Accounting and Financial Staffing

The Strategic CFO first started the retained search service when our clients needed to find the perfect CFO. But as we continued to develop that line of business, we discovered that they needed the right team to support them – thus creating our accounting and financial staffing business line. Learn more about the accounting and financial staffing positions that we offer.

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Accounting and Financial Staffing


Accounting and Financial Staffing Positions

The following positions are considered support positions to the CFO/financial leader of your company.

Controller

If the CFO steers the company strategically, then the Controller manages the internal financial function to ensure the CFO can steer forward. This is a very important role. A Controller must have the following:

  • An accounting degree
  • Preferably their CPA
  • At least 10 years of accounting experience

They typically report to the CFO or business owner.

 

Accountant

An accountant fits into the following profile:

  • No accounting degree
  • At least 5 years of accounting experience

They understand basic accounting principals and are a good user of Quickbooks (or other accounting software). This person is usually a person that has moved up from AP clerk or AR clerk. This position reports to Accounting Manager or Controller. But in a small company, they may report to the business owner.

 

Accounting Manager

An Accounting Manager must have the following:

  • An accounting degree
  • CPA or non-CPA
  • At least 5 years of accounting experience

They have the full responsibility for the accounting cycle. In addition, they supervise staff in the accounting department. They report to the Controller, CFO, or business owner, depending on the size of the business.

 

Staff

A staff typically has no accounting degree. Some of the titles of a staff person include:

  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • Bookkeeper

They have 2-10 years experience. Although they are not responsible for the entire accounting cycle, they manage either the processing of invoices or payables in their area. This position requires the guidances from a manager or business owner.