Accounting and finance is the language of every business.
With access to both the best opportunities and talent available in today’s evolving market, our team of experienced specialists at iPlace Recruitment are able to secure degree qualified candidates for the most suitable for placement in accounting and financing roles. With these extensive networks in place, we work together with all types of businesses from multinationals through to government agencies and SMEs to ensure that we find them the most suitable temporary, contract, and permanent hires possible.
Accounting managers supervise, track and evaluate the daily operations and function of the accounting department, with a focus on accurate reporting and timely delivery of financial statements. By enforcing proper accounting policies, methods, and principles, accounting managers are able to establish financial status by developing and implementing systems used for collection, analysis, and verification of information.
Working closely with financial management staff, Accounting managers are generally responsible for driving team performance and getting the most out of individual contributors. Accounting managers must feel comfortable taking initiative and have strong prioritisation skills to deliver results, and competition for this role can be fierce. Many Accounting managers have earned a Bachelor’s degree in either finance or accounting, as well as CPA credentials and several years of previous experience.
Working directly with senior management who are responsible for an organisation’s functional or business activities, a business analyst provides an in-depth system analysis to identify problems across multiple departments. Also collaborating with IT and financial teams, business analysts implement initiatives and strategies within business information systems which provides companies with solutions for cost optimisation.
Because Business Analysts ascertain overall profitability by conducting the analysis of the market and product line, strong technological, analytical and communication skills are all necessary traits. The right candidate will ultimately provide financial insights that assist the decision-making process by finding the best methods for aligning capital and allocating resources within budget constrictions.
Chief Financial Officer
Reporting to the CEO, COO, or Managing Director, the Chief Financial Officer is an important pillar in every company who is ultimately accountable for the financial management and accurate reporting of all the company’s financial affairs. As this position is at an executive level, the CFO is generally responsible for performing a wide range of extremely important responsibilities, depending on the company size and whether it is private or public.
iPlace Recruitment understands the importance of hiring a CFO who is capable of managing an entire business department utilising the required excellent leadership and technical skills. As senior financial management positions have become increasingly strategic, we have developed an unrivalled understanding of senior financial functions and continue to provide our clients with advice and support long after placement.
Usually reporting to a Financial Controller or Finance Manager, a Commercial Accountant is usually found in SMEs and is responsible for preparation of all financial accounting and taxation, depending on company size. This hands-on position can include a range of everyday duties from balance sheets and ledgers, to the forecast and planning of budgets, to reporting and advice on tax management issues.
One of the key responsibilities of a Commercial Accountant is the preparation and reconciliation of all reports for financial analysis from the accounts department. One of the main indicators of effectiveness in this specific role is measured by checking the accuracy of these completed reports.
Winning clients and then retaining them goes towards the commercial success of any business, which can’t be left to chance alone. Typically reporting to Business Unit heads, the CFO, or COO, the Commercial Manager partners within the management team and is ultimately responsible for the overall financial and operational performance of a business unit. They identify areas that can be developed and expanded to increase business growth through the management of relationships with both contractors and clients.
A Commercial Manager will be constantly seeking out new leads and gathering important data on them, even when the sale is unsuccessful. While this position does have elements of sales and account management, it is customer relations and communication that are the key skills of any successful commercial manager.
Cost Accountants are also called managerial accountants, corporate accountants, or industrial accountants, and their functions are more or less the same, except the job may also include public accounting as well as preparation of data for circulation in-house. A Cost Accountant analyses key financial information regarding future growth and profitability, which ultimately aids commercial decision making and managerial planning.
Cost Accountants work to reduce operational and production costs by establishing efficient financial policy strategies as well as maintaining management information systems. Because this position oversees critical company data and financial information, the right hire will need strong business management and accounting skills, as well as excellent mathematical abilities.
Reporting directly to the CEO or CFO, top-level Financial Director positions are an increasingly important hire, as they have significant authority and accountability, assuming complete responsibility for all of the financial operations of a company. While recruiting this position is often viewed as an expensive overhead, but the right Finance Director will pay for themselves, in the long run, many times over.
The position of Finance Director position has diversified over recent years, with a range of responsibilities extending far beyond traditional finance functions requiring an individual who intuitively understands risks, leadership, and strategy. To many companies, relationship management and stakeholder communication skills are often almost as important as financial aptitude.
A Financial Accountant is responsible for all accounting and financial activities, providing reports on company productivity, costs, margins and expenditures. By analysing economic stability and providing financial information to all departments, Financial Accountants enable them to make informed decisions regarding investment and budgeting. Responsible for high-quality accounting and financial support, Financial Accountants are in charge of the general ledger, journal entries, and all daily bank reconciliations.
A degree in the financial field of subjects such as Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Management or Business Studies is generally a requirement for the Financial Accountant hire, with a qualification as a Chartered Accountant or Certified Practising Accountant likely to provide a competitive edge.
Responsible for accurate maintenance of all financial records, a Financial Coordinator is a skilled professional required in a wide range of companies who ultimately manages the intricacies of their finances. Under direction of the financial manager, a Financial Coordinator assists in a variety of financial activities and projects while supporting the fiscal well-being of an organisation.
Specific responsibilities of this role will vary by position, but often includes all aspects of financial analysis and auditing, through the creation of budgets, organisation of financial committees, processing of invoices, and monitoring all accounts receivable. While not a typical requirement, the right hire for some companies will have a Master’s Degree in business administration, economics, or finance, as well as other professional certifications.
Working closely with the Financial Controller, CFO or Business Owner, a Finance Manager is a senior executive who typically oversees all of the financial management and reporting of a business. Responsible for budget planning and distribution of financial resources, a Finance Manager provides support for the executive management team by offering financial insights and advice which allows for informed business decisions.
A Financial Controller may have a similar job description as a Finance Manager, with both sitting at either Group or Divisional levels. A Financial Controller is often in charge of the entire accounting department, overseeing the budgeting process, including the preparation of all financial reporting, including compliance, and audits.
Commonly reporting to the Financial Controller or Finance Manager, a Management Accountant maintains management information systems while establishing financial policies, combining the need to hire candidates with skills in accounting as well as business management. A Management Accountant provides an analysis of any relevant financial information that will facilitate commercial decision making and managerial planning to ensure future profitability for company growth.
A Management Accountant uses best-practice methods to reduce production and operational costs by identifying, implementing, and monitoring more efficient strategies. This role requires access to critical financial information and other company data, so a candidate with business knowledge and mathematical abilities are usually integral to their success. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance is often also beneficial, as is a keen knowledge of accounting with strong skills in reporting.
The Payroll function is obviously critical to any organisation. Typically reporting to the Financial Controller, a Payroll professional is responsible for ensuring this process runs smoothly and is completed accurately. Apart from responsibilities involving the processing of payrolls, a Payroll professional often performs a wide range of other job duties as the sole processor of payroll, or as part of a team in larger companies.
Payroll positions are generally responsible for the preparation of any monthly, quarterly, or EOFY payroll statements while ensuring compliance with government regulations. While a degree in economics or finance is usually necessary for this position, the right hire must possess a solid grasp of mathematics, with exemplary attention to detail, as well as excellent communication and organisational skills.
Typically reporting to a CFO or COO, a Planning Analyst is responsible for all aspects of financial planning and analysis which allows for well-informed commercial decisions. At the heart of this role is the ability to ascertain the best use of available resources for the business to achieve its objectives. Planning Analysts work collaboratively with the finance team to analyse business strategy and performance, as they are expected to use financial data to accurately produce regular reports.
A Planning Analyst provides forecasts for future expenditures and revenue to help management determine suitable budgets for existing and upcoming projects. The right hire for Planning Analyst positions typically requires experience with monitoring financial movements within markets, as well as researching and reporting a wide range of other financial information.
Shared Services is the cost-efficient consolidation of business operations allowing them to be used by multiple departments within the same organisation, centralising back-office operations to eliminate redundancy. Technology has generally been the driving force behind shared services, because initial purchase, ongoing maintenance, and staff training can all be quite expensive.
Shared Services provide many benefits to larger companies, from the standardisation of processes to consolidated technology platforms. Many of our recruiters have worked in places that use Shared Services such as law firms, which means they have a combined understanding and experience with what makes for a successful candidate. It is this type of intimate knowledge of Shared Services that enables us to provide our expertise to businesses looking to fill permanent, contract, or project positions.
No matter what Accounting or Finance position you are looking to fill, iPlace Recruitment is very relationship-driven in how we provide recruitment services so we will work together with you. We provide you with a selection of the most suitable tier one candidates for you to review and interview, so that you find the right person as fast as possible, without any compromises.
Rather than filling positions simply to meet KPIs, we get to know our business clients and then meet each recruit individually to ensure we always marry the most suitable hire with each job opening. In fact, we are so confident in our selection process, we even offer a six-month guarantee to ensure that you’ve made the right choice. Let iPlace Recruitment help you secure exceptional candidates for middle to top-level roles, so that you can get back to running and growing your business.