There’s one thing that the best finance recruiters know, and it’s that candidates don’t necessarily care about job titles. That is, candidates recognize that there are multiple ways to “dress up” a job and even dissimilar titles can describe virtually the same job. Rather, what many candidates care about these days are finance positions that offer fulfillment, opportunities for continuing education, a work-life balance and scheduling flexibility. Candidates also tend to want a job they can apply for and start quickly rather than one in which they apply and wait through a long-drawn out process.
With that in mind, here’s a look at some job titles popular with candidates.
- Accountant: This position has been popular for years and will continue to be so. One reason is because all kinds of companies need accountants, and candidates can often have their pick of job types. For example, they can work part time, full time, remotely or for themselves. They can work for a nonprofit whose mission they believe in passionately or for an internationally known investment company.
- Consultant: This is another job that, in many of its forms, offers tremendous potential for flexible schedules and customization. Having certification such as Certified Bank Auditor (CBA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is helpful, and it is all but necessary to possess excellent communications skills and to work well independently and with others.
- Finance Manager: Since a finance manager does a little bit of everything, it’s a job that promises to be exciting and challenging every day for candidates. These professionals are generally responsible for an organization’s financial health, meaning that they supervise employees and the preparation of financial statements, review statements and look for ways to cut costs.