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The Missing Pieces to Your Finance Team

As financial teams continue to face a rapidly evolving economic landscape as they make key financial decisions, there are pivotal positions to help companies overcome financial distress, and organizations across the country are taking note. Accounting and finance professionals have been some of the most highly sought-after talent in the last year, and some of the most challenging to hire with increased competition chasing after this small, skilled talent pool. 

While entering a period of recovery following the financial crisis of 2020, companies need top accounting and finance talent to help support and strategize key areas of the business. Below, we share the top four titles companies are hiring for today. 

 

Controller 

In addition to leading an organization’s accounting, auditing and budgeting, Controllers and Assistant Controllers prepare forecasts of the business activity and financial position for the years ahead. They review journal entries for appropriate accounting treatment and documentation, while identifying and addressing issues impacting close and consolidation processes. 

As many businesses in 2021 need to be hyperaware of their cash position during their financial recovery, accounting teams have a tighter turnaround in their reporting and a more detailed approach to cash management with companies focused on short-term budgetsIncreased oversight of these processes by controllers is important to ensuring accuracy and timely reporting. Through sophisticated reporting and deep analysis of emerging patterns within the business, controllers help key stakeholders make informed decisions for a strong future.  

Looking to add a Controller or Assistant Controller to your team? We can help. Contact us here. 
 

Accounting Manager 

Accounting Managers oversee operations and team performance of an organization’s accounting department. They assist with analyzing and reporting financial information, such as budgeting, and producing various financial reports for company leaders.  

During a financial recovery, these professionals along with their teams, are responsible for reporting an accurate image of exactly how the business has been impacted financially and in what areashelping organization leaders know where to focus efforts and where to trim back unnecessary expenditures 

Last year many budgets were slashed and have continually changed as companies operated with bare-bones resources, and accounting teams played a key role in helping manage the business’ finances Skilled accounting professionals will continue to be essential to help company leadership know the status of the business at any given time, with a need for quicker turnaround and more detailed approach to cash management as companies come out of a recovery. 

Looking to add Accounting Managers to your team? We can help. Contact us here. 
 

Financial Analyst 

Financial Analysts build, maintain and analyze regular reports and financial statements, tracking key business drivers to help with forecasting and budgeting. By analyzing past financial and investment data, as well as projecting future revenues and expenditures, financial analysts examine an organization’s financial data to help leadership make informed business decisions.  

Highly skilled financial analysts are essential members to finance team to help make sense of business trends and identify attributing factors to changes in the revenue stream. After a year in which businesses had to pivot quickly to meet changing demand and mitigate the impact of the pandemic, financial analysts are even more important to help companies track key revenue drivers to influence the organizations’ financial recovery strategy. 

Looking to add Financial Analysts to your team? We can help. Contact us here. 
 

Auditor 

Auditors and Audit Managers assess company's finances and existing processes to help identify risk and assure legal compliance. They identify areas for improvement and help mitigate potential mistakes within ingrained processes. They also may help coordinate the implementation of improvement efforts  

Identifying areas of risk within a business is essential both during a financial crisis and especially in the recovery stage as companies build back up. With many stimulus packages and changing financial regulations, auditors help keep companies informed and compliant, while providing insight into ways to streamline the business’ financial processes. 

Looking to add Auditors to your team? We can help. Contact us here. 
 

We’re ready to help add financial talent to your team, either on an interim or permanent basis. Learn more here.   

 

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