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“A” List Accountants

CCR’s approach to selecting accountants on behalf of clients is to search for and shortlist only the “A” listed candidates. We source talented individuals who will fit the culture of your organisation and who will benefit your company. CCR looks for quantifiable evidence of these benefits. These should be manifest within curriculum vitae and during interview in terms of profit generation, cost saving, and creation of efficiencies. This defines a CCR candidate. The following might help to illustrate the proposition:-

What happens when you drop a piano on an accountant? 

Seems obvious doesn’t it?

The comedic potential is hilarious. I can’t resist referring to Laurel and Hardy’s – The Music Box (still available). As an onlooker; thanks to the director, script writers and excellent actors; we can share in the anticipation of what is going to go wrong, appreciate the ineptitude of the clueless clowns and enjoy the catalogue of catastrophic outcomes.

So what happens when you drop a piano on an accountant?

Freeze frame the image and put an aspiring thespian and accountant in place of the character.   

In our script, the poor unfortunate is walking along the pavement under the piano, unaware of their surroundings and assumes all is well. The piano falls and now this accountant is doing their best impression of Flat Stanley. Great comic drama!  Congratulations are given for comic performance of the year.

This time a different accountant is walking under the same piano and sees the mishap about to occur. Taking spectacular avoiding action, they survive and heave a sigh of relief. This has great dramatic impact and a heroic outcome. Hearty congratulations for a magnificent performance. This accountant is now an all action hero who has hit celebrity status.

From the inexhaustible ranks of accountants comes yet another! They see and assess the situation from a distance and calmly walk up to the workmen trying to raise the piano to their client’s apartment. Quickly establishing a friendly rapport, the accountant ascertains why they have chosen the particular method of raising the piano. This is followed by a series of practical alternative suggestions that make life easier and safer for all concerned. Not very good screen material this. No drama, no celebrity status and perhaps our accountant feels short changed with this version of the script.

So what does dropping a piano on an accountant have to do with anything?

While onscreen comedic catastrophe is highly amusing, its roots are found in tragic reality. In reality, it is the individual who achieves an effective solution who gains the celebrity “A” listing of accountants. The first accountant is to be commiserated with. The second is to be congratulated for having sufficient anticipation to take avoiding action. The real hero and “A” lister is the one who not only avoided harm but went out of their way to make the situation safer and easier to achieve for everyone else to achieve. This last accountant is the type CCR will source, knowing that this is also the calibre our clients require .

If you are recruiting and think that CCR’s approach is what you are looking for in a recruitment partner, then please don’t hesitate to contact Chris Cutting Recruitment to discuss job and candidate specifications.

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