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Identifying Your Winning Finance Team


It’s critically important that each talent search begins with the end in mind. By starting with the end in mind, you’ll get a clearer idea of who will fit best with the players already on the team.

Skills and experience always get attention, but fit often is overlooked in the search process, yet is vital to a successful outcome—a talented new hire that has long-term potential and engagement at your company.

A great way to imagine this process is to review and think of a winning team you admire.

  • What do they have in common?
  • What are some of the attributes they exhibit?

Now think of your team:

  • What is working and what isn’t?

Look for the commonalities and build on them. Identify what hasn’t worked in the past, and assess talent against what does and does not work in your company.

Another key component is to identify the top priorities this person must accomplish in their first 90, 180, and 365 days. Think forward through three years of projects and imagine what you expect this person to achieve. Hire accordingly.

Finally, think through what’s in it for them and be ready to articulate the answer. Prospective hires want to know what’s expected of them and what they can expect in return—challenging projects, professional advancement, supervisory or management role, etc. Be sure to find out what their personal and professional goals are and address them. 

If you're a hiring manager overwhelmed with the hiring process or just don't have the time to conduct a thorough search, Halcyon Finance & Accounting can paint a clear picture for you and eleviate the headache .

Feel free to review our hiring process and contact us to discuss in greater detail.


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