These Aren’t the Droids You’re Looking For: The Finance Hiring Process


With a wave of his hand and the infamous words, “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for” Obi-Wan Kenobi eludes a storm trooper watch. And just like those storm troopers, you could miss the very thing you’re looking for – in your case, the candidate who could be a fit for your organization.  Here are some tips designed to make sure that you spot and land the best candidates for your finance or accounting job.

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How to Onboard a New Accounting or Finance Hire


Starting off on the right foot with a new accounting or finance hire is critical for creating buy-in and engagement.  Yet so many companies misstep when it comes to this important piece of the employee retention puzzle.  With that in mind, here’s how to successfully onboard a new accounting or finance hire. Read more


The 5 Traits of Top Financial Analysts


Financial analysts combine the thorough detective work of Sherlock Holmes with a generous dash of fortune teller mixed in. There are, however, definitely key traits and skills that the best financial analysts share.

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On the Dot with Dorothy Wolentarski - When Marketing Meets Talent Acquisition in Toronto


Dorothy Wolentarski has worked in both agency and corporate recruiting for some of the biggest brands in the GTA.  This experience, coupled with a straight shooting personality, has made Dorothy a sounding board for our ideas and strategies.

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Myth Busting About Accounting and Finance Recruiters


There are a number of myths out there about accounting and finance recruiters. It’s to your advantage, however, to understand how the recruiting business really operates. Your accounting and finance recruiter is a resource, and knowing how to leverage that resource while managing expectations can pay dividends down the road.

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How to Attract Accountants with Your Corporate Culture


In a recent blog we discussed what millennials want in an accounting job. Many of the factors that would attract a millennial workforce had to do with a company’s culture. So how does an organization create a strong company culture that attracts, lands and retains the right people? Here are some tips for turning your company into an organization that people compete to work for.

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What Millennials Want from an Accounting Job

What Millennials Want from an Accounting Job

What Millennials Want from an Accounting Job
As baby boomers retire and millennials replace them, an understanding of what the millennial generation wants in an accounting job is integral to attracting, landing and keeping quality talent.  And here’s the thing, if two firms are offering essentially the same financial compensation and benefits, a millennial accountant’s decision making process about taking a job or staying with a firm can take a sharp left turn from those employees who came before him/her.

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The 5 Most Costly Hiring Mistakes


You’re thinking about buying a house.  You know what you need and the price you’re willing to pay for it. Of course, you've done very little market research, are looking for something very specific and have only three days, but surely…

We wouldn't buy a house this way, but this analogy offers us a glimpse into some of the most common and costly hiring mistakes. To avoid compromising your hiring process, read on.

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How to Write Killer Finance Job Descriptions


You gaze pensively at your new hire. They are currently demonstrating the art of balancing a pencil on their nose to a somewhat appreciative audience. You ponder where your hiring process went wrong. The issue, you muse, seems to be your finance job descriptions. They just aren’t capturing the attention of the best candidates. So how do you write a killer job description that brings the right talent to your door?

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Why Your Company (and Your Finance Team) May Need Bruce Willis


There is little doubt that Hans Gruber and his band of merry men underestimated off- duty police officer John McClane in Hollywood’s action film classic Die Hard. After all, this is Bruce Willis at his finest. And when Hollywood, in its infinite wisdom, offered us 14 more sequels (might have been only 4, but it felt like 14) we noted that people continued to underestimate him.  The error, of course, lies in not according enough respect to a maverick.

Let’s start by defining the character traits that comprise “maverickism”.  Mavericks are open to new ways of thinking, typically extroverted and highly creative. They have a willingness to take risks. They are strategic and big picture thinkers. The research also suggests that mavericks are willing to stand their ground. They’re goal-oriented and persevere in the face of adversity. And while it might seem a contrary opinion in the risk adverse world of finance and accounting, here’s why certain kinds of companies should consider hiring someone with maverick-like qualities.

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