• Strengthening Finance Teams •


The Acuity MethodTM validates the technical competencies of accountants.

For FDs and CFOs this includes validation across the Five Dimensions explored in 'The 5D FD'. For more junior roles, including Financial Controllers, skills are assessed across Excel, accounting fundamentals, accounting standards, software literacy, management reporting, process improvement, systems implementation, modelling, forecasting, projects and financial planning and analysis.

For Executive Search our approach is bespoke so we tailor our assessments to the specifics of each role.

For example both John and Joe have demonstrated great company fit:

• John Smith •

ACA Qualified, 4 years experienced Financial Controller.
  • Managed a small team
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Advanced Excel
  • Strong modelling and forecasting

• Joe Phillips •

ACA Qualified, 4 years experienced Financial Controller.
  • Managed a small team
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Advanced Excel
  • Strong modelling and forecasting

• WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE? •

If you were considering these two candidates, both with great experience, qualifications and fit. How would you differentiate between them?

Excel 50%
Hand on Working 30%
Reporting 60%
Contract Negotiation 60%
Modelling 25%
Managed a Team 25%
Excel 80%
Hand on Working 90%
Reporting 70%
Contract Negotiation 90%
Modelling 70%
Managed a Team 50%

This Acuity MethodTM report shows each candidates’ skills with regards to the attributes that have been assessed for this role. In this example it has been established that Joe Phillips has the better technical skill set for the role.

Use The Acuity MethodTM as a service to supplement your recruitment processes. We will assess and validate the skills of the candidates your own processes have identified. Use The Acuity MethodTM to assess your finance team members in their current roles, or whether they have the skills to step up to the next role. Our feedback and report can be input into their respective development plans.