Some might tell you to save a few cents by doing it yourself, or by asking a bookkeeper to do an accountant’s job. But if you cut those corners now, you’ll only store up problems for the future. Your books will be in disarray…you’ll overpay taxes…you’ll lose the confidence of potential investors. It’s a price you don’t want to pay.
But how do you find the right candidate?
There’s no shortage of qualified accountants. If all you care about is technical skill, you could post an ad and appoint the first applicant to produce a certificate!
But technical skill – their training and know-how – is only their ticket of entry.
You want to know how they’ll apply their accounting skills in testing situations. How they’ll gel with your team, and communicate with your board and investors. It’s about their demeanour and attitude. That’s going to take a comprehensive search, and some pressing questions: a whole process that lets you scan the field quickly, find the promising few and secure the hire you want before they’re snapped up by another.
It’s not a process you can leave to chance. Especially if you’re not familiar with the ways of accounting. So here’s something to get you through the hiring maze…
In this simple step-by-step guide, James Vanreusel walks you through his personal hiring system with all the questions, checks and balances he’s developed over the years. It’s the exact same system he uses for corporate clients, when hiring accounting staff in his role as CFO.
packed with everything you need:
STEP 1 – The Job Description
Three templates setting out the job role, skills, outcomes and other criteria.
STEP 2 – The CV Scorecard
The first stage of elimination, using 8 key metrics to whittle down the list.
STEP 3 – The Pre-Interview Questionnaire
Half a dozen questions to gauge their strengths and weaknesses.
STEP 4 – The Ultimate Accounting Test
Questions that will split the pack during the interview stage.
STEP 5 – 3-Stage Interviews
The 3-Stage Interview Technique that makes sure no stone is unturned
STEP 6 – The Interview Scorecard
Rate the final candidates on technical skill, values, communication and more.
STEP 7 – The All-Important Offer
Creating the package, employment contract and induction materials.
BONUS STEP – Reference Checks Going beyond the simple task of calling old employers.
Work through the system and you’ll quickly weed out all but the best in the field, and find the one person who’s fit to grow with your business.
You’re going to need The Complete Hiring Toolkit if…
If this describes you, click below and get started today for $47. You’ll have full access in just a few minutes – and your job description could be ready within the hour.