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Wesrec - Canadian Accounting & Finance Recruiters
Wesrec is a Canadian executive recruitment firm and accounting recruitment agency for companies to hire top corporate accounting & finance professionals. Our accounting recruitment team has a national presence in Canada and hire a wide range of qualified candidates for accounting teams in many markets around the country.
We seek to maximize the impact people make in the world, and are guided by wanting to do do right by other people.
The Wesrec team shares in the same set of values which often comes through in our communication and work:
As one of the top accounting & finance recruitment agencies, we typically help business owners, human resources departments and hiring managers make key business decisions, and to find and hire professional accountants and finance professionals that fit with their business.
Our Expertise - Finance & Accounting Talent Solutions
Wesrec is an accounting recruitment firm, we specialize in permanent placement and contract staffing, connecting accounting candidates with companies on an ongoing basis in wide range of industries and sectors, including but not limited to public companies, private businesses, boutique investment management, real estate companies, natural resources, manufacturing, technology etc.
Accounting & Finance
Below are some examples of accounting roles that we hire for.
Accounting management positions - CFO, VP Finance, Finance Director, Tax Director, senior financial controller, FP&A Managers, financial reporting manager, accounting systems manager, financial controller, project financial controller, accounting manager, Tax Manager, financial manager, financial accounting & consolidation manager, accounting supervisors, budget directors, accounts payable manager, accounts receivable manager, assistant financial controller etc.
Entry-level accounting jobs to senior roles - senior accountant, senior internal auditor, senior financial analysts, accounting systems analyst, corporate accountant, capital Investment analyst, tax analyst, capital planning project accountant, budget management analyst, experienced accounting analyst, experienced accountant financial reporting, senior financial accountant, fund accountant, risk management analyst, Canadian accounting standards specialist, public accountant, internal auditing clerks, financial officer, payroll administrator, accounting technicians, senior external auditors, junior internal auditors, accounting specialists, financial professionals, accounting clerks, finance transformation project accountant, external auditors, internal auditor, financial accountant, chartered professional accountants, project accountant, accounting technician, accounting and business administration clerk, intermediate internal auditor, ERP implementation project accountant, accounts payable specialist, accounts receivable specialist.
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Accounting & Finance Candidates
Starting a job search can be daunting, but our accounting recruitment team is here to help you. Our recruitment specialists can help you carve out the accounting niche that is right for you and get you the annual salary that you know you deserve.
All accounting jobs are not the same, and everyone's life journey is unique. We are naturally curious to learn about how different candidates have advanced careers to get to where they are today - we want to understand how you feel, what you think, what makes you tick, and what your goals are. Once we understand your experience, goals, expected salary range and so on, we can start the process of finding you the most exciting opportunity, lining up job interviews, providing interview tips and other career resources etc.
Understanding your Career Path
An amazing company culture for you might not be an amazing company culture for everyone. The most exciting opportunity is often one where you feel fulfilled through your work as well as working with likeminded people, people who share your core values and working toward objectives that motivate you to move forward.
We operate on a basis of honesty, transparency, and openness with the aim of building meaningful long-term relationships with the people who work with us. After meeting to discuss your background and aspirations, we keep an open line of communication to continue providing you with job search support and timely feedback.
In a world of where remote hiring is becoming commonplace it is more important than ever to be consistent in providing feedback and regular communication.
We Exist To Maximize The Impact People Make On This World.
Commonly Asked Questions
Can you enter the field of accounting without a degree in accounting?
Yes, you do not explicitly require a degree in accounting in order to become a Chartered Public Accountant or to enter the field of accounting. CPA Canada require an undergraduate degree with specific subject area coverage but offer preparatory courses for non-accounting graduates to get this coverage. Many aspiring CPAs complete an accounting diploma before entering the CPA program. We recommend referring to CPA Canada's website directly for information about their programs. One route of becoming a qualified accountant is to join a public accounting firm, usually as a staff accountant where you receive broad accounting training, learn about accounting standards and complete financial audits of businesses, as well as review and prepare financials and complete tax returns. Other routes to gain accounting experience include working in industry, whether that be working on the full accounting cycle, or specific to a certain area such as cost accounting, internal audit, FP&A or financial reporting function.
Can I pursue a career in management accounting without actual experience in management accounting?
Yes, after all, everyone starts off without managerial accounting experience and has to learn managerial accounting skills one way or another. When trying to break into a new field or function without having all the experience requirements, you can try leveraging on related skills and experiences. For example. if you are trying to become a finance business partner and have an aptitude for cost accounting, you might find more success with job applications for financial planning and analysis opportunities specific to the manufacturing industry. Perhaps you have a lot of day to day accounting experience and have worked mainly in the financial reporting function, well perhaps in this case you can still leverage the relevant experience you have as well as volunteer for management accounting and analysis related projects as well as enroll in courses to improve soft skills such as communication.
What do accountants do?
The expectations of accounting & finance teams differ based on specific industries and business functions. For example, a real estate company can have different requirements to a mining company in the natural resources sector. Similarly, a financial reporting function would have different requirements to a managerial accounting function. Accountants' basic responsibilities include keeping accurate financial records and producing sets of financial statements including income statements (profit and loss statements), balance sheets and cash flow statements. Day to day accounting tasks often include managing the full accounting cycle and basic accounting tasks from recording transactions to closing the books, job responsibilities can also often require accountants to stay up to date with accounting standards and accounting principles, as well as calculate tax liability requirements and file annual corporate tax returns. They are also involved in helping business owners make key business decisions with forward looking financial analysis and insights, including sales forecasts and budgets, it is also common for accountants to have additional management responsibility to develop and keep accurate records of key business processes and business policies, making changes and improvements as the business demands.
What is the typical salary for accountants in a small-to-medium size private business?
Accounting salaries can vary depending on the amount and scope of work, size and scope of business, accountabilities in the role, industry, required management skills and technical experiences. For example, the expected salary range of a veteran financial controller in a publicly listed tech company would often differ from the expectations of a newly minted accountant from an accounting firm. Our accounting staffing specialists are well in touch with accounting salaries, we help business owners by relating to what the salary for accountants is at other companies with similar metrics and requirements. So, if you want to rely on data and evidence to pay your employees fairly, we're here to help you navigate that and come to the right solution.
What are the benefits to working with an accounting recruiting firm to hire accounting professionals?
As accounting recruiters, we spend all day every day talking to and interviewing accountants, trust us when we say that we know Accounting Talent when we see it. Building business relationships with accounting temp agencies and professional recruitment business firms can help you hire the right people when you need to do so. Perhaps you're looking for an experienced accountant but aren't seeing a whole lot of candidates that meet the experience requirements from your application pool, we can help you by presenting you with qualified candidates that will help you achieve your goals, our aim is to provide you with range of candidates that could be a good fit to accurately represent the candidate market, we match candidates with employers based on job-specific requirements, as well as alignment to company culture, objectives and values.