Finance Recruitment is Not a Group Effort
Let’s imagine that you’re the CFO of a largish, successful, auto parts manufacturer located somewhere in Markham. You’ve recently done a bit of reorganization and you need to hire a controller for one of your divisions. You spec out the job and decide that you need to hire someone with a CPA, preferably from the CMA stream so they’ll have a solid grounding in costing, inventory and other manufacturing issues. You also want someone from a Tier 1 or Tier 2 auto parts OEM environment with solid management skills and experience leading an ERP installation or conversion.
You haven’t had to hire in a while so you don’t have an existing relationship with any recruitment firms. However, you reliably get called by placement agencies every couple of days, so your plan is to give the first two or three agencies that call your specs and see what they can come up with.