For more than a decade, the accounting executive search firm or Reaction Search International (RSI) has been providing its clients with superior accounting talent acquisitions that go above and beyond the standards of excellence that these top performing accountants adhere to.
RSI’s highly trained executive search consultants have real-world accounting experience, making them the best-suited for conducting financial executive searches to enhance the staffing infrastructure in both private and public organizations.
The average accounting department today consists of collectors and interpreters of financial data and information, so aspiring accountants need to develop knowledge of virtually all business functions and relationships with key decision makers. If they do well at their job, they can become senior accountants, or controllers, who are often selected as production or marketing executives because of the general management skills they acquired during their time with the company.
Here at RSI it is our job to conduct in depth evaluations and recruitment for our clients. The moment we begin an executive search for you it is our top priority to make sure you are satisfied with the candidate you want. Whether you are a time strapped CEO or brand new to the business… Trust RSI, we get the job done!
RSI has a network of professional accounting executive search recruiters located in major cities across the country. These accounting recruiters have a proven process to find quality accounting candidates and match them to positions that fit their particular skill set. Many are industry insiders who have worked in the positions for which they now recruit talent, and use this advantage to perpetuate RSI’s extremely high retention rate within the Accounting Executive Recruiting Division. They are familiar with the key players and the “ins and outs” of the accounting field. These accounting executive recruiters know the questions to ask, and are able to quickly assess candidate competency. These insights enable them to consistently recruit premium applicants.
From start-up to Fortune 500 companies, our extensive accounting knowledge base and proven record of accomplishment enables RSI to expeditiously and thoroughly customize and complete each Accounting Executive Search. We provide outstanding service and bottom line results by servicing a comprehensive range of disciplines.
RSI’s Accounting Executive Search Firm team specializes in specific careers. By determining which career path a candidate wants to take, and whether or not they have what it takes to succeed in such a career, RSI can successfully wrap up the search for your new Accounting professional.
While having basic knowledge of mathematics, business and accounting itself is an attribute we look for first, we narrow down the accounting candidates by looking for the following in each:
Accounting graduates will have to learn to do a lot of jobs well, especially the boring ones, before they can even think about applying for the national firms. In fact, it will take them at least ten years before they will be experienced enough to be considered. The jobs they have to perform when first starting out causes many people to leave, because they believe that they will be doing the “grunt work” for their entire careers. This isn’t necessarily true. Once a person has proved themselves capable and able to handle the routine and mundane jobs, opportunities for interesting ones will finally present themselves. They must be patient, however, to get to this point.
This can be difficult in areas of tax and auditing because annual revenues in these areas have been relatively stable, which doesn’t leave a lot of customers without accountants. This is one of the reasons that many accountants aspiring for success have gone into consulting. In order to obtain new clients, accountants must be trustworthy, have an outgoing personality and be willing and able to make cold calls in search of new clients. If a candidate is not willing to do this, they’re going to have a very hard time succeeding in this field.
In order to get a go job at a large firm, candidates must be able to supervise other individuals, such as managers, seniors and newly hired staff members. Supervision takes a great deal of time and patience, and they must be able to explain the firm’s goals clearly and effectively. Many CPAs spend so much of their time developing relationships with their clients and keeping up with their technical skills that they often forget about their interpersonal skills. If a candidate is unable to successfully interact with the people in their own office, guiding a staff of successful accountants is out of the question.
There is a lot of juggling that goes on in the life of an accountant, but it is more than necessary to do it well. In order to be successful in this line of business, the right candidate must be able to obtain and maintain new clients, develop successful interpersonal and supervisory skills with staff members and maintain and develop a variety of technical skills. It is no wonder then that public accountants for national firms must work over 60 hours a week in order to become partner. If candidates aren’t up for the long hours and the juggling, we make the executive decision that they aren’t right for you.
Accounting can be considered of the most important parts of modern day business. Accounting requires you to be track all the activities of a company, and the money that is going in or out. When this is all done correctly it allows managers to correctly evaluate the performance of the company. The accountants help keep the company afloat and also plan for the companies continued success.
Accounting is essentially the language of business in today’s day and age. The purpose of accounting is to track all the activities of an organization, from money coming in to money going out. It is the accounting team’s job to know where and when money was spent, what commitments have been made for future payments, etc. Knowing exactly how much money is in the business account today versus how much will actually be in there after all the bills are paid is essential in decision making. This knowledge allows managers to evaluate the performance of the company as well, by indicating the financial implications of choosing one strategy over another, and by being able to highlight current weaknesses and opportunities for improvement. A good accounting department not only helps to keep the business afloat monetarily, but it allows managers to really step back and assess how the organization is doing so that they can determine where it should be going.