According to the Wall Street Journal, 60-80% of business owners don’t know what their financial statements are telling them. I know what you’re thinking. “That’s not me.”
You spend years fine-tuning your staff. Interviewing and reference checking will verify their abilities, while performance reviews and training keep their skills up to date. That’s all part of being a business owner. But you don’t have total control over the people that work for you.
Someone may take maternity leave or take time off to care for a family member in need. That’s important for their family, but it leaves you shorthanded. Or, maybe they think that the grass is greener on the other side, and leave you to work for someone else. You might have promoted them to a critical position without taking the time to backfill the position they’re leaving.
In any of these cases, you have lost a key member of your team. Whether that person is an Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounting Manager, Controller, or a CFO, you don’t want to complete a full hiring process before you take action to get the work done in your company. You need your company to continue to function. Can you imagine having those particular job responsibilities at “full stop” in your company for the next 6 weeks to 3 months while you advertise, interview, check references and negotiate with a new employee?
Finding and hiring a competent replacement may take from a few weeks to a few months, but filling that empty chair with a Temporary Worker will take only a phone call. As a resource to middle-market companies throughout the Chicago area, we have people available at any level to fill your staffing needs. These are fully vetted, skilled accounting and finance specialists who can jump into your staff member’s empty chair and get right to work putting your company back on schedule and keeping things moving until you hire a full-time replacement.
What you are looking for is someone that can hit the ground running, is knowledgeable, easy to work with, and willing to work to get the job done. We will fill that requirement. And, if you find that you really, really like our worker, and want to make them a full-time employee, we are more than happy to work out a transition that allows you to keep moving forward with no further interruptions.
A quick phone call with our recruiter will identify the specific job qualities and personal qualifications you need, so we can find the exact person for the empty seat in your company. Contact CFO Simplified today to get started.
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