ready for new, exciting opportunities that can take their careers to the next level. And be sure to follow us on Twitter (@clarityrecruits) and connect with us on Facebook for more great tips and advice!