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Interim Appointments: Case Study 3

The Brief:

Sonia was instructed by her very valued client, a large ‘Blue-Chip’ retail business, that they required three interim, Spanish/Italian/French speaking Qualified Accountants, that had used their respective GAAPs as well as US GAAP. The business had experienced a substantial amount of growth and required regional accountants, to manage the ledgers of the said countries. The roles required contractors that could start immediately, as the business was nearing Year End, which made the search somewhat more challenging, but Sonia was certainly up for the challenge.

The Process:

Sonia visited her client to understand their instruction and the type of person that would thrive in the business. Sonia wanted to really grasp what was important to the client when hiring someone during such an imperative time and how the successful candidates would fit in to the already very established team. Sonia began by reaching out to her network and got referrals from line managers, that had worked with native language speaking accountants who would recommend them based on their work ethic and standard. She got in touch with the referrals and within 3 days had a shortlist prepared for her client.

The Result:

Sonia placed 4 qualified accountants, Italian, French x 2 and Spanish speaking accountants, who had all used their respective GAAPs along with US GAAP, within a week of the brief being given to her. The client liked two of the French Accountants so much, they couldn’t decide between the two and ended up hiring both. The client was very happy with the outcome and now use Sonia on an exclusive basis, as she was able to provide them with a good quality shortlist, with a very quick turnaround, taking the pain out of an urgent recruitment process.  

 Benefits to the business:

  • The client is met to really understand their requirement, saving time in the long run and avoiding meeting candidates that may not be suitable.

  • Took the pain out of the recruitment process, ensuring the client only met with the most relevant candidates.

  • Affirmed credibility with the client.

  • Was able to help the client during a very critical time.

Sonia Gill
Business Manager - Interim Senior Finance
01189 559 526   OR