Things to Remember When Hiring Accounting and Finance Pros

Accountants, finance experts, and business analysts play a crucial role in ensuring a business is on the right path towards financial success. These professionals aid in the preparation of financial statements and business tools for easier analysis and guided decision-making. For this reason, accountants and finance professionals are immensely sought after by companies and individuals alike to maximize and manage finances to improve income and mobilize assets.


If you are a company searching for an accountant or finance specialist to help place your business on the path towards success, here are three tips that you should keep in mind when looking to hire professionals. Remember, accounting professionals are not made equal. Thus, you must do your due diligence to welcome the right team into your fold. Investing in the right consulting service can make big difference in your operations. 

Start with what is there: Create a healthy corporate culture

If you want to attract the best in any field, accounting, and finance, in particular, it is important that you start with what you have, with the employees that you have at your roster. First, make sure that the corporate work environment that you have built is suitable for employees. Your biggest asset will always be your staff, so ensure that your employees are paid well and receive the apt benefits. Moreover, check out your office environment. See if it is a place you would be happy to work in if you were an employee yourself. From there, make the needed adjustments to your company’s corporate policy.


Do know that potential new hires can sense authenticity and a good employer. If you want to attract the best, you must see to it that you are ready to offer the best working conditions. Your applicants will feel welcomed if they are presented with a healthy environment and positive work culture. It is important that you emphasize how much you value your staff. Guarantee that your employee’s schedule is reflective of your genuine care and compassion. Words mean nothing so demonstrate your true sentiments with active policies.

Be real and transparent with your offerings

Nothing ticks a prospective employee other than non-transparent job descriptions. If you want to attract high-performing individuals, make sure that you reflect the same when posting your job openings. There is nothing professionals hate more than inefficiency. Failure to layout all job details before the initial interview will cause you to lose many potentially great teammates. Being transparent with job offerings and descriptions is also a reflection of company values. Besides, when you are efficient like this, it shows that you respect the time of every person who drops by to check your company’s listings.


One common mistake in Philippine corporate job postings is the failure to include the expected salary range. Again, it is inefficient and a waste of both your time and the applicants for you to omit this salient detail. No one wants to go through an entire recruitment process consisting of submissions and interviews to find out they will be getting paid below what they expect for themselves. People want to know how much they think their skills are worth and if your salary is aligned to the value that they assign to the quality of their outputs. If you are searching for experienced professionals, expect to pay a lot more. Do note that your salary offers also reflect the way you view certain professions and skill sets. Provide the appropriate compensation packages and benefits to retain quality service.

Be a good boss: Lay down growth opportunities

The most important thing to take note of when hiring the best accountant or financial officer is to be a good or better boss. It is one thing to successfully hire a high-performing professional, and it is another to keep them. Do your best to treat each employee with dignity and respect. You attract what you give. So, invest in growth opportunities for your employees. This will allow them to grow as your business does, the key to any successful company. It is hard to maintain business growth when your teammates lag. Conduct seminars, team buildings, and event sponsorship to encourage personal growth for each employee. Not only will this improve your business’s overall productivity, but it will greatly impact the lives of your people. That is, after all, what business is for, to solve problems and make waves of change across industries.


If you’re looking to start a career in accounting and finance, our team at UNA is looking for accounting associates. Meanwhile, if you’re a businessman who finds value in outsourcing your bookkeeping and accounting practices, our team is ready to assist you. Get in touch with us and take advantage of our free 30 minute consultations.