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Interim or Project Placements

Readying a business for sale or improving the financial reporting and analysis of a company is no easy task when the day to day is taking up all the time.

A skills-validated Finance Director (FD) or Financial Controller can make all the difference in enhancing processes, systems and reporting for the requisite level. A best in class finance function will not only facilitate optimal decision making during business as usual but also allow any acquirer / strategic investor to quickly evaluate your business through their due diligence.

The Acuity MethodTM differentiates those accountants who have the right technical skills from those who do not. We do this by validating candidates skills through assessments on Excel, accounting fundamentals, software literacy and the more specialist areas of accounting. For Finance Directors and CFOs we further assess against the five skills dimensions as explored in our White Paper ‘The 5D FD’.

For smaller businesses who may be concerned at the costs of taking on a FD either to improve performance or ready the business for sale click here to see how we manage these costs for you. https://www.acuityassociates.co.uk/reports/

“I approached Acuity Associates to help find me a FD. They introduced me to an Associate we have been using for the past 2 years. After the initial consultation it was decided that we use him to train out existing people up to the required level rather than recruit a new FD.

The professionalism of the advisor has been beyond our expectations, it has totally transformed our financial departments & given us the necessary knowledge to run the company far better informed.”

Roy Alderslade: Woodford Heating

Our extensive database of pre-assessed Finance Directors, CFOs and Financial Controllers means we are able to identify and provide skilled accountants who are available on short notice or immediate start.

Permanent Recruitment

The Acuity MethodTM  differentiates those accountants who have the right technical skills from those who do not. We do this by validating candidates skills through assessments. Our bespoke approach means tailoring the assessment to the specific requirements of each role. We report on all competencies, including Excel, and provide constructive feedback.

Uniquely we only present candidates who have had their skills validated against the requirements of your role. So you can select on fit knowing that all the candidates can do the job.

On engagement one of our chosen Acuity Consultants works with you to understand the specifics of the role, the context of your existing team (including reporting structures) and the cultural aspects of your organisation. Our Consultant assists in producing the right job specification or specifications for your organisation.

We will agree with you the key attributes that are required for the role and these are signed off by you and Acuity Associates to ensure we have the agreed skills and attributes clearly set out.

Acuity harnesses from our database of  a bespoke suite of tried and tested assessments on the agreed attributes and skills for the role. Acuity sources candidates with the correct fit for your organisation and they undertake the assessments. These processes ensure Acuity saves you the work of seeing too many unsuitable candidates. You see fewer, high quality candidates specific to the role thereby saving your valuable time.

Following the assessment process Acuity reports on the candidates’ capabilities including the key attributes that have been identified for the role. Only a shortlist of those candidates with the right cultural fit and the right technical skills are provided for you to carry out your own interview and processes on. Acuity Associates offers a complete recruitment service for accountants at all levels. The Acuity MethodTM allows us to provide skills-validated accounting professionals for CFOs, Finance Directors, Financial Controllers. On request more junior roles can be serviced.