How would I find a CFO/Finance person?

How would I find a CFO/Finance person?

CFO talent can be found from any industry sector, although it is helpful if the Finance person has both solid management accounting and statutory experience. Invest plenty of time in sound references and verifications. Criminal checks are critical as this role is a pivotal role in an organisation. This is where a search firm may be helpful.  If your company is in manufacturing then knowledge of inventory management, cost of goods and forecasting will be important. We like accountants who have worked in both a large disciplined consultancy and a hands-on mid-sized business to understand business dynamics.

 

For more information contact Simone Allan, Director at Mondo Search on 1300 737 917 or email: simone@mondosearch.com.au.

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When the going gets Tough, the Tough get going!

 

During these unprecedented times, it can be tempting to sit it out and freeze any decisions for your team.  Depending on your industry – as some have most definitely been hit harder than others – it might very well be an excellent opportunity to review your business strategy and the team that you have in place to achieve it.

Have you noticed that some of your people are in a constant state of overwhelm and are less productive than usual?  Or potentially you’ve noticed that some members of your team have risen to the challenge and are looking for opportunities to improve the business through the COVID crisis?

Perhaps your decision to freeze any staffing decision making is causing unfair stress on your highest performing team members? 

We have not had a recession in 28 years so we have found finding an Aussie case study not so relevant so we have included this inspirational story:

 

Case Study:

“Todd Sachse, of Sachse Construction, a $120 million general contractor, made a bold move in 2009 as the 2008 crash hit.  He decided to buck the trend of the industry and to not downsize in the shrinking market.  He believed that the recession would not last forever, so he viewed it as an opportunity to achieve two objectives.  He wanted to hire new talent that wouldn’t otherwise be available. Plus, he wanted to maintain the vast majority of his staff when the recession ended. (…) As a result, Sachse Construction grew 200% during and coming out of the great recession.  During the same time, many other general contractors went out of business or shrank to less than half their previous size.” pg 6, Rocket Fuel, Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters, Benbella Books Inc 2006

Now is a similar time!  Now is the time to make those hard calls. Now is the time to look for incredible talent. We are seeing some incredible people, who at no fault of their own are out looking for a new career opportunity. They are ready and willing to make a HUGE contribution and are open to contracting so you as an Employer can try before you decide to make a long term hire.

Wouldn’t it be good to look back on these COVID times as a time you made smart hiring decisions that led to amazing outcomes?

by Zoe Shacklady

 

 

For more information contact Simone Allan, Director at Mondo Search on 1300 737 917 or email: simone@mondosearch.com.au.

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How to get a job straight out of School

 

A word to help you in your job search after school is DRREAM! Yes that is dream big and start big! Dream with an extra R for Really Amazing! 

 

DRREAM is an acronym for the smart steps to find a job:

D – Date and Don’t give up – you have to think of getting a job is like getting a date – prepare both physically and mentally – Don’t limit yourself. Say YES a lot – do your preparation.

R -Resume: write a succinct and powerful resume – 2 pages and include everything that you have ever volunteered for. Include all part-time jobs, internships and awards. Have 1-3 referees, even a quote of who you are to them. Be meticulous with resume detail – headers with how to contact your email & mobile.

R – Research – research your passions and think of companies you are passionate about – we always thrive, if we do what we have an interest in, something (just like school & sport) also research your trusted network – who do you like – what do they do? Ask them if you can do an internship? Keep an open mind – don’t limit yourself to certain types of jobs.

E – Early Work Experiences help. Young resumes stand out if they are loaded with work experiences and demonstrate tenacity – ie. internships, work experiences, volunteering, Duke of Edinburgh, Surf Life Saving etc.

A – Appropriate Dress and be flexible Wear what matches your market. If it is a conservative industry like professional services and banking – wear a suit. You are not being conformist – you are allowing yourself not to suffer unconscious biases and judgement, so people can make a decision on what you think and what you say rather than what you wear (much like a date really). Be flexible and say yes to interviews – no matter where they are located or what time of the day they request to meet.

M – Make Extra Effort and find a Mentor- Like a date – stand out from the rest – get online and research companies, start a blog on something you are passionate about that may be related, write an article and go the extra mile. Follow people who the company would be interested in. Find a mentor within your friends and family who you rate, who has led a good career and ask them to mentor you. They will get as much out of it as you.

 

Simone Allan, Director & Founder Mondo Search. Australian Business, established 21 years ago. Pleased to have placed 2700 Leaders in Business across Australasia.

More info email kirsten@mondosearch.com.au