What is an Equity Interim
And why are we making such a big deal about it?!
It all relates to the type of individual you are, what really drives you and what you are looking to get out of a role.
Yes – you will be an accountant and be either immediately available or very shortly so.
But what else are we looking for when it comes to the specific nature of our client base?
This falls into 2 areas – your skills and experience mix and you as an individual.
As our client base largely comprises SMEs, most often with growth agendas, we will always be looking for experience in both larger and smaller organisations and in a number and variety of roles. A good understanding of the role of cash in a business and an indication that you have had some degree of autonomy/decision making (relevant to your level) will be highly regarded.
Ideally we would like you to have had some exposure to a business with an external investor or debt. Financial modelling skills are often a requirement as is a strong understanding of how robust systems, procedures and controls impact and underpin a business.
Clearly if the role is at FD or FC level then previous FC/FD experience is almost certainly going to be a pre-requisite.
But crucially, business is at the heart of all of our roles – not finance. So whatever level you are we need you to have a business first mind-set and be open, flexible and, dare we say it about an accountant, creative! Our clients are not prescriptive and neither are the roles they recruit.
The edges of roles are often blurred and you must be someone comfortable with this, excited by the opportunity to make a difference.
Finally, we don’t payroll. All of our interims are employed through the business we introduce them to and often for a decent period of time.
The roles we recruit may be interim but the impact you will have in one of our clients will be permanent.