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10 Must-Ask Interview Questions for the Modern CFO (2024 Update)

Choosing the right CFO is crucial for any organisation’s success. When interviewing candidates for a CFO position, it is important to ask the right questions to assess their skills in financial expertise, strategic thinking, leadership, and technological proficiency. This article provides insightful interview questions for CFOs in 2024 that cover these key areas.
Senior Manager, Finance & Accounting

Top 10 Tips to Boost Employee Retention and Secure Top Talent

Discover proven employee retention tips to cultivate a supportive culture, optimise onboarding, and foster engagement for long-term success.
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Why Every Company Needs a Finance Business Partner

In today’s rapidly shifting business environment, the role of a finance business partner (FBP) is increasingly vital. Beyond just number crunching, FBPs now play a central role in organisational strategy, aligning financial information with pivotal business decisions. By integrating finance into decision-making, companies, from London’s financial hubs to Manchester’s emerging sectors, can better navigate business […]
Finance & Accounting Principle Consultant

Five Big Risks of Making Low Salary Offers

We are operating in an incredibly competitive market, more so now than ever before. We’ve seen many organisations lose impeccable talent due to not being able to keep up or deliver on package demands. Although candidates aren’t solely motivated by financial package, it can be a dealbreaker for many. The pandemic forced many professionals to […]
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Protecting your Investment in PQ Study Fees

It is fairly common practice for an employer to pay the study fees to enable a PQ candidate to complete their training on the job – earning while gaining valuable experience in an accounting or finance role. Understandably, the employer would like a return on that investment and so expects the employee to stay with […]
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Danger: Counter Offer Ahead

The drastic changes in the workplace since the global pandemic have shifted the focus on how we view work, flexibility and work/life balance. Despite being initially forced to work from home, the majority of employees have proven that productivity and communication can be maintained working remotely. As such, they now want to retain the option […]
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Why L&D is your Hiring Superpower

The hiring climate is one that is generating a lot of conversation and interesting debate – especially after the hiring boom that we experienced through 2022.  We are now entering a time in the market when things are levelling out. This gives organisations an opportunity to level up to continue to attract and perhaps more […]
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Three Ways to Streamline your Interview Process & Attract More Talent

Recruiting and hiring are challenging, particularly if you’re an organisation with aggressive growth milestones that you need to hit. Not only are you competing with organisations in proximity, but the market has become truly global over the past 12-18 months, as remote and hybrid working has become the norm.  So, how do you stay ahead […]
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5 Reasons why Internal Recruiters & External Agencies Should Work Together

Let’s address the elephant in the room: internal recruiters and internal talent teams aren’t fans of agencies, and agencies often don’t understand how valuable (and crucial) it is to build and maintain relationships with talent. ​Sure, hiring managers enable you to go directly to the source, but not following processes and metaphorically going behind talent’s […]
Finance & Accounting Principle Consultant

Exploring Time to Hire

The market for finance talent is still incredibly buoyant, and high-calibre finance professionals are still in demand. However, time to hire is still essential for employers to consider – no matter the market climate. Even in the depths of the pandemic, urgency is paramount. The bottom line is that failure to move quickly with high-quality […]
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Recruiting in Finance: Balancing Industry-Specific Experience & Transferable Skills

In today's candidate-driven market, it is becoming increasingly important for hiring managers to look beyond industry-specific experience and focus on transferable skills. With the rise of social media platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook, employers can now easily showcase their open roles and connect with potential candidates. However, years of experience in a particular industry may only sometimes be the decisive factor when selecting the right candidate.
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The Real Cost of Getting Recruitment Wrong

Imagine investing in cutting-edge tech – updating hardware, installing new software, moving from a legacy system via company-wide training – only for it to fail in six months, forcing you to start again. Organisations have teams of experts making sure that the spend on digital transformation isn’t wasted, the right technology is adopted for their […]
Senior Manager, Finance & Accounting

Six Employee Retention Strategies to Implement

The knock-on effect can be significant when employees quit, whatever their level. There are associated costs in hiring and training a replacement, but morale and productivity can dip or even plummet if several team members leave at once. Even in strong economic times, retaining employees was a challenge, but today, post-pandemic, with record numbers of […]
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How to Onboard New Staff Remotely

With many companies choosing to hire remotely in this current climate, we thought it would be a good time to look at how businesses can onboard new employees remotely. Undoubtedly, fully remote working adds additional challenges to the onboarding process, so we’ve put together five recommendations on how you can make the process as smooth […]
Finance & Accounting Principle Consultant

The Secret to Retaining Good People

Loyalty can be the glue that holds a business together. It’s what makes employees come to work in the morning and it’s what keeps clients or customers with one company instead of the competition. Organisations typically put a lot of effort into rewarding customer loyalty and employers also expect loyalty from employees after investing in […]
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How Important is Industry Specific Experience When Recruiting Into Finance?

Industry experience became a useful buzzword term in the days before a candidate-driven market, when employers had so many applicants they had to narrow down their long list somehow. When opportunities are thin on the ground, good candidates are plentiful and so a lack of industry experience is an easy eliminator for a hiring manager. In […]
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