Why Hire a Contractor?

Since the start of the year, I have seen a real increase in the number of talented accounting and finance contractors available in the market. With this significant growth in contractors on the market, now is a great time for organisations to consider investing in contractors.

Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a finance contractor for your business:

Specialised Expertise - Finance contractors often possess specialised skills and knowledge that you may not have in your core finance team - hiring a contractor allows you to access this expertise without the need for a long -term commitment.

Flexibility - Finance contractors can be hired on an interim basis, providing flexibility to scale resources up or down as needed. This is particularly beneficial for covering short-term gaps, project-based work, financial year end demands, or when specific expertise is required for a limited duration.

Cost-Effectiveness - Hiring a finance contractor can be more cost-effective than bringing on a full-time employee, especially for short -term or specialised projects. You can avoid expenses such as salaries, benefits, and training costs associated with permanent staff and you are not locked in should requirements change.

Speed - Finance contractors are typically available to start work immediately (or close to it), without the lengthy recruitment process associated with hiring permanent employees.

Objective Perspective - Finance contractors often bring a fresh perspective to your financial operations, free from internal biases or preconceptions. They can provide unbiased analysis, identify inefficiencies, and recommend improvements to optimise your financial processes.

Jackie McCrindle is a Senior Accounting & Finance Contracting Consultant at TribeRecruit. Reach out to Jackie and the rest of the Accounting & Finance team here.


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