It’s that time of year when we frantically try and remember notes from forgotten meetings for the CRM, doggedly chase invoices and become obscenely nice to irritating Nigel in Accounts.
Then there’s annual appraisals.
Striking fear into the hearts of Recruitment Consultants across the globe.
And while we sit and earnestly nod as we’re provided with a toe-curlingly in depth analysis of all our professional short-comings, what we all really want to know is: Who’s earning more money than me? Where could I be developing faster? Which sector would offer me greater security?
Accounting & Finance recruiters, this one’s for you.
Everyone else, go back to backdating your call logs.
Through recession, referendum and Reagonomics (you’re welcome) the guys holding the purse strings are endlessly reshuffled, rationalised and replaced. So for those of you who specialise in Accounting & Finance roles in commerce & industry, you’re on to a winner.
Equally, if you work in the endlessly buoyant Australian market, you’ll know that as the economy grows, so does the appetite for hiring finance professionals, across all sectors. If your focus is on accountants in practice, your professional services clients are as vital in the pinch as in the boom.
As one of the ‘original’ recruitment sectors, Accounting & Finance offers consultants practice longevity, which might seem like a distant worry, but it’s reassuring to rock into your Christmas party safe in the knowledge that you’re super employable.
Here are eight brands in ANZ who’ll hire you in a heartbeat (T&C’s apply).
Real Estate, Construction & Finance experts with offices in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. Gough is a well established brand with a grown up culture of accountability and itegrity, but still has a boutique family feel to the culture.
The leadership provides a wealth of accessible knowledge and high achievers are recognised and rewarded well. They’re experiencing strong growth, including within their newly established Finance practice. Gough’s looking for experienced Consultants with Construction or A&F recruitment experience who want to grow their own desk and play a part in the formation of this growing office.
If you’re looking for a long term move, a vibrant energetic workplace and a great all round culture, Gough will tick your boxes.
Cobalt offers a company culture and work-life balance that is second to none. Featuring in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For, 98% of their staff would recommend their place of work (no mean feat with 14 offices globally).
The New Zealand office opened in 2009, specialising in Property & Infrastructure, Accounting, Finance & Legal, and sustained success has led to the need for a Senior Consultant to join their ranks and take on a well established Finance desk.
If you know your APs from your ARs and quality of life comes high on your priorities, there’s just a 2% chance that you wouldn’t love Cobalt.
A super people-centric brand, Tribe is a real ‘new world’ recruitment company- pulling apart old decrepit processes, and building a more efficient, personal service across multiple disciplines including Accounting & Finance. They’re a young business but their leadership team are definitely not rookies, having previously built and sold two outfits to ASX listed heavyweights.
The team is still small and tight knit but the Tribe culture offers great autonomy and flexible working. They’re growing their Tribe at all levels so whether you’ve got 12 months or 12 years experience, if a super cool office, great technical support and Friday 3pm fitness sounds good to you (don’t worry, it’s followed by team drinks!), then look no further.
With over 40% of consultants in the business for five years or more and three of the team billing over $1m last year, people2people is the business that knows how to develop and retain quality recruitment professionals.
They know that the day to day happiness of the team is dependent on a supportive, inclusive and rewarding company culture, and they’ve acheived just that. If you’re a team player rather than a lone wolf, you’ll fit in well. Already a highly successful business, people2people continues to thrive by hiring consultants who want to be part of the fabric of the culture.
If you want to contribute to an exciting growing business and have a lot of fun along the way, people2people is the one.
Borne from the joining of two well established and respected NZ brands Gaulter Russell and Numero, GRN specialise in Sales& Marketing, HR, Supply Chain & Finance for both the interim and permanent market. Whilst the have the clout of a bigger business, GRN continue to operate in an intrepid and entrepreneurial way that keeps them as agile as a smaller boutique.
They’re as dedicated to development of the team as they are to client relationships, making huge investment into both resulting in long term commercial partnerships and a high performance work environment.
They’re got good hearts too, with an active CSR program and a certification in sustainability. They’re hiring across the board, so if you consider yourself to be ‘top notch’ they’d love to hear from you.
When it comes to the New Zealand market, OCG has got all bases covered. Whilst a fantastically busy generalist recruitment firm, they’re by no means transactors and strive to always ‘do the right thing’, whether with external stakeholders or internal process.
They pride themselves on being ‘career markers’ for both candidates and their own consultants, and offer ongoing training and development that is second to none, including support in further education.
Having been established in 2000, OCG are now part of the Chandler Macloed Group. There’s now an opportunity to join their Accounting & Finance practice in a 360 role that offers both new business development and account management.
This social media savvy agency is the largest privately owned recruitment company in New Zealand. With over 100 people across two offices, they have a huge database and a wide-range of PSAs including key Government accounts.
They’re a proud Kiwi brand and active advocates of Women in Leadership. As part of their on going success, they are seeking an experience A&F Consultant who can hit the ground running.
Based in Sydney, Richard Lloyd is a Finance & Accounting specialist Recruitment Agency. Established in 2008, the business has since grown 28% year-on-year, but have retained their original team which speaks volumes for quality and culture of their work environment .
This business is immersed in their industry, holding candidate interview coaching sessions and client seminars, meaning you’ll always be at the top of the list for new business. For a successful career in A&F recruitment with plenty of incentives on top, look no further.
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